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Reading day
Students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and SOAR Charter School participated in Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day as part of School Library Month. Teachers and students dropped what they were doing, got comfortable and read for 30 minutes. DEAR Day is held in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s birthday on April 12. In her book, “Ramona Quimby, age 8,” the character of Ramona participates in DEAR Day. Above, first-grader Olivia Payne, enjoys a good book during DEAR Day.           —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:34 PM
Sno-Buddies raise $620

The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club held its corned beef and cabbage dinner fundraiser at Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill in Conover March 17. The amount raised at the event was $620.

According to Club 45 owner Dave Payne, “Despite the bad weather that night, 62 people attended the dinner. We are happy to donate $620 to the snowmobile club, and thank all of the people that attended.”

This was the final fundraising event of the season for the club.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:27 PM
Students make art at the library
Students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and School of Applied Research (SOAR) attended a presentation by local artist and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Program Director Wendy Powalisz at the Land O’ Lakes Library in honor of Youth Art Month held in March. Above, SOAR students make art from old textbooks.  —Contributed Photo

In celebration of youth art month in March, students from the Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and SOAR Charter School (School of Applied Research) were in­vited to the Land O’ Lakes Public Library for a artist-in-residence presentation, featuring local artist and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Program Director Wendy Powa­lisz.

The event began with a presentation by staff from Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River, who helped students get their creativity flowing by asking them to think about things

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:23 PM
Spring ballot to include clerk-treasurer office vote

The spring election ballot in Conover will contain a referendum question on whether the town should appoint a clerk-treasurer. James Hedberg, who was elected, currently holds this office.

According to Hedberg, a “yes” vote will allow the town board to advertise, interview and select a qualified applicant for the position based upon criteria that would be most advantageous to the position and to the property owners of the town.

A “no” vote would not allow the board to have any choice in qualifications or

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:25 PM
Weight limits to be posted 24 hours before taking effect

According to Conover Clerk-Treasurer James Hedberg, the time and date that road weight limits take effect will be posted on the town website,, 24 hours before the limits go on.

At this time last year, seasonal weight restrictions were on the roads.

“With the weather this year, there is no telling as to exactly when the road weight limits will take effect,” said Hedberg.  “You can be assured it will be shortly, so now is the time to check your heating fuel supply.”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:25 PM

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