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Mikayla Kurkosky plays with three of the infants at Prairie Playhouse Child Care.

Prairie Playhouse Child Care now located at Appleton-Milan Elementary School

by Leslie Ehrenberg

Prairie Playhouse Child Care (PPCC) in Appleton has now re-located to the Appleton-Milan Elementary School. Director Magan Paulson said the move has provided several positive opportunities for PPCC. “It is so convenient to have the youngest of the area children under one roof. We are not only with the elementary students, but Lac qui Parle Valley Preschool and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) are now here as well, and that is exciting.” Read More

Featured Articles

Special election has three residents vieing for one city council position


A special election for a position on the Appleton City Council will be held in November. Through a special election last November residents voted Matt Tollefson to the city council. Before taking the position he resigned.

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Library project not included in 2022 levy


Last week’s Appleton Press article “New water treatment plant, library project drivers of increased city levy,” the library assessment included in the levy was not for the proposed project to move the Appleton Public Library to the Appleton ’52 Wing.

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City council to hold regular meeting tonight


The Appleton City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, October 20. The meeting is held in the council chambers of the Appleton Civic Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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local sports and school

Halvorson, Lowry advance to Section 3A semifinals

Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd No. 1 doubles team of Sarah Halvorson and Claire Lowry advanced to the semi-finals of the Section 3A tennis tournament in Sioux Falls Thursday.

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Eagles swept in final two Camden matches

Lac qui Parle Valley volleyball suffered two sweeps at the hands of Camden Conference opponents last week, getting beat on the road at Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday and at home against Renville County West Thursday.

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from the archives of The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1896

Miss Maude Winter is very sick with measles.

Mrs. P. S. Peterson, of Hantho Township, had a very damaging runaway at our principal streets yesterday, resulting in the demolishment of her buggy and much injury to a bicycle owned by Ole Pederson.

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    To the editor: Ann Hanson. She's the person who greeted you with a smile and a twinkle in her eye as you entered the Appleton Liquor Store. A local gal who has served this community as manager of the Appleton Liquor Store for several years and has made it a profitable entity of the town. But not any more. By the time you read this, she will have started her new job with Prairie Sun Bank. We wish her well as she embarks on her new career.

    This is yet another example of the incompetence shown by the city administrator and mishandling of personal and daily operations. . . . See page 3 for the complete letter to the editor Read More

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Physical Therapy

by Kelli Larson, Physical Therapy Assistant at Big Stone Therapies Appleton Area Health

October is Physical Therapy Month. A lot of people believe that physical therapy is only for post injury or surgery rehabilitation. However, physical therapy can help with conditions such as pain, weakness, and balance impairments before they require surgery or other interventions. Physical therapy can also be done in conjunction with other interventions such as chiropractic care and massage therapy. Our goal is to work together to achieve the best outcomes for you.

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