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Santa Claus sure knows how to stir up a buzz, he stopped by the Appleton VFW Friday, November 26. Along with making sure Santa knew of all their Christmas wishes, children and their families enjoyed hot chocolate, snacks, and received a goodie bag. More Santa visit photos can be found on page 3. Read More

Featured Articles

Chance encounter leads to special local connection

by Leslie Ehrenberg

A recent hunting trip to South Dakota ended with a special gift for a local Milan man. Graham Greseth, a Milan native and owner and professional waterfowl guide at Maxxed Out Guides, was in South Dakota duck and goose hunting.

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Council adds one block to 2022 street construction project

by Leslie Ehrenberg

One block of Rooney Avenue, between Hering and Miles streets, has been added to the 2022 street construction project.

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COVID-19 funds helped soften LqPV’s 2021-22 budget deficit

by Lydia Rebehn

Lac qui Parle Valley is looking at a budget deficit of around $177, 000 for the 2021-22 school year. That’s a number considerably lower than the deficit that the district was predicting at the start of the year, but Interim Superintendent Rick Ellingworth cautioned the board not to take the numbers at face value.

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local sports and school

LqPV boys banking on size and skill

Lac qui Parle Valley boys basketball lost some firepower from last year, but the Eagles return a squad that is plenty lethal inside and out. Head coach Barry Besonen and assistant Joel Voorhees will try to replicate and build off a season where the Eagles went 17-4 overall and 14-2 in the Camden Conference, taking home the conference title and Section 3A North runner-up.

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UNITED expected to continue the success of last year’s team

The Dawson-Boyd/LqPV/Montevideo UNITED wrestling team began official team practice Nov. 22 and are already working hard at continuing the success from last year’s Section 3AA runner-up team.

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from the archives of The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1896

Ladies who wish to lighten the labor of washing day should use Mrs. P. M. Scott’s washing fluid. Several in town have tried it and pronounce it a great success and labor saver.

A new scheme is being worked by a man and woman who are traveling through the country getting married at different points. Their scheme is to call on a minister, give him a bogus bill on each occasion, and receive a number of dollars in good money in exchange. At last accounts they had been joined in matrimony forty-nine times, and were again engaged and on the hunt for a preacher to tie the fiftieth nuptial knot for them.

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    To the editor:

    I’m confused. I’m shocked and frustrated. But mostly I am embarrassed. I feel like a snake oil salesman who has been outed. Two and one-half years ago I was asked to be on the YES committee to help push through a building referendum for our Lac qui Parle schools. The committee was made up of a lot of great people from the towns represented by our district. We sat in on meetings, we asked questions and we were excited. We toured the sites and saw plans on how our three buildings (LqPV, A-M and MMN) were going to be renovated and constructed and updated with the latest technology, amenities and design. I was personally excited for the new exterior facelift on the MMN school, plus the completion of the new media center (which, by the way is now a classroom).

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Picture of Health

by Elizabeth Charles FNP, CNM Nurse Practioner & Midwife Appleton Area Health

Many people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. High blood pressure or hypertension is often called the “silent killer” because often, the signs and symptoms are misunderstood or overlooked. High blood pressure typically develops slowly over time and can be related to many causes. While high blood pressure unfortunately cannot be cured, it can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes and when needed, medication.

Symptoms of elevated blood pressure can include headaches, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, dizziness, chest pain, or vision changes. Untreated hypertension makes your heart have to work harder leading to other serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and/or heart failure. The best ways to protect yourself is to be aware of the symptoms and risk factors and then make changes to your lifestyle that will lower your numbers and improve your overall health. See Page 2