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Spring flooding

Last week, heavy rainfall coupled with the snow melt led to much of the area finding itself under water. Across the Denmark area, rivers surged and fields were left with standing water. The heavy snow we experienced throughout winter, combined with a later then average thaw, made for an already wet start to April, before adding even more water with heavy rainfall throughout the night Friday.

Zion Methodist Baked Potato Dinner

On Sunday, April 02, parishioners from Zion Methodist Church in Denmark held their annual "Baked Potato Buffet" fundraiser in their hall located below their church on Chicago Street. The dinner, which has been going on for approximately twenty years is a great chance for people from the parish and beyond to come together and enjoy a great meal.

Viking Academy showcase

Last Thursday, March 31, Denmark's Viking Academy held its annual showcase night during the middle school's open house and preview night. There, Viking Academy students and staff were available to answer any questions visitors had as well as present what they have been working on for the last school year.

Spring road construction

Even though mother nature has still refused to accept the fact that spring has arrived, that has not stopped the arrival of one of the least loved parts of the season, road construction. Throughout the area, crews have started work on maintenance and improvement projects, leading to detours and delays that are tell-tale signs of the new season.

Special School Board Meeting

Last Monday, March 27, the Denmark School Board held a special meeting in the High School Media Center. After calling to order, the board approved the meeting's agenda as well as the prior meeting's minutes before moving on to new business.

Band Extravaganza 2023

Last Sunday afternoon, the Denmark High School Fieldhouse was packed with hundreds of spectators for an annual tradition in the Denmark community. That afternoon, the Denmark Middle and High School Bands hosted their yearly Band Extravaganza in the crowded gymnasium. The extravaganza is the one concert a year that brings band members in grades 6-12 together as one to showcase their skills to the community.

Quad Parishes appoint new pastor

Last month, the congregations that make up the area WELS "Quad Parish" were happy to announce the installation of their new pastor, James Heffner, to head their respective parishes and lead them in services. The Quad Parish is made up of St. John's in Gibson, Christ Lutheran in Denmark, St. Peter's in Carlton and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockwood.

WBAY in Denmark

Last weekend, WBAY Sports was in Denmark to provide a special preview of Denmark High School Baseball's upcoming season. Although snow still lay piled on the ground, WBAY reporters found the baseball team hard at work practicing inside the fieldhouse.

All Saints School Preview Day

Last Thursday, March 23, All Saints Catholic School in Denmark hosted its annual "Preview Day". This year, seven students who will be entering the 3K and 4K programs at All Saints next year attended the event where they and their parents could meet their teacher for the next year.

Denmark Lions Consignment Auction

Last Saturday, March 26, the Denmark Lions held their annual consignment auction fundraiser in Northeastern Asphalt’s gravel pit on Highway BB just south of Denmark. Despite the unseasonably wintery day, which brought heavy snow and high winds, hundreds of implement dealers, farmers and spectators alike crowded into the pit for the yearly tradition.

Rookies under new ownership

Last week saw the end of an era in the Denmark community as one of the village's best known establishments passed into new hands. As of the end of the business day last Friday, March 24, John Goral and his family will no longer be the operators of Rookies Bar and Grill with new owner, Jack St. Peter, taking the helm beginning on April 1.

Denmark Fire Department Booyah Sale

On Sunday, March 19, the Denmark Fire Department held their annual Booyah Sale at their station on North Wall Street in Denmark. They had an amazing turnout and were able to quickly serve all who attended with their unique "drive-up" style that brought patrons through the fire station, getting their food without ever exiting their vehicles.

A healthy partnership

This year, select students at Denmark High School are taking part in an exciting partnership aimed at better preparing them for careers in the healthcare industry after graduation.

I fell for Disney World

"I thought Disney was an overpriced, tourist trap; I was wrong!"

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher

My idea of a good time is anywhere I can go with my son. Each weekend we pack in as much adventure as possible; from something as simple as a trip to Fleet Farm for a new inflatable (My six year old prefers to call them ‘up/downs’) to the creative-SpamTown USA in Austin, Minnesota. We visit family and friends and spend lots of quality time making memories.

George Enz was first rural Mail Carrier

By: Alex Sekora

In the early days of Denmark, residents had to pick up their mail at the post office. The Postal Service began experimenting with a service called Rural Free Delivery, in which they would deliver mail directly to rural households for free, in the 1890s. Over time, this became the standard.

History of spring break

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher

Mid-March can bring just about anything weather wise. We find ourselves celebrating warmer spring-like temperatures, basking in the summer-like sun on Monday and then pulling out the snow boots the next day, as we brace ourselves for a bone-chilling blast of winter-like weather.

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