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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.

LOCAL EATS - Suster's Arcade

To kick off our new "Local Eats" series, we thought we would start with one of the oldest and most known businesses in Denmark--Suster's Arcade. Of all the businesses that make Denmark the great community it is, none may be more iconic or historic than Suster's. Located in the heart of downtown Denmark on North Wall Street, Suster's has been serving up good fare and great times for over 100 years.

Maribel March Meeting

At 7 p.m. on Monday night, March 13th, the Village of Maribel held their monthly board meeting at their community center. The meeting was attended by all the members of the Village Board as well as a half dozen community members.

Cooperstown March Meeting

Last Tuesday night, the Cooperstown Town Board held their monthly meeting at the town hall in Rosecrans. After approving the previous meeting's minutes, the board moved on to the monthly reports from town officials. During the roads report, an issue was brought before the board concerning a mis-printed road sign that has been causing confusion for members of the township.

Village of Denmark March Meeting

Last Monday, March 13th, the Village of Denmark held their monthly meeting at Village Hall. First on the agenda was the monthly reports from various village officials with Deputy J.J. Rusk giving the monthly report first. Deputy Rusk reported that there had been several substantial thefts in the village in the last month urging residents to keep vehicles locked and valuables hidden.

Brass Buttons Reunion

Next Sunday, April 2nd, Eddie Whipp's will host a one-of-a-kind event fifty years in the making. That afternoon, The Brass Buttons will reassemble to play a special one time only reunion concert at the historic dance hall. The event will be free to the public and feature original members of the band along with others who played with them throughout their thirty-five-year run.

Milprint closure creates huge void

By: Alex Sekora

In 2006, a huge blow was dealt to the Denmark community. Milprint, the second largest employer in the village, closed its manufacturing facility, laying off all 124 employees.

Riots nearly break out after first failed incorporation vote

By: Alex Sekora

The village of Denmark was incorporated in 1915. However, that was not the first push to incorporate. The first push came three years earlier in 1912.

The Den Nutrition Grand Opening

Last weekend, the downtown Denmark business community gained its newest member when The Den Nutrition held their grand opening. The Den, located at 120 Wisconsin Ave in the former location of Dream Nutrition, will offer many of the same products as their predecessor, but with expanded options and greater focus on building a community environment.

Glenmore Town Meeting

Last Monday, March 6, the Town of Glenmore held their monthly Town Board Meeting at the Community Center on Dickenson Road. At the meeting, attended by roughly two dozen community members, several issues were addressed and decided upon.

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