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A walk along the trail

This week, now that spring has fully sprung, we thought it would be nice to highlight an awesome feature of the Denmark community and surrounding area that many may not be aware of. For those who do not know, the Devil's River State Trail is a 15-mile scenic trail that runs along the former railroad track bed.

DHS Fine Arts Awards Banquet 2023

Last Wednesday evening, Denmark High School's various artistic organizations held their annual Fine Arts Awards Banquet at Beverly Gardens just north of Denmark. That night, DHS staff, students and their families gathered in the dining hall for a special night meant to recognize the outstanding achievements made in the various artistic pursuits over the now-ending school year.

Our Savior's to host Movie Night

Next Sunday, June 11th, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Denmark will be host to an unforgettable movie event for everyone to enjoy. That night at 6 p.m., the parish will be welcoming movie lovers of all ages to come to a special outdoor screening in their parking lot where they will be showing the Lion King (2019) on a massive 16-foot LED screen.

2nd annual Field Day at DES

On Thursday, May 25th, Denmark Elementary hosted its annual Field Day for grades one through three to celebrate the end of the school year. This was the second ever Field Day after the event was created last year as something fun for the younger students to take part in while the fourth and fifth graders visited Bay Beach.

Zack Lacenski

Last month, lifelong Denmark area resident and farmer Zack Lacenski was recognized for his years of commitment to dairy farming in an article for the midwestern farming newspaper Dairy Star. The article, artfully written by Dairy Star Staff Writer Stacey Smart, outlines Lacenski's current farming operation while also explaining its storied past.

Old Glory Honor Flight 2023

Last month, two worthy Denmark area veterans took part in a once in a lifetime experience to thank them for their service. On April 19, Bob DeGrave and Mike Parmenteer, took part in this year's Old Glory Honor Flight, which took them, and over a hundred other area veterans, from Appleton to Washington D.C. and back in an unforgettable experience.

Sting Cancer Walk 2023

Last Saturday, May 20, Denmark High School was host to a one of a kind yearly event for a great cause. That morning, Denmark Sting Cancer held their annual fundraiser walk which featured a number of fun and thoughtful activities, all aimed at raising money to help the fight against cancer.

Bring your tractor to school day

Last Friday morning, the streets of Denmark were teeming with excitement and anticipation for an annual spring tradition. That morning, along with the usual hectic before school traffic, dozens of tractors were added to the chaos trundling their way through downtown Denmark on their way to the high school.

50 years and still firefighting

Last week, longtime community member Jim Bielinski was recognized for his years of outstanding service to the Denmark community. At their monthly meeting, the Denmark Fire Department recognized Bielinski for his fifty years of service to the organization with a plaque presented by his son and Denmark Fire President Jeff Bielinski.

The Daily Buzz

When someone thinks about the responsibilities a fifth grader might have, many would assume the usual homework and household chores would make up the list. What none would expect is for an elementary school student to also be in charge of producing a daily news broadcast; however, that is just what is happening every day at Denmark Elementary School--the home of the Daily Buzz student news program.

DHS holds Academic Awards

At 7 p.m. last Wednesday night, Denmark High School welcomed students and their parents to the school for a special ceremony to acknowledge and appreciate this year's outstanding students and their scholastic achievements.

Denmark Historical Society Open House

Last Sunday, May 21, the Denmark Historical Society held a special open house at their museum in the basement of the new Village Hall (formerly BMO Harris Bank). That afternoon, the group welcomed the public to come and see all the exciting artifacts and photos they have to offer. Sunday’s open house also served as a chance for the society to showcase some of their new items.

Kindergarteners out on the town

Last week Tuesday, May 16, Denmark Early Childhood Center students took their learning out of the school and into the Denmark community. That day, three local businesses graciously opened their doors and donated their time to kindergarten students and staff to extend their learning about “helpers” in the community. Students traveled and learned from employees of Hardware Hank, Junque in the Trunk and Dufeck’s Manufacturing.


Of all the local bars and grills, none may be more iconic and well known as Basil's II. Located in downtown Fontenoy, less than 4 miles northwest of Denmark, Basils II has been serving up top-notch drinks and world-class fare for nearly 40 years. Basils is well known and highly regarded far and wide, with visitors from all over making the journey to the tiny town for a taste of the famous food.

Wisconsin Public Service Constructs Electrical Line to Denmark

By: Alex Sekora, The Denmark News Contributor

In the early 1900s, as electricity was becoming more popular, there was a desire to bring electricity to the village of Denmark. In 1916, Wisconsin Public Service negotiated contracts to bring electricity to Two Rivers and Denmark. Negotiations took several months, but they resulted in a comprehensive plan to bring electricity all the way to Two Rivers.

Christ Lutheran Builds New Church, Relocates to Village

By: Alex Sekora, The Denmark News Contributor

By the 1950s, Christ Lutheran Church was outgrowing its current building. Growth in the congregation and the area sparked the need for a larger church building.

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