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POLICE REPORTS:  MARCH 2024


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-17-2024, 03:18 PM

   

Reports received by the police departments in Price County for the month have been condensed and summarized.

PRICE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

3-1-2024:  A Phillips woman reported a goat and sheep running on Old Hwy. 13 toward State Hwy. 13.

3-1-2024:  An Ogema woman called to report a chimney fire and stated her whole house was full of smoke.

3-1-2024:  A Catawba man rolled his truck and was unsure if he could get out.

3-2-2024:  A 911 call was received with several people yelling in Spanish.  Dispatch could not understand what was happening.  The female was able to state there were no injuries.  Police responded.

3-3-2024:  A Kennan man reported a red Chevrolet tow truck crossed the center line toward his vehicle.  The caller stated he used to work for the man he believed was driving the truck, and he felt the driver swerved into his lane intentionally.

3-5-2024:  A Park Falls man requested extra patrol near a bar as vehicles do burn-outs and ATVS and UTVS drive at high rates of speed after being at the bar.  He stated the bar owners' 12-year-old child regularly drives an unregistered ATV on the road.

3-6-2024:  A Prentice woman reported her son was being harassed by his ex-girlfriend.  It was ongoing but now she was posting nude body parts.  The woman had spoken to the school's principal and the mother of the girl, but since talking to the girl's mother, the harassment had gotten worse.

3-7-2024:  A Fifield woman reported a blue metal rake with a wooden handle had been stolen from her property.  She was more concerned about someone being on her property than the rake itself.

3-7-2024:  A Park Falls man requested an ambulance because someone hit him over the head and arm with a pool stick.

3-8-2024:  A Phillips man reported he had fence and posts that were stolen.  He knew the fence was there when he mowed the lawn last fall.  A woman at the residence added that a gold watch and money were taken out of a lock box from within the home, but the doors were locked.

3-8-2024:  A Prentice School District principal reported a student making several threats to staff.  He threatened to kick and bash in a female staff member's face and threatened a male teacher.

3-9-2024:  A Catawba man reported receiving a cashier's check from a man who said he lived in Florida and wanted to purchase a grill that the Catawba man had listed on Craigslist for $550.  However, the check was made out for $3,600.  He called the bank and found the account had insufficient funds.  The man was advised to shred the check as it was a scam.

3-9-2024:  A Catawba woman stated individuals were throwing rocks at her barn one night.  The night prior they had a drone and were flying it toward the house to look in the windows.

3-12-2024:  A Park Falls man reported four guns were missing from his residence.  He stated the only person who had been at his residence since the last time they were seen was his soon to be ex-wife.

3-12-2024:  A Phillips woman reported someone taped signs on her door that stated she was a thief and was stealing WiFi.

3-13-2024:  A Phillips man reported his girlfriend was highly intoxicated, plus she threw coffee cups at him and broke a window.  The man locked himself in a bathroom, and the woman was kicking and banging on the door.  He stated he needed police to respond.

3-14-2024:  The Chequamegon School District administrator called to report he received information that the building on the school forest property had a broken window.

3-14-2024:  A supervisor from the Town of Elk reported four signs and their brackets were missing at the intersection of Danish Settlement Road and Carpenter Creek Road.  However, the signposts were still there.

3-14-2024:  A woman reported a man walked out of a store in Prentice without paying for items. She described the man as six feet tall with blue eyes, glasses, and short brown hair.

3-15-2024:  A Phillips man reported a grass fire at his residence.  Garbage was being burned, and a piece fell out and ignited the grass.  No structures were at risk, but the fire was close to the woods.

3-16-2024:  A Phillips woman reported vandalism in the Township of Worcester at her property.  After being away from her residence, she returned to find her garbage can was damaged and tied to the end of a lifting bar that blocked her driveway.  The bar had been raised and the locking mechanism was broken.  The woman stated a post had also been removed.

3-16-2024:  A woman reported about a dozen trees being run over on her property in the Township of Knox.  She remembered the trees being intact when she was there about a month ago.

3-17-2024:  A trailer park owner called stating a tenant said a man broke into one of the trailers he owns.  He was told a man broke into a recently vacated trailer and then did laundry, stayed overnight, and was telling the neighbors he was the new tenant even though he is not.

3-20-2024:  A Park Falls man believed the telephone company was replacing poles earlier and left several poles stacked on his property.  He noticed two males cutting the poles apart and made contact with them, but it did not go well.  The older of the two left right away, but the younger male refused to leave at first.  He recognized the younger male and made contact with his father.

3-20-2024:  A Prentice woman reported someone broke her wind chimes.

3-21-2024:  A Kennan resident reported he may have been scammed as a person called stating they were from Dish Network and asked to do a $300 upgrade.

3-21-2024:  A Prentice man reported being a victim of a scam.  He paid $300 for a computer monitoring service but then asked to be reimbursed for it.  The company stated they made a mistake and reimbursed him $37,000.  They asked for $15,000 and advised the man not to report it to his bank but to say he was giving the money to a friend.  The person stated they would collect the money at his house at 6 p.m.

3-24-2024:  A one-vehicle roll-over accident occurred.  The driver was stuck in the vehicle for a short time.  Once out, he was complaining of neck pain.

My Price County did not receive the rest of the Price County Sheriff's Office's reports from March at the time of publication.  Those reports will be published with next month's reports.

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PHILLIPS POLICE DEPARTMENT

3-1-2024:  Received a report from a local school district about inappropriate behavior by a juvenile male in the school bathroom. A school official and an officer investigated the incident. The involved student was disciplined within the school.

3-1-2024:  Received a report from a local school about an incident that occurred earlier in the week off school grounds but involved several students.  An officer and school officials investigated the incident and discovered inappropriate images had been sent using an electronic communication device.  A further investigation will be conducted.

3-1-2024:  Dispatch indicated they received a zoning complaint in regard to the ongoing removal of a building on Depot Road.  Officer spoke with the caller and then spoke with the city attorney. The city attorney advised the officer that no further action was needed.

3-1-2024:  Assisted Price County Sheriff's Department with a two-vehicle accident involving a gray Ford Maverick and a silver Ford Fiesta just south of the City of Phillips on Hwy. 13 near Hilly Haven Lane.  There were no reported injuries.

3-9-2024:  Notified of a UTV stuck on the snowmobile trail along STH 13.  An officer responded and identified the driver.  A wrecker service was contacted and the UTV was removed.

3-9-2024:  Received a report of a neighbor dispute on South Lake Avenue.  An officer met with both neighbors and advised both to not have any contact to avoid future issues.  Both agreed.

3-11-2024:  Received information from a citizen of a telephone box that was backed into by a pickup truck.  The complainant advised the pickup truck left the scene and did not know how much damage was done to the telephone box.  An officer contacted the telephone company to report the incident and was advised the box is not active.

3-12-2024:  Advised by a local school district of a physical altercation involving several juvenile female students.  An officer and a representative from the school investigated the incident.  In addition to school consequences, two students were issued citations, and one student was referred to the Price County Human Services Department.

3-12-2024:  Issued a courtesy violation notice to a residence on Flambeau Avenue that had 16 old tires piled up behind the garage and two appliances sitting behind a camper.  The owner was given 48 hours to remove the tires and appliances or be given a citation along with restitution for cost of removal.

3-13-2024:  Worked with the Price County Sheriff's Department on a drug search warrant in the City of Phillips.  As a result, a adult male and female were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and were held at the Price County Jail.

3-14-2024:  Received a phone call from a male individual who stated his wife had taken the registration plates off his vehicle at a local gas station in the City of Phillips.  An officer spoke with an employee of the gas station who stated the male individual did not have contact with his wife as he is not supposed to per a Price County bond, and the female had taken the plates off the vehicle.  The vehicle is marital property, and no law violation occurred.

3-18-2024:  Requested by the School District of Phillips to conduct a K9 sniff of the school district.  Multiple law enforcement agencies responded.  An officer located drug paraphernalia in a vehicle and will be referring charges to the Price County District Attorney's Office for drug paraphernalia.

3-18-2024:  Advised by a local school of a juvenile female who struck another juvenile female. The school placed the offending student on out-of-school suspension for one day.

3-19-2024:  Received information of drug activity in the City of Phillips.  Phillips Police, along with the assistance of the Price County Drug Officer, recovered drugs and paraphernalia in the City of Phillips

3-21-2024:  Notified by a student from a local school of an item of contraband found in a heating vent in the school's locker room.  A school representative and an officer recovered the item.  The item was disposed of.

3-22-2024:  Observed a male individual going into a vacant building on North Lake Avenue. An officer spoke with the male individual and was advised he had recently purchased the building and was currently remodeling it.  The officer obtained the male individual's information and cleared from the building.

3-26-2024:  Received a complaint from the Phillips Department of Public Works Director of two windows that were damaged at the old skating rink building.  An officer arrived, took photographs, and conducted interviews.

3-29-2024:  Received a Nixle Tip involving a female individual buying vape pens for her juvenile children and driving intoxicated in the City of Phillips.

3-31-2024:  Notified of an incident that occurred at a bar in Taylor County, and the individual involved in the incident possibly went to Price County.  Price County deputies located the individuals involved in the incident just outside of the City of Phillips and advised there were multiple intoxicated individuals there.  An officer went out to the location and stood by while Price County deputies collected statements from the individuals involved in the incident.

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PARK FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT

3-1-2024:  An officer located a woman who appeared to have fallen outside of a bar.  The female was intoxicated but not hurt.  The officer drove her down the street to her home.

3-5-2024:  Responded regarding a report of suspected child abuse.  Officers conducted an investigation and contacted Price County Human Services.

3-7-2024: Responded to a call at a bar for a report of a male subject striking another individual with a pool cue.  One male was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

3-7-2024:  A person reported being scammed out of $1,590 while trying to sell a couch.

3-7-2024:  Received a complaint of an ATV operating in a reckless manner and off the ATV route.  An officer was able to locate the ATV which was being operated by a 13-year-old juvenile.  An officer remained with the juvenile until parents arrived to give the juvenile a ride home.  Citations and/or warnings were to be issued.

3-10-2024: Officers gained information that the person had a warrant out of Price County. Officers located the individual at a bar in Park Falls.  He stated he did not meet with probation and parole as directed because his mother has Alzheimer's.  Police placed him in custody.  The warrant was confirmed, and he was transported to the Price County Sheriff's Department.

3-11-2024:  Report of possible assault that occurred within the city, but the victim refused to cooperate.

3-11-2024:  Received a phone call from Chequamegon Middle School’s principal reporting a fight among 7th graders that appeared to be a possible fight club.  The fight was recorded and posted to social media, and a concerned parent notified the school.  The parents of students involved were contacted.

3-11-2024:  Report of a physical altercation between two students that occurred on 3-8-2024.  The parties requested to press charges against each other.  A report was to be sent to the Price County District Attorney and Price County Human Services.

3-12-2024:  A complain was received regarding decomposing deer parts and a box of bones in the yard of a resident.  There was an accompanying odor due to the situation.

3-13-2024:  A semi tractor trailer hit the mill’s overhead bridge.

3-14-2024: Responded to a dog at large call.  The dog was captured and not actively running around when the officer arrived.  The officer identified the dog owner who had a warrant out of Price County.  The person was taken into custody and had to pay at the Park Falls Police Department.  The officer then dropped the person back off at his place of work.

3-14-2024:  A vape was taken from a student at the Chequamegon School District.  A citation was to be issued.

3-14-2024: The principal of the grade school wanted an officer to talk with two students in 3rd grade that were caught stealing.

3-16-2024: There was a fuel spill at a gas station.  The Park Falls Fire Department arrived and assisted with spreading absorbent on the spill.

3-19-2024:  Family Dollar wanted an officer to stand by for multiple people walking out of the store with items.  However, an officer explained to the clerk that the police are not loss prevention agents and could not stay at the store as other calls were pending.  The officer stated they could respond to individual theft complaints, of which at least two were then reported.  Read more.

3-20-2024:  One vehicle crashed into the gas pump canopy post at a gas station.  There were no injuries.

3-21-2024:  An officer took a report from a concerned parent of a student being touched inappropriately by another student at Chequamegon Elementary School.

3-23-2024:  Officers attempted to locate one male suspect at a residence who had a warrant for his arrest.  Upon arrival, officers observed the man inside the residence.  The man was arrested after attempting to flee outside the back door of the residence.

3-26-2024:  An officer assisted a Price County deputy with a complaint of an 18-year-old having sex with a 14-year-old.

3-30-2024:  An officer conducted a traffic stop where a driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia.

3-31-2024: An officer received a call from a man stating he was at St. Anthony's playground and an adult woman took money out of his granddaughter's hand.  The man stated the police better do something about it.  Officers responded and talked to both parties.

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LINCOLN COUNTY:  SPRING AND SUMMER 2024 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCED


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-17-2024, 03:01 AM

Jason Lemmer, Lincoln County's interim highway commissioner, announced road construction for this spring and summer.

CTH K from Larson Lake to N. US 51 will take place from from April 25, 2024 to July 15, 2024.

Tug Lake Road in the Town of Rock Falls from Woodenware Road to Resort Lane will take place from April 29, 2024 to July 15, 2024.

CTH A from the City of Tomahawk to USH 8 will take place from from May 1, 2024 to July 15, 2024.

Roads will be closed to through traffic.  Only local traffic will be allowed, but lengthy delays should be expected.


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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES STUDENTS OF THE MONTH AND QUARTER


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-16-2024, 05:46 PM

The School District of Phillips announced the Students of the Quarter for third quarter at the high school and Students of the Month for March 2024 at the middle school.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER FOR THIRD QUARTER

   

KENDRA TIMMERS

Kendra Timmers, Grade 11, is the daughter of Grant and Alexis Timmers.

Kendra’s home economics teacher, Mrs. DeGroot, said, “I nominated Kendra for Student of the Quarter because she is kind to others and quietly gets things done while helping others.  I think sometimes that may go unnoticed.  She’s also a strong team member with the sports she’s involved in and a great help to her younger siblings.”

Her most admirable characteristics, according to Kendra, are “helping others and being responsible.”

Kendra is in basketball and volleyball.  Her favorite high school memory is “playing sports with all my amazing teammates throughout the years.”

She said the advice she would give to other students to be successful in school is to “work hard and be kind.”

JAMES VOLLENDORF

James Vollendorf, Grade 11, is the son of Brad and Anna Vollendorf.

James’ math teacher, Mrs. Schilling, said, “James is kind, respectful, and engaged in class.  He asks intelligent questions and helps others when he can.”

James is in cross country and track.  He said his favorite high school memory is "making it to state sophomore year in cross country after not making it freshman year.”

His most admirable characteristics are that he is "respectful and hard-working.”

His advice to other students is to "work hard and be nice.”

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2024

   

ELLA VOLLENDORF

Ella Vollendorf, daughter of Brad and Anna Vollendorf, is in sixth grade.  Ella has participated in cross country, basketball, and track this year.  She thinks she was chosen as the Student of the Month because she is kind to all and is also helpful and respectful.  Ella’s favorite part of middle school is hanging out with her friends.

MADDY MACHOLL

Maddy Macholl, daughter of Jerrad Macholl and Rebecca Spets, is in seventh grade.  Maddy has many interests, including drawing, softball, anything social studies, four-wheeling, and spending time in the woods and with animals.  Maddy’s favorite part of middle school is being able to hang out with her friends and getting to learn new things every day.

ADA MEIVES

Ada Meives, daughter of Mitch and Sarah Meives, is in eighth grade.  Ada enjoys playing volleyball and softball, reading, and goofing off with friends.  Ada thinks she was chosen as Student of the Month because she is the class clown but also gets her work done.  Ada’s favorite part of middle school is hanging out with her friends and going to Mr. Hoogland’s class.

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LOGGERS SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS IN 2024


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-16-2024, 02:50 AM

Steve Teeters is back for the 2024 girls’ softball season reporting all the highlights of the Phillips Loggers and the teams they play.  The highlights are listed in reverse chronological order, so the most recent game is at the top.

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By:  Steve Teeters

May 6, 2024:  PHILLIPS VERSUS RIB LAKE

   


The Phillips Loggers softball team rallied for a dramatic 6-5 victory against the Rib Lake Redmen in Marawood North Conference action on Monday. 

The Loggers have been mired in a five game losing streak, with their latest defeat coming against Rib Lake last Tuesday.  The Redmen won that contest 14-2 but pulled away late in an otherwise competitive game.  Still, the Loggers desperately needed a win to change their fortunes with the playoffs right around the corner.

Trailing 5-2 and down to their final out, the Loggers had the bases loaded for Alie Williams.  The senior slugger delivered in the clutch with a game-tying double to the right center field gap to score Macy Hertlein, Paula Pomeroy, and Lily Miller. 

Rib Lake then issued an intentional walk to Brooke Eckert to go after Mataya Eckert.  But the younger Eckert foiled the Redmen's plans when she reached base with an infield single and more importantly moved Williams to third base. 

The 2-out infield single by the speedy Eckert proved to be very costly for Rib Lake when Williams scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch to Halle Lehman.  Rib Lake retired Lehman for the final out moments later, but the Loggers now led 6-5.

Hanging on with the slimmest of leads, Brooke Eckert worked around a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh inning by retiring the next three batters to secure the victory. 

Eckert showed a lot of poise in high leverage situations throughout the game.  The senior hurler got off the hook with bases loaded in four different innings and quite impressively left 16 runners on base for the game.  Eckert struck out five batters and allowed five hits.

Alie Williams led the Loggers attack, going one for three with three RBI, one run, a double, and a walk.

Phillips (4-4 in Marawood North play / 4-5 overall) is scheduled to host Mellen (7-6) on Tuesday.

Rib Lake (3-3 in Marawood North / 7-7 overall) travels to Chequamegon (3-3 in Marawood North play / 11-4 overall) on Tuesday.

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April 21, 2024:  PHILLIPS VERSUS CHEQUAMEGON

The Phillips Loggers softball team lost its first game of the season on Tuesday, falling to the Chequamegon Screaming Eagles 15-7.

Chequamegon jumped out to a first inning lead when Regan Hoffman delivered a 2-RBI single to left field to score Adison Bablick and Anya Brenholt.  Three pitches later, Angelina BeBeau scored on a Jalen Brunell grounder towards shortstop.  The Screaming Eagles picked up two more runs in the top of the first to lead 5-0.

Phillips responded with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, however.  Alie Williams delivered an RBI single to left field to score Kacy Eggebrecht.  Three pitches later, Lily Miller followed with a 2-RBI double to right center field to bring the score to 5-3.

The game script in the early going was eerily similar to Monday's contest but this time Chequamegon would keep adding runs as the game unfolded.

The Screaming Eagles got three runs in the top of the second inning when Hailey Rauschenbach had a 2-out bases-clearing shot to deep center field.  With strong winds blowing out, Rauschenbach's towering shot sent Mataya Eckert back towards the fence, but the Loggers' centerfielder was unable to come away with a tough catch.  Brenholt, BeBeau, and Brunell each scored on the blast.  Rauschenbach would get thrown out attempting to advance to third base but Chequamegon took a 8-3 lead on the play.

Phillips went quietly in the bottom of the second while Chequamegon continued to come up with timely hits and runs.  The Screaming Eagles would get a couple of 2-RBI singles from BeBeau and Brunell to extend their lead to 12-3 after their half of the third inning.

The Loggers wouldn't get back on the board until the bottom of the fifth inning.

Aurora Ellingen had an RBI-double to deep left field to score Eggebrecht.  Alie Williams followed with a deep double of her own to score Ellingen, and Halle Lehman delivered an RBI single to left field to close the gap at 14-6 after five innings.  That would be as close as the Loggers would get, though.

Alie Williams did tally her second in-the-park home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh, but the Loggers fell to the Screaming Eagles 15-7.  Williams continued her scintillating play by going three for four with three runs and three RBI. 
Angelina BeBeau led the way for Chequamegon by going two for three with three runs and three RBI.  BeBeau also drew two walks.

Chequamegon (4-1) hosts Flambeau (7-2) on Monday.  Phillips (3-1) hosts Athens (6-2) on Tuesday.



APRIL 15, 2024:  PHILLIPS VERSUS CHEQUAMEGON

   

The Phillips Loggers softball team met and defeated a previously unbeaten Chequamegon Screaming Eagles team 18-6 in Park Falls.

The Loggers came into Monday's game with two convincing wins against Prentice and were looking to gain an early season edge against another Marawood North conference rival.  But Chequamegon had other ideas in the early stages of the contest.

Mataya Eckert reached base safely on an error in the Loggers' first, but Phillips was unable capitalize on the Chequamegon miscue.

After a quiet top of the first for Phillips, the Screaming Eagles looked to seize early control and came through with good situational hitting.  Adison Bablick, Anya Brenholt, and Angelina BeBeau all reached base safely and would each come around to score.  Bablick singled to left field to lead off for Chequamegon and later scored on a passed ball, while Brenholt and BeBeau both reached on walks and later scored on a 2 RBI single to right field from Regan Hoffman. 

Brooke Eckert and the Loggers limited the damage by retiring three of the next four batters but found themselves trailing 3-0 after one inning.

The Loggers desperately needed a momentum shift, and Lily Miller was certainly ready for such an opportunity.  The junior catcher blasted a solo home run over the right center field wall to take back some momentum.  But that run was all Phillips would get in the top of the second.  Halle Lehman was left stranded after a double to left field.

Chequamegon got a lead-off walk by Abigail Brenholt to start the Screaming Eagles' second but was erased by Miller at third base on a steal attempt.  The Screaming Eagles would lead 3-1 after two innings.

Phillips got another run in the third inning thanks to a lead-off walk by Mataya Eckert and a big 2-out RBI single by Miller.

Just as momentum seemed to be on the Loggers' side, Chequamegon answered with two more runs in the bottom of the third.  BeBeau and Hoffman each scored in the frame to give the Screaming Eagles a 5-2 advantage.

Once again, the Loggers needed an answer and the bottom of their order responded to the call. 

Raelee Williams got a lead-off walk, and quickly moved into scoring position with a double to left field by Izzy Teeters.  Williams would later score on a grounder to third base by Iliana Winter, who also reached safely.

Mataya Eckert singled in Teeters with a hit to left center field.  A double by Kacy Eggebrecht plated two more runs for the Loggers, who now led 6-5.

But this was just the beginning of a monstrous inning for Phillips, who would send 15 Loggers to the plate in a 10-run avalanche. 

Momentum now firmly belonged to Phillips with a 12-5 lead after their half of the forth inning.

Brooke Eckert worked a quick bottom of the fourth and the Loggers came to bat looking for a knockout in the fifth. 

Phillips got what they were looking for with six more runs thanks to outstanding at-bats from the bottom of their order.  Miller and Raelee Williams scored on a 2-out RBI double by Paula Pomeroy.  The sophomore punched the ball to right center field on a full count pitch.

Teeters, Winter, Mataya Eckert, and Eggebrecht each scored after the Pomeroy dagger to push the Logger lead to 18-5.

Chequamegon got another run, but the game was called, 18-6, after five innings.

Phillips collected 15 hits on the night.  Lily Miller went 2 for 3 with 3 runs, 2 RBI and a home run.  Kacy Eggebrecht went 3 for 4 with 2 runs, 3 RBI, 1 double, and 1 stolen base.  Raelee Williams and Izzy Teeters each went 2 for 3 with 3 runs a piece.  Teeters had 1 double.

Brooke Eckert scattered 6 hits and struck out 4 for the Loggers.

The teams will face each other in Phillips Tuesday night.  Phillips improves to 3-0 while Chequamegon falls to 3-1.



APRIL 12, 2024:  PHILLIPS VERSUS PRENTICE

The Phillips Loggers softball team improved to 2-0 Friday night when they defeated the Prentice Buccaneers, 22-3.

The Loggers erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and were helped once again by the hot bat of Alie Williams.  The senior shortstop belted an inside-the-park home run to score two runs.  This came moments after Mataya Eckert ripped a double to left field and later scored on a Kacy Eggebrecht sac fly.

The Loggers used just four hits in the inning to manufacture the 10 run inning.

Prentice responded with two runs in the bottom of the first.  Aaliyah Murphy grounded out to Brooke Eckert to plate Karis Wear.  Kylee Scott later singled in Leah Nehls with a hit to right field.

Phillips then came back in the second inning with another 10 run outburst.  In a near carbon copy of the first inning, the Loggers used patience at the plate and came up with timely hits in the second. 

Mataya Eckert doubled again, and four other Loggers collected hits in the inning.  Phillips would grab a commanding 20-2 lead after an inning and a half.

Brooke Eckert worked a quick 1-2-3 second inning by striking out the side, and the Loggers would pick up their final two runs with RBI singles from Raelee Williams and Iliana Winter.

Prentice tallied its final run in the third inning when Nehls scored on a Lydia Harding ground out.

Phillips collected 12 hits on the night.  Mataya Eckert led the way with a 4 for 4 night that included 2 doubles.  The speedy center fielder had 3 runs, 2 RBI, and a stolen base.  Iliana Winter was also perfect at the plate by going 3 for 3 with 3 runs and 3 RBI.

Brooke Eckert allowed 2 hits and struck out 5 batters on the night.

Phillips (2-0) will look to extend their winning ways against undefeated Chequamegon (3-0) next Monday in Park Falls. 

Prentice (0-4-1) travels to Rib Lake (3-2) on Monday.



APRIL 9, 2024:  PHILLIPS VERSUS PRENTICE

The Phillips Loggers softball team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday night by defeating the visiting Prentice Buccaneers, 13-3. 

The Loggers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against their Marawood North foe.

Alie Williams was a catalyst for the Loggers' offense by accounting for 5 of the team's 13 runs.  The senior shortstop scored 2 runs, swiped a base, and plated 3 other runs on a perfect 3 for 3 night at the plate.  Williams had an RBI triple in the first inning, a double in the second inning, and a 2 RBI single in the third inning. 

Early offense for the Loggers paved the way for pitcher Brooke Eckert.  The senior hurler limited the Bucs to 5 hits on the night while striking out 8 batters.  The win was the first of Eckert's career.

Not to be outdone by Williams and Eckert, a couple more seniors put together a solid night for the Loggers.

Kacy Eggebrecht reached base safely in her three plate appearances; walking twice and reaching on a hit-by-pitch.  The senior third baseman was a menace on the base paths with three stolen bases and three runs.

Izzy Teeters also went 2 for 3, with two RBI and 2 runs.

Lydia Harding led the Buccaneers with two hits; a single in the first, followed by an RBI triple in the third inning.  Harding had one run and also reached in the fifth via a hit-by-pitch.

Prentice (0-3) will host Phillips (1-0) this Friday in a rematch of county rivals.  Game time is scheduled for 4:45 p.m.


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PRENTICE SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PERFECT ATTENDANCE AND HONOR ROLL


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-15-2024, 04:26 PM

   

Students were named for perfect attendance and honor roll for the third quarter of the 2023-24 school year in the Prentice School District.

Perfect Attendance 

Grade 4K:  Abigail Hackbarth
   
Grade K:  Grant Hoogland, Treyden Scott, Larry Vanderhoof
 
Grade 1:  Verena Vanderhoof
 
Grade 2:  Luca Borchardt, Varick Hamm, Starla Helke, Nathaniel Neumaier

Grade 3:  Aurora Kromrey

Grade 4:  Graceyn LaFontaine, Emma Lord, Christopher Vanderhoof

Grade 5:  Iris Blomberg, Statia Isaacson
   
Grade 6:  Blake Conner, Noah Gladson, Leah Reynolds, Elisabeth Schuetz, James Wagner   
       
Grade 7:  Riley Gillett, Trista Hoffman, Leah Lord, Nash Nikkila, Zane Thums

Grade 8:  Nash Franz, Morgan Nelson

High Honors 3.8 - 4.0 GPA

Grade 5:  Fern Banh, Iris Blomberg, Cayleigh Cook, Natalie Hamm, Mackenzie Hill, Statia Isaacson, Serenity Oswald

Grade 6:  Molliana Adams, Ila Hueckman

Grade 7:  Dean Blomberg, Riley Gillett, Trista Hoffman, Leah Lord, Mackenzie Lyons, Alivia Nelson, Ella Orysen, Owen Swan

Grade 8:  Josephine Bodenhagen, Madisyn Freeman, Mason Hause, Ledger Jones, Luke Orysen, Sofie Staroba

Honors 3.0 - 3.7 GPA

Grade 5:  Amiyah Burrier, Hayden Floyd, Kaylee Schult

Grade 6:  Bentley Borchardt, Payton Carlson, Blake Conner, Noah Gladson, Benjamin Minks, Kendra Nikkila, Elisabeth Schuetz, Abigail Suess, Elania Thornton

Grade 7:  Tristan Bacholl, Caleb Foster, Damien Lowe, Kacen Moore, Carter Murphy, Coltyn Ogg, Edwin Pocock, Bentley Starkey, Zane Thums, James Wadzinski

Grade 8:  Lexi Fahl, Hannah Gladson, Noah Gruber, Helena Hall, Piper Heikkinen, Morgan Nelson, Logan Raleigh

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High School Honor Roll

9th Grade Highest Honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA):  Forest Banh, Luca Blomberg, Tristan Dettmering, Conner Fox, Lauren Geiger, Matti Heikkinen, Madison Holm, Hardy Hueckman, Hagan Isaacson, Rayne Klinger, William Rhody, Kate Schmidt, Kinlee Wear

9th Grade Honor Roll (3.0 to 3.79 GPA):  Deverick Hartmann, Mason Podeweltz, Gavin Polansky, Rhiannan Swanson, Korbin Thums

10th Grade Highest Honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA):  Kayla Gillett, Eliah Harding, Heston Hueckman, Ryder Jones, Travis Macholl, Kylie Orysen, Breanna Swan

10th Grade Honor Roll (3.0 to 3.79 GPA):  Michael Bant, Ashyln Englund, Jaxson Franz, Blake Griebel, Aidan Hause, Justin Hoffman, Jackson Isaacson, Evan Lord, Emma Miller, Hunter Murphy, Nicholas Nikkila

11th Grade Highest Honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA):  Emma Dettmering, Logan Geiger, Kali Heikkinen, Emily Jordan, Kendra Moore, Aaliyah Murphy, James Rhody, Abigail Schuetz, Jonas Staroba, Karis Wear

11th Grade Honor Roll (3.0 to 3.79 GPA):  Chloe Bittner, Angelina Koch, Jayce Komarek, Logan Nelson, Adam Raab, Owen Sarkkinen, Matthew Schmidt, Kylee Scott, Brayden Suess

Note:  The Prentice School District had the 12th grade highest honors and honor roll names switched.  One of our readers caught this error.  We reached out to the school district to confirm, and they apologized for the error.  The correct information is below, corrected on 4-16-2024 at 3 p.m.

12th Grade Highest Honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA):  Hannah Bolles, Brooke Gilett, Lydia Harding, Caitlin Holm, Leah Nehls

12th Grade Honor Roll (3.0 to 3.79 GPA):  Avianna Bollman, Delaney Cloyd, Faith Helke, Gavin Jones, Andrew Murphy, Michael Murphy, Eric Norsian-Miller, Ethan Podeweltz, Liam Raab, Sebastian Rueth, Reegan Weinzatl, Aydin Yarbrough


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CHEQUAMEGON EAGLE AWARD & POP TABS WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2024


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-15-2024, 03:54 PM

Students in the Chequamegon School District were recognized with Eagle Awards and the collection of pop tabs.

Demonstrating "fairness," Park Falls Elementary School students earned the Eagle Award for March 2024.

   

Front row, left to right:
Mya Brown, Brooke Tourtillott, Everett Linescott, Mikayla Radlinger, Kaydin Dahlgren, Aiden Zirbel, and Vivienne Davis

Back row, left to right:
Easton Carper, Sophie Wegner, Dareck Schloer, Evelyn Beil, Jaxson McFadden, Scarlett Struck, Casey Kleczewski, and the Screaming Eagle

Mrs. Brunner's class won the contest for collecting the most pop tabs in March.  They collected 21 pounds of tabs.  The collection benefits the Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield.

   


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PHILLIPS: SUMMER ASSOCIATE


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-15-2024, 01:39 AM

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Job Description

BW Papersystems is looking for a Summer Associate to provide assistance as a Material Handler within the Value Stream area. In this role, you will pick and package parts, and ship these parts for Outbound freight. Part of this role, you will receive inventory, build crates, and work with inventory management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Filling and distributing basic materials and repair orders and working with.

Maintain records of all items received and those being shipped out.

External/Internal Warehouse Transfers.

Work Indoors as well as Outdoors for different projects as needed.

Support other areas of business as needed.

Unload incoming trucks as directed; inspect for damages; compare items and quantities received against freight bills.

Operate materials handling equipment such as forklift, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move stock or organize storage.

Actively participate in team meetings to communicate and help resolve any cost, quality, or production issues.

Regularly and effectively communicate and interact with other team members.

Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and orderly fashion.

Work in accordance with established safety procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

High school Diploma or GED Equivalent

Able to lift 50 pounds, and have the ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and stand for at least 8 hours

Able to operate Microsoft Programs and can utilize a 10 key number pad

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


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PHILLIPS: CONTROLS ENGINEER


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-15-2024, 01:34 AM

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Job Description

Design and develop controls systems to automate processes and machines. Perform a wide variety of control design and application duties including, implementation of control algorithms in software, development of software data file structures, terminal display formatting, and software for data transmission with detailed emphasis on programming using PLC languages, motion control logic, and other higher-level languages. Develop, implement, and employ debugging and maintenance software in the development and maintenance of company products and related equipment. Structure machine parts for engineering projects and design machine drawings for engineering projects including schematics, panel layouts and other engineering drawings.

Essential Functions

Assist with developing engineering and functional system specifications based on sales, customer, and technical personnel

Assist with programming hardware/software to support machine-based control systems

Assist with and/or maintain program documentation related to diagnostics, information systems, data collection and communication with other peripheral equipment

Furnish documentation to product assembly and may assist with check-out, machine installation and startup of basic mechanical functionality and control system software

Design and develop basic electrical equipment

Prepare basic schematics, assemblies and bills of material with a focus on controls systems architecture

Travel to customer sites to support commissioning and startup of industrial equipment

Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Knowledge and experience with automated controls platforms such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff and B&R.

Knowledge of Control & Instrumentation Theory and Application; small computer and microprocessor programming techniques (Motion Control, PLC and Visual C++ languages)

Ability to read basic electrical controls schematics and other drawings

Knowledge of, or experience with, agile scrum methodology preferred.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in electrical or controls engineering

Typically 2+ years' experience is preferred. Candidates who recently graduated from college will also be considered for entry level engineer position

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


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PHILLIPS: SOFTWARE ENGINEER


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-15-2024, 01:32 AM

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Job Description

Perform a wide variety of duties including implementation of control algorithms in software, development of software data file structures, terminal display formatting and software for data transmission with detailed emphasis on programming using assembly level languages, PLC languages, Visual C++ and other higher level languages. Also must be able to develop, implement and employ debugging and maintenance software in the development and maintenance of company products and related equipment.

At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


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HOMICIDE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY DUE TO SHOOTING IN PARK FALLS


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My Northern Wisconsin, 04-14-2024, 06:52 PM

   

At approximately 4:09 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Park Falls Police Department responded to a report of gunshots near the 600 block of 2nd Avenue North in Park Falls, Wisconsin.  Residents heard many sirens and saw multiple agencies responding to the scene.

Upon arrival, police found a deceased adult who had multiple gunshot wounds.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), which is in investigating this incident, a handgun was found at the scene, and a suspect was taken into custody.  There is no danger to the public at this time.

DCI is reviewing evidence and will turn over its investigative reports to the Price County District attorney when the investigation is complete.

My Price County reached out to the Park Falls Police Department and Price County Sheriff's Office with questions and will update this article when new information is received.

Agencies assisting DCI include the Park Falls Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Price County Sheriff’s Office, Phillips Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Woodruff Police Department, and Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated 4-19-2024:  A suspect is in custody at the Price County Jail.  Read more.


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