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July 5, 2016 -  Florence County High School - Top 30% in the Nation Ranking by US News & World Report - U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, announced the 2016 Best High Schools. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings offer the most comprehensive information available on public high schools in the U.S. The 2016 rankings are based on the profiles of more than 21,500 high schools and the rankings of the top 6,218 highest scoring schools in the nation. Florence County High School was awarded a bronze medal for being ranked within the top 30% of all public high schools in the U.S.
July 5, 2016 -  Florence County Receives $5,600 Grant to Promote Waterfalls - Florence County is encouraging visitors to experience Northern Wisconsin’s fall color on the Wild Rivers Waterfall Tour with help from a $5,600 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The tour builds on research conducted from a Year-1 JEM grant awarded to the county. This year’s marketing efforts will run from July through October, 2016 and aim to promote hiking along the area’s seven waterfalls during the fall season.
June 3, 2016 -  Register ASAP for Badwater Bass Tourney July 16th - The Badwater Bass Tourney is filling up fast, so register soon! 50 boat maximum at $75/boat.
May 31, 2016 -  Get Your Business Online with Google - Thursday, June 23, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online Webinar

Did you know research shows that 97% of consumers search the web to find local goods and services, but only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine? As an official Google GYBO Partner, this webinar hosted by the Michigan SBDC will help you get started with free tools from Google.
Apr. 26, 2016 -  Come Explore the New FHS Tech Fair - Florence High School is hosting a Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 26th from 1:30pm - 3pm in the High School Cafeteria to showcase unique learning opportunities and coursework at FHS (Fab Lab, NWTC dual credit courses etc) and learn more about our local industries and their job openings.
Apr. 23, 2016 -  King of Keyes Disc Golf Tournament - Disc Golf Singles Tournament with separate divisions for advanced, novice, women and over 50.
Apr. 21, 2016 -  12th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference: Healthy Forests, Healthy Economies - The 12th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 21st from 8am - 3:30pm at the Encore Ballroom in downtown Florence, WI. Preregistration is required. Sign-up early because space is limited. Loggers can receive continuing education credits.
Nov. 10, 2015 -  Shop at Christmas in Florence December 5th - To support your local economy, make sure to save the date for the 6th Annual “Christmas in Florence” event Saturday, December 5th. Come experience the sights and sounds of the season from 11 am - 4 pm at the Florence Community Center, Fire Hall and Florence Rescue Hall. Activities planned this year include horse drawn wagon rides sponsored by First National Bank of Niagara, a visit with Santa, stories from Mrs. Claus, Christmas craft projects for kids, a Shopping Bazaar with over 40 vendors, man-made snow for kids to play in, blocks of snow for creative snow sculpting, a community tree blessing ceremony and much more. This event is free and there are many door prizes to win.

First National Bank of Niagara
Steamin' Joe Coffeehouse
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