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Apr. 16, 2018 -  ADRC Hosts AARP Smart Driver Course - The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Florence County is hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course on Thursday, May 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Florence Natural Resource Center. The course is geared toward drivers 50+, however, licensed drivers of all ages are welcome, and there are no tests. Participants may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance premiums, as well. The class is open to both Wisconsin and Michigan residents.
Apr. 16, 2018 -  ADRC of Florence County Open House - The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Florence County is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, May 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at their office, which is located in the Florence County Courthouse (Lower Level), 501 Lake Ave in Florence.
Apr. 16, 2018 -  Florence County Business Resources - Existing businesses who want to expand and entrepreneurs who plan to start a new business in Florence County can apply for small business loans through the Florence County Economic Development office. There are two different loan programs: the Revolving Loan Fund Program (RLF) and the Gemstar Micro Loan Program. Each has slightly different terms and conditions. Both loan programs require submission of a business plan with financial projections. If you have never written a business plan, you can get help from our free business counselor services. The Business Plan is an important step to determine if your projected revenues will cover all of your expenses. The business must have positive cash flow in order to succeed.
Mar. 19, 2018 -  Trail Closure - The entire Florence County snowmobile and ATV trail system will be closed effective Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM to protect deteriorating trails from erosion during spring thaw.
Jan. 10, 2018 -  $10 Student Ski Lessons at Keyes Peak Jan. 27th - Kids ages 6-17, sign up now for lessons from Granite Peak Ski Coaches for only $10. The Roberts Memorial Ski event is Saturday, January 27th from 9am – 3pm at Keyes Peak in Florence. $10 covers your lift ticket, lessons, rentals and the option to race on a NASTAR course. Go to events to print registration forms. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so sign up soon.
Nov. 28, 2017 -  Deer Herd Survey - CDAC needs your input on Deer Herd Survey below.
Nov. 7, 2017 -  FHS Teacher Kay McLain - 2017 Wisconsin Rural School Teacher of the Year - The WiRSA (Wisconsin Rural School Association) Board of Directors and its Executive Director, Kim Kaukl, recognized Florence County High School business education teacher and Fab Lab director, Mrs. Kay McLain, as the 2017 Rural School Teacher of the Year at its annual conference. The award was presented at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center on October 30 in Wisconsin Dells during a luncheon at WiRSA’s annual conference. WiRSA annually recognizes one rural teacher statewide who makes significant contributions to their school district, most importantly to the students they serve. Mrs. McLain is automatically a semifinalist for the National Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by the National Rural Education Association.
Oct. 27, 2017 -  High Speed Internet Ready in Fence by December - Fence, WI --- A positive engineering study has cleared the way for new fixed wireless broadband equipment to be installed on the existing Fence tower on Memory Lane. Northwoods Connect, our state grant partner, is in the process of constructing the necessary backhaul systems to bring broadband to this tower. They are estimating that by late November the new equipment will be installed on the Fence tower. Barring any unforeseen difficulties, the new high-speed internet service will be available within 4-5 miles of the Fence tower by early December.

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