Dressed in Hawaiian costumes Nathan Urban, Waupaca, and Billy Jack Houston, Wautoma, jumped into Big Silver Lake during the Wautoma Area Fire District Water Operations/Dive Team Polar Plunge held Feb. 22 at Silvercryst. The 2nd annual Polar Plunge raised $1,600 for the water operations team.

A fire on Oakwood Circle, Town of Marion, destroyed a home on Feb. 20, and local residents are coming together seeking donations for the family, including clothing for children and adults. Any donations can be dropped off at the Neshkoro Farmers Exchange Bank, 846 N.

Danielle Bloede checks out the Northerns caught by the participants of the annual Coloma Lions Fisheree on Feb. 21 held on Pleasant Lake.

Berlin Memorial Hospital was recently awarded the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Gold Level Achievement Award for participating in the Partner for Patients Program. Pictured with the award are: (back row): Kathy Beier, Tammy Bending, Ginger Goebel, Linda Meier, and Jenny Stelzner; (front row): Trina Hernandez and Pam Mork.

eived a Gold Level Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) for its participation in its Partner for Patients Program.

Pictured are: (back row): Michael Szczublewski, Bruce Williams, Amy Mykisen and Tara Lamb; (middle row): Donna Wachtendonk, Angie Zwicki, Chris Rosin, Dawn Shuman, Danae Tiedje and Lorna Fifield; (front row, polar plunge jumpers): Ashley Radloff, Amber Schwartzman, and Barb Christie.

An annual check presentation to the Wild Rose Hospital Mammography Department from the Red Fox Polar Plunge took place Feb. 19. Every Jan. 1 participants gather at Little Silver Lake, Wild Rose, to jump into the icy waters, support jumpers, buy raffle tickets, and watch bowl games to help support the breast cancer cause.

Paige Lietz, Coloma Elementary, Lily Wagner, Westfield Middle School and Rebecca Hoevel, High Marq Environmental School, competed at the area Environmental Speaking Contest held in Waupaca Feb. 17. Wagner and Hoevel won their age divisions and advanced the 2015 State Speaking Contest in March.

On Feb. 10, the Marquette County Land & Water Conservation Department sponsored the Environmental Speaking Contest. The contest is designed to teach students about our environment while promoting research and public speaking skills.

Berlin Memorial Hospital was recently awarded the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Gold Level Achievement Award for participating in the Partner for Patients Program. Pictured with the award are: (back row): Kathy Beier, Tammy Bending, Ginger Goebel, Linda Meier, and Jenny Stelzner; (front row): Trina Hernandez and Pam Mork.
Pictured are: (back row): Michael Szczublewski, Bruce Williams, Amy Mykisen and Tara Lamb; (middle row): Donna Wachtendonk, Angie Zwicki, Chris Rosin, Dawn Shuman, Danae Tiedje and Lorna Fifield; (front row, polar plunge jumpers): Ashley Radloff, Amber Schwartzman, and Barb Christie.
Paige Lietz, Coloma Elementary, Lily Wagner, Westfield Middle School and Rebecca Hoevel, High Marq Environmental School, competed at the area Environmental Speaking Contest held in Waupaca Feb. 17. Wagner and Hoevel won their age divisions and advanced the 2015 State Speaking Contest in March.

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