The State of Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management recently awarded the Town of Rose in Waushara County a check for the amount of $2,432.14. This check is from the Wisconsin Disaster Fund, a state program to assist local units of government for recovery from major disasters.

Wautoma High School Drum Majors Kelsi Schmitz and Amanda Zhang led the Wautoma High School Pep Band and Parkside Middle School 8th Grade Band in the School Song prior to the girls varsity basketball game against Mauston on Jan. 12.

For the fourth consecutive year, Martz Insurance Agency representatives Jeff Martz and Dan Bray presented a $1,000 donation to American Red Cross Community Volunteer Vicki Jenks for local disaster relief. The most prevalent local disasters are residential fires.

Wild Rose students Tucker Gerloff, Carson Gerloff, Garrik Kjentvet and MacKenzie Caves collected donations of non-perishable food items during the Blizzard in the Gym on Jan. 12.

Work hard. Play hard. That’s been the simple recipe of success for 23-year-old Paul Markowski, a 2012 graduate of Wautoma High School and current steamfitter apprentice for CR Meyer in Oshkosh.

On Jan. 12, Coloma Village Board President Arden Bandt recently accepted the Coloma Lions’ check on behalf of the Friends of the Park and the Community Center. Pictured with Bandt are: Karen Giese, Coloma Lions co-treasurer, Shelby Anckner, Coloma Lions co-treasurer, and Sue Apps, Coloma Lions president.

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Wild Rose’s Travis Jansen attempts to drive past an Almond-Bancroft defender during the second half of the Central Wisconsin Conference-South home game on Jan. 12. The Eagles went on to defeat the Wildcats, 59-54.

It was a competitive, fast-paced shoot-out between the Wild Rose and Almond-Bancroft boys basketball teams during the Blizzard in the Gym night on Jan. 12.