Best friends, Mayson Hoepner, 13, and Karissa Urban, 13, of Waupaca, jumped into Big Silver Lake as the Dr. Seuss characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 during the Wautoma Area Fire District Water Operations/Dive Team Polar Plunge on Feb. 19 at Silvercryst.

In his annual report to the Waushara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Sheriff Jeff Nett provided a shocking statistic – the number of overdose deaths in the county outnumbered those of traffic fatalities in 2016.

In an attempt to receive a conditional use permit for a boarding house for a faith-based recovery ministry to be located at 220 Saint Marie St., Wautoma, better known as the Kileen House, Jerry Miller, along with members of the God’s 911 Team, presented an application to the City of Wautoma Plann

Wautoma/Wild Rose Warrior Tanner Deist advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Wrestling Meet in Madison after taking second place in the 138 lb. weight class during individual sectionals on Feb. 18 at Seymour High School.

Of the seven wrestlers from Wautoma/Wild Rose who competed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 Individual Sectional meet on Feb. 18 at Seymour High School, Tanner Deist moved on to the state tournament with a second place finish.

Wautoma/Wild Rose Warrior Tanner Deist advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Wrestling Meet in Madison after taking second place in the 138 lb. weight class during individual sectionals on Feb. 18 at Seymour High School.

The Tri-County Penguins girls basketball team clinched the Central Wisconsin Conference-10 championship with an 81-40 victory at Rosholt on Feb. 10, but celebrated with their home crowd following their 79-46 conference win over Gresham on Feb. 14.

Tri-County junior Brandon Peckham attempts to escape a take down by Stratford’s Mason Kauffman in his first match of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual Sectionals on Feb. 18 at Shawano High School.

Five Tri-County wrestlers competed in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual Sectional meet held on Feb. 18 at Shawano High School.

Tri-County junior Brandon Peckham attempts to escape a take down by Stratford’s Mason Kauffman in his first match of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual Sectionals on Feb. 18 at Shawano High School.
Wautoma/Wild Rose Warrior Tanner Deist advanced to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Wrestling Meet in Madison after taking second place in the 138 lb. weight class during individual sectionals on Feb. 18 at Seymour High School.
Tri-County junior Brandon Peckham attempts to escape a take down by Stratford’s Mason Kauffman in his first match of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual Sectionals on Feb. 18 at Shawano High School.

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Sports

Wautoma senior Justin Welch sinks his first of two 3-pointers in the final few minutes of the South Central Conference home game on Friday, Feb. 17, against the Wisconsin Dells.

Community

Wautoma High School Honors Choir students Carly Hartenberger, Emma Blaszczyk, Jordan Reilly and Katy Bray treated the Waushara County HCE members to musical selections at their annual Valentine Tea