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ACN wins top state award

Ken Hodgden, Lea Ann Schneider and Lori Peterson hold the awards won by the ACN at the Wisconsin Community Papers Association convention in Elkhart Lake on April 17. - Photo by Mary Hodgden

The Advertiser Community News received the General Excellence Award at the Wisconsin Community Papers convention in Elkhart Lake on Saturday, April 17. The ACN won for papers with more than 10 percent news content and circulation under 20,000. The ACN…

New mayor, council begin term

Seymour City Clerk Sue Garsow (left) swears in Mayor Judith Schuette. - Photo by Rick Cohler

Judith Schuette was sworn in as Seymour mayor at the Seymour City Council’s reorganization meeting Tuesday afternoon, April 20. During the campaign, Schuette said she had issues with the Seymour Police Department’s enforcement policies and its budget. Saying there were…

Seymour grad serves in Haiti

Joe Wilson surrounded by kids in Haiti. - Photo courtesy of Joe Wilson

Eleven days in February was a life-changing time for Seymour Community High School graduate Joe Wilson. Wilson’s no stranger to humanitarian efforts, working with his mother, Judy, on a mission trip to Kibera, Kenya over the past couple years. Wilson…

Seymour man was member of “Ghost Army”

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By: Rick Cohler, editor For 50 years, Michael Demerath of Seymour couldn’t tell anyone about his WW II military service. A member of the “Ghost Army,” officially the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, Demerath was one of the 1,100 men who…

Municipalities speak out against new water standards

A state hearing April 20 on proposed new water standards drew several municipal leaders who spoke out against the proposal. The proposal by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would lower the allowed amount of phosphorus in treated wastewater when…

Seymour students excel at National History Day

SCHS National History Day competitors. Pictured are, front row, left to right: Nicole Harris, Courtney Banker, Haley Palubicki, Phil Romback, Allison Opgenorth; back: Elizabeth Herman, Kayla Sippl, Laura Harris, Molly Upp, Chelsea Peeters, Stephanie Jaskolski, Keenan Bone; not pictured:  Calahan Skogman, Troy Rottier and Logan Witthuhn- Submitted photo

Fifteen Seymour Community High School Students recently advanced to the state level of competition for National History Day. This year, over 9,000 students across the state and 700,000 across the nation are doing original research for National History Day. National…

Josh Rynish named Eagle Scout

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Seymour Troop 117 Boy Scout Josh Rynish was honored as an Eagle Scout in ceremonies held at Fallen Timbers on Sunday, April 18. Rynish, son of Lee and Chris Rynish, completed all the requirements to obtain Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle…

Chamber of Commerce Minutes April 20

Meeting was called to order at 12:05 PM at Cheezy Jim’s Seventeen members were present, along with Rick Cohler from the Advertiser Community News. It was discussed that a proposal had been made to hire someone to oversee the Seymour…

Seymour gets Tree City Award

Tracy Salisbury of the DNR presents the Tree City USA flag to Alderwoman Colleen Sutherland. - Photo by Rick Cohler

The City of Seymour has been named a Tree City USA for 2010 for the planting of trees along the Newton Blackmour Recreational Trail in Seymour. The presentation was made at the Seymour City Council’s meeting on Monday, April 12.…