Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bangor WI

Ken Frey, owner of Driftwind V-Twin in Bangor is dedicated to offering quick and professional services for the local motorcycle community. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:29am
Originally from California, Ken Frey, his wife Missy and their two daughters moved to the area to enjoy a quieter way of life. After moving to Wisconsin, Frey decided to open his own motorcycle shop, Driftwind V-Twin in downtown Bangor.    In the past, Frey has worked at the Harley Davidson...
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:05am
For the fast approaching 2020-2021 school year, the Bangor School District now plans to open virtually for the first 30 days of the calendar year. The decision was made cooperatively among the school districts of La Crosse, Bangor, Holmen, Onalaska and West Salem due to the recommendations and...
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:22am
Since the 2019-20 school year ended, Bangor School District has been busy gaining knowledge and becoming better aware of what needs to be done in order to reopen its schools as safely as possible in the fall. Last week, the school board approved five-day in-person instruction for the reopening of...
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:11am
For 35 graduating Bangor High School seniors, May 22 was the last scheduled day of school, which looked a little different this year. Due to the COVID pandemic, the Class of 2020’s original graduation ceremony was rescheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 1:30 p.m.  Administration had hoped...
Karissa Adams
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:03am
Karissa Adams, a member of Troop 4046, in Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, has earned the highest award available in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award.  A Junior at Bangor High School, Karissa was among just 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award in 2019-20 for her work...
Bangor’s 35th annual Hootenanny music festival was a little smaller than usual this year and the venue was changed to the front porch of event founder John McCue, pictured front left. Also pictured are, from left, John Ward, Jay Hoffman and Dave Zwiee. Contributed photo
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:24am
While it’s no Summerfest, Bangor’s annual Hootenanny music festival is an important tradition for a lot of area musicians. One in particular is John McCue, who started the event, held every Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, in 1986. And after a run like that, he wasn’t going to let something like a...
Bangor lineman Grant Manke (76) takes on an Edgar blocker on his way to the ball carrier during a 2017 WIAA Division 7 football playoff game. Manke and the Cardinals edged Edgar in the snowy match-up and went on to capture the 2017 Division 7 state championship - the second for Bangor is three seasons. Manke announced earlier this year that he will continue his football career in college at Winona State University. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:00am
After stellar gridiron careers in high school, a pair of Bangor’s big boys are ready to tackle football at the collegiate level. Standouts on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Cardinals over the past three seasons, seniors Michael Reed and Grant Manke have committed to continue playing...
Bangor’s Ashlie Lockington soars through the air on her way to a first-place finish in the triple jump at the 2018 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships her junior year. The track meet would be Lockington’s last in a Bangor uniform, as a knee injury in basketball kept her sidelined her entire senior season. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:30am
This spring was supposed to be a rebirth of sorts for Bangor graduate Ashlie Lockington. The high school track standout was looking forward to her first sports season in better than a year as a freshman on the Winona State University track and field team. Lockington, a talented three-sport athlete...
Don LaBarre is celebrating 50 years in business as the owner of the Log Cabin in Bangor. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:03am
The Log Cabin wasn’t Don LaBarre’s first venture into the bar business, but it’s certainly up there among his most successful. A testament to its success, Don and Nell’s Log Cabin in Bangor is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in the business this year. “It was my third bar,” recalled LaBarre, who...
Bangor District Librarian Kate Olson uploads a new video every weekday, reading picture books to kids and families during the school closure. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:11am
One of Kate Olson’s favorite things about being the district librarian for Bangor schools is sitting in her rocking chair in the elementary school reading stories to kids. With a statewide school closure, Olson wanted to figure out how to continue making that personal connection with students.  “My...

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