Photograph of the Week
Sunrise over West Fox Lake - photo by Jane Reierson
Injured eagle rescued in the Outing area
If it takes a village to raise a child it may take perseverance and helpful people from several villages to save an injured eagle. At least that’s the way it was when Vickie Anderson saw a wounded eagle near a pond on her property about 4 miles northwest of Outing last Monday.
She notified Todd Trovinger, a neighbor across the pond. Between the two of them they called the DNR and the Raptor Center but were told those agencies were not currently staffed to be able to respond th this incident, according to Trovinger. However, neither Anderson or Trovinger saw the bird that rest of the day and they had hoped that it had safely flown away.
When the injured bird reappeared the next day, she called Kirk Smith, another neighbor with adjacent property who suggested she try contacting an animal rescue agency. A subsequent call to a local veterinary clinic resulted in her being referred to Wild and Free, a not-for-profit animal rescue organization in Garrison. Wild and Free said the Anderson’s property was too far away to have its staff member pick up the bird but if someone could catch the eagle and volunteer to drive half way, Wild and Free would drive half the distance to pick it up.
The Landing Welcome Center & Marketplace
One of the first tangible results of GoNorth, a two-year effort to revitalize a group of five area communities, will be open to the public May 1 when The Landing Welcome Center & Marketplace opens its doors in Emily.
The facility is located on Highway 6 in Emily. Visitors will be able to purchase items from local vendors, attend special events and classes, enjoy free wi-fi and coffee and get answers to their questions about the area. People can even rent the facility for use as a temporary “pop-up office” for a limited period of time. The building, a house rented from local businessman Keith Findlay, will also be used as a venue for area activities, clubs and businesses.
A map guide will be available to visitors featuring businesses in the five towns involved in the GoNorth project. They include Emily, Fairfield, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine, and Outing. Any business in the five communities can advertise digitally with the Landing and also have brochures distributed at the site.
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