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Northwoods Manufacturing student creates sign for new trail

By Zachary Marano

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UPSON, Wis. - At the head of the newly-opened trail from Casey Sag Road to Foster Falls stands a trailhead sign that was created by Ross Niemi, a 17-year-old, soon-to-be senior at Hurley High School.

As part of the school's Northwoods Manufacturing program, Niemi said he designed the sign and crafted it using cedar and the industry-grade woodcarving equipment available at the school.

Niemi said he started work on the trailhead sign in January 2021 and finished it in two months.

"If the detail was not correct for my standard, I restarted the project...

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