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  • Burnett To Serve As Interim District Administrator for SASD The Spooner Area School District has announced that John Burnett will serve as the Interim District Administrator the 2016-2017 school year.  Burnett retired in 2011 from the School District of Onalaska after 40 years of service.  He spent the last 15 years as Superintendent, preceded by a long career in education administration including Director of Finance and Personnel, Principal and Vice Principal. Mr. Burnett has also spent the last 14 years as an adjunct instructor at Viterbo University in the graduate Educational Leadership Program working with principal and superintendent candidates. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Walker to attend 40th Annual World Musky Hunt Governor Scott Walker will join more than 70 people in Lake Tomahawk today for the 40th Annual World Musky Hunt. Contestants will fish with selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes from Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2016. The World Musky Hunt, an annual catch and release fishing competition, originated in 1977 as an event to immortalize the muskellunge, or musky. The event allowed the world to better understand the sport of musky fishing and worked to promote the beautiful state of Wisconsin.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Menard's Sues City of Rice Lake A Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer is suing the city of Rice Lake for excessive taxes.  Menard’s has filed the suit in Barron County Circuit Court and says the city’s $9.9 million property value assessment of it’s 28 acres of property is excessive, and claims the property is worth no more than $6.7 million. Menard’s also claims the City’s Board of Review violated the law by refusing to hear it’s appeal of the assessment.
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 6:26 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Sex Offender Arrested by RLPL Twice In Seven Days A registered sex offender living in Rice Lake is back in jail after lying to police about his correct address. 42-year old Anthony Atkins has been arrested twice in the past 7 days.He was arrested on last Friday (August 19th), when police found out he was not residing at his address of record on Heart Island Parkway.  Police released Atkins on Monday of this week, with the understanding he would be living at 115 East Gates Street in Rice Lake, and would notify them if he moved, as required by law.  Yesterday, Rice Lake police discovered he was not living at the Gates Street address, and arrested him again. He is now residing at the Barron County Jail ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 6:25 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Preparing For Active Shooters Although gun violence is rare in Northwest Wisconsin, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department is offering an opportunity for businesses and groups to prepare for the possibility of an active shooter situation.  The free, 90-minute training session is geared toward rural communities and reviews shooter characteristics such as gender, age, motive, and time frames. It also incorporates lessons-learned from previous shootings throughout the country and outlines specific preparedness and response actions that can be taken prior to the arrival of law enforcement. For more information, businesses and groups are encouraged to contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 6:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and more Here's a preview of what's happening in our area next month.2016 Lake Run - September 3rdLakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to and search “LFRC Lake Run and 5k” or call LFRC at 715-635-4669. the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days - September 2nd, 3rd and 4thThe Weyerehauser Community Club presents the Sixty Ninth Annual Booster Days. September second through the fourth. All Booster Days events feature FREE ADMISSION with fun for the whole family!Events include softball, pickleball, craft sale, five-k run ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • 84th Annual Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Aug. 25th - 28th CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT THE CUMBERLAND CHAMBER WEBSITE!!
    Posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:31 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt Hill Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, in Sarona, on Saturday for the Cakes at the Lake program.Cakes at the Lake is an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast followed by a free nature program, great for all ages, sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association.August's nature topic will focus on Beavers with retired WDNR furbearer ecologist, John Olson. Breakfast is served from 8:00-9:45am and the program begins at 10:00am.Menu includes buttermilk and lemon poppy seed pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages. Cost for breakfast is $7 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • LFRC Lake Run 2016 Lakeland Family Resource Center invites you to participate in the 2016 Lake Run on Saturday, September 3rd, starting at 8a. The race is on rain or shine. All the proceeds benefit families in Washburn County. To register go to or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Outdoor Family Movie with Rice Lake Public Library ​Friday, August 27th the Rice Lake Public Library will host an Outdoor Family Movie. Summer is winding down and we're celebrating with an outdoor family movie event.  Bring chairs or blankets, popcorn and drinks provided.ABOUT THE MOVIE: ​In this movie a city like no other is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:30 AM by Ryan Quinn
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