Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Area Pastor In Custody for Burglarizing Homes, Stealing Prescriptions of Church Members An area pastor is in custody for allegedly burglarizing homes in the Birchwood area.  56-year old Jon Paquette, the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Birchwood, was taken into custody on Thursday at his home at 117 East Park Avenue in Birchwood after investigators discovered he was burglarizing the homes of church members and taking their prescription medications. The investigation continues and Paquette remains in custody in the Barron County Jail.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Pay Attention To School Buses Wisconsin State Patrol officials are reminding drivers that speeding up when approaching school buses with their amber lights flashing is dangerous. Flashing amber lights are a signal that the school bus is preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children, so drivers need to slow down, pay attention and proceed carefully. Once the bus displays flashing red warning lights, drivers both in front of and behind the bus must stop at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the red lights are turned off or the bus resumes travel.  A citation for illegally passing a school bus costs a minimum of $326.50 and adds four demerit points on a driver's license.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Local Law Enforcement Out During Halloween With Halloween fun beginning this weekend, local law enforcement will be watching to make sure no scary drivers hit the highways. Getting a ticket for driving drunk is a Halloween experience that could haunt you for years to come.  Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says if you see someone driving drunk, you should call 9-1-1 and report it.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Dinner Concert Cancelled The Birchwood Band's Dinner Concert at Quillen's on Sunday night, October 30, has been cancelled. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Wisconsin PSC urges consumers to make arrangements for reconnection The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) urges consumers currently disconnected to contact their local utility to make arrangements for service reconnection prior to the start of the winter heating moratorium. During the moratorium, from November 1 to April 15, utilities are prohibited from disconnecting customers who are behind on their bills.  Wisconsin law also requires utilities to attempt to contact consumers currently disconnected in an effort to get customers reconnected, but utilities are not required to reconnect service until payment arrangements have been made.  Consumers without utility service are encouraged to contact their utility to establish a payment plan and arrange for reconnection prior to the onset of cold winter temperatures.
    Posted Oct 26, 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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