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  • Washburn HPV vaccine The Washburn County Health Department has received grant funding to provide the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Series to both male and female Washburn County residents ages 19-26 who have not completed the 3 shot series.HPV; The Human Papilloma virus can cause genital warts, and cervical, penile, oral, and rectal cancers. The current vaccine protects against 9 strains of the virus which are responsible for 81% of these cancers.Persons with private insurance that pays for the HPV series, Medical Assistance or BadgerCare+ should get the vaccine from their Medical Provider. Those with No insurance or insurance that Does Not pay for the HPV vaccine can get vaccinated for No Charge at the Washburn County Health Department.For questions ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 6:25 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Tornado Warning Yesterday afternoon the National Weather Service placed Barron County under a Tornado Warning. At 2:37 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Clayton and moving northeast at 20 mph. Authorities confirm that rotation was spotted at CTH K and 11th Avenue, southeast of Turtle Lake. Hail and flooding was reported in western Barron County. There were no reports of damage from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 6:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Gun Store Burglary in Chetek A suspect is in custody after a Barron County gun store was burglarized Tuesday night. Authorities say it happened at the Rod and Gun Shop in Chetek shortly after 1 a.m. Unspecified amounts of merchandise including guns were taken. The suspect was apprehended at a home on Lakeview Drive around 1:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Authorities believe this is an isolated incident and the public is not in any danger.
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 6:20 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Juveniles safe after being missing A juvenile female is home safe after a feared abduction in St. Croix County. Yesterday morning at 9:30am the St. Croix Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported abduction in the town of Star Prairie. Authorities found the female at a residence in the Town of Stanton with bruising and lacerations. The St. Croix Sheriff’s office says there was no attempted abduction and the public is not in any danger. The incident remains under investigation.
    Posted Jul 28, 2016, 6:18 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Closings & Cancellations Wednesday July 27th, 2016 CANCELLATIONSWarriors Soccer Camp at Moon LakeSpecial Olympic Softball PracticeRed Cedar Men's Fast-pitch Softball Postponed to Monday August 1st.OTHERFamily Fun Night at Moon Lake has been moved to Tainter Elementary School.  Hours are still 6p-8p
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 3:11 PM by Jenny Polzin
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Community Events
  • SHOOTING STARS JOIN US FOR THE SHOOTING STARS WALK/RUN BENEFIT THIS SATURDAY (JULY 30TH) AT THE CUMBERLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL.SHOOTING STARS PROVIDES EMERGENCY CARE BAGS TO FAMILIES THAT HAVE CHILDREN IN PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES.  MONIES RAISED FROM THE BENEFIT PURCHASE ITEMS FOR THOSE CARE BAGS SUPPLIED TO LOCAL HOSPITALS AND CLINICS ACROSS THREE STATES!REGISTER FOR THE 2 MILE WALK OR THE 5 MILE RUN, OR SIMPLY COME OUT FOR THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST FROM 8 TO 10:30.  PLUS THERE’S A SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLES.CLICK HERE TO GET REGISTERED.
    Posted Jul 26, 2016, 5:36 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 28TH-30TH WE’LL BE AT THE LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAYWARD THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY JULY 28TH-30TH. MORE THAN A HUNDRED COMPETITORS COMPETE FOR MORE THAN $50,000 IN PRIZE MONEY. IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST LUMBERJACK COMPETITION PURSES IN THE WORLD.THURSDAY NIGHT IS MOUNTAIN DEW FAMILY NIGHT! GENERAL ADMISSION IS ONLY $40 FOR TWO ADULTS AND FOUR CHILDREN. HEAD OVER TO THE SBI PEPSI MOUNTAIN DEW TENT AREA AND ENJOY FREE GAMES AND WIN MERCHANDISE.Get Tickets HERE.
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 5:36 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Washburn County Fair 2016 Schedule of Events ENJOY THE 2016 WASHBURN COUNTY FAIR, JULY 28TH THROUGH THE 31ST IN SPOONER.ADMISSION IS TWO DOLLARS PER PERSON OR FIVE DOLLARS PER CARLOAD.THURSDAY8:00 am – Noon Entry Registration at Fair Office5:00 pm Carnival Opens-$15 Wristbands from 5-9pm6:00 pm Gymkhana Horse Show in Arena7:00 pm Those Guys (live band)7:30 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull – next to the Small Animal BarnFRIDAYFree Admission for Veterans (With military ID) Noon Carnival Opens-$15 Wristbands from 12-4pm6:00 pm T & C Rodeo (Mutton Bustin), Tug-O-War Contest and Old Fashioned Games - Arena 7:00-10:00 pm 2nd Time Around Band (live band)Duke Otherwise (multiple performances throughout ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 6:09 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Red Cedar Symphony @ the Veteran's Memorial Park Bandshell The Red Cedar Symphony will play its free annual “pops” concert in the park on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. at the bandshell in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Rice Lake. Once again they’ll be performing a buffet of popular pieces including medleys from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Wicked,” “Star Wars,” and more!Bring a lawn chair and a snack, and enjoy the breeze off the lake along with some terrific live music. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening, and admission is free.
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:14 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Bonifeast 2016 Bonifeast 2016 will be held on Sunday at St. Boniface Parish in Chetek. The day starts with an 11 AM Mass with a Charcoal Chicken Dinner from 11AM-2PM.Cost is $9.00 for adults with children nine to five $5.00 and children four and under are free. Carry outs available. Plus a 50/50 Raffle, Quilt Sale And Quilt Raffle. Everyone is welcome.
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
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JR In The Morning Blog
  • The Way Back Time Machine - June 25th, 2016 On this day in 1987, The Weekend, by Steve Wariner reached number 1 on the Billboard Charts.
    Posted Jul 25, 2016, 8:39 AM by Jenny Polzin
  • Wayback Time Machine July 1st. On this day back in 1989, Kathy Mattea's "Come From The Heart" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart.
    Posted Jul 3, 2016, 8:30 PM by Jenny Polzin
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