Northwest Wisconsin News Center
  • Man drowned in Red Cedar Yesterday a man drowned in the Red Cedar River. At about 4PM yesterday the Dunn County Communications Center received a report of a male who had possibly drowned in the Red Cedar River at the Downsville Boat Landing in the Town of Dunn. The adult male was unconscious and was not breathing when found in the water near the boat landing.  CPR was started by people at the scene. Emergency personnel continued life saving measures. The victim was transported to an Eau Claire Hospital by helicopter. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. The incident remains under investigation.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Well Water Testing Kit Well Water Testing Kits for private wells affected by flooding are now available.Kits can be picked up at the Washburn County Health Department in Spooner and at the Minong Town Hall. The water testing is free of charge, but will require shipping. WATER SAMPLES SHOULD ONLY BE COLLECTED AND SHIPPED MONDAY, TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY because the water sample must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection.Call 715-635-4400 and ask to speak to a Public Health Nurse if you have any questions.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Aaron Telitz SOFTBALL 2016 Welcome to the Bluegill Festival in Birchwood, home to future racing champion Aaron Telitz. Aaron is already well on his way to Indy Car fame, having one both races of the USF2000 series at Road America last month.  This weekend, Aaron is in Toronto Ontario, where he now stands at number two in points behind teammate Patrick O’Ward from Mexico representing Team Pelfrey out of Palmetto Florida. Racing champ Aaron Telitz is proof you can grow up in a small town and still do big things.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • FEMA and WEM inspections The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Wisconsin Emergency Management will begin inspecting sites damaged by flooding today. Officials will be assessing damage to public infrastructure and determine the cost of damage in Ashland, Iron and Bayfield counties as well as the Bad River Lodge and Casino Convention Center. Officials are expected to take the entire day inspecting the sites. Inspections are also scheduled for Burnett, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties. Local officials have estimated damage to be in excess of $34 Million.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Drowning Authorities have released the name of the 43 year old New Auburn woman that drowned in the Red Cedar River.Susan Shackelton of rural New Auburn was reported missing Sunday afternoon after she was last seen at the boat landing at Riverside Park. Shackelton was found downstream and later pronounced dead. Authorities believe alcohol and swift currents were contributing factors.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
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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 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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