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  • Tornado Update: 6 Months Later It was 6-months ago this week when an F-2 tornado  traveled nearly 90 miles across Northwest Wisconsin, killed one man and caused tremendous damage in Barron and Rusk Counties. Just days after the May 16th tornado, local resident Foster Friess challenged the public to donate to relief efforts and promised to match donations up to 1-million dollars.  Ashley Rayment with Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake says the response has been tremendous. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says he has also been impressed with the compassion and generosity that the public showed after the storm. Donations for the matching challenge are still being accepted through December 31st at Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake.
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:21 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • RICE LAKE HS PLAYOFF INFO  Tickets:  $8 – will be sold through Thursday here at RLHS (Rena Einum in student services)  Rena will be in the south lobby entrance from 7-8 am(Tues-Wed-Thur).  There is NO concern about having enough tickets.  Buying a ticket prior simply saves time at the stadium Friday. Fan Buses:  Both student & adult fan buses (SCHOOL BUSES – NO CHARTER BUSES)HS/MS students - $20 which included game ticket (payment & permission form MUST be turned in by Thursday)Adults - $25 which includes game ticketFan buses will leave at 5:00 am on Friday and plan to return following the game (approx. 5:00 pm).  HS fan buses will board from the HS & MS fan bus will board at the ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:14 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • RL Sees Demand For New Homes Demand for new homes is causing a jump in residential construction in Rice Lake. Commercial development in Rice Lake has been on an upward trend, and now residential construction is picking up too.  Corey Filipczak, owner of C&M Properties and Construction in Eau Claire, says his company became interested in the community of Rice Lake because of the lack of new homes in the area. C&M properties is building nearly 50 twin-homes on the south end of Moon Lake in Rice Lake, which means brand new housing for over 90 families. Rice Lake Mayor Mike Dierks says he supports the effort attract new home buyers to Rice Lake. Another developer, S.C. Swiderski is in phase two ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Anti-"Catfishing" Bill Scheduled For Public Hearing This Week A proposed bill scheduled for a public hearing at the Capitol later this week would target a practice called "catfishing." The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to impersonate someone or use a false name on social media in order intimidate, harass, or receive some other benefit.  Lawmakers say it's become a concern as social media has made it easier to reach people while pretending to be someone else.
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:12 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • St. Croix County Medical Examiner To Run For WI's 10th Senate District St. Croix County Medical Examiner Patty Schachtner will run as a Democrat for Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District. The seat is vacant following the resignation of Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, who was named State Agriculture Secretary by Governor Scott Walker. Raised on a St. Croix County farm, Schachtner is a lifelong Western Wisconsin resident, a former EMT and supervisor for the Star Prairie township and is currently the St. Croix County Medical Examiner and a Somerset School Board member. The 10th District Senate seat will be filled in a special election on January 16, 2018
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
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  • November Community News November 16th ThursdayThe Rice Lake Warrior football team is playing for the state title on Friday and tickets are available at the RLHS student services area Wednesday and Thursday day from 7am-8am. There is also a fan bus going down. Cost, which includes a game ticket, is $20 for students and $25 for adults. Payment and permission slip (for students) are due Thursday. The send off pep rally is at Ole Olsen Gym Thursday morning at 7:45am and is open to the public.The welcome home pep rally is Friday evening at approximately 6pm at Ole Olsen Gym. Through November The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 2:38 PM by Adam Hutton
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