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  • Election Post Cards Wisconsin elections officials have started mailing over 1 million postcards to hundreds of thousands of people telling them how to register to vote. State lawmakers passed a measure earlier this year requiring Wisconsin to join a multi-state consortium that works to identify eligible voters who haven’t registered and informs them how to get on the books for the November Presidential election. Election observers say getting people to register early helps reduce lines and make Election Day better for voters and election workers. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Spooner Drug Bust Two Minnesota men remain in custody after being arrested on drug charges in Spooner.  Bruce Bible of Minneapolis, and his brother Brandon Bible of Hibbing, were pulled over for speeding last Tuesday by Spooner Police.  When the odor of marijuana was detected, police conducted a search of their vehicle and discovered marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Bond has been set at $5000 each. The brothers are expected to appear in court on Thursday. 
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 4:43 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Candidates Debate Thursday Candidates running for the state Assembly for Wisconsin’s 75th District, Romaine Quinn, of rural Chetek, and Joe Huftel, of Rice Lake, will debate on Thursday at 7pm at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County Fine Arts Building theater in Rice Lake. Quinn, the Republican candidate, is the incumbent and seeking a second term. Huftel, the Democratic candidate, is retired and a former administrator at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. UW-Eau Claire political science professor Eric Kasper will serve as moderator. The debate will be rebroadcast Friday at 530pm on AM1240 WJMC
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 4:42 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Meet and Greet with New SASD Superintendent Parents, Students and those living in the Spooner Area School District are invited to a meet and greet with the new School Superintendent John Burnett on tonight at the Spooner High School Commons from 3:45pm-7:00pm.  The event offers a great opportunity for the public to talk with the school districts’ new leader. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • RonJon Farmers U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has launched Farmers for RonJon, a statewide coalition that includes endorsements from Wisconsin’s major farm and agriculture groups, as well as more than 500 family farms, small business owners, and workers in the agriculture industry. The coalition includes a leadership team who will head up the coalition’s efforts to advise Senator Johnson on issues affecting agriculture in Wisconsin.
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:12 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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