Closings & Cancellations Wednesday July 27th, 2016CANCELLATIONSWarriors 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 by Jenny Polzin
Aviation PavementAviation Week continues in Wisconsin. An important feature of any airport is pavement. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) Airport Improvement Program combines federal, state and local resources to help fund improvements to over 98 public-use airports throughout the state. Improvements include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation projects at the Rice Lake Regional Airport and taxiway and apron projects at the Solon Springs Municipal Airport among others. As of January 2016, 87 percent of airport pavements in the state rated at fair or above with airports around the state are benefiting from pavement improvement projects.
Posted by Ryan Quinn
Red Cedar River Death, Not a DrowningAuthorities have released the name of the man who died on Monday in the Red Cedar River. 74 year old Gene Palmer of Colorado, a seasonal resident of Dunn County, was assisting a group of tubers on the Red Cedar River before being found not breathing in the water. The incident happened near the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn and remains under investigation.
Posted by Ryan Quinn
Man drowned in Red CedarYesterday 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 Jul 26, 2016, 6:07 AM by Ryan Quinn
Well Water Testing KitWell 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 Jul 26, 2016, 6:05 AM by Ryan Quinn
SHOOTING STARSJOIN 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-30THWE’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 EventsENJOY 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 BandshellThe 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 2016Bonifeast 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