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  • 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
  • Voter ID With seven weeks until the presidential election, the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages the public to check and ensure that they have the proper identification needed to vote.Current Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are valid to vote. There is no such thing as a separate "Wisconsin Voter ID Card." If you're looking to get your first Wisconsin ID, DMV can help. The Wisconsin Elections Commission notes other identification valid for voting purposes, such as military or student ID cards. To verify if your I.D. meets the requirements for voting, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at: 
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:11 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Second Death Due to Flooding A second person has died in storms and flooding that hit Wisconsin. In Vernon county, a 79-year-old man died after he tried to drive his truck and trailer through a flooded road, Thursday, and got stuck in 6-feet of floodwater, which filled up the passenger compartment. Wisconsin emergency officials say preliminary estimates show millions of dollars in damage across a number of Western Wisconsin counties. In Chippewa County, three homes had major damage, 12 had minor damage and public and private damage estimates were at $600,000.
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 6:09 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Grantsburg Man Arrested A Grantsburg man was arrested over the weekend when the Semi-tractor/trailer he was driving crashed in Eau Claire County.  35-year old David Johnson was westbound on I-94 just before 4pm on Saturday when he apparently lost control of this semi-truck, went off the road and rolled over.  The Wisconsin State Patrol says Johnson fled the scene and ran into a nearby soybean field.  Police caught up with Johnson and arrested him for operating a vehicle under the influence, second offense.  I-94 was closed for several hours while the shipment of wine in the trailer Johnson was hauling was unloaded so the trailer could be towed from the scene.
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 8:44 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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