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  • Bayfield's Dead Crows Two dead crows in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  The Bayfield County Health Department says one was found in Red Cliff, the other in Barnes. These are the first two confirmed birds that have tested positive for West Nile virus in Bayfield County since tracking of the mosquito-transmitted virus began on May first.  While over 80-percent of people who contract the virus don't get seriously ill, it can still be deadly in some cases. A health officer for the county said people should be more attentive to safety measures to prevent mosquito bites. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Drive Sober Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will combine resources to watch for impaired drivers as part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative that begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Labor Day, September 4. Nationally, about one-third of all traffic crash deaths involve drunk drivers.Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and nearly 3,000 injuries. In addition, there were over 24,700 traffic convictions in Wisconsin last year for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Rusk County Hospital Closer To New Ownership A Rusk County hospital is one step closer to having a new owner. The Rusk County Board of Supervisors has approved a Letter of Intent to sell the Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, and the Clinic at Riverside to Marshfield Clinic Health System. In exchange, Marshfield Clinic Health System will build a new health care campus in Rusk County within the next five years. Health officials say the Letter of Intent is an important step in finalizing a partnership between Marshfield Clinic, Rusk County and health officials. The board says it followed months of negotiations and in-depth study regarding opportunities to grow and sustain critical access hospital and health care services locally.
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • WI Delegation Denounce Racism Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation have all denounced the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia where a vehicle drove into a crowd protesting white nationalists, killing one woman and injuring others. But while both of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators and all eight of the state's U.S. Representatives spoke out against the violence, some were more pointed than others, and some were more critical of President Donald Trump's response.
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:09 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Ryan Planning First Town Hall In Two Years MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is planning to hold a town hall meeting Aug. 21, his first open to the public in nearly two years.  The town hall in Racine is being organized by CNN and will be hosted by Jake Tapper. Ryan's office says CNN will be in charge of attendance for the event and is inviting attendees from Ryan's southeastern Wisconsin congressional district. Republican and Democratic opponents have criticized Ryan for not holding a public town hall since October 2015. 
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 5:35 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Pork In The Park - SWAT Fundraiser (June 17th, 2017)
    Posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:07 PM by Jenny Polzin
  • Camerama 37, June 2nd-4th, 2017 Events held at Sportsman's Park (North 6th Street)More info on the Cameron Civic Club Facebook Page
    Posted May 26, 2017, 2:32 PM by Jenny Polzin
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