Blue HalloweenThe 2nd annual Birchwood Halloween Extravaganza is being held tomorrow night. The Halloween Extravaganza at the Bluegill Bar in Birchwood, was started to honor a long-time resident, Shelly Beffa, who loved Halloween and to help out local students. Shelly died suddenly 2 years ago during cancer treatment in Minnesota, and friends and family came up with the Halloween party as a way to remember her. Shelly’s son, Zach Beffa, says his mom loved Halloween, and this weekend’s party will raise funds for students in Birchwood. The 2nd annual Halloween Extravaganza tomorrow features a costume contest, raffles, games and prizes. Everybody is invited to join in the fun and you can find out more on the Bluegill Bar ...
Posted Oct 21, 2016, 7:56 AM by Ryan Quinn
Wisconsin Loses 400 Dairy FarmsWisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. DATCP reported just over 94,000 dairy herds were active in the state as of Oct. 1, that's 4 percent less than in 2015. The number of dairy herds has been declining for the last 40 years, as more producers retire without someone to take over their operation.
Posted Oct 21, 2016, 7:47 AM by Ryan Quinn
Two Public Meetings To Discuss Lake Trout PopulationsTwo public meetings to discuss next steps in aiding recovery of lake trout populations in Lake Superior will be held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources next Tuesday, October 25, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland and next Thursday, October 27, at Saxon Community Center. The public meetings will cover regulation options developed by DNR fisheries biologists to help lake trout numbers recover and improve the long-term sustainability of the fishery.
Posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:31 AM by Ryan Quinn
Wisconsin Drivers Set All-Time Record for Most Miles TraveledDrivers traveled an all-time record 62.1 billion miles on Wisconsin roadways in 2015, representing an increase of nearly 2.1 billion miles compared to 2014 and the largest annual percentage jump in Wisconsin vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in 17 years. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) attributes the increase in VMT to several factors including a strengthening economy, growing population, lower gas prices and continued growth in commercial motor vehicle traffic. The growth in Wisconsin's VMT is consistent with traffic increases seen nationally.
Posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:29 AM by Ryan Quinn
Ivanka Trump in Eau Claire TodayIvanka Trump is set to campaign for her father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in the Badger State today. The GOP of Wisconsin says Ivanka will host an event at The Lismore in Eau Claire on This afternoon at 230pm
Posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:27 AM by Ryan Quinn
Area Happenings Next Month: 2016 Lake Run, Booster Days, Voyager Vilage Arts & Crafts Show and moreHere'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 runsignup.com 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
Cakes @ The Lake - Hunt HillJoin 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 2016Lakeland 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 runsignup.com or call LFRC at 715-635-4669.
Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:10 AM by Ryan Quinn
Outdoor Family Movie with Rice Lake Public LibraryFriday, 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