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  • Radisson Man Ordered To Refrain From Contacting Sheriff's Department A Radisson, Wis., man has been ordered to refrain from having contact with the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department K-9 after allegedly making threatening remarks about the dog on social media. 44-year old Jerry Wayne True is being held in Sawyer County Jail on $5,000 cash bond and was ordered by Judge John Yackel to refrain from using Facebook from any device including desktop computer, laptop or cell phone, and was further ordered to "have no contact with Sawyer County K-9 dog named Trace."True made comments on the sheriff's department Facebook page threatening the public, officers and Trace.Formal charges of unlawful use of an electronic device and resisting arrest are pending.
    Posted Aug 30, 2016, 7:38 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Convicted Sex Offender Moving to Rice Lake After Release A convicted sex offender will be moving to Rice Lake when he is released from prison next week.  35-year old Anthony R. Leritz will be released next Tuesday and will be residing at 24 West Slocumb Street in Rice Lake.Leritz will be on supervision for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a child and will be placed on the GPS program through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and will remain on intensive supervision until September of 2027. Leritz was convicted in 2009 and 2010 for two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.  Conditions of Supervision include no unsupervised contact with minors; no taverns, bars or liquor stores; no contact with victims; and he cannot consume alcohol ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2016, 7:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • DNR to Offer Scientific Collector Permits to Harvest Adult Deer The Department of Natural Resources says it will offer landowners scientific collector permits to harvest adult deer of either sex for CWD testing within the 2 mile sampling area surrounding Shell Lake. Interested landowners within the 2 mile sampling area who would like a permit or more information are encouraged to go to the Spooner DNR Service Center September 12th or November 14th at 6 p.m. Participating landowners may assign hunters to harvest deer and submit the head, and may assign someone else to pick up permits at the September or November meetings by contacting the Spooner Service Center at 715-635-4025.
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 8:11 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Burnett To Serve As Interim District Administrator for SASD The Spooner Area School District has announced that John Burnett will serve as the Interim District Administrator the 2016-2017 school year.  Burnett retired in 2011 from the School District of Onalaska after 40 years of service.  He spent the last 15 years as Superintendent, preceded by a long career in education administration including Director of Finance and Personnel, Principal and Vice Principal. Mr. Burnett has also spent the last 14 years as an adjunct instructor at Viterbo University in the graduate Educational Leadership Program working with principal and superintendent candidates. 
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Walker to attend 40th Annual World Musky Hunt Governor Scott Walker will join more than 70 people in Lake Tomahawk today for the 40th Annual World Musky Hunt. Contestants will fish with selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes from Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2016. The World Musky Hunt, an annual catch and release fishing competition, originated in 1977 as an event to immortalize the muskellunge, or musky. The event allowed the world to better understand the sport of musky fishing and worked to promote the beautiful state of Wisconsin.
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 6:01 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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