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Formal charges are scheduled to be filed against a Cumberland fifth-grade teacher and coach accused by law enforcement officials of having inappropriate contact with a 17-year old Cumberland female student. Courtney Jensen, 25, has been placed on administrative leave by the Cumberland School…

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An auto parts store will be the first development on newly-dedicated land along South Main Street in Rice Lake. Construction of an AutoZone store will begin this summer next to KFC, according to City of Rice Lake staff. The store is in the area of a development project extending Burton Stree…

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Two motorcycle crashes 2 hours apart claimed the lives of two women in Turtle Lake and just outside Rice Lake on Saturday. Dead are Susan Dewaele, 45, of Baldwin, and Luann Bilodeau, 52, of Birchwood. Driver Charlotte Cole, 50, of Turtle Lake was turning left from Hwy. 8 onto Prosser Blvd. a…

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Rice Lake and Ashland split a high school baseball doubleheader Saturday in Rice Lake. The Warriors rode the five-hit shutout of pitcher Alex Kempf to a 3-0 win in the first game. The Warriors… Read more

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Rice Lake hosted a five-team track and field invitational Thursday, with the Warriors placing second in the girls' competition and third in boys' action. Chippewa Falls won the girls' title wi… Read more

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Big Rivers softball (all doubleheaders): Rice Lake 12-0 and 15-0 over Menomonie; Chippewa Falls 5-0 and 13-2 over Eau Claire North; Eau Claire Memorial 12-7 and 8-1 over Hudson. Read more

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JUNE WEDDING: Alexandra Randall and Josh Prissel, both of Eau Claire, have announced their engagement. Alexandra is the daughter of Nancy and David Randall of Chippewa Falls. Joshua Prissel is… Read more

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April 13: A son, Mason Robert, to Rebecca and Eric Hrdlicka of Birchwood. A daughter, Zoey Evelyn Loken, to Emily Kuruz and Joseph Loken of Rice Lake. Read more

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A son, Cruz Dominic, was born April 3 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn., to Katie and Dominic Kahl of Minnetonka, Minn. Grandparents are Jeff and Joan Kahl of Rice L… Read more

Raymond C. Rau, age 91, of Rice Lake and formerly of Eau Clair…

Donald C. Nelson, age 86, of Rice Lake, WI died Wednesday, Apr…

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Recent news brings some hope that deep cuts to education in Gov. Walker’s state budget proposal will be reduced. Last week Rep. Romaine Quinn, R-Rice Lake, introduced a budget motion to exempt… Read more

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I often wonder why I’m much less proud of Wisconsin than I was a few years ago. While thinking about it, I try to not blame one political party over another, but my concern and frustration is … Read more