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National Day of Prayer, which is on Thursday, May 7, this year, will be celebrated locally with observances at 7 a.m. at Cornerstone Church; noon at Spooner City Hall and Shell Lake City Hall; and 7 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church.

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The Spooner Middle School honor rolls for the third term of the 2014-15 school year have been announced.

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SPOONER–  The 2015 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Charity Football Game benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will take place on Saturday, July 18,  at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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TREGO– Whitetails Unlimited will host its popular “Sportsmen’s Night Out” at the Prime Bar & Family Dining in Trego on Thursday, May 7.

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Spooner Rail junior Hannah Ford makes a nice kick against the visiting Amery Warriors during a Middle Border Conference game on April 23. The Rails put in a good effort but fell 7-3 to the Warriors. Previously, on April 16, the Rails hosted Barron and suffered a 5-1 loss.

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A vandalism spree in Spooner may have been halted after the Spooner Police Department identified juveniles it believes were responsible for more than 40 reported acts of vandalism and criminal property damage since February.

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Law enforcement officials and the state's largest group against domestic violence joined democratic lawmakers Wednesday to call for background checks on all firearms.

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Richard E. Quick, 89, of Minong, died on Tuesday, April 21, 20…

Gene M. Rydberg, 78, of Shell Lake passed away on Sunday, Apri…

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 There’s a wide world of wine out there to discover. If you find yourself reaching for the same few varietals time and again, consider expanding your range with Port, which is versatile in itself.

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Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Spooner Food and Wine Tasting Benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Spooner Golf Club, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Spooner Area School District Parent Teacher Organization and the Shell Lake Arts Center.

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In the above image, students dance around the Maypole at the May Fete on Bascom Hill around 1917. For many years, the school year concluded with the May Fete, an elaborate program of singing, dancing, and celebrating outdoors.

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Milton spoke strongly to his family. “We will not stop for anything except another equipment breakdown!”

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