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A new fire station that provides increased access and space for emergency vehicles, equipment, and operations has opened in the village of Grantsburg. A grand opening celebration featured village leaders, project partners, and state and local leaders.

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Spooner/Shell Lake Rail Paula Peikert (#13) makes a kick in a May 15 loss to New Richmond. The Rails will host Osceola at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Baldwin-Woodville will play at the Spooner field at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

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SPOONER– The Spooner Rails boys golf team had another active week.

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The weather was frightful at the Spooner track and field meet on May 14, and while it was not snowing, it was plenty wet as the Rails hosted Hayward, Ladysmith, and Northwestern in a driving rain. The Rail boys and girls competed in the Heart O’ North Conference Meet at Northwestern on Tuesd…

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To prevent deaths and injuries, Spooner Police Department along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will intensify our safety belt enforcement efforts during the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 18 to 31.

Alan Hobart, 70, of Spooner died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at…

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Memorial Day heralds the start of grilling season. Perfect your fireside techniques and enhance outdoor dining by learning how to pair wine with grilled dishes.

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At the Mall of America this past weekend, Capture Minnesota unveiled photographs that will be published in its upcoming book, “Capture Minnesota Volume IV.” And among them were two photographs taken by Spooner photographer Kathryn DesForge.

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In this composite photo, Frank Glaser vaults over the bar. Glaser was a three-time All-American in the pole vault during his time at Marquette University. He also played basketball and ran track, but pole vaulting was his specialty.

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Last week, the Spooner High School dedicated its metal working lab to Larry and Dawn White. Larry is a 1959 graduate of Spooner High School. He has made many donations to the Spooner tech-ed program as a way of giving back to the good start he got at Spooner.

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When I open each week’s “Spooner Advocate” and see the soldier’s picture on the cover of the “Washburn County at War” hardcover book that is being offered for sale, it reminds me of how much we owe the men and women who fight for our freedoms.