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Spooner-Trego Lions Club president Tony Scalzo presents a $1,500 check to Sue Adams, director of the Washburn County Food Pantry. The food pantry is serving more families in these challenging economic times, now more than 350 per month. Financial donations and volunteers to help out on servi…


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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to increase the number of walleye that sportsmen can take in lakes in the ceded territories.

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Over the weekend of March 28, vandals threw a brick through the rear window of a minivan parked along the 400 block of Oak Street in Spooner, according to the Spooner Police Department (SPD). No one was injured during the incident.

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William O. Cauley, 30, of Spooner, who previously had volunteered as a youth soccer coach for one season in Washburn County, was charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography on March 16, after an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigatio…

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Washburn County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,500 calls per minute. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability f…


Loretta Peterson, 86, of Stevens Point and formerly of Springb…

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 Do you know what ingredients are in the cleaning products you buy? Probably not, as there are no federal governmental regulations requiring companies to disclose their contents. But harsh chemicals can take their toll on the indoor air quality of your home, are harmful to the environment an…


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Schools under attack

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I have not been attending Spooner School Board meetings, and despite misinformation circulating as to why, the real reason I have not been attending any meetings at all over the last few months is because I was completely sidelined by a severe knee injury that required surgery.