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A fire possibly caused by a lightning strike destroyed a large shed at Statewide Surfacing at W294 Highway 63 11 miles south of Hayward shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. No one was injured in the incident. It was reported that there may be explosive items in the building.

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Emerging just a few miles east of Hwy. 53 on Cty. Hwy. B, where waves of farmland stretch for miles in all directions, is a family-owned farm ingrained in tradition and brewing up something new. The Perlick Distillery officially opened its doors in early May with a homegrown and homemade spi…

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MINONG– An 18-hole golf fun day was held on July 14 by the Black Bear Senior Men’s League.

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DANBURY– The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous will be held July 25-27 at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park between Webster and Danbury along the banks of the Yellow River.

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It seems Wisconsin’s two U.S. senators don't agree on the best way to protect military recruiting centers from terrorist attacks like the one in Tennessee last week: This week, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin introduced competing bills to prevent such attacks.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College held its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, for the graduating class of 2015. More than 700 students were honored in commencement ceremonies across the four WITC campuses in Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior. Students earned completio…

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Spooner Health System (SHS) has welcomed Dr. David Hesse, podiatrist and board-certified foot surgeon, to the Spooner community.

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Washburn County Area Humane Society’s “Sales for Tails” will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 31 to August 1. All profit from the sale will go toward maintaining and operating the Humane Society’s Animal Shelter.

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Indianhead Community Action Agency (ICAA) has announced that Washburn County individuals experiencing homelessness will be counted during the statewide Point-In-Time Homeless Count conducted during the evening of July 29.

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For many of us the coming of the Washburn County Fair each summer ignites memories of childhood and good times past. Drift back with me to about 1970 in the town of Scott. In those days a pretty large group of kids around the same age lived near A&H.

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It used to be said that Spooner had “13 taverns, 13 churches, and 13 gas stations.” I am not sure what decade that actually referred to, but I need your help to see if the saying ever was true. Let’s try to limit it to the years from the 1940s through the 1970s.

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(NOTE– The Washburn County Fair will open this week. In 1972, “Spooner Advocate” publisher Bill Stewart penned this account of the fair experience that still holds so true even today.)