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A September 1 public hearing on Birchwood Municipal Water Utility’s requested rate increase has been rescheduled to October 20 to allow the Wisconsin Public Service Commission more time to review it, according to a PSC spokesperson.

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Lakeland Family Resource Center will host its annual fundraiser, nine-mile and 5K run/walk Lake Run, in partnership with Shell Lake’s Town & Country Days at at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The race will start and finish at Vitality Village, 260 Industrial Dr. Nine-mile Lakers will start …

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Brian Niemann, president and owner of Wealth Management Group in Cumberland, will facilitate a four-session Financial Fitness Series at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Participants can sign up for one, two, three, or all four of the sessions.

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AUGUST 27, 2015 – Wisconsin continued to receive some additional rainfall in the last week, especially in the north, which has kept northern river systems in good late summer paddling conditions. The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway is running at about normal seasonal levels with plenty of san…

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The fall Spooner Hunter Education class will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Spooner High School. Students should preferably be 12 years old or older, or turn 12 in this calendar year. Younger students who may take part in a mentored hunt this fall are also welcome to take the class.

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Spooner Knights of Columbus Council 5397 recently donated $200 to the Spooner Police Department to help fund the new K-9 program. Knights of Columbus Financial Secretary Bill Collins (center) presented the check to Police Chief Jerry Christman (left) and Captain Steve Pank.

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A new type of crime is rapidly growing throughout the country, holding victims for ransom in people’s own homes and workplaces without ever stepping foot in the building.

Ruby Spelbring, 96, died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Maple Ri…

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5,…

Gary Degeest, 46, of Minong died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, …

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Take a day to enjoy a fun summer picnic! Whether you plan one for the whole neighborhood, or a quiet day for two, you’ll need to bring a basket full of delicious foods. When you’re sharing various dishes with family and friends, whether you’re at home or away, you’ll be sure to make everyone…

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There’s no reason that learning should stop once the bell rings. When concepts are reinforced at home, not only do children learn faster, they are better prepared to excel in school.

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The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

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At this time illegal immigration is a hot topic. We have watched news stories about illegal aliens murdering American citizens. Former governor Rick Perry alleged that illegal aliens committed more than 600,000 crimes against Texans over six years. That is just in Texas.

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I have been thinking about the dumb decision made by Spooner High School to fire Andrew Melton from the head coaching spot on the wrestling team. It literally blows my mind. Coach Melton helped and cared for every wrestler that walked through the doors and was on his team (family).

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With the weather taking unusual twists and turns it would seem that climate change is not a perception but a definite reality that needs immediate attention. The same could be said for education. The president has laid out and put forward some ideas of his own – expanding access to early-chi…