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SPOONER– A meet and greet will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tue… Read more

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RICE LAKE– Nationally known author and radio show host Michael… Read more

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Washburn County Emergency Management has announced that the to… Read more

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As Wisconsin transitions into autumn, some experts say this ye… Read more

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SHELL LAKE– The Shell Lake Lakers hosted the Webster Tigers in… Read more

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SPOONER– One of the Heart O’ North Conference’s top rivalries … Read more

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Summer is winding down and soon lakeshore owners will be pulli… Read more

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CUMBERLAND– Three-time Iditarod finisher and Cumberland native… Read more

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GREEN BAY– Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced that Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Human Trafficking Bureau agents, with the aid of local and federal law enforcement, have arrested 25 individuals in stings to arrest sex traffickers, “jo…

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MADISON– Karl L. McKenzie Sr., 47, of Anoka, Minn., was sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 13, by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 156 months in federal prison for distributing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Roger LeRoy Love, 60, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017,…

Debora Lynn Harrold passed away at home with her family at her…

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The Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association (WCLRA) elected the following officers at their September 15 board meeting: President Phil Sylla, Trego; Vice President Dave Vold, Spooner; Secretary Pat Shifferd, Trego; and Treasurer Kevin Campbell, Sarona.

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Hello, music lovers. It will be fall this weekend but the music is still going on. Here’s what I know right now.

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RICE LAKE– During the one-day Wizarding Academy – Marauder Map Mystery Day, Harry Potter fans (apprenticing wizards) in grades 4 through 9, will be sorted into Houses, play muggle Quidditch, test their Harry Potter knowledge with trivia and quizzes, receive OWL post from favorite Harry Potte…

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This year we have seen nearly twice as many people walking killed by people driving as the year before, 42 as of September 5. As a Share & Be Aware Ambassador I am working to reduce this number in the future and educate communities about how they can help.

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In defense of letter to the editor writer Sandy Bjurman, I’ve met Sandy and find her to be a likeable, compassionate person (pro-life). So when she writes an article in this section calling for an end of hating and gets criticized for it by her detractors, that’s foolishness. I’m not going t…

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Two weeks ago in her response to me calling out in a letter to the editor Black Lives Matter for burning and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, letter-to-the-editor writer Susan Hansen said that I was racist. That shows me that Mrs. Hansen is OK with any left-wing group like Black…

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This week marks a personal landmark for me. I will have been at the “Spooner Advocate” for 40 years. How in the world did that happen? I just blinked and 40 years raced past in a blur.

It's that time

Patience!

Sunflowers!

Woodpeckers