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Luann Bilodeau, 52, of Birchwood died on Saturday, May 2, when the motorcycle she was riding was hit by a truck.

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National Day of Prayer, which is on Thursday, May 7, this year, will be celebrated locally with observances at 7 a.m. at Cornerstone Church; noon at Spooner City Hall and Shell Lake City Hall; and 7 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church.


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SPOONER–  The 2015 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Charity Football Game benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will take place on Saturday, July 18,  at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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TREGO– Whitetails Unlimited will host its popular “Sportsmen’s Night Out” at the Prime Bar & Family Dining in Trego on Thursday, May 7.

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Spooner Rail junior Hannah Ford makes a nice kick against the visiting Amery Warriors during a Middle Border Conference game on April 23. The Rails put in a good effort but fell 7-3 to the Warriors. Previously, on April 16, the Rails hosted Barron and suffered a 5-1 loss.

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 There’s a wide world of wine out there to discover. If you find yourself reaching for the same few varietals time and again, consider expanding your range with Port, which is versatile in itself.


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In the above image, students dance around the Maypole at the May Fete on Bascom Hill around 1917. For many years, the school year concluded with the May Fete, an elaborate program of singing, dancing, and celebrating outdoors.

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Milton spoke strongly to his family. “We will not stop for anything except another equipment breakdown!”