By Birchwood School
The Washburn County Board held it monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 19, with main discussions towards changes in the county’s professional services, a new pilot program for off-site working conditions, and some local construction and wildlife concerns.
Tiger Cub Scouts on their media "go-see-it" recently visited the “Spooner Advocate” office. They are Obidiah, Corbin J, Aden, Gabriel, and Simon.
MAPLE– The Spooner Rail boys and girls traveled to Northwestern High School on Tuesday, May 19, for the 2015 Heart O’ North Conference Track & Field Meet. The Spooner girls finished fifth, and the boys were a strong second.
Scott Larson celebrates his second consecutive World Championship of Chinese Pool with the traditional beer drink from the China Cup. Larson won The China Cup pool tournament at Big Dick’s Buckhorn on Saturday, May 16.
SPOONER– The Spooner Rail girls hosted the Bloomer Blackhawks in Heart O’ North Conference play on May 19 and lost 11-1.
What do you know about the FBI? Really know? Every crime movie and TV show will spin its own riveting tale of high-strung secret agents in dark sunglasses who greet any and all questions with a stiff, “It's classified.” In real life, the people who work at the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Inve…
While corrections officials predict that an increase in prisoners over the next two years will cost the state just under $5 million, prison reform advocates say that money could be saved by releasing inmates eligible for parole.
To prevent deaths and injuries, Spooner Police Department along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will intensify our safety belt enforcement efforts during the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 18 to 31.
HYPOTHETICAL: The U.S. presidential elections are held in November 2016. No one can announce his/her candidacy until January 1, 2016. Primaries are held in every state on the same day in April 2016, determining the two leading candidates. National conventions follow closely afterward. Campaign spending is strictly limited. Your opinion?
There’s an endless stream of advice out there for brides-to-be -- from insights into gown trends to leads on finding the best photographer. But grooms, who are more involved than ever these days in the wedding planning process, may have their own set of worries. Being prepared can keep the p…
Five generations got together for a family photo. In back (left to right) are Teresa Anderson, Dolores Lane, Cindy Anderson and Jessica Leonard. In front (left to right) are Aly and Brynae Kahlhamer. The event bringing them together was Aly’s 1st Communion.
Two businesses, one building. Two places to eat – one for breakfast and lunch, one specializing in delicious dinners. Welcome to Thru the Woods Cafe/Greener’s in Shell Lake, a unique partnership that seems to be working and benefiting both the businesses and the hungry customers.
I was a junior in high school when the first calculators came out, and they did little more than add, subtract, multiply, and divide. By the time I graduated from college, Hewlett Packard had advanced calculator technology a lot. The testing center at the university I was attending was given…
There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing.
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