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Spooner-Trego Lions Club president Tony Scalzo presents a $1,500 check to Sue Adams, director of the Washburn County Food Pantry. The food pantry is serving more families in these challenging economic times, now more than 350 per month. Financial donations and volunteers to help out on servi…


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On the weekend of March 20-22 Northwest Icemen seniors Matt Slaminski (at left) and Jacob Cox were selected to participate in the seniors hockey tournament in Waupun. Their team, Region 1, won the championship 5-4 in overtime. Both skaters had a great tournament, and the victory was an excel…

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SPOONER– The Spooner Cardinals will host the Spooner Youth Baseball Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the City Park Fields. The Spooner Middle School has been reserved for backup in case of inclement weather.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to increase the number of walleye that sportsmen can take in lakes in the ceded territories.

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William O. Cauley, 30, of Spooner, who previously had volunteered as a youth soccer coach for one season in Washburn County, was charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography on March 16, after an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigatio…

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Washburn County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,500 calls per minute. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability f…


Loretta Peterson, 86, of Stevens Point and formerly of Springb…

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 Boosting your home’s curb appeal can help it stand out. Whether your goal is to personalize the exterior for your own enjoyment or you have plans to sell and want to improve resale value, there is great worth in this pursuit.


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Today, America can regain the sense of pride that existed before Vietnam. These events, tragic as they are, portend neither the end of the world nor of America’s leadership in the world.” These words are quoted from former United States President Gerald Ford in April of 1975, regarding the V…

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Schools under attack