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Three old warriors, three good men. World War II veterans (from left) Hank Root, Merle Root, and Bill Paulson did not let Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan get in their way 70 years ago, and during Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park in Spooner on Monday, May 25, the members of Th…

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The holiday weekend had tragic overtones for some drivers on Washburn County roads over the Memorial Day weekend. At least one accident with serious injuries occurred each day on Friday through Monday, including one with a fatality when a deer went through a windshield.

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HAYWARD– The Spooner Rail golf team recently traveled to Hayward to compete in the Heart O’ North Conference Golf Tournament.

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These five Spooner Rail volleyball players were named to the All-Academic Team by the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2014 season. They earned the award by being on varsity and maintaining a grade point average above 3.5 during the volleyball season. Pictured (from left) are…

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SPOONER– The 22nd annual Jack’s A Hack Golf & Business Social at Spooner Golf Club, sponsored by the Spooner Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, June 10.

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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.

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The Grand Casino Hinckley will host the Chmielewski 37th International Polka Festival May 29-31, dedicated to Florian Chmielewski who, at the age of 88, will be celebrating his 70th year playing the accordion. 

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Whether grilling for neighbors, hosting a dinner party or relaxing on your deck with a drink, you can make the experience more refreshing by pairing your favorite spirit with ginger beer.

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There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing.

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As many of us do each year, we gather this Memorial Day to recognize and honor those brave men and women who gave their lives in service to their nation. Nearly every generation of our nation has sacrificed many of its best and brightest – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsm…