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The public is invited to attend the ninth annual Blue Moon Art Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, Labor Day weekend. Artists will be at their studios along Blue Moon Road in the Cable/Drummond area. The participating artists are: Sara Balbin of Dragonfly Studio, m…

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SPOONER– In cooperation with local businesses, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun hunting seasons. Anyone who harvests an adult deer within a 10-mile radius of Shell Lake is as…

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AUGUST 27, 2015 – Wisconsin continued to receive some additional rainfall in the last week, especially in the north, which has kept northern river systems in good late summer paddling conditions. The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway is running at about normal seasonal levels with plenty of san…

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The fall Spooner Hunter Education class will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Spooner High School. Students should preferably be 12 years old or older, or turn 12 in this calendar year. Younger students who may take part in a mentored hunt this fall are also welcome to take the class.

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Speeding, driving the wrong way, driving while intoxicated, narcotics, boating while intoxicated, and fishing, watercraft, and ATV infractions were among the cases processed recently in Washburn County Circuit Court. The report can be read in the August 27, 2015, issue of the "Spooner Advocate."

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Wisconsin's Vital Records Services office has issued a new birth certificate for the daughter of a same-sex couple. The new document with both mothers' names on it was issued after the couple filed a lawsuit demanding the change.

Ruby Spelbring, 96, died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Maple Ri…

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5,…

Gary Degeest, 46, of Minong died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, …

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Take a day to enjoy a fun summer picnic! Whether you plan one for the whole neighborhood, or a quiet day for two, you’ll need to bring a basket full of delicious foods. When you’re sharing various dishes with family and friends, whether you’re at home or away, you’ll be sure to make everyone…

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There’s no reason that learning should stop once the bell rings. When concepts are reinforced at home, not only do children learn faster, they are better prepared to excel in school.

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At this time illegal immigration is a hot topic. We have watched news stories about illegal aliens murdering American citizens. Former governor Rick Perry alleged that illegal aliens committed more than 600,000 crimes against Texans over six years. That is just in Texas.

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I have been thinking about the dumb decision made by Spooner High School to fire Andrew Melton from the head coaching spot on the wrestling team. It literally blows my mind. Coach Melton helped and cared for every wrestler that walked through the doors and was on his team (family).

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With the weather taking unusual twists and turns it would seem that climate change is not a perception but a definite reality that needs immediate attention. The same could be said for education. The president has laid out and put forward some ideas of his own – expanding access to early-chi…

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Since I have been attending Spooner school board meetings I seldom, if ever, have heard the board mention the words “students” or “children”! I think they have lost sight of the fact that this institution we create and call “school” is for our kids!