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An Open House at Fellowship Hall at the Spooner Wesleyan Church was held in honor of (at left) Emma Hansen’s 99th birthday. Helping her celebrate the historic occasion was her daughter, Ellen Reiter, age 78, at right. Most of her children, many grandchildren, and a great many  great grandchi…

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During “Kids Are People Too” at the Washburn County Fair one of the challenging games was spinning a hula hoop in several different ways, including around the neck. The audience voted at the end, and Britney Clarke of Shell Lake was named champion.

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SPOONER– The 2015 Jack Pine Savage Days Savage Dash 5K Mud Run for ages 16-plus is coming fast. The big event will take place on Friday, Aug. 7. Registration will be between 1 and 4 p.m., with race time at 6 p.m. Dashers are encouraged to sign up now.

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SPOONER– Spooner Golf Club recorded its third hole in one of the year on Thursday July 23. Reid Lundell aced the 15th hole, which measures at 145 yards, with a pitching wedge.

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Spooner Golf Club recorded its fourth hole in one of the year on Saturday, July 25. Katie Stout aced the 4th hole, which measures at 148 yards, with an 8 iron.

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A Rice Lake man who during two-month crime spree robbed a Stone Lake bank in July 2014 was sentenced Friday, July 24, in federal court in Madison to 9.5 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $9,243.

Mabel Elaine Harmon (Salmonson) 99, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, a…

Eileen Broadfoot, 83, left this life on Wednesday, July 22, 20…

Clovis Harold Tripp, 94, of Birnamwood was taken from the pres…

Bernice Ryan, 93, of Woodville died on Saturday, July 25, 2015…

As the legend goes, Arlen Frank Halvorson was born on November…

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Although numerous craft shows are held throughout the area during the summer months, the second annual Birchwood Woodcrafters Show on Saturday, Aug. 8, is unique in that only crafters and artisans that work with wood will be exhibiting their creations.

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Social Security recently launched its new blog, Social Security Matters. This is our new location for engaging with you by answering questions and concerns in a more sharable and interactive way. This is where you’ll see the latest Social Security news, like added features to my Social Secur…

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Keeping alive the skills of generations past, Greta Pittman demonstrates how to work a spinning wheel as she spins wool into yarn at the 104th Washburn County Fair, which took place August 23-26.

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Concerns on Educator Effectiveness: Unfortunately, I believe there is misinformation surrounding the Educator Effectiveness (EE) timeline and implementation.

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For many of us the coming of the Washburn County Fair each summer ignites memories of childhood and good times past. Drift back with me to about 1970 in the town of Scott. In those days a pretty large group of kids around the same age lived near A&H.