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All through high school Northwood students Shane Goettl, Elise Burns, and Samantha “Sam” Linden were the top students, their own motivation and friendly competition keeping them jockeying for the top position. Though they think they know the order, as this article went to press naming the va…

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The Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Board (WCLRA) toured the Gov. Thompson Hatchery in Spooner, Friday, May 15. Fisheries technician Amos Meltin, netted fish fry as he explained how the hatchery collects, rears and releases fish back to Wisconsin waters. Watching are Jean Brown, and WCLRA b…

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The recent Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Rice Lake Police Academy graduates are now certifiable for a period of three years as basic law enforcement officers able to be hired by law enforcement agencies of municipal, county, or state government levels. The graduates are (front row, …

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Banners for the 62nd Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo went up in Spooner on Saturday, May 16. Bruce Bosch and Dick Fankhauser placed this banner on Nick’s Family Restaurant. The Spooner Rodeo will ride into town on July 9-12 with action and family fun. Rodeo fans also can enjoy the huge Spoo…

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Spooner youth volleyball seventh-grade cardinal team gathered for a group photo. The team is coached by Erica Gyorfi, Leah Leinweber, high school coach Carson Johannes, and high school coach Kayla Ferguson.

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Former Spooner Rails (from left) Sam Holden and Kyle Gauger (2011 graduates) just finished their baseball collegiate career. They played together through T-ball, Little League, Babe Ruth, Blooming Valley, High School (went to State), Legion baseball, and onto Superior where they played the l…

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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.

Alan Hobart, 70, of Spooner died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at…

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Hosting warm weather gatherings is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family in summer. Reduce stress by following these four simple tips for a great summer soiree that both you and your guests will enjoy.

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On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades to thank our service members and their …

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Memorial Day heralds the start of grilling season. Perfect your fireside techniques and enhance outdoor dining by learning how to pair wine with grilled dishes.

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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…

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Last week, the Spooner High School dedicated its metal working lab to Larry and Dawn White. Larry is a 1959 graduate of Spooner High School. He has made many donations to the Spooner tech-ed program as a way of giving back to the good start he got at Spooner.