MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly passed the state budget with no Democratic support on Tuesday, sending the $81 billion two-year spending plan on to the state Senate which was scheduled to give it final approval on Wednesday. Read more
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's frac sand industry is grappling with several idled mines as the sector faces increased competition in Texas and Oklahoma.
“What I want you to come away with tonight is that each of you have the ability to respond and defend yourselves in the case of an emergency,” Dean Merlak told a classroom of people gathered on Northcentral Technical College's Phillips campus.
Although the iconic steam stack isn’t running and many Flambeau River Papers workers have found themselves in the unemployment line over the last week, there is yet a cautious optimism that the Park Falls paper mill will reopen.
The final event of the Czech Slovak Festival June 15 was the crowning of the 2019-20 Miss Czech-Slovak Wisconsin Queen, Megan Klaver of Phillips. The Princess is Kayleigh Denriter-Kowalewski. The new queen will represent Wisconsin at the nationals in Wilber, Neb., in August 2020. Klaver comp…
The Spirit of America 5K Fun Run/Walk 2019 which is now in its 17th year, is sponsored by the Health Alliance of Price County and is a part of the 4th of July festivities in Phillips. This year’s event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 at the Phillips VFW Hall.
Local officials are bracing for thousands of members of a national peace group that are descending upon the area for their annual gathering.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region have agreed to cooperate on enforcing invasive species laws.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans have rewritten Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' state budget in the past few weeks, pushing it through the Joint Finance Committee they control last week to set up floor votes in the full Legislature.
The Flambeau Hospital Auxiliary will open the doors to their new thrift store location at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, located in the former Sears building at 125 2nd Ave. North in downtown Park Falls.
Visitors to the Prentice Travel Center may notice a new business located in the space formerly occupied by the Prentice Family Restaurant. The Crossing Point Cafe, owned by Jessie Gillett and fiance Jim McKittrick, started serving customers on June 5, only a handful of days after the Prentic…
The school districts of Chequamegon, Phillips, and Prentice will again be participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program in 2019.
The Catawba-Kennan Lions Club members will host the annual Lumberman's Day events June 8. Events go from 8 a.m. through the evening hours at the Catawba Village Park.
Chequamegon School District Administrator Mark Weddig told the school board last week he believes it is in the district’s best interest to consider the pressing need for daycare services.
The Fifield Fire Fabulous Flambeau Float will send kayaks and canoes down a section of the Flambeau River South Fork at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8. Participants will end their journey at Movrich Park in Fifield, where a pig roast and all the trimmings will be waiting in an effort to raise money…
An initiative to help abate childhood hunger in the Park Falls area began Tuesday, June 4. Children age 18 and under who are still enrolled as students can pick up a backpack of food at the Park Falls Public Library between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout th…
Phillips’ citizens and various organizations are coming together to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Phillips fire which tore through the town, took 13 lives, and left countless residents homeless and businesses destroyed.
Retired Barron teacher and railroad enthusiast Arlyn Colby has released his fifth book, each detailing a different abandoned railroad line.
Nominations for the roles of Prentice school board members started off the regular meeting, held May 21. Randy Erickson was nominated as school board president, Dennis Hartman as vice president, Darrell Pierson as clerk, Lonnie Carlson as treasurer, and Helen Palmquist as the CESA representative.