Superior tuned up for the high school football playoffs while Rice Lake's long season ended as the Spartans defeated the Warriors 37-6 Friday night at Pug Lund Field.
Menomonie scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half for a 14-0 lead and went on to a 35-0 win over Rice Lake in Big Rivers football Friday night at cold and windy Pug Lund Field.
Hudson remained in the Big Rivers volleyball title race with a 3-0 sweep of Rice Lake on Thursday night in Rice Lake. With the loss, Rice Lake drops to 2-3 in the conference with one match remaining, at Menomonie (0-5) on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The scourge of chronic wasting disease, which has ravaged parts of southern Wisconsin for several years, has moved north, with hunters in northwestern Wisconsin this fall urged to turn in deer heads for CWD testing and with deer feeding and baiting now banned in some northwest counties.
Three outdoor organizations are joining together in order to celebrate the unique public lands in Northwest Wisconsin on the 26th annual National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28 near Solon Springs.
This year, CWD surveillance will occur throughout 18 counties in northern Wisconsin as part of a multi-year rotation across the state. Enhanced surveillance efforts will also occur around wild and captive positive detections and in counties with low sampling numbers in recent years.