The state’s highest court heard oral arguments in a case Thursday, Feb. 14, that could dete… Read more
SAWYER COUNTY– A three-month investigation into the traffickin… Read more
WASHBURN COUNTY– On behalf of the Washburn County Board of Sup… Read more
Jayme Closs and her family say they’re grateful for the tens o… Read more
BARRON– At the 2019 WIAA Regional held in Barron on Saturday, … Read more
SHELL LAKE– Brandon L. Scherz, 32, of Spooner was sentenced on February 6 to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision for the third-degree sexual assault of a woman in August 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the FBI, and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division – all members of the …
MILWAUKEE– A Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, on the city's south side while executing a warrant, according to officials. This was the third time in eight months a Milwaukee officer was killed in the line of duty.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on February 9, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States.
SHELL LAKE– Planning for the Washburn County Relay for Life Block Party is in the works, according to Steve Clay, longtime Washburn County chair of the relay.
Defying the 8-plus inches of snow that had fallen that day, three robins – quite possibly four of them – briefly took cover in the pines outside the Spooner Advocate office on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
“The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff
When the snow and cold weather arrive and schools, institutions, and services close because of it, I always snicker, recalling a line my dad has delivered for decades to his kids, then his grandkids, and now his great-grandkids about his school days: “I used to walk two miles to school every…
I am writing to clarify a couple of things about Medicare for All. A lot has been said about this lately in the news, and it will be endlessly debated up to November 2020. The insurance industry, providers, equipment makers, and Big Pharma have bound together to strenuously prevent Medicare …
The human brain, fascinating as it is, is actually three brains. At its core is a pea-sized, reptilian-like brain, small but with a huge responsibility – ensuring survival of life itself. It has relatively simple, easily manipulated behaviors associated with it. Lizards, turtles, amphibians,…
Just a note to let everyone know how fortunate we are here in Wisconsin for the city and county employees of Spooner and surrounding areas and all the road crews.