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“Come look at the beautiful garden I planted,” I tell 25 first-graders on a sunny morning. Pointing at oversized photos of tomato, pumpkin, strawberry, and milkweed flowers on the ground, I continue. “All of my flowers need to be pollinated in order for my garden to grow the food I want to e…

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LA CROSSE– At the WIAA Division 3 State Track and Field Meet held May 31-June 1, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse, the Shell Lake Laker teams ran well.

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SPOONER– A nice baseball season for the Spooner Rails, including a Heart O’ North Conference championship, came to an end on May 29 as Spooner fell 6-4 to Cumberland in the WIAA Division 3 final.

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SPOONER– After a two-week hibernation due to the weather, Spooner was back in action against the Hudson River Rats of the St. Croix Valley League.

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SPOONER– In the opening round of the WIAA Division 3 Regional playoffs, the Spooner Rails softball team hosted Colfax, earning a hard fought 2-1 victory.

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Northwood Evegreens base runner Julia Tiller raises a cloud of dust as she safely slides into home plate in a game against Spooner on Friday, May 17. The non-conference game was made up from a contest snowed out earlier in the season, and Spooner took a 15-2 win.

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After you notice one, you start seeing them everywhere. As I hiked toward the Juniper Rock Overlook on the North Country Trail, a chilly breeze gusted out of the sunny blue sky.

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Glimpses of sunshine were hard to find over the past few days. So low and heavy were the damp, gray clouds that I worried they might crush my soul. We’ve had a few nice days, though, and a week ago I was biking 30-40 miles per day on dryer, warmer roads. On those days, despite gray clouds, f…

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The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens and Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation will host the following pair of events, with each beginning at the FNBWA cabin, 33174 Gomulak Fire Ln., Minong; corner of St. Croix Trail and Gomulak Fire Lane.

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A big truck rumbled by as I squeezed the brake levers and guided my bike onto the shoulder. The wonderfully warm, sunny afternoon had lured me out on an adventure, and my first stop was this small, roadside wetland. With a southwest exposure, this marsh thaws a day or two sooner than the one…

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MADISON– Following the state’s first elk hunting season in history, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced preparations for another hunt this fall.

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Boat motors will vibrate with a quiet rumble in the low light of dawn on Saturday morning, May 4, as the Wisconsin inland fishing season arrives.