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Bob Ramsdell [1911-1981] gave Sharon Tarr his part of the list at one of the Spooner history meetings held at her house between 1976 and 1981. Her information starts with Rose Berg in 1980. Ramsdell did his part by doing a lot of digging, contacting Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to find what old records could tell him. Read more

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SPOONER– The Spooner Agriculture Research Station Teaching and Display Garden will host visitors for a workshop on cut flower gardens and arrangements on Thursday, Aug. 29, starting at 6 p.m. 

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SHELL LAKE– Fresh from their European tour, Pert Near Sandstone, one of the country’s most popular jam grass bands, will perform at The Potter’s Shed for the family-friendly “Music at the Shed” Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 24.

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BARRON– Attendees at the Blue Hills Genealogical Society’s August 12 meeting can learn about the past, present, and future of the Pioneer Village Museum.

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After the Civil War, railroads, towns and cities were in a boom, and men that had once been fighting for the army were looking for work. Many headed West but many also headed North to the Big Woods and the lumberjack camps. Some were farm boys who worked the winter months in the pinery, cutt…

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The University of Wisconsin Extension, Spooner Agriculture Research Station, and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers will host their annual Twilight Garden Tour on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. It is one of the region’s premier summer gardening events, and it will feature UW spe…

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MINONG– A babysitting training will be held for youths at least 11 years old from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Monday through Thursday, Aug. 12-15, at Jack Link's Aquatic & Activity Center.

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RICE LAKE– The Red Cedar Symphony will host Grammy Award nominee Peter Phippen performing his original composition “Lullaby” on Native American flute at the symphony’s annual Concert in the Park at 7 p.m. on August 6 in Veteran’s Memorial Park, 20 East Stout St., Rice Lake. 

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SPOONER– Author Jeff Nania, a Wisconsin native, will sign his new book, “Figure Eight: A Northern Lakes Mystery,” during the Jack Pine Savage Days Sidewalk Sale on Friday, Aug. 2, starting at 9 a.m., at Northwind Book & Fiber.

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SHELL LAKE– A car wash will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Shell Lake Boat Landing Parking Lot to raise money for the Veterans Hall/Building at 408 1st St.

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Sponsored by the Stone Lake Lions Club, Ave Generosa will present the area’s first Master Chorale with its inaugural season, with concerts in four locations on Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28. The concert will bring together master-level choral repertoire delivered by classically trained voc…

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BIRCHWOOD– The Birchwood Community Theater serves up a heaping helping of fun at, “Seussical TYA,” which will be performed at Birchwood School on Friday through Sunday, July 26-28.