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On Cue: Top pool players visit Ashland
Pool is often overlooked in the headlines of the sports landscape, but varieties of the game remain popular across the globe, as well as right here in our neck of the woods.The past several years especially have given rise to a number of pool tournaments in the area, and perhaps none is bigger than
Sex offender released in Ashland
A 52-year-old Ashland man convicted in 2015 of attempted sexual assault of a child and other crimes is being released and returned to the community.Robert Brannon originally was charged with 11 felonies and one misdemeanor, but was convicted of the attempted sexual assault, soliciting a child for pr
Timber Wolf Awareness Week activities offered
The Timber Wolf Alliance, based at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, will present several activities during Wolf Awareness Week Oct. 21-27.The week will kick off with an award-winning film, “Wolves of the Southwest,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Considered exti
Spartans pull off upset of Ashland
After a defensive battle in a scoreless first quarter, Sparta put together a 68-yard drive, with quarterback Cole Wisniewski going the final seven yards to give the Spartans a 6-0 lead with 10:52 remaining in the first half.
What will happen to Ashland's Sears store?
This week's announcement that corporate behemoth Sears Holdings is declaring bankruptcy sent shockwaves through the retail world — including in places like Ashland with its Sears Hometown store.What does bankruptcy mean to the local Sears and owners Andy and Liz Lajcak? They explain in a story to be
Snowplows respond to Saturday's snow
For the year, precipitation has totaled 39.34 inches, compared to the average of 28.84 inches. The record through Oct. 20 was 46.1 inches in 2013, according to the National Weather Service office in Marquette.
Ashland playoff game will be played at Ponzio Stadium
According to the WIAA website, Ashland’s home playoff football game Friday night will be played at Ponzio Stadium on the campus of Northland College.The Oredockers will host the Sparta Spartans in a Division 3, Level 1 game that kicks off at 7 p.m.
THIS MONEY WAS BLOWN (UP)!
Mark Drolson of Celebrations, Inc. accepts a grant from Ashland Foundation, Inc. Treasurer Betty Yankee and President Charlie Singler.
The Boundary Waters celebrates 40-year milestone
MADISON —An American treasure, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, is celebrating a 40-year milestone. On Oct. 21, 1978, Congress passed the BWCA Wilderness Act eliminating logging and snowmobiling and restricting mining and motorboat use over nearly 1.1 million acres in northern Minnesota.A University
Book on coastal essays to launch in Ashland
For 40 years, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program has collaborated with state, local, and tribal governments, universities, and nonprofit organizations to preserve and protect the Great Lakes, and, since 2002, has promoted public awareness of issues affecting the lakes in its annual Wisconsin G
Police searching for tire-theft ring
Police across northern Wisconsin are investigating a rash of thefts from car dealerships in which criminals are stealing wheels and tires from new trucks and SUVs.Ashland is the latest community to be hit by wheel and tire thieves. Other communities have included Hayward, Rice Lake, Merrell, Neillsv
‘Suspicious’ interaction between child and 2 strangers prompts letter from school district
“It’s scary to know that the innocence of kids is kind of gone, they can’t go out freely in the community,” she said.
Ashland hosts Sparta in playoff opener
It’s been a generation since the Ashland football team last won a WIAA playoff game.The Oredockers feel it’s time for that to change.Ashland, the Great Northern Conference champions, earned the No. 2 seed for the WIAA Division 3 playoffs, and the Oredockers will host No. 7 seed Sparta in a Level 1 g
Watersmeet man set for sentencing for having meth delivered to him through the mail
James Cannella, 53 pleaded guilty October 9th to controlled substance, possession of meth. A count of delivery and manufacture of meth was dismissed.
Additional charges filed against man for aiding in murder of Lac du Flambeau man
HURLEY, Wis. (WLUC) -On Friday, October 5, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a criminal complaint in Iron County charging Evan Oungst from Woodruff with 14 felony counts each relating to the death of Wayne M. Valliere, Jr. Oungst, 27, was initially charged in February 2018 with Conspir
Tires, wheels stolen from 5 separate NW WI dealerships
Other communities hit have included Merrell, Neillsville, Hayward, Rice Lake and dealerships in St. Croix County.
Benefit to raise money for woman's MS treatment
The Sprague family is seen this summer in a relaxed moment. They include husband Gary Sprague (from left), daughter Taylor Sprague, son Christopher Sprague and Shelly Sprague. Absent is Shelly's stepdaughter, Beth Wallace.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY SHELLY SPRAGUE
Washburn invites community into school lunchrooms
Colton Stueber, Devin Hyde, Cohen Cabe, Bastiaan Veenendaal, and Arfee Edwards (in the background) crunch down on the Washburn School District Harvest of the Month for October.Photo by Greta Kochevar
Parents warned about strangers who approached student
Parents and students of the Ashland School District are being warned to exercise caution following an incident Friday in which two strangers approached a student and asked the boy several suspicious questions.The confrontation took place Friday after school had been let out for the day when children
Gov. Walker's 'Working Bus Tour' stops in Ashland
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Sunday that Wisconsin has moved beyond simply seeking more jobs and that the emphasis is now on workforce development to insure that the state has adequate workers to fill the job vacancies it already has and those that will develop in the future.Walker made the