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Ruffi, Tigers grind out win over Ashland
The Oredockers, who trailed 21-20 at intermission, had the opening possession of the second half and had the ball in Northwestern territory. But Northwestern’s Keegan Plasch intercepted a Jordan Brennan pass and returned it all the way to the Ashland 3-yard line. Following a motion penalty on the Ti
Ashland County turnout about double normal
Ashland County voters turned out in remarkable numbers this week to weigh in on the county’s $1 million spending referendum.An extraordinary 42 percent of registered voters cast ballots Tuesday – during an election that saw the highest turnout since 2002.Ashland County Clerk Heather Schutte said fin
What's next after referendum?
When I started in this business, reporters would all gather at the county courthouse on Election Day and wrestle for the dot-matrix printouts of vote totals as they came in.There was no Internet and cellphones were only for those living in the rarest of air, so we sent runners back to the office wit
Two recognized for aiding police in busts
That moment, when he pulled aside the blinds and came face-to-face with a burglar who had terrorized the city for months, set into course a chain of events that ended with the burglar behind bars and Kontny winning recognition from the Ashland Police Department and City Council.
Sewage then, sewage now
It was August of 1979 and the proposed $1.5 billion bailout of Chrysler Corp. was on the front page of every newspaper in the country – this paper included.Lee Iacocca eventually persuaded Congress to lend his company the money, and went on to persuade hundreds of thousands of us to buy K-Cars – tru
Jackie’s Field playground gets modern-mom update
WASHBURN – A two-year effort spearheaded by a grassroots group of local moms has transformed a neighborhood park into a modern play space for kids.Jackie’s Field playground on the corner of Third Street and Third Avenue on the east side of Washburn previously featured just a few pieces of climbing e
Local turnout about double normal rate
Ashland County voters turned out in remarkable numbers this week to weigh in on the county's $1 million spending referendum.An extraordinary 42 percent of registered voters cast ballots Tuesday – during an election that saw the highest turnout since 2002.Ashland County Clerk Heather Schutte said fin
Back 2 School Giveaway gives back to community
Back-to-school time can bring both excitement and dread to kids – and to parents who have to pay for the often-pricey trip to buy all the clothes and supplies necessary for another year of learning.In an effort to ease that burden, Thrivent Financial and Sole Purpose have joined forces to host a Bac
Jackie's Field gets modern-mom update
WASHBURN – A two-year effort spearheaded by a grassroots group of local moms has transformed a neighborhood park into a modern play space for kids.Jackie's Field playground on the corner of Third Street and Third Avenue on the east side of Washburn previously featured just a few pieces of climbing e
Ashland, Bayfield counties declared disasters
Six counties in northern Wisconsin have received a federal disaster declaration after flooding in June caused roughly $13 million in damages to public infrastructure.Gov. Scott Walker announced that Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties received a federal disaster declaration.
Defendant takes stand in Gogebic child abuse case
Bessemer- Matthew James LaPlant, 37, ofBessemer, took the stand Thursday to defend himself during his child abuse trial inGogebic CountyCircuit Court.
End of an era? Oredockers battle Tigers
The Ashland Oredockers and Northwestern Tigers have been football rivals for a long time. But following tonight’s traditional season-opener, there will be at least a one-year hiatus in the Highway 2 rivalry.So look for both teams to come out firing when they meet on the turf in Maple for a 7 p.m. ki
Meet the Woman Behind Ashland's Colorful Downtown - Fox21Online
ASHLAND, Wis.- Over the course of 20 years Ashland, has transformed into an outdoor art gallery and the year 2018 has been named the year of women, let us paint the picture of the woman, keeping history colorful for many years to come.
Trump's reckless rhetoric about press must end
Earlier this month the Ashland Daily Press sponsored a community forum with the local League of Women Voters that allowed residents to question county officials about the $1 million referendum on this week’s ballot.That same week, we published a story about how the city of Ashland had dumped 75 mill
Prosecution claims dog cage used as punishment in child abuse case
Matthew James LaPlant, 31, is charged with one count of first degree child abuse, two counts of second degree child abuse and one count of unlawful imprisonment. All four counts are felonies, with first degree child abuse carrying a potential maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
Suspect held on $100,000 bond in Cadotte homicide
An Odanah man is being held in the Ashland County jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond on first-degree intentional homicide charges in the death of Shane A. Cadotte, also of Odanah.Brian M. Nelis, 40, 48715 Birch Hill Road, was arrested without incident Friday and had a bail hearing the same day.He
Labor. love lead family to fair
It’s a sweltering-hot August afternoon, and sweat is dripping down the nose of 13-year-old Matthew Nortunen and onto the coat of his cow as he brushes dried manure from her hind end with a curry comb.He’ll spend a couple of hours working with the cow today, as the summer humidity, manure and flies –
Two killers sentenced to life without parole
According to the criminal complaint, the five suspects and the victim were riding around in a van, and at one point, everyone got out and started to beat Valliere up.
Charges filed in Ashland County homicide
Homicide charges were filed Wednesday against two men who are accused of killing an Odanah, Wis., man last fall.
Off-duty deputy saves man from near drowning incident
The two men then took off in the man’s direction where they discovered he was clinging to a jet ski that was quickly taking on water and ready to sink. Elias and Erickson were able to attach a rope to the jet ski and bring it, and the man, to shore safely.