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Trio seeks a Street Piano for Ashland
The brains behind “A Street Piano for Ashland” (from left) are Amy Vik, Michael Gordon Lee and Annemarie Pero at Otis Park, where they are hoping to be able to place the street piano.Sara M. Chase/Staff Photo
SHS 'unsafe situation' reviewed
SPOONER– At a community listening session held in the Spooner High School auditorium – a surprisingly lightly attended event – the public, the Spooner School Board, and the Spooner police listened to each other and exchanged ideas and opinions concerning the "unsafe situation" that took place at the
Drug Abuse Task Force taking three-pronged approach
Editor’s Note — This is the first of a weekly series examining the effects of methamphetamine and opioids and some of the Bay Area’s approaches in dealing with it.Throughout the Bay Area, as in the rest of America, the scourge of illicit drug use continues, and indeed continues to increase.In partic
Black bears in the woods
Earlier this week, a few black bear sightings were reported in these Red Cliff and Bayfield woods. Some family and friends encountered a mother and two cubs last Thursday, and since then more sightings have occurred. So far The Boys, our Long-Legged Labrador Lady Friend and I have been “bear free,”
LSI teachers express class size concerns to Ashland School Board
Staff retirement recognition, class size concern and policy discussion were some of the key points covered during the Ashland School Board’s monthly Board of Education meeting held on Monday evening.As a number of the district’s administrators were at out of town workshops and thus unable to attend
Three longtime Washburn teachers retire this year
WASHBURN – Graduation day can be bittersweet for students as well as teachers, especially if they are retiring from the Washburn School District, like Mrs. Kathleen Radtke, Mrs. Paula Eskola, and Mrs. Mary Skogen.On June 3 this trio, who've collectively served 100 years as educators and leaders of c
Baseball regionals set to begin
WIAA baseball regionals get underway tonight at various diamonds around the area.Ashland (Division 2) and Butternut/Mercer (Division 4) received top seeds and earned first-round byes and will be in action Tuesday. Other teams earning byes tonight are Hayward (Division 2); Phillips (Division 3) and C
Wiezorek perfect in 12-0 victory
“She’s been pitching well all season,” said Drummond coach Ben Swanson. “Not only is she getting better and better each time out, but her confidence is really building. Defensively we’re playing with a lot of confidence when Kaitlyn’s pitching.”
Hilltoppers quiet down Ashland's bats
DULUTH, Minn. — The Ashland bats came into Tuesday’s Lake Superior Conference baseball game with Duluth Marshall on fire.But the Hilltoppers quieted the bats down.Peter Hansen and Derrick Winn combined on a three-hitter, and the Hilltoppers defeated the Oredockers 4-1 at Wade Stadium.
Experience should pay off for Ashland
The Ashland golf team is a veteran group that has gotten a taste of postseason success. But the Oredockers are looking for more.The Oredockers will swing into WIAA postseason Tuesday when they compete at the Division 2 Mosinee Regional.The first four teams and top four individuals, who are not membe
Fire danger continues to increase
There’s some relief in the forecast, with the possibility of thunderstorms inIronwoodfrom Thursday through Saturday, when the high temperatures are expected to be in the mid-70s. Nearing the end of May,Ironwoodhas not had a major thunderstorm this spring.
Millers take first, second in 1600; Rice Lake sweeps team titles
The Rice Lake boys piled up 168 points for the title with Northwestern second with 101. Hayward took third with 99, followed by Grantsburg (83), Ashland (76), Ladysmith (53), Barron (48), Cumberland (31), Spooner (26) and Cameron (17).
Olson hired as ASD superintendent
The Ashland School Board has announced its decision to hire Erik Olson as the next Superintendent of the School District of Ashland.After reviewing 27 applications, doing a rigorous review of five finalists and an in-depth interview and thorough vetting of two finalist candidates, the Board offered
Familiar foes clash as Hurricanes host Ashland
Ashland coach Paige Herbst, whose bouncing baby boy Jamie David entered the world on Tuesday, likes the matchup.
Ironwood approves co-op football agreement
"After long discussion, I think we came up with an agreement which is fair to everyone," Superintendent Tim Kolesar said. "We want to provide the best program we can for our student athletes, and we have to have three voices with one common goal and mission. I think this agreement that we're looking
Hands only CPR is now an option
"CPR is just something that is really important, that you can do anywhere to help someone who collapses whether it's a family member, a friend, someone that you don't know is still someone else's friend or family member,” Karen Balyeat, a member of the schools nursing staff, told TV6 News. “You can
The Red Bull 400 Is a Painful Sprint Up a Ski Jump
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Study: Water at Wisconsin island has high plastic pollution
BAYFIELD, Wis. — A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution.The National Park Service, South Carolina's Clemson University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Progra
Meth summit comes to Ashland
It is now widespread public knowledge that there is a methamphetamine epidemic throughout the state of Wisconsin.From urban centers like Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay to small rural communities like Washburn, Bayfield and Ashland, Meth abuse has become a tragic if commonplace event.It has often
Regionals beckon for track squads
The Ashland track and field teams had an excellent indoor season before braving the cold of the outdoor season.Things heat up from here, however, as the Oredockers enter the postseason starting today at the WIAA Division 2 Cameron Regional. The top four finishers in each event today advance to Thurs