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Rice Lake Area Police Log, Tuesday, June 19

6:31 a.m. Report of two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 48 west of Hwy. 25. Paged ambulance, First Responders, Bear Lake-Haugen Fire Department, Life Link helicopter. 6:46 a.m. Deputy is blocking traffic at 13th Street. 6:57 a.m. Life Link can cancel. 7:10 a.m. Ambulance en route to Cumberland Hospital with o

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-06-20 17:00:00

Cats were illegally killed, Chetek resident says:

There is no killing season on cats! You continue to disregard the law. You will get caught and you will be prosecuted!

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-06-20 12:40:00

Cumberland man fined $3,974 for fourth OWI offense

A Cumberland man will spend just over seven months in the Barron County Jail, was fined $3,974 and will lose his driving privileges for 36 months after he was sentenced Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on a fourth drunk driving charge, county Circuit Court records said.Gerald P. Krech, 57, 2777 2 1/2 St., Cu

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-06-20 13:19:00

Fawn causes two-car collision on north Hwy. 53, south of Chetek

A woman and two kids in a Mazda sedan were transported to an area hospital after a two-car collision on Hwy. 53, just south of the Chetek (CTH I) exit around 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Witnesses to the crash, Katie Anderson and Edith Morgan, both of New Auburn, were driving north on Hwy. 53, w

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-06-20 15:17:00

Cameron businesses hunker down for construction

Longtime Cameron retailer Bush & Gilles Furniture has taken over the old J.C. Penney Store in Rice Lake while Main Street Cameron is under construction from now until (at least) mid- to late September.But other Main Street businesses don’t have those options.At Brion’s Smokehouse Deli on Wednesday,

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-06-20 12:50:00

Several charged with dealing meth, heroin

Several local residents made initial appearances in Sawyer County Circuit Court Tuesday, June 19, on charges of possessing or selling heroin or methamphetamine.Mariah Renae Trepania, 19, 6766N Norway Shores Road, Stone Lake, and her boyfriend, Jeremy L. Shumate, 33, 9117N Akikaandag Lane, LCO, each

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-06-21 10:39:00

Driver suffers serious injury in Almena crash

A 46-year old Comstock man suffered a suspected serious head injury after the car he was driving rear ended a pickup truck in the Town of Almena on June 13, according to an accident report filed in the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.Timothy D. Mrdutt was driving a Toyota SUV west on Hwy. 8 near

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-06-19 19:47:00

Barron County Housing Study begins in July

The Barron County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 contribution to the Barron County Economic Development Corporation for a countywide housing study.“This study is vitally necessary so that the various municipalities can begin to properly plan for housing development,” noted county administra

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-06-20 14:08:00

Man who fired shots into kitchen floor gets probation

A Rice Lake man who fired a .45 caliber handgun into his kitchen floor during a domestic dispute last winter was jailed and put on probation for two years after pleading guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.David M. Bartels, 37, original

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-06-20 13:06:00

Throw in a line and reel in some memories

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is casting a line for some residents from Washburn and Barron counties with early stage memory loss who want to share their favorite fishing stories and get a line wet!The event is Reelin’’ in New Memories, and it will take place at Veteran’s Park in Spooner

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-06-20 11:47:00

Rice Lake Area Police Log, Monday, June 18

12:20 a.m. Tree is down at Phipps Avenue and Horton Street. Contacted Street Department.5:36 a.m. Caller from rural Rice Lake reports that man took bottle of Depakote but doesn’t want ambulance. 5:42 a.m. Caller from hospital reports that caller told them man said if officers or ambulance show up, h


Sunday's storm wreaks havoc

A woman was injured in the Town of Prairie Lake by a fallen branch during Sunday’s late afternoon rainstorm. A large shed in the Town of Chetek sustained extensive damage, while numerous downed tress and sparking power lines were reported.The calls to the Barron County Sheriff’s dispatchers reportin


New Spooner Elementary School principal hired

SPOONER– Spooner Elementary School has a new principal, Peter Hopke.The school board approved his hiring and welcomed him during the monthly board meeting on Monday, June 18. He replaces Luke Stordahl, whose resignation was accepted by the board last month.“I was drawn to the Spooner School District


Teen girl dies in rollover crash

A 16-year-old girl is dead after a rollover crash in Burnett County, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.The Sheriff’s Office received a report Saturday, June 16, at 10:10 a.m., of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 35 near Hwy. H in the Town of Swiss. The driver, Savanna Bearheart, 16, of


Man dies after large tree falls on camper in Sawyer Co.

TOWN OF EDGEWATER, Wis. (WEAU) --A man died in Sawyer County after a tree fell on his camper.It happened in the Town of Edgewater on East Shore Drive on Lake Chetac.Deputies say 55-year-old James Pluff from Redwood Falls, Minnesota died after storms caused a large oak tree to blow over on the camper


Former teacher won’t get shorter sentence

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Former Chippewa Falls middle school teacher Joel C. Jahnke, who was sentenced last June to six years in prison for sexual contact with a student, lost an appeal Monday to have his sentence reduced by a year.


Rice Lake dairy expo is summer practice for exhibitors

Three girls pose at a previous Aqua-Expo Dairy Show in Rice Lake. The event, which started in the mid-1980s, is a good way for youngsters to get their first exposure to dairy cattle showing.Submitted


Rice Lake Area Police Log, Saturday, June 16

1:44 a.m. Report of underage drinkers at residence. 2:22 a.m. Officer checked, and no one underage.11:22 a.m. Grandparents request officer check to make sure children of daughter, who was asked to leave for making poor choices, are safe and being cared for properly. Officer handling.


Shrimp swim in converted dairy barn

BLOOMER, Wis. – Mike Hable’s great-grandfather could never have imagined when he hoisted beams in 1872 for a barn in northwest Wisconsin that it would one day house gurgling tanks of shrimp.Mike Hable said he sees oceans of possibilities in raising seafood where he once milked cows. A fourth-generat


Derailment, fire, fuel spill, one injury reported

One freight train crashed into the rear of another freight train on the Canadian National railroad tracks about five miles northwest of Exeland around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16. One railroad employee was injured. There was an engine fire, some derailment and a fuel leakage from the crash, which oc