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Sawyer County bomb threat investigated at Hayward Hospital
The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office was informed at 12:43 p.m., on Thursday, of a bomb threat that was sent via e-mail to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Sawyer County Deputies responded, assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, town of Hayward Police Department and city of Hayward/town of Hayward
Lame-duck Wisconsin governor signs bill undercutting incoming Democrat
(Reuters) - Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed legislation that will weaken the powers of his newly elected Democratic successor, dismissing critics who called the move a last-minute partisan power grab.
One injured in explosion on Hwy. B near Hayward
One person was reported to have received severe burns in an explosion and structure fire at North Shore Auto Repair on Highway B four miles east of Hayward around noon Thursday, Dec. 13. The metal-sided building is next door to Complete Welding.
Counterfeit $100 bills spotted in Hayward
Local businesses are asked to be on the alert that the Hayward Police Department has taken several reports recently of counterfeit $100 bills being used in the area. The counterfeit bills have been produced by the reprinting of real $10 bills. If you suspect anything suspicious with any $100 bills y
Arrested in Minneapolis, ex-priest to face trial for alleged 1980s abuse in Wisconsin
HAYWARD, Wis. — A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial. Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges for alleged abuse between June 1982 and Apr
Sawyer County search warrant turns up drugs in home
Sawyer County Sheriff's deputies assisted by the Sawyer County SWAT team, Washburn County SWAT team, Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, city of Hayward Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol, executed a search warrant on a home on Wis. 27 near Stone Lake at about 9 a.m on
‘Promoting a thriving Sawyer County’ is EDC’s new mission statement
Kevin Stranberg, director of strategy for Memorial Medical Center of Ashland, a strategic planner who works with community organization, said he recognized the good work the Sawyer County/Lac Corte Oreilles Economic Development Corporation (SC/LCOEDC) had accomplished in its short history, but at a
Three charged for meth possession
Three, 40-year olds near Stone Lake were charged Wednesday, Dec. 12, with the felony possession of methamphetamine (meth) and other issues after the execution of search warrant, according to a Sawyer County Sheriff's Office press release.
Sheriff Update: Bomb threat made to Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
At 12:43 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office was informed of a bomb threat that was sent via email to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, according to a Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Loggers charged with stealing timber from Sawyer County, Flambeau forests
The owners and truck drivers for a Chippewa Falls-based logging contractor face Sawyer County felony charges that they stole more than $10,000 worth of cut timber from the Flambeau River State Forest and Sawyer County Forest in the Town of Winter between Nov. 26, 2012, and Jan. 9, 1013.
$1.4 million municipal bonds requested for Hayward Golf Club
Three Hayward Civic Club board members on Monday, Dec. 10, asked the city's finance committee and council to consider being the issuer of $1.4 million in municipal bonds to replace the Hayward Golf Club's irrigation system.
Wisconsin Men Plead Guilty Charges Linked to Killing of Mountain Lion
Three Wisconsin men pleaded guilty to charges linked to the killing of a mountain lion in January 2017. Robert Peters, 53, and Steven Reindahl, 55, both of Turtle Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 12 of hindering a federal grand jury investigation by providing false testimony about the 2
Long-awaited Cable bistro destroyed by fire
A large building under construction for a restaurant and bar at the southeast corner of Highways 63 and M in Cable was destroyed by fire Thursday night, Dec. 6. No one was inside the building at the time the fire broke out around 8 p.m., and no one was injured during the firefighting effort. Multipl
Former Winter priest appears in court
(This story will be updated for the Record’s print edition) Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Sawyer County Circuit Court, a former priest at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winter was bound over for trial by Judge John Yackel, who ruled there is probable cause for three felony a
Former priest to face trial for alleged abuse decades ago
HAYWARD, Wis. - A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial. Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges for alleged abuse between June 1982 and Apr
Tribe sues towns over taxes
The Sawyer County towns of Bass Lake and Hayward and their assessors are included as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by four northern Wisconsin tribes over the authority to tax tribal land covered in an 1854 treaty.
Randy Sabien and the Subterraneans to perform Yule concert at the Park
Violin virtuoso Randy Sabien and his Subterraneans will perform their popular annual Christmas show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 15, at the Park Center in Hayward. Sabien and his “merry band of elves” — consisting of Joe Lindzius, Andy Dee and Ed Willet — will combine to perform another edition of the
Local Red Hatters celebrate 20th year
In 1998, 20 years ago, the Red Hat Society was founded in California and that very same inaugural year the local Red Hatters of the North was formed in Hayward. Sporting a red hat and purple clothing, the Red Hatters are women 50 years and older who gather to drink and dine, socialize and enjoy the
Bayfield County man guilty of killing lion
MADISON — A Barnes man who last year shot a mountain lion in Montana without a valid license pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to misdemeanor violations of wildlife statutes.
Former Wisconsin priest bound over for trial on charges of molesting boys 35 years ago
HAYWARD - A former Wisconsin priest is heading for trial on charges of abusing three young boys in the 1980s. Thomas Ericksen, 71, appeared for his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Sawyer County after he was arrested in November in Minneapolis and extradited to Wisconsin. He is accused of sexually a