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Nursing assistant class to start July 23 in Hayward
A mandatory orientation meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at WITC-Hayward for all students who meet the application requirements. Students are reminded that there are steps that must be completed and processed in order to gain entrance to the course, including a reading assessment, a
Search continues for homicide suspect
CONRATH, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) The search continues for a Rusk County homicide suspect. Authorities consider 31-year-old Preston Kraft a suspect in the death of 53-year-old Robert Pettit, who was found dead Friday at the intersection of County Road I and Blueberry Road near Conrath.
UPDATE: Man accused of killing Rusk Co. sheriff's deputy changes plea
LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) --The man accused of shooting and killing a Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy has waived his change of venue request.Doug Nitek, 45, appeared in Rusk County Court on Monday. He’s charged in the October 2016 death of Deputy Dan Glaze.Nitek’s defense says he wants to have the trial i
Stordahl resigns as SES principal
SPOONER– Luke Stordahl will step down as the Spooner Elementary School principal at the end of the school year.The school board accepted his resignation at the board meeting on Monday, May 21.In a short letter to the board and District Administrator Dave Aslyn, Stordahl said, "I am writing to resign
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
Wildfires burn sheds, were close to homes
SPRINGBROOK– Two planes were used to help extinguish a fire that threatened a home and burned 1.6 acres in the town of Springbrook on Saturday afternoon, May 12.Burning debris in a barrel ignited the fire that burned down a garden shed. The Department of Natural Resources and Spooner Fire District –
Kabdi hired as new SMS principal
SPOONER– "As the sitting middle school principal, I could not pick a better person to replace myself," Spooner Middle School Principal Brad Larrabee said of Michelle Kabdi at the school board meeting on Monday, May 21.Earlier in the evening the board had approved hiring her as the district's new mid
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City to consider TIF/TID for housing project
The Hayward City Council on Monday, May 14, said it will explore using tax incremental financing (TIF) for a proposed project to be located off Hospital Road, a method that would use property taxes on the value of improvements to pay for infrastructure.Prior to the council meeting, Public Works Dire
AARP Smart Driving Class next week
An AARP Smart Driving Class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Weiss Community Library in Hayward. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Cheri at (715) 558-8481 to learn more.
Nature's Salad Bar: The Hardwood Forest
LCO Ojibwa Community College main entranceThe Extension Program will take people on a hike through a forest to collect edibles and make omelets. Registration required.
Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Notebook
Elk hunting season runs October 13 to November 11 and December 13-21 in the Clam Lake elk range in parts of Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland and Price counties.
Hospital to use temporary entrance
Sidewalk repairs at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital will require hospital patients, visitors and staff to use an alternate entrance beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, May 18. The alternate entrance will be the Rehabilitation Services entrance.
Victim identified in fatal shooting; suspect on the loose
The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 on Blueberry Road, two miles east of Wis. 27, between County I and Broken Arrow Road.
Hayward 4 Learning registration now open
The 2018-2019 Hayward 4 Learning registration will be held beginning April 30 and continuing through July 27 at Northwest Connection Family Resources in Hayward. Parents may register their children during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.The student must be 4 years old
FHNB gets new track chairs
Howard Morgan (left) and Kathy Overman try out motorized track wheelchairs during a demo in Hayward. The chairs provided by Accessibility Wisconsin are available for use by Fishing Has No Boundaries participants by contacting the FHNB office.
BREAKING: Rusk County deputies on scene of a reported shooting
CONRATH, Wis. (WEAU) —The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a reported shooting Friday.A section of Blueberry Rd. outside of Conrath has been shut down. Authorities are currently searching for a white Mitsubishi with the license plate 833-XCK connected to the incident.Rusk County S
Local ceremony marks Peace Officers Week
Nash (left) and Brayden (right) Clapero, sons of Hayward Police Chief Joel and Stacy Clapero, hold lighted candles during the service held in Hayward Sunday, May 13, on observance of Police Memorial Day and Police Week.Terrell Boettcher
Editor's Viewpoint: When a hobby becomes a job
It all started when I was 19 years old.I was in my sophomore year of college and had just switched my major from theatre to English literature, having realized I wasn’t cut out for the thespian world, yet only knowing the other thing I loved was reading and writing. I began writing for the UMD State