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Sale of Ladysmith Gordy's may be imminent

A sale of Gordy’s Market in Ladysmith could occur next week. Five more Gordy's locations, including stores in Barron, Cornell, Chetek and two in Chippewa Falls, remain on the auction block.


Wisconsin drug bust leads to 9 arrests

Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.


Gordy's seeks changes with court date looming next week

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Gordy’s Market Inc. will return to court Wednesday, petitioning for a change to the receiver’s duties. Also, the grocery chain’s store in Ladysmith will likely be sold off at that hearing, ahead of an anticipated March 6 auction.


Wisconsin man dies in car fire after getting stuck in snow

MERRIMAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 50-year-old man died in a car fire after his car became stuck in the snow in the front yard of a Merrimac residence. Sauk County Sheriff’s Office officials say Ricky J. Guillen, of Prairie Du Sac, had driven his 1994 Buick Park Avenue into the front yard of th


Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant Impact

(AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s northern subur


Gordy's in Ladysmith could be sold next week

(A longer version of this story is available to paid subscribers) A sale of Gordy’s Market in Ladysmith could occur as soon as next week. The court-appointed receiver in bankruptcy proceedings against Gordy’s Market filed an emergency motion in Chippewa County Circuit Court on Monday, Feb. 11, reque


New report finds young adults across Wisconsin want alternatives to declining car culture

A new study released recently found that investing in public transit, walking, and biking infrastructure could help Wisconsin attract and retain Millennials, a generation that feels a declining dependance on cars for transportation.


Arrest made in downtown vandalism spree

Seven downtown Ladysmith properties were vandalized last week, spraypainted with graffiti on exterior walls. It was determined the damage occurred sometime during the evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 5 and into the morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 6, according to a Ladysmith Police Department press re


Wisconsin social media got weird this week

Wisconsin social media was in a flurry over the past two weeks from news that stretched from silly to the surreal. Here is a recap:. (PHOTO: Instagram/kdubs10s) A recent post in the Bluemound Heights group of the NextDoor app complained about snowmen participating in lewd activity. It looks like the


Wisconsin dentist arrested in connection to arson of boat house

A local dentist has been arrested for setting a neighbor's boat house on fire. According to a complaint, John Haag, 55, was arrested on Feb. 2 for arson. The complaint says the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called to a boat house fire near Bass Lake in New Richmond, Wisconsin, at about 4


Travel Wisconsin: Nightlife

WTMJ to call Sec. Sara Meaney at 3:50 p.m. Primary: 608-516-4665 Secondary 608-266-0439: Emergency Backup: 608-445-0267. Discover the wide range of options for after-hours entertainment available at Wisconsin clubs, bars, and lounges. Whether it’s a small historic tavern, a fun sports bar, or an ups


Governor to fish county waters

The 54th annual Wisconsin Indian Head Country Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held May 3-5 in Rusk County. Participants will be fishing on Lake Flambeau (Dairyland Flowage), between Ladysmith and Tony.


Schools adding time to make up for snow days

The Ladysmith School Board is considering getting a jump start on next school year’s already-approved plan to begin the school day 15 minutes earlier. School officials in Bruce, Flambea and Lake Holcombe also are counting the days to calculate if students are receiving the state-mandated amount of i


AAA Gives 3 Wisconsin Restaurants 4-Diamond Rating

WISCONSIN -- AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and not a single restaurant in Wisconsin made the cut. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. Three Wisconsin restaurants earned a fou


Draper Community Club holds benefit for Gary and Judy Hanke

A large crowd was on hand Feb. 2 for the Draper Community Club’s Feb. 2 benefit for Gary and Judy Hanke. In October Gary suffered a severe stroke and has been in and out of the hospital and remains at the rehab facility in Ladysmith.


Winter weather causes damage to roads in Central Wisconsin

MOSINEE (WAOW) — First it was the slick, icy roads causing issues for drivers, but now, as the snow starts to melt, pot holes and frost heaves have started to emerge on roads across central Wisconsin.


Falcons advance four to wrestling sectional

The Flambeau Falcon wrestling team kicked off the WIAA wrestling tournament series this past weekend as they looked to keep their individual season’s alive in Phillips. When all was said and done, the Falcons captured two Regional championships and two runner-ups as they will advance four wrestlers


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O’Rourke says during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the “most honest, raw, real way possible.” The former Texas congressman met with ab


Flambeau voters to decide recall Tuesday

Voters in the Flambeau School District will decide a recall election against to current school board members. There will be two races on the ballot in the Tuesday, Feb. 19 election.


Gordy’s Market auctions scheduled for March 6

The major creditor for Gordy’s Market wants to auction off the stores to the best and highest bidders, but the attorney representing the grocery chain has objected to the current receivership proceedings.