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Pipe organ will debut at first concert since it was installed at Spooner High School

SPOONER- Spooner High School Auditorium is set to resound with the music of the 340-pipe Wicks organ donated to the school district and now ready for use. The Dedication Concert, the first public concert since the installation, will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the auditorium. All are invited

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 18:58:00

DNR requires city to test diversion pipe

SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake Inland Lake Protection Commission approved exercising the valves on the diversion pipe in Shell Lake during the commission's quarterly meeting Monday, Sept. 11. Mitch Brown, city public works director, told the commission that the DNR is requiring the city to exercise the

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2017-09-20 15:22:48

Memory loss: A journey recalled

"I just know that he is going to tell me that I can't drive anymore!" I remember my mother's words as though they had just been spoken yesterday. We were on our way to her doctor appointment. It wasn't just a routine physical. It was to be the beginning of many tests that would check for memory loss

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:25:00

Northwind Book & Fiber sets fall class schedule

Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner will be offering a variety of classes this fall for those interested in knitting and crocheting, as well as the monthly creative journaling class and another weaving class. Classes include: Crochet a Beret, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. Participants must

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 14:43:00

Biologist has good, bad news about muskies

Department of Natural Resources fishery biologist Max Wolter gave a progress report on the status of the musky fishery in local lakes to about 30 members of the Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies Incorporated at their Sept. 5 meeting. Wolter delivered both good news and bad news about the fishery in L

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Lakeland Family Resource Center benefits from Shell Lake's Labor Day Lake Run

SHELL LAKE- The Lake Run benefiting the Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner included a 5K run/walk, a 9-mile run around Shell Lake, and fastest kid in town 40-yard dash, all held during the Labor Day Weekend at Shell Lake Town & Country Days. The overall winners of each race received a medal

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:42:00

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers to perform at the Potter's Shed

SHELL LAKE - The Potter's Shed in Shell Lake has booked The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers from Los Angeles, Calif., when they will be traveling between two other national performances. The concert will be on the indoor Cafe Stage on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. A rousing celebration of traditional Amer

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2017-09-19 15:16:10

Thank you for Reading.

Tyler C. Labus, age 26, of Mondovi, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Tyler Cody Labus was born Nov. 2, 1990, in Hayward, the son of Thaddeous and Theresa (Henness) Labus. He was raised in Hayward and attended school there. After his schooli

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 20:00:00

Motorcyclist seriously injured in alcohol-involved crash

A Rice Lake man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Hwy. 48 near 21st Street in the Town of Rice Lake at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Alcohol was a factor, stated an accident report issued by the Barron County Sheriff's Department. Kenneth S. Wessels, 30, of 618 W. Messenger St., was airl

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 13:48:00

'We the People 2.0' to be shown

The Washburn County Community Rights Alliance (WCCRA) will host a showing of the film "We the People 2.0" from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minong. The film is a newly released documentary about the growing community rights movement in the United States. WCCRA's

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 14:53:00

Cumberland Iditarod racer will speak

Monica Zappa, a native of Cumberland, will be the featured speaker at UW-Barron County, talking about her experiences at the Iditarod dog sled races in Alaska.CONTRIBUTED CUMBERLAND- Three-time Iditarod finisher and Cumberland native Monica Zappa will be the featured speaker on Thursday, Sept. 21, a

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:40:00

Pot a factor in three-vehicle, Polk Co. crash

Marijuana was a factor in a three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 63 at Hwy. F in Polk County on Sunday afternoon that involved three men, one from Cumberland. Joseph P. Koehler, 27, of Oakdale, Minnesota was cited with possession of marijuana, drugged driving with a 3-year old passenger in the vehicle, failu

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 14:34:00

Births, Aug. 24-Sept. 15

Aug. 24: A son, Oliver Reid, to Heather and Shaun Kittleson of Doyle. Aug. 27: A son, Breckyn John, to Kelsey and Jacob Winkler of Cameron. Aug. 28: A daughter, Kaeleigh Ann, to Brittany and Gregory Mallinger of Barron. A daughter, Stella Mei, to Alaina and Nathan Holmes of Cumberland. Aug. 31: A s

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 15:08:00

Ivanka Trump delivers anti-human trafficking speech at UN

Ivanka Trump delivered an anti-human trafficking speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, calling it "the greatest human rights issue of our time." "This is a call for action, a call for global unity," Trump said at a panel event hosted by Great Britain and Northern Ireland, noting tha

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 00:54:00

Michael "Mike" D. Nelson

Michael "Mike" Dean Nelson, 68, of Danbury, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mike was born is Siren on July 31, 1949, to Wallace and Rose (Lund) Nelson. Mike grew up in the Siren area. He was baptized and confirmed at Siren United Methodist Church. His family moved to Kentucky where he graduated from Lo

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2017-09-19 08:46:25

Community Choir announces 2017 Christmas Cantata

Everyone who lives to sing is invited to be a part of the Hayward Community Choir's free Christmas Cantata. Singers learn the music together, supporting one another. The choir typically consists of 60 to 90 singers. Especially needed are tenors and bass part singers. All abilities and ages are welco

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 16:30:00

'Fight night' seen in Bayfield County

Ellyn Conhartoski says she isn't going to leave her job with the Hayward Community School District to pursue a career posting viral videos on Facebook. But maybe she could. Conhartoski works in the school district IT department and is studying to become a guidance counselor. But nearly 4 million vie

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 13:07:00

Virgie Marie (Hammon) Washburn

Virgie Marie (Hammon) Washburn, 99, of Webster, formerly of New Lisbon, died on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg. Virgie was born June 4, 1918, in Cataract, Town of Little Falls, Monroe County, Wis., to Warnie "Babe" Hammon and Ella Lakowske. In 1938, Virgie was unite

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2017-09-18 11:57:46

Down on the Farm: Feet-on-the-street farming

Even living in a remote corner of the county, it's impossible to miss whiffs of the world's troubles. Floods, rage, political turmoil, violence. And it can equally be discouraging, wondering whether it's ever going to get any better. The drive from Hayward back to the farm after packing up the twice

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 14:45:00

Author explores Islamic, Christian similarities

With all of the international conflict among religions, particularly that involving terrorism and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a local author/historian has found it timely to give a talk in Hayward next week about the history of the Islamic world and the similarities and differences b

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 14:39:00