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Town of Stinnett house destroyed by fire
Town of Hayward Firefighters reported to a house fire on Friday night, June 15, at 1653W Lee Rd. in the town of Stinnett. The house was consumed by flames.
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Friday, June 15
2:56 a.m. Caller wants to kill herself or someone. 3:18 a.m. Officer reports that she is upset with guy and will be staying with another guy.9:18 a.m. Officer is with woman, who may be high or have mental health issues, on Cornell Avenue. 10:14 a.m. Officer reports woman cleaned up mess in lot acros
Railroad roundhouse roof is on
The roundhouse in the future Railroad Park in Spooner, not far from the railroad and canoe museums downtown, now has a new roof and insulation. The roundhouse will be the centerpiece of the Railroad Park that will surround it, and one of the next steps is to develop the plan for the park and continu
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
Fencing, pasture walk planned near Shell Lake
The NW Wisconsin Graziers Network and UW-Extension invites the public to a fencing demonstration pasture walk on a farm east of Shell Lake in Washburn County on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to noon.The host farm is owned by Bob and Jane Pederson. This event will feature a fencing demonstration an
First Lady Walker will lead hike along the Trego trail to promote fitness
WALK WITH WALKERTREGO– The public is welcome to join First Lady Tonette Walker in her walk to promote health and fitness while showcasing tourism and Wisconsin’s beauty in Trego on June 20.The walk is hosted by the Namekagon River Group and Washburn County Tourism Association in partnership with the
Two trains collide west of Eeland
Dozens of large trucks hauling dozers, loaders and other heavy equipment leave a staging site west of Exeland, heading for the scene of a train collision in southern Sawyer County on Saturday.
Spooner Sectional: Carlo Kumpula book tells the story of ‘When All Roads Led To Spooner’
SPOONER– Ninety-plus schools; only one winner. It was tough to get to Madison.Schools from Superior, Eau Claire, Ashland, and Rice Lake, as well as those from Iron Belt, Saxon, Westboro, and Milltown were grouped along with everyone else into a single tournament with only one team earning the right
River Street will become three lanes
SPOONER– Senior Project Manager Daniel Penzkover of Short Elliot Henrickson (SEH), the consulting firm designing the Hwy. 63/River Street project, updated Spooner City Council on the project at its June 5 monthly meeting. Also in attendance with Penzkover was Department of Transportation Project Eng
Antique appraisal event set for July 11-12
Author and antique expert Mark Moran is returning to the Hayward area this year for the annual Antique Appraisal Event, this year at two locations.On Wednesday, July 11, at 4 p.m. Moran will be at the Namakagon Town Hall. Then on Thursday, July 12, also at 4 p.m. he will be at the Sherman & Ruth Wei
Man burned by fire at Cameron bar
Cameron firefighters, police, first responders and EMTs were at Roush's Sports Bar in Cameron after a man caught fire.
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Wednesday, June 13
4:52 p.m. Motorcyclist hit bridge at Hwys. 48 and M/22nd Street. LMC and Gold Cross ambulances can’t respond, paged Cumberland Ambulance. 5:13 p.m. Caller was first person on scene. If anyone needs to speak to him, they can call him. 5:22 p.m. Ambulance not needed for transport. 5:42 p.m. Motorcycli
Fire mishap injures man at bar in Cameron
A man caught fire and was burned while apparently adding gasoline to a campfire at Roush's Sports Bar in Cameron. Above, Cameron firefighters, police and EMTs at the scene on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018.
Roundhouse: Roof is on, plan development for Spooner Railroad Park continues
SPOONER– The roundhouse in the future Railroad Park in Spooner, not far from the railroad and canoe museums downtown, now has a new roof and insulation. The roundhouse will be the centerpiece of the Railroad Park that will surround it, and one of the next steps is to develop the plan for the park an
Carnival worker in Rice Lake charged with sexual assault
A tattooist at the carnival in Rice Lake over the weekend has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year old girl.Terrance R. Johnson, 37, of Detroit Michigan is in custody in the Barron County jail on a $1,000 bail. He appeared in Barron County court Monday on charges of felony child enticemen
One injured in two-pickup crash on CTH SS
A Ford F-250, at left, missed the stop sign on CTH OO and crossed CTH SS, where it was hit in the right rear wheel by a half-ton Chevy, on the wrecker at right, on Wednesday, June 6, according to sheriff’s deputies. A woman in the Chevy was taken to Lakeview Medical Center.Carl Cooley | Chetek Alert
Poskin drug bust nets three defendants; Two captured after car chase
Three people face felony charges in connection with a police stakeout, a high-speed chase and an early-morning drug raid on the night of June 6-7, 2018, according to Barron County Circuit Court documentsThe incidents all center around a home on the outskirts of Poskin, authorities said.The suspects
Names of drivers released in fatal head-on crash at Barron
A van, pictured far left, hit a semi head-on on Hwy. 8 west of Barron. The semi, right, belonged to Jennie-O Turkey Store, according to signs on the truck. The driver of the truck had nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the van was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Could The Hideout reopen?
Will the legend of Al Capone’s infamous hideout in the Wisconsin Northwoods near Couderay be given new life? That was a subject that arose at the June 7 meeting of the Sawyer County/LCO Economic Development Corporation (SC/LCOEDC).Two representatives the LCO Tribal Governing Board, Jason Weaver and
UPDATE: Eau Claire man killed in Barron Co. crash
BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) --Deputies have released the name of the person killed in a crash in Barron County on Tuesday.According to Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, Feng Lin, 41 of Eau Claire, was killed in the crash on Highway 8 near Barron. Deputies say Lin was driving west on Highway 8, crossed the center li