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Traditions are just as important as the hunt for this extended family
Fountain City man dies in pickup vs. freight train accident; Gasoline prices dropping here but dropping faster in Minnesota; Nine more state news briefs
Woman dies following Barron County crash
UPDATE: Investigators say man deliberately walked in front of semi
Pedestrian struck, killed east of Menomonie; Beaver Dam woman to lead farm coalition; 11 more Wisconsin stories
crime and courts
Titletown West! Somerset football earns its third state championship
Tigers’ Shilts, Johnson and Spartans’ Wink earn honors
Spartans, Tigers load up on awards
Five Spartans nab all-state honors, 11 local players named all-region
Little Chute is explosive opponent
Drama department puts on three shows of fall production
Teachers/staff of the year announced
SCC school board president earns Level 5 award from WASB
NR school board approves Culinary Club, hears building reports
High honors for choral students
Join our coloring contest
Immaculate Conception Church to host annual Thanksgiving dinner
Helping stretch your grocery dollar
2014 Royalty crowned at annual pageant
arts and entertainment
St. Croix County Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Notice - Dec. 10
St. Croix County Hwy. Dept - Prohibit of pushing snow across highways
14PR64 In the matter of the estate of Richard W Newman
14PR80 In the matter of the estate of Lillian A. Shemon
Town of Somerset Notice of Special Meeting
Eugene L'Allier, 80
Pierre P. Haustein, 75
Michael Kelley, 70
Genevieve M. Heibel, 94
Rev. David P. Everett
At the Speed of Life: A legacy of sacrifice
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 20, 2014
Our View: Move over and slow down; it's the law
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 13, 2014
An engaging experience: How I proposed to my fiancee
Get Out! Deals
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington, D.C. would spend her life on the world political and cultural stage. It wasn't all beer and skittles, however, when her lawyer father...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Park Art Fair, blues event slated for June 7-8
New Richmond's Mary Park will soon transform into the festival known as the 46th annual Park Art Fair and Blues and Brews Fest, which is scheduled for June 7-8 at Mary Park. The celebration, which will play host to dozens of artists, several craft brewers and six musical groups,...
arts and entertainment / celebrations
May 31, 2013 - 10:38am
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia." And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves. Thirty-nine essays make up the book and I'll...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 19, 2013
SCC Choir performs before Harlem Globetrotters game
On April 12, the SCC eighth grade choir had a new performance experience. The group performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the start of a Harlem...
arts and entertainment / education / life
April 19, 2013 - 10:55am
Local musician turns new novelist
Hammond musician Mike Murtha of Trigger Happy has become a published author. Murtha's book, "Stranger in a Small Town," is the story of a high school boy named Chris whose family moves to a fictional small town in Iowa from New York. Chris, Murtha said, is a very creative boy. "He's...
arts and entertainment / life
April 19, 2013 - 9:53am
April 18, 2013
Northwoods trails subject of new book by Bignell
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled "headin' to the cabin." Cabin-goers to Wisconsin's north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region's day hiking trails in the new book. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin...
April 18, 2013 - 9:48am
April 12, 2013
Lost Shakespearian play can be discovered at UWRF
At 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences presents "The Tragedy of Arthur," the story by Arthur Phillips about William Shakespeare's lost play on King Arthur. The author, Phillips, will be present. A brief scene from the play will be enacted, possibly...
April 12, 2013 - 8:08am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars -- they can always find a niche that's unfilled. Such is...
columns / life
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 5, 2013
High school artists invited to enter exhibition
All high school-age students from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota are invited to submit one recent original work in any media -- drawing,...
April 5, 2013 - 1:23pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 29, 2013
At rehearsal for the O'Conner girls
Pictured are, from left, Sarah O'Conner (Susan Dahl, Hudson), the mother, and Liz (Michelle Storm, Woodbury), one of her daughters, during a...
March 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
First-time derby racer wins trophy
Six-year-old Evan Gardner loves to color. His parents, Tim and Nicole Gardner, said that was what inspired his design for his Pinewood Derby...
arts and entertainment / family / life
March 29, 2013 - 11:39am