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St. Paddy’s Parade set for Monday
Extra Spring turkey permit sales will be reduced due to tough winter conditions
County Board says no to plastic bag ban
Star Prairie board OKs fire contract
NR robbery suspect arrested in Hudson
crime and courts
Tiger girls basketball knocks off Ashland
This week's bowling scores
Spartans top St. Croix Falls
SCC boys basketball knocked out of playoffs by Northwestern
Tiger boys basketball knocked out of playoffs
Spring and summer clothing needed
Ready, Set, GO!
Somerset art at its finest
Buds Garden Club hosts bluebird talk
Roberts loses ‘Good Neighbor,’ beloved friend
arts and entertainment
Doris I. Miller, 94
Virginia A. "Ginny" Kastens, 83
Jean D. Hertzenberg, 92
Della Parent, 78
Loren Robert Pickard, 92
Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2014
Our View: Council must decide soon on library site
Inquiring Reporter: If you could talk to Mother Nature, what would you say to her right now?
Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2014
Our View: Dispose of unused prescription meds
11CV695 Montpetit Bros LLC vs Somerset Real Estate Partners
12CV433 Bankof America vs Jeremy S Senstad
11Cv987 Bank of New York vs Darren N Grass, Vikki A Grass
Town of Somerset Town Board Meeting MInutes - March 5, 2014
Town of Somreset Ordinance Amendment Chapter 18-62 #2014-01
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
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
May 29, 2013
New book features day hiking trails
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in...
outdoors / life
May 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of...
columns / life
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
May 2, 2013
Donations sought for SCC Elementary
In the wake of the fire that has closed the St. Croix Central Elementary School building, the community is coming together to support the school....
education / life
May 2, 2013 - 4:39pm
New Richmond librarians to retire after 60 years of service
When one chapter ends, another begins - that's how Bev Jacobs is viewing her retirement from New Richmond's Friday Memorial Library. Jacobs,...
May 2, 2013 - 10:43am
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
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 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
Duplex goes Down
The duplex behind the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts is being demolished to make way for more parking space for the library. The expansion was approved by the Roberts Village Board during a March 11 meeting. The former property owner was required to demolish the duplex...
family / life
April 5, 2013 - 2:30pm
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
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
St. Croix Central book reports go digital
Third-quarter book reports for some St. Croix Central Middle School students were a bit unusual. Students in Karen Loenser's sixth grade literacy...
March 29, 2013 - 10:32am