Over 150 animals killed in western Wisconsin barn fire
Two horses and three hogs were able to escape.
Rice Lake Municipal Court
Buechner, Terrell, 47, New Auburn, Possession of Marijuana Prohibited-1st, $250. Chavez Lucas, Ekiseo A., 21, Minneapolis, Operate w/o Valid License, $124. Guthrie, Michael R., 39, Cameron, Possession of Marijuana Prohibited-3rd+, $439. Hill, Lauren K., 23, Cameron, Operating While Under the Influence, $735. Lovgren, Mariah E., 19, Rice Lake, Vehicle Operator Fail/Wear Seat Belt, $10. Schroeder, Gary D., 18, Rice Lake, Possession of THC (Forfeiture), $187.
Police Log: Man dropped turkey on girlfriend's foot
The police dispatch center receives several hundred calls weekly. The small sampling below shows their diversity. Saturday, Nov. 18 10:37 a.m. Caller says he reported a vehicle as stolen and wished to have it removed as stolen. His brother sold the vehicle on Nov. 15 and gave him the money for it. 10:44 a.m. Vehicle removed from the system. 8th St., Barron. ...
Child and Three Adults Injured in School Bus and Car Collision in Winona
• A school bus and a car collided in southeastern Minnesota, resulting in injuries to one child and three adults. • The accident occurred on Highway 14 in Hillsdale Township.
Christmas in the Village expands to two days
From sleigh rides pulled by big, beautiful black horses to meeting Santa and hearing Christmas carols being sung throughout the grounds, an expanded two-day Christmas in the Village is back at Pioneer Village Museum west of Cameron. It will be presented Friday, Dec. 8, from 4–8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2–6 p.m. The museum at 1866 13½ — 14th Ave. Gate entrance is free. Those entering the museum grounds will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for various activities such as a sleigh...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Cats Of rice lake, WI Need You!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to rice lake..
Gun deer season 'went well' for hunters
Hunters registered 573 bucks and 203 antlerless deer in Sawyer County for the nine-day gun season which concluded Nov. 26, according to preliminary figures from the Department of Natural Resources. In adjacent Washburn County, the harvest was 694 bucks and 487 antlers for the nine-day season. “Overall, the nine-day gun deer season went fairly well. We did have baiting violations, hunting without licenses and using an anterless authorizations with the...
Probable Cause Found in Chippewa County Home Invasion Case, Accused to Return to Court
In a recent court appearance, a 20-year-old accused of a home invasion in Chippewa County was found to have probable cause for felony charges. The individual faces counts of armed robbery, false imprisonment, and substantial battery with intended bodily harm.
Blue Hills UU shares reflections on Advent, a Season of Waiting
The Rev. Terry Cummings will conduct a service on Advent, a Season of Waiting, at Blue Hills Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Rice Lake. Marked by candles for hope, peace, joy and love, the season of Advent is, more than anything, a season of anticipation and waiting for things to come. Drawing on the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Cummings’ sermon will include reflections on “waiting” as a spiritual experience. ...
Lake Holcombe School Closed Due to Tow Truck Crash
Students in Lake Holcombe enjoy an extended Thanksgiving break following a tow truck crash into their school. The early morning collision damaged a water main, requiring repairs and cleaning throughout the day. School officials anticipate resuming normal operations the following day.
Delivery of Main Street traffic light equipment delayed again
Citing another delay in delivery of traffic light equipment, SEH announced that Main Street in downtown Rice Lake will not close for one week beginning Monday as previously had been announced. Equipment for traffic signals was supposed to be delivered on Nov. 3, and SEH, the engineering firm overseeing the Main Street Reconstruction Project on behalf of the city, then expected it to arrive Nov. 17. The city placed temporary...
Hoeft shares summer experiences at CrossTalk
Bethany Lutheran's next CrossTalk guest is newly retired educator from UW-Eau Claire-Barron County Mary Hoeft, who will speak on her help in establishing an afterschool program for impoverished students while in Nepal this summer. Then she flew 3,243 miles to Akita, Japan, where she worked with students in the International University. Come to hear about her experiences Sunday at 9 a.m. in Bethany's Gathering Room. CrossTalk is a public forum offered between the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Bethany Lutheran is located at 35 W. Messenger St.
Mikana's 'Biggest Little Parade': A Celebration of Community and Patriotism
Every 4th of July, the small town of Mikana, Wisconsin bursts with patriotic pride as it hosts the 'Biggest Little Parade in the World.' A tradition since 1980, this event originated from a burst of national pride and has evolved into a much-anticipated celebration. Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the vibrant tableau of floats, bands, and community groups that showcase the town's spirit and solidarity. The day begins with a morning 5K Run/Walk, building up to the stunning fireworks display that illuminates the evening sky.
Dispatchers honored for efforts during standoff
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Three Chippewa County dispatchers were honored Monday for their professionalism during a standoff incident in downtown Chippewa Falls on Oct. 20 that left the suspect deceased. The male suspect entered a home at 120 W. Spruce St. to confront a woman he knew there. The woman called the dispatch center at 12:44 p.m., saying that the man had a gun and was threatening her and himself. ...
Prep boys basketball: Athleticism, shooting provide Rice Lake with a base for growth
It will be a mostly new group of impact players when the Rice Lake boys basketball team takes the court this season. Two returning starters step into bigger roles, while others with less varsity minutes will have plenty of opportunities for more time on the court. Coach Kevin Orr, in his 22nd season leading the Warriors, expects a balanced lineup with shooting and athleticism across the board. “I think we’re...
Ink blog: Rice Lake exudes small-town USA vibes
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” Mr. Rogers sang, and he was right! This week our neighborhood, city and area will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Excitement will be in the air for not only the season but for our beautiful city to open up to us all once more. The long, long construction season tested our patience and resilience but now the downtown is ours once again! On Thursday the annual Holiday Parade will make everything seem...
Leader Of Heroin Distribution Conspiracy In NW Wisconsin Convicted Following Lengthy Investigation, Prosecution
WASHBURN COUNTY (DrydenWire) - A woman identified as being a leader of a heroin distribution conspiracy in Northwestern Wisconsin had entered a plea to her criminal charges in Washburn County and is scheduled to be sentenced. A 39-page criminal complaint filed in May 2021 by Washburn County District Attorney Aaron...
Man arrested 3 years after pregnant woman was found dead and left in suitcase
GLADSTONE, Mo. (TCD) -- A 26-year-old man was apprehended three years after his missing pregnant girlfriend was found deceased and left in a suitcase in a remote area of Wisconsin. According to the Gladstone Police Department, on Nov. 23 right after midnight, a license plate reader flagged a vehicle traveling...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Barron as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Library update: All invited to Winter Carnival
The Rice Lake Public Library invites all ages to a Winter Carnival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The carnival will include crafts, games, treats and a free book give-away from the Friends of the Library. Lego Club meets at the library on Monday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m. The library will supply the Legos, those attending should bring the creativity. Each week has a different theme with the Lego creations on display in the library for the week for patrons to view. CHESSheads meets on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. All ages and beginners are welcome to come learn the game. Boards and clocks are available. Get help troubleshooting computer questions, learning software and more. Schedule a 30‐minute, one‐on‐one session with a librarian. Call 715-234-4861 to schedule a time. This includes Computer 101 times with Richard.