North End Ski Club announces winter events
The North End Ski Club in Cable will present several silent sports events in 2024 on the North End ski and snowshoe trails in the Bayfield County Forest. The trails start and finish at the North End Trailhead two miles south of Cable on Randysek Road. See event and registration links for full event details. The events are:North End Snowshoe Classic: 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 6, 5K and 10K distances....
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...
The Final Lap: Celebrating the Legacy of Grand View's Firehouse 50
The quaint village of Grand View, Wisconsin, has been the proud backdrop to the storied Firehouse 50, a beacon of athleticism and community spirit for over 45 years. Each August, athletes and spectators from across the country converged on this scenic locale for a road and bicycle race that was much more than a competition; it was a symbol of dedication and unity, supporting the local Volunteer Fire Department. Generations of volunteers have fueled the event's evolution from a modest time-trial to a 3-day festival, leaving an indelible mark on the village's identity.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of winter, WI Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near winter.
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...
Canes boys hockey to open season with new coach
The Hayward Hurricanes boys hockey team will open their 2023-24 season at home against Ashland this Thursday with a new head coach. Although he is new to the HHS head coach position, Aldoff previously assisted former Hurricane boys head coaches Rob Novak and Nick Sutton and has resided in Hayward for 13 years. “Nick asked me to coach, so here I am,” Aldoff said. ...
Hayward Schools, Community Choir to perform concerts
Hayward Community Schools students will present a series of winter concerts in the next two weeks. The Hayward High School Concert Band will perform their concert at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 4 at the ADS Auditorium. The Hayward High School Choirs will present their concert at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 11, also in the auditorium. ...
Milder for the last two days of November - Kelly
WHAT WE'RE TRACKING: Temperatures will be near or above normal today and continuing through most of next week. The weather may turn a little more unsettled from the weekend into early next week with some rain and snow chances, but precipitation is expected to be light with little, if any, snow accumulation, and there will be dry periods as well.
Unveiling the Timberland Heritage: The Drummond Historical Museum
The Drummond Historical Museum invites visitors to embark on a historical odyssey through the enchanting town of Drummond, WI. Nestled within the Drummond Public Library, this museum offers a free-admission journey into the town's storied past, from the arrival of the railroad in 1882 to its significant role in the logging industry. The museum's exhibits, rich with old photographs and logging artifacts, tell the tale of a town shaped by the Rust-Owen Lumber Company and the industrious spirit of its people.
Candidates can file for spring elections starting Dec. 1
Candidates for local school boards, city, village and town boards and the Sawyer County Board in the April 2, 2024 election can take out nomination papers beginning Friday, Dec. 1, at their respective clerk’s offices. All 15 supervisors on the Sawyer County Board will be up for election next spring. The terms of three incumbents on the Hayward Community School Board will expire next spring: Derek Hand, Stacey Hessel and...
Today the gas price is close to $3.33 in Mellen as of 2023-11-29. 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 Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Girls hockey takes second place at Mosinee
The Hayward Co-op Hurricanes girls hockey team played in the Gobbler Cup at Mosinee over the Nov. 24-25 weekend, shutting out the University School of Milwaukee (USM) Wildcats 2-0 on Friday and then losing to the Central Wisconsin Storm 4-1 in the championship game on Saturday. In the semifinal game on Friday, after a scoreless two periods, the Canes tallied twice in the third period, with goals by Brooklyn Griffiths and Gretchen Gajewski. ...
Experience Hayward Through Its Palate: 3 Traditional American Foods You Can't Miss
In this piece, we explore three traditional American cuisines found in Hayward. Have you had the chance to taste any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Antoine Gordon: The Trailblazing Founder of Gordon, Wisconsin
Nestled in Douglas County's lush landscapes, the town of Gordon, Wisconsin, carries the legacy of its founder, Antoine Gordon, a French-Canadian fur trader whose Metis heritage helped shape the early settlement. Born in 1812, Gordon was a man of the wilderness, proficient in multiple languages and well-versed in the nuances of different cultures. His trading post at the convergence of the St. Croix and Eau Claire rivers became the nucleus of today's Gordon, a town that reflects the rich tapestry of its past.
Barnes VFW Park: A Testament to Community and History
Nestled in the heart of the Town of Barnes, the Barnes VFW Park stands as a pillar of community life and a testament to the area's rich history. Established in honor of local veterans, this park is more than just green space; it is a center for celebration, remembrance, and family fun. The annual Barnes Bluegill Festival is a prime example, bringing the community together with music, food, and a parade, while serving as a daily reminder of the town's history and development into a hub of resorts and businesses.
Cable, Wisconsin: The Heart of Nordic Skiing and the American Birkebeiner
Every year, the serene town of Cable, Wisconsin, bursts into life as it becomes the epicenter for Nordic skiing in North America with the American Birkebeiner, fondly known as the 'Birkie.' This esteemed event, the largest cross-country ski race on the continent, sees over 10,000 skiers from worldwide converge on its snowy landscapes every February. Emulating Norway's historic Birkebeinerrennet, participants partake in a 50 km skate or 55 km classic route to Hayward, with segments like the notorious 'Powerline Hills' testing their mettle.
Iron River National Fish Hatchery: Championing Lake Trout Restoration and Conservation Education
Nestled in the picturesque northern Wisconsin landscape, the Iron River National Fish Hatchery serves as a shining example of wildlife conservation and environmental education. Since its inception in 1979, the hatchery has been pivotal in the initiative to restore lake trout populations in the Great Lakes. Producing around 1.5 million lake trout and 65,000 coaster brook trout annually, it supports interagency restoration programs, ensuring the ecological health of Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior.
Bennett, Wisconsin: A Historical Tapestry of Logging and Mining Legacies
In the heart of Douglas County, Wisconsin, lies the small town of Bennett, a community with a population of 597 residents as of the 2010 census. Rich in history, Bennett is a place where the legacies of the logging and mining industries come alive. Once a bustling hub for these economic drivers, the town still holds the stories and memories of its formative years, when pioneers like Richard Bennett laid the foundations for the community we see today. The Douglas County Forest, spanning over 278,000 acres, stands as a living testament to the transformation of 'unwanted lands' into a beacon of prosperity.
Natural Connections: November is a sigh with Lois Nestel
“November is a sigh; a sigh of weariness after the tumult of summer, a sigh of resignation over projects yet undone, a sigh of regret for hopes unfulfilled. It is a sigh of frustration that no matter how we try, the world seems to be sinking deeper into the morass, and a sigh of sadness that neither we nor those around us seem to live up to our expectations.”
Hayward town chairperson resigns; interim chair appointed
Town of Hayward supervisors appointed former chairman Gary Gedart to fill the unexpired term of Stephanie Laakson, effective Nov. 13 after Laakson resigned three days earlier. Laakson, who took office in April this year, delivered a letter to Town Clerk-Treasurer Bryn Hand at 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 10. She stated that “I hereby resign as Chair of the Town of Hayward. I thank you and all the employees of the town for all of their assistance these past months.” ...