Barronett, WI

Cumberland Police Issue Latest Update On High-Speed Chase

BARRON/POLK COUNTY - The Cumberland Police Department has issued the following updated press release regarding the high-speed chase over the weekend. On August 6, 2022, at approximately 12:08 am, Polk County notified Barron County of a vehicle pursuit traveling into Barron County on US 63. A Turtle Lake Officer attempted to use a tire deflation device to flatten the tires but the operator of the vehicle was able to swerve around the tire deflation device.
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Police Log: Paraplegic in structure fire

The police dispatch center receives several hundred calls weekly. The small sampling below shows their diversity. Monday, Aug. 1 4:29 a.m. Sixteen-year-old 911 caller says someone was knocking on his door. He is getting messages threatening to kill him. 4:42 a.m. Advised he blocked the number for him and will be checking the area. 2nd St., Barron. ...

Police: Rice Lake woman charged with OWI blew a 0.45

A Rice Lake woman made her initial appearance on a felony charge of operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense, after allegedly blowing a 0.45 in her preliminary breath test. Kaye L. Luehring, 48, was charged with the felony plus two misdemeanors — operating while revoked and bail jumping — on Aug. 4 in Barron County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint: ...

UPDATE: Suspect In Custody Following High-Speed Chase

BARRON/POLK COUNTY -- One person is in custody and authorities are searching for another following a high-speed chase that occurred shortly after midnight Sunday morning that started in Polk County and ended in Barron County, according to a press release from the Cumberland Police Department. Press Release. On 8/6/2022 around...

WATCH: Spooner Health CEO Mike Schafer On This Week's 'Positive Tuesday' Show!

SPOONER, WI -- Founder Ben Dryden and Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald were back for their latest episode of "Positive Tuesday W/ Ben & Fitzy" Tuesday morning!. Joining the boys this week was Spooner Health CEO, Mike Schafer. Discussion included the recent Spooner Health Golf Fundraiser (which Mike, Ben,...

Rails On Trails Installs New Spooner City Park Trailhead

WASHBURN COUNTY -- Rails on Trails has installed a new Spooner City Park Trailhead, according to a submitted press release from Rails on Trails to Monday. We in Washburn County are so fortunate to have these recreational trails in our backyard for our community, visitors, and youth to enjoy all year long for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. It's great to have a place our middle school and high school nordic ski, mountain bike, and cross country running teams can call home.

'SUMMER'S FLY'N BY!' - This Week's Deals From Schmitz's Economart!

SPOONER, WI -- Check out this week's great deals going on now thru Sunday at Schmitz's Economart!. Note: If on a mobile device, you will be prompted to view/download the report which requires a PDF Viewer to open. If on desktop, the report will appear below without having to download.

Hawks take second place at Indy League tournament

The Hayward Hawks defeated the Brill Millers 4-3, then lost to Spooner 7-5 in the championship game of the Independent League tournament over the Aug. 5-6 weekend in Haugen. The Hawks played Brill at noon Saturday and ended up winning when Austin Wessel scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the sixth inning. Jonah Sande started on the mound and pitched five innings, giving up two hits and one earned...

Mike Schafer Will Join Ben & Fitzy On This Week's 'Positive Tuesday' Show!

SPOONER, WI -- DrydenWire Founder Ben Dryden and Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald will be joined by Spooner Health CEO Mike Schafer on this week's "Positive Tuesday W/ Ben & Fitzy" show. Discussion to include last week's show, the recent Spooner Golf Fundraiser (which Mike, Ben, & Fitzy attended), updates,...

Salad in a jar, tropical birds are topics at women's groups

Kathy Bishop of Lodi will share how she found a forever friend at Stonecroft’s two upcoming meetings on Aug. 15 and 16. Both meetings are open to all women; there are no dues or fees. The Chetek Area After Five meets Monday at the Stone Oven Pizzeria in Cameron for a pasta and salad buffet. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., the program at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Teresa Drost of Rice Lake will present a special feature on Creating Your Own Salad in a...

Rittenhouse attorney to defend stabbing case in Wisconsin

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney who helped Kyle Rittenhouse get acquitted on murder charges says he will represent a Minnesota man accused in the stabbing death of a teenager during a tubing trip in western Wisconsin. Nicolae Miu, 52, is charged with first-degree homicide in the death of...