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Lack of rain has crops falling behind in central Wisconsin

ATHENS, Wis. (WSAW) - The recent rain may not be enough to keep crops growing. The erratic rain patterns have crops in some areas of central Wisconsin falling behind. June is usually one of the wettest months of the year, but this year, there is a lack of rain. “It...
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Road name plan honors JoAnn Simek

JoAnn Simek did a lot for this community while she was here, now to honor her, the city would like to name the road on the end of Pep’s Drive “JoAnn’s Way.”. “I brought up the use of JoAnn’s name because she sat in this chair, on the city council for a number of years and never wanted any recognition for it. So I figured we could take this opportunity to pay homage to JoAnn,” said alderman Christine Weix at Monday’s city Medford city council committee of the whole meeting.
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School board looks at health insurance options

High usage rates will impact the Medford School District’s chances when shopping for health insurance this year. This may result in changes for staff in cost and plan changes as school board members seek to find cost saving options. Cory Tothe-LaPointe a senior benefit consultant with Spectrum Benefit Solutions,...

Seeking solutions

Medford schools hears parent concerns about bullying behaviors. A small but passionate group of parents and community members attended Tuesday night’s Medford School District policy meeting to review the district’s bullying policy. This was the second of three scheduled two-hour-long meetings to review the policy. According to policy...

Full weekend of 4th of July celebrations around area

Taylor County communities are making a full weekend of fun and activities to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Events throughout the community run from Saturday through Monday night with fireworks displays in Medford and Rib Lake on July 3 and in Perkinstown and Jump River on July 4. In...

Expand development law to promote residential growth

Tax incremental districts have been a valuable economic development tool for communities for decades. They have helped retain and create jobs in communities both big and small and have increased regional viability. It is time to build off that success in promoting industrial and commercial growth to grow the residential...

Athens will pay for tower air pumping system

The Athens Village Board voted unanimously on Monday to pay Municipal Well & Pump of Waupun $15,250 for a temporary pressure system to be used during the water tower painting project in July. Village board member Dwight Lenhard was absent from the meeting. Two large blue air pressure tanks have...

View from the cheap seats

I decided this week to grab both the 1970 Record Review and The Stratford Journal from our newspaper office archives to see what interesting things I could find in the sports sections. Granton High School doesn’t have good varsity basketball teams anymore, due to the school’s declining enrollment. It does...

Medford celebrates new Straight River Days royalty

Straight River Days opened Thursday in Medford with the crowning of the event’s 2022 royalty. This year, 16 girls in grades K-12 received crowns and roses during a brief ceremony held near the Veterans Memorial. They’ll appear in parades and events throughout the year–but one will have to travel a little farther than the others.

Live Great Food TRUCK @ Tuesday Night Blues

Live Great Food Truck will be serving locally sourced, fresh items at Tuesday Night Blues in Owen Park. We offer Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options!.

Eau Claire area homicide suspect arrested in Northwoods

PHILLIPS - Earlier this month, a man was found dead in a ditch near Eau Claire. Tuesday night the main suspect was apprehended in Phillips. 36-year-old Phillip Novak was taken into custody around midnight. Novak is the only named suspect in the homicide investigation. The victim Eddie Banks died from...
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Homicide suspect caught near Phillips

PHILLIPS, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – A suspect in an Eau Claire homicide was arrested around midnight Wednesday in Phillips. The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office says Philip Novak, 36, was taken into custody without incident. The Phillips Police Department assisted in the arrest. He’s being held in the Price County Jail and will be sent back to Eau Claire this week.

Homicide suspect found in northern Wisconsin, taken into custody

PHILLIPS, Wis. (WFRV) – The primary suspect for a homicide in Eau Claire County was taken into custody after he was found in the northern part of Wisconsin. According to the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Philip Novak was taken into custody around midnight. He was located in Phillips which is in Price County.