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Ashland Council shrinking again, to 7

Many Ashland residents and their elected representatives will find themselves in new districts as the city shrinks from 11 to seven city council seats as part of a redistricting plan. Redistricting is done every 10 years using data collected by the U.S. Census that’s used to create boundaries that are...
ASHLAND, WI
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Local tribes open winter warming shelters

Esie Leoso Corbine recalls driving to the take-out window at an Ashland fast food restaurant late on a cold winter night last year and seeing someone she recognized standing in the entryway of the restaurant. “He wasn’t going into the restaurant, he was just standing there in the doorway,” she...
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Oredockers take 6th at John Roberts Scramble

The Ashland Oredockers wrestling team took sixth place out of 17 teams at the John Roberts Scramble in Antigo Saturday, Dec. 4. Two Oredockers won their weight classes — 2021 state qualifier Austin Defoe, wrestling at 132 pounds, took first by pinning three of his opponents and winning his championship match with a major decision. Junior Isaac Pearce at 220 pounds pinned every opponent, notching three wins by fall including his championship match with a pin 67 seconds into the first period. Freshman Gunner Crowe, on JV for the tournament, also took the podium at 220 pounds with a third-place finish. Freshman Madison Burns took second place in the girls division and freshman Justin Defoe took fourth at 126 pounds, scoring one pin on the day.
ASHLAND, WI
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Claire Eleanor Bottum

Claire E. Bottum, age 99, of Hayward, WI and formerly of Drummond, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 26, 2021 at Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward. Claire Eleanor was born May 6, 1922 in Worth, IL the daughter of Chauncey and Marion (Felt) Bottum from Chicago. Claire moved with her family around 1924 to northern Wisconsin where her parents began building a lodge on the shore of Wildernest Lake (Wilderness L. on the map) near Drummond, in ‘the most remote part of the most remote county’ in Wisconsin. As a child, Claire attended one-room schools, and was also educated at home where, formally, her mother was teacher and father, the principal. Her childhood education included the forest, and forest creatures as she grew. She loved nature and wildlife. birds flew trustingly to her hands. As a young woman she graduated from Drummond High School and lived briefly in Battle Creek, MI where she worked for Kellogg’s during WWII. She returned home to Wildernest Lodge by the end of the war and then subsequently lived in Peoria, Illinois; Clinton, Wisconsin; and Janesville, Wisconsin where she raised two boys. About 1961 she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked as an electronics technician for Sperry Rand Corporation, Telemation, and others. But her love of the north woods of Wisconsin never diminished and, upon retirement, Claire moved back to Drummond, Wisconsin where she could continue to be in the wilderness that she loved. She was a reader and widely self-educated person, a true naturalist who could name every flower, and was knowledgeable of literature, science, history, and astronomy. Her favorite books included ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by Baum, ‘Laddie’ by Porter, and the works of J. R. Tolkein. She often quoted poetry at home. In retirement she wrote hundreds of poems of wit and wisdom, and solemn themes, sometimes waking in the night with ideas. Her works have been gathered into a semi-autobiographical book, ‘The Ghost Train’, by Claire E. Bottum, compiled and edited by family members.
DRUMMOND, WI
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Defensive gem

The Ashland Oredockers girls basketball team stifled Spooner in their home game Friday with constant and harassing defensive play. After jumping out to a 40-6 halftime lead fueled by an aggressive full-court press, the Oredockers settled into a patient half-court offense in the second half to seal a 67-18 win. The girls team (1-2) heads to Chetek-Weyerhaeuser (1-3) for its third conference game of the season Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
ASHLAND, WI
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City by City: Twin Ports, Duluth, Ashland

Twin Ports- The Head of the Lakes United Way is hosting its Holiday Day of Caring Wednesday, December 8. They will be hosting volunteers for a dozen different opportunities to help non-profits in the area. Events range from tying fleece blankets for Essentia patients to hosting toy and clothing drives ahead of the holiday season. They hope this day of care spreads holiday cheer while showcasing the importance of volunteer work. For more information, click here.
DULUTH, MN
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Loretta Mildred Vopat

Loretta “Midge” Vopat of Moquah, WI, passed away at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland on Nov. 30, 2021. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Dec. 17, 1943, the daughter of Loretta (Myers) and Ferdinand Folks Jr. Loretta graduated from Kenwood High School and joined the Army, after her...
MOQUAH, WI
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Patricia Josephine “Patty Jo” Wygonik

Patricia Josephine “Patty Jo” Wygonik, 64, of Red Cliff, passed away at home. She was born on April 28, 1957 in Ashland, the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Bresette) Cadotte. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bratley Funeral Home in...
ASHLAND, WI
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City by City: Duluth, Cloquet, Bayfield

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DULUTH, MN
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Businesses renew shop-local drive

Jaci Pruitt and Karla Miller traveled about an hour from Montreal to go grocery shopping and have lunch in Ashland Wednesday, but ended up shopping for Christmas decorations at Home Expressions on a whim. While browsing the shelves inside the store on Main Street, filled with green and red decorations,...
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Coast to coast: Running with Washburn 3-sport star Olivia Soltero

Washburn High School senior Olivia Soltero is a San Diego transplant who has spent her high school years in Washburn competing in different sports for the Castle Guards, studying art and discovering life on Lake Superior. The Daily Press caught up with her to chat about her future plans to return to California, explore even more, and the life experiences she’ll bring with her along the way.
WASHBURN, WI
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Ashland Christmas parade coming Saturday

The 59th annual Ashland Christmas parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Beaser Avenue and Main Street. The lineup of floats from local businesses and organizations will be:. 1. Chequamegon Area Veterans. 2. Fastenal. 3. Ashland High School Marching Band (line up by shell) 4. Northland Lawn...
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Ashland winter parking rules imposed

Winter parking regulations taken in the city of Ashland. Under the rules, no parking is allowed between midnight and 6 a.m. on any residential street or avenue in the city. That excludes any street or avenue in the area between Lake Shore Drive and Main Street and Third Street between 14th Avenue East and Stuntz Avenue, where there will be no parking between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
ASHLAND, WI
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City by City: Superior, Ashland, Hibbing

Superior, WI- The Superior Public Library is offering those with reading goals this holiday season to pick up books on a budget. The annual Merry Little Christmas Book Sale will be held Dec. 3-4. Over the course of the year, the Friends of the Library hand pick the best books of the year’s donations with selections from every genre and offer them at a bargain price. Organizers say this year’s selections for the holiday sale have an especially wide variety.
SUPERIOR, WI
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Bayfield falls to Oredockers in opener

The Ashland Oredockers and Bayfield Trollers boys basketball teams squared off Tuesday at Bayfield High School in both teams’ first games of the season. The Oredockers struggled against Bayfield’s stingy 1-3-1 zone defense, giving up a 13-point lead late in the game as the Trollers cut the score to 46-40 before Ashland finally claimed a 57-46 win. Both Ashland, a part of the Heart O’ North Conference, and Bayfield in the Indianhead Conference, begin regular season play this week.
BAYFIELD, WI
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Glidden hosts ‘Hometown Holiday’

GLIDDEN — It really was a “Hometown Holiday,” the theme for the day of events in Glidden on Saturday in celebration of Christmas. The downtown looked like a Hallmark holiday card with much of the community present for a full day of activities that culminated with barrel fires, prize drawings, a parade, a light show and live music downtown. It was an exciting place to be on Saturday.
GLIDDEN, WI
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Washburn’s Melek makes all-state team

Washburn Castle Guards senior midfielder Nolan Melek was named to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association soccer all-state team. Melek, who helped lead the Castle Guards to the sectional finals this season, has plans to play soccer in college but has not yet committed to a university.
WASHBURN, WI
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Lyn Holevatz

Lyn Holevatz, age 94, of Highbridge, passed away at home on Sunday, November 21, 2021. She was born on April 27, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Herman and Virginia (Harrison) Sievert. Lyn was raised in California and later moved to the Town of Eileen in Bayfield County. She...
HIGHBRIDGE, WI
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Kenneth R. 'Ken' Weiler

Kenneth R. 'Ken' Weiler, 79, of Washburn, WI, passed away on November 22, 2021, of COVID-19. He will be remembered always for his warmth, playfulness, curiosity, humility, congeniality, and strength of character. He loved taking long drives with his wife, exploring nature with his grandchildren, seeing the fish run at Big Rock Campground, watching a Packer game, and finishing a difficult crossword puzzle. To Ken, each day was a joy to be embraced for its gifts, or its challenges, whichever might come to pass, and he endeavored to use his time to better the lives of those around him. Most of all, he cherished the company of his family, friends, and neighbors. Few people remained strangers to Ken for very long, and those who knew him loved him dearly. He will be sorely missed by his family and his many treasured friends.
WASHBURN, WI
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