Mercer, WI

LUHS eases COVID contact tracing protocol

MINOCQUA – The administration at Lakeland Union High School is easing its protocol for students and staff who have come into close contact with a person with COVID-19 symptoms, but who themselves are not showing any symptoms. Shawn Umland’s motion to adopt the new policy passed 5-1 Monday. Barry Seidel...
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Halloween happenings in Price County

Sunday, Oct. 31, is Halloween, and there are plenty of opportunities throughout the weekend for celebration and family fun. The Sno-Gypsies will be hosting a Ghoul 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 30, in Park Falls. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Park Falls City Hall, followed by the race at 10 a.m. The Evergreen 5K route will be used. There will be awards for first male and female finishers and best costume. The first 72 registered will receive T-shirts.
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Memorial dedicated to air ambulance crash victims

WOODRUFF, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – A new memorial is honoring the lives of a crew that were lost during a helicopter crash three years ago. Klint Mitchell, Rico Caruso, and Greg Rosenthal lost their lives on April 26, 2018. They were the crew members on an air ambulance that crashed. They were flying back to Woodruff after a patient transport to Madison, the helicopter was 12 miles from its destination when it went down in a wooded area.
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Park Falls mill up for auction

The Park Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, which was purchased by Maynards Industries, will go up for auction on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. Formerly Flambeau River Papers, the mill has been in a “warm idle” state since April, according to the City of Park Falls. Some employees have been on-site to keep the wastewater treatment plant operating and maintenance done on pumps, motors and machines.

Roy Charles Brunelle

BESSEMER, Mich. - In God's perfect time and with family at his side, Roy Charles Brunelle, 66, of Bessemer, peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Roy was born on Oct. 25, 1954, in Wakefield, a son of Robert Leon "Brute" and Mary...
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LCO volleyball team goes 1-1 in playoffs

In the first round of the WIAA Division 4 Girls Volleyball tournament Tuesday, Oct. 19, the LCO Migiziwag Eagles defeated the Butternut Mighty Midgets 3-2 at the Theresa Williams Gymnasium at the LCO School. In the regional quarterfinal, the Eagles won the opening set 25-18, then fell to Butternut over...

Tax rate dips, budget up at LUHS

MINOCQUA – Homeowners and most other real estate taxpayers in the Lakeland Union High School District will see a slight dip in that school district’s property tax rate after Monday’s annual school meeting. The electors voted unanimously to approve a district-wide levy just shy of $12 million, showing an increase...

Roy Charles Brunelle

BESSEMER, Mich. - Roy Charles Brunelle, 66, of Bessemer, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 1202 Putnam St., in Wakefield, with the honor guard beginning at 10:15 a.m. A...

Dorothy Catherine Berg

ASHLAND, Wis. - Dorothy Catherine Berg, 96, of Saxon, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021, at Ashland Health Services with her family and beloved dog at her side. She was born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Ironwood, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph and Ella (Lamerand) Zuchowski. She attended both grade school and high school in Saxon. She was a housekeeper in Ironwood, Bert's Camp in Land O'Lakes, and in Green Bay, where she also mended socks for Packer players.

Wakefield City Council affected by COVID

Wakefield — The Wakefield City Council met quorum for its regular meeting on Monday night thanks to technological advances, after two members came down with COVID-19. Kay Wiita was the only member to attend in person. It was her final meeting, as she is not running for re-election in the Nov. 2 election.