Washburn County, WI

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Barn Quilt winners chosen

WASHBURN COUNTY– The theme for the 2021 fair is “How Sweet it is at the Washburn County Fair” and how sweet it is that the fair has announced the 2021 Quilt-Topia Barn Quilt Challenge winners. The winners were chosen on Saturday, June 5. “The quilters with their designs and craftmanship...
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Trego, WIAPG of Wisconsin

Highway 53/63 intersection under major construction

Visitors to Sawyer County traveling from the south and west and local residents traveling to the west or south through Washburn County will experience a major two-year, $17.7 million construction project occurring at the Highway 53-63 intersection in the Town of Trego. In the planning stages for more than 10...
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UPDATE: Authorities Release Name Of Deceased In Fatal Washburn County Crash

WASHBURN COUNTY -- Authorities in Washburn County have released the name of the person that died as a result of a crash in Washburn County on Thursday, June 3, 2021. “Washburn County Sheriff's Office, and the Washburn County Coroner's Office is now releasing the name of the driver that succumbed to his injuries as a result of this accident. Driver of the passenger truck is identified as Lyle D Juel 33 years old from Trego. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lyle.”
Sarona, WIAPG of Wisconsin

Crash takes the life of Spooner man

SARONA– Injuries from a crash have taken the life of Lyle D Juel, 34, of Spooner. The crash on June 3 was called in to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at approximately 5:23 a.m. as a pickup truck versus semi accident on Hwy. 53 near Pierce Road in the town of Sarona.
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Activities and events planned for seniors as centers reopen

The Washburn County Aging Unit is a county government entity that serves the residents of Washburn County age 60+ and their caregivers. The Unit on Aging administers services to older adults and caregivers, within Washburn County, through the direction of the Older American’s Act (OAA), specifically Title III, which is the only federal supportive services program directed solely toward improving the lives of older people.
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Hugh and Mary Ann "Sue" Smith

Hubert Henry Smith, 93, and Mary Ann “Sue” Smith, 89, of Shell Lake passed of natural causes on June 2, 2021, at their home. Hubert was born on April 22, 1928, in New Auburn to Henry Hubert and Mary Alberta (Black) Smith. Mary Ann was born pn June 19, 1931, in Chetek to Bert and Freda (Flor) Edmonds. Hubert and Mary Ann were raised in hard-working farm families.
Spooner, WIAPG of Wisconsin

Spooner library: Open, ready to forward in best way it can

As COVID-19 cases continue to drop, and with updated Centers for Disease Control recommendations, the library board, director, and team are beginning their “exit strategy” from COVID practices to move forward. At their May 26th board meeting, the board discussed at length the Director’s recommendations for moving forward. These stated,...
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Local GOP chapter to elect new chairperson

The Washburn County GOP chapter will hold an important meeting of all members to elect a new chairperson on Thursday, June 17, at 5 p.m. at the Springbrook VFW, N8593 Cty. Hwy. M, Springbrook. Quesions: Vice Chairperson Joanne Schilling, 715.651.4875 or washburngop@gmail.com.
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Fatal Crash On HWY 53 In Washburn County

WASHBURN COUNTY -- A crash on HWY 53 on Thursday morning has resulted in a death, according to a press release from the Washburn County Sheriff's Office. On June 3, 2021, at about 5:23 a.m., Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a truck versus semi accident on Highway 53 near Pierce Road in Sarona Township.
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Washburn County Unit On Aging Reopens Services

The Washburn County Aging Unit is a county government entity that serves the residents of Washburn County age 60+ and their caregivers. The Unit on Aging administers services to older adults and caregivers, within Washburn County, through the direction of the Older American’s Act (OAA), specifically Title III, which is the only federal supportive services program directed solely toward improving the lives of older people. Our programs provide Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Family Caregiver Support, and Transportation through the WI 85.21 DOT.
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Authorities continue efforts to find missing Spooner teen

Authorities continue efforts to locate a teenager who hasn't been seen since leaving Spooner Middle School on June 1. The Washburn County Sheriff's Office says 14-year-old Joey C. Retzlaff is currently listed as a runaway. They say there is no information to indicate that he was abducted. "At this time...
Sarona, WIAPG of Wisconsin

Crash injuries take the life of a Spooner area man

SARONA– Injuries from a crash have taken the life of a 34-year-old Spooner area man. The crash on June 3 and was reported to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at approximately 5:23 a.m. as a pickup truck versus semi accident on Hwy. 53 near Pierce Road in the town of Sarona.
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Search continues for youth missing since June 1

A search is ongoing for Joey C. Retzlaff, 14, who has been missing since June 1 at approximately 11:15 a.m. and is believed to be a runaway. “The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and Spooner Police Department have continued their efforts to locate Joey over the past three days,” the sheriff's office said. “Numerous interviews have been conducted and several locations have also been checked by Law Enforcement. We will continue to follow up with leads as they come in. We are asking for anyone with information on Joey's whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.”
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Sheriff’s Office Updates Community On Missing Spooner Teen

WASHBURN COUNTY -- Authorities and family are still looking for 14-year-old Joey Retzlaff who has been missing since Tuesday, June 1st. Today, the Washburn County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release. Press Release. Update: Sheriff’s Office Updates Community on Missing Spooner Teen. Joey C. Retzlaff (age 14) has been...
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Washburn County Weekly Jail Bookings Report

DrydenWire.com has been informed by the Washburn County Sheriff's Office the following people were recently booked at the Washburn County Jail. The records that are available on this website are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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Washburn County Announces Hire Of New County Veterans Service Officer

WASHBURN COUNTY -- Washburn County announces the hire of new County Veterans Service Officer Joe Schmidt, of New Richmond, WI. In March 2021, DrydenWire published a job opportunity announcement for the position of Washburn County Veteran’s Service Officer following the departure of Lisa Powers. The County of Washburn says that...
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Washburn County Family Festival returns on June 5

Washburn County Family Festival is happy to announce that the festival is ready to return in 2021 with a safe and fun family event. This year the event will take place on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds. "We have extended our day...