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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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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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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...

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.

Hurley School tweaks pandemic policy

Hurley — A slight policy change will allow Hurley students who test negative following a COVID-19 exposure to return to school sooner. The Hurley K-12 School Board of Education on Monday approved a change to the current close contact policy that requires a student with a close contact to wear a face covering for nine days instead of the previously required 14 days as long as they test negative after day five and do not have symptoms for COVID-19. The student could return to school on day eight but would be required to wear a face covering for days eight and nine.