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Sex offender to be released in Neillsville

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex …

Clark County Jail Bookings

Format: Name; Classification; Charge(s); Release Reason (if given); Release Date (if given). May 2 Bodoh, Tammy Lynn; Sentenced; Contempt/Court-Nonsummary/Punitive Sanction. May 3 …

May Law of the Month: Bicycle Safety

As summer approaches, we can expect more people to be out on their bicycles. In Wisconsin, bicycles are considered vehicles on the road, so they have the same rights and obey the same laws as …

Sen. James heads Study Committee on Emergency Detention and Civil Commitment of Minors

Sen. Jesse James (R - Altoona) was recently announced as the chair of a 2024 Legislative Study Committee on the Emergency Detention and Civil Commitment of Minors. This new study committee will focus …

News From Here and There

TRG Members of the Chili-Fremont Fire and Rescue shovel the first few scoops of dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fire station and community center being built about a half-mile north …
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Business

Broadband readiness the focus of regionwide workshop in Chippewa Falls

How can communities and partners set themselves up for success for Broadband Equity, Access, Deployment (BEAD) funding? UW-Madison Extension’s Community Economic Development Program is …

Government

City of Owen discusses property issues with assessor at the Board of Review

The city of Owen held their annual Board of Review on Wednesday, April 24. Scott Jalling was elected chair and John Mauel vice chair. Although no citizens came to the meeting, city …

Community

Owen Withee Area Menus

Home Delivered Meals Colby, Abbotsford, Dorchester, Owen & Thorp Locations To reserve or cancel a meal, please call the Aging Office at (715)743-5166 or 1-866-743-5144 by 12 noon one …

THURSDAY, MAY 16 Clark County Board of Supervisors meeting, 7 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center, W4266 CTH X, Owen. Lublin American Legion …
Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries in time, stress, their medical identities, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and …
Meet Murray, the CCHS Pet of the Week! Murray came to CCHS when found as a stray in the Abbotsford area. His family didn't come to find him, so now he's looking for a new forever home. Murray is a …

Well-Child Checkups cover Sports Physical Requirements and more

As families look ahead to summer fun, Aspirus Health reminds parents that summer is a great time to keep kids on track with well-child visits. And for students participating in sports or other …

Empowering Kids for a Healthy Future

Habits developed during childhood often shape lifelong health outcomes. Encouraging healthy habits from an early age can significantly improve children's quality of life as they grow older. Every Kid …

Weekend O-W Kid’s Meals Notes

The W-O-W Kids’ Meals Steering Committee met on May 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in the Nazareth Lutheran Church Hall.

Dusting Off the Files

95 Years Ago – May 16, 1929 Eddie Thorson, banjo artist, and Rolland Haire, tenor, of Owen, featured the concert of the senior high school at Eau Claire last Friday afternoon and …
Obituary
Ron Buss
Ronald Gene Buss passed away at his home on May 8, 2024 at the age of 78 with his wife and son by his side under the tender care of Heartland Hospice. Ron was born on March 29, 1946 to Leslie …
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Since the beginning of the Governor Walker era, Wisconsin Republicans have prioritized cutting taxes, fiscal responsibility, and growing our economy. Since 2011, over $31 billion in tax cuts have been returned to Wisconsinites.
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Harriet T. Halida, age 87, of Loyal, formerly of Stanley, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2023 at Clark County Rehab & Living Center in Owen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, …
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Local sports

Meadowview Golf Course Monday Men’s League Standings

Meadowview Golf Course Monday Men’s League Standings As of May 8, 2024 The Masters Division Sterling Bank..................... 42 Bogseth Trucking............... …
The Wisconsin Northerners Senior Softball 65AAA team traveled to compete in the Senior Softball USA Northern Championships tournament at the Sand Creek Athletic Complex in Coon Rapids, MN on April …
Thursday, April 25, the Owen-Withee Varsity Track Team traveled to Augusta for the Beaver Invitational. There were seven teams, including conference competition - Loyal, Colby, and Columbus. With the …
Hello friends, I am currently in a simply crazy, busy, but positive section of my life. This week I hunted hard for turkey during the second season in zone 1 and I did all of my hunting in a …
Now in full swing, the Owen Withee boys varsity golf season is off to a good start. “We took first in the Cadott match,” coach Josh Jalling said of last week at Whispering Pines. …
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Education
Kindergarten student Dayna Oberholtzer read with her mom and sister.

O-W EL celebrates Read Across America Week

Owen-Withee Elementary School celebrated Read Across America in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday last week February 26-March 1. The students and staff participated in a dress-up day each connected …

Features

Owen Downtown Revitalization sets Farmers Market times for 2024

When the Owen Downtown Revitalization Committee met on Thursday, April 4, they set the dates and hours for the Farmers Market for 2024. The Farmers Market will run on Saturdays from June 1 through …

Opinion
Columns

Hackers Hide in the Hyperlinks: Spotting Malicious URLs

Whether browsing the Web, using social media, or checking your email, it's important to exercise caution when encountering links. Cybercriminals actively craft deceptive links to steal personal …

Even with new maps, the number of legislators leaving falls short of past years

The number of lawmakers retiring or running for other offices is poised to fall short of what it was two years ago, despite the uncertainty caused by the new maps. As of May 3, 20 members of the …

Cardinal Tweets

Everything is green and growing. That includes lawns and dandelions, and thistles. I don’t know why I put out thistle seed for the birds last year. They sure did plant a lot of it. Perennials …

Rights clash in records dispute

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will soon hear a case involving records related to the voting rights of mentally incompetent people.

Major party chairs agree Wisconsin will attract hundred of millions of dollars in political spending this year

We are a divided state and country. But maybe there are things the major parties can agree on.

Unexpected response on fossil fuel

The EPA recently released new rules regarding power plant emissions. The response from the fossil fuel industry was as expected: ranging from promises to block the new regulations in court to calling …
Web Extras
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.