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Clark County Jail Bookings

Format: Name; Classification; Charge(s); Release Reason (if given); Release Date (if given). April 5 Maki, Jesse James; Sentenced With Huber; Operating With PAC .10 or More. Mariano …

Watch for Adopt-A-Highway crews on Wisconsin roadsides

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding drivers to stay alert and give space to Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, who routinely collect trash and recyclables along state highways. …

Village board tackles mostly routine business

Meeting Wednesday, April 10 in regular meeting, the Gilman Village Board swore in incumbents Dee Bornheimer, Ericka Bertsinger, and Cheryl Rosemeyer, all three re-elected to serve at the April …

Here and There

TRG Kris O’Leary, publisher of the (Abbotsford) Tribune Phonograph, (Cornell) Courier Sentinel, (Edgar) Record-Review, (Loyal) Tribune Record Gleaner and The (Medford) Star News, has been …

18 bills signed in March!

Greetings, Neighbors! I want to share with you about the 18 great bills we had signed in March. Many of them were focused on protecting our most vulnerable: our children and victims. The governor …
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Business

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 …

Government

Gilman Village Board tackles routine business

“So far March has been a rather quiet and uneventful month,” village president Jane DeStaercke wrote in her President’s report for the Village of Gilman March board meeting. …

Community

Home Delivered Meals

To reserve or cancel a meal, please call the Aging Office at (715)743-5166 or 1-866-743-5144 by 12 noon one day in advance, or speak to your home delivered meal driver. The suggested donation per …

Neillsville and Greenwood have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced the cities of Neillsville and Greenwood have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

Second columbarium placed at Riverside Cemetery

The newest columbarium was delivered to Riverside Cemetery on a snowy April day.

On a cold, snowy, April 3rd, a large addition to Riverside Cemetery of Withee arrived via a crane. A new columbarium has been added containing 96 niches or compartments and was placed just to the …

Where’s the eclipse?

Students at Owen-Withee Elementary School were greeted like all in this part of Wisconsin with a sky full of clouds covering up the total eclipse Monday afternoon.

Make Hunter Education a family affair

Gary Lindgren, Lance Batchelor, Mark Nosko, Danny Bakke, Aaron Ruggles, Heidi Bower, Mike Kessling, and Noel Barteck, all Wisconsin DNR Certified Hunter Safety Instructors, invite all young people …
Mr. Fischer tells the students about their dairy farm.

4th grader reports on a farm field trip

On Friday March 22, we had a field trip. We first went to the Fischer Farm. Matthew taught us how to milk the cows and what they do if a cow gets sick. Then Mr. Fischer taught us what they feed their …
Obituary
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

O-W Varsity softball team improving as season progresses

Starting their season March 19 against Thorp before a series of postponements and cancellations, the Owen-Withee Blackhawks are back at it, with games against Cadott and Cornell/Lake …
After deep playoff runs from both the Owen-Withee boy’s and girls’ basketball teams this year, the track season started a little slow. However, the team was up to its full capability …
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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
Girl Scout Lilly Anderson kept busy selling Girl Scout cookies with her mother by her side.

Sun shines on OWACC Business Expo

On April 6, the weather was favorable for the Owen-Withee Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo where over 27 businesses set up booths at the Friends of the Old School gymnasium in Owen. The event …

Opinion
Columns

My View: An interesting weekend

It was an interesting weekend. If anyone would have asked me a few days ago what the odds would be of me doing these things on back to back days, I would have said one in a million. I should …

My View: Heed the warning

I knew the weekend snowfall was going to come before most of you. In fact, I knew about it before many so-called weather experts. A few weeks ago, I attended a high school basketball game. …
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20 hit songs you may not know were written by music icons
Stacker compiled 20 hit songs between 1960 and today that were written by someone other than the singer, using various sources.
Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence
In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money helps shed light on which is a better investment: gold or stocks.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.