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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 …
Government

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 …
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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 …

Local sports
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 …
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 …

Community Calendar

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 …

Medicare Fraud Prevention Week teaches everyone how to prevent fraud

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 …

Pet of the Week

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 …
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
The students who performed at the spring recital, from the left, front row: Lydia Earnest, Madylin Earnest, Sadie Westaby, Gavin Westaby, Violet Poehler, Avonlea Wirtala, Evelyn Wirtala, Nora Gutsch, August Gustch, Kyla Groleau; back row: Cynthia Gustch, Natalie Turner, Patricia Steiner Jacob Fischer, Orion Wilczek, Quintin Zarins, Carli Petranovich, and Claire Petranovich.

Spring piano recital held at St. John’s, Withee

The students of Paige Piano Works presented their 2024 Spring Piano Recital on May 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Piano Teacher Cynthia Gutsch inspired 17 of her piano students to step up, …

Thirty-Five Years an Outdoor Writer

Hello friends, If you think that life doesn't go by in a blink of an eye, I am about to show why I feel it does. Thirty-five years ago, this Friday night I wrote my first column. I was living in …

Enterprising Cooks

Toad in a Hole 3 large eggs 1 cup 2% milk ½ tsp. salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 package (12 oz.) uncooked maple breakfast sausage links 3 Tbsp. olive oil …

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 …
Letters
Dissent is just as American as the flag
We are old now, those of us who came of age amidst the turbulence of the Sixties and Seventies. I spent those years at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, which was known at the time for …
An inept Congress
Dear Editor: It is small wonder that this session of congress is going down in history as the one with the least accomplishments of any in our history. With two wars of great interest to the United …
Obituaries
Ron Buss
Ronald Gene 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 …
Reflecting on 13 Years of Tax Reforms
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.
Harriet T. Halida
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, …
Hazel Louise Ring
Hazel Louise Ring (Benson, Marrier), at age 90, passed away on April 2, 2024, peacefully at her home surrounded by loving family. Hazel was born May 6, 1933 to parents Amiel and Ethel Benson. …
Debra Klabon
Debra K. Klabon
Debra K. Klabon, age 71, of Colby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at the Marshfield Medical Center. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 15, 2024 at …
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The 2024 Arizona Voters’ Agenda illuminates voters’ priorities and big questions for candidates.
Arizona Voters Agree On Key Issues
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for many Arizonans concerned about the future of the country and their state in these contentious times. Center for the Future of Arizona’s (CFA) statewide survey …
Here’s sunny news: To enhance your immune system, improve your heart function, increase calcium absorption, and promote bone density you can take one dietary supplement with both the ”sunshine vitamin” D and its helper, vitamin K.
Better Health, Naturally
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you take a dietary supplement every day, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Yet, adds the Cleveland Clinic, …
LG NOVA: Building New Ventures to Accomplish Mission for the Future
(BPT) - With an unwavering policy of open innovation with startups around the world, LG has been fostering businesses outside its own to better prepare for the future. These big-picture efforts are …
States with the biggest mental health care deserts
ADHD Advisor used data from the Health Resources & Services Administration to map and analyze mental health provider shortages across the U.S.