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Boyceville wins baseball sectional, heading back to state for first time in 19 years

  CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Boyceville Baseball nation is in a state of euphoria after their beloved Bulldogs’ team captured its first sectional championship in 19 years. Sophomore Connor Sempf pitched a two-hit, complete-game shut out to lead Boyceville to a 2-0 semifinal victory over a good Neillsville squad. In the championship game, the Bulldogs’…

Wallin named D-SC softball “Player of the Year”

By Amber Hayden GLENWOOD CITY — To say the least, the 2019 season has been nothing short of magical for this year’s Dunn-St. Croix Player of the Year, Maggie Wallin. “It’s still so surreal to me,” Wallin explained. “But me and my mom have a saying. ‘I’m unstoppable’.” Wallin has pitched 130 and two-thirds innings…

Toppers’ Hadin DeSmith caps career with third-place finish in state 110 high hurdles

By Amber Hayden LA CROSSE — Glenwood City senior Hadin DeSmith saved his best performance for his last-ever high school competition. Fueled by some disappointment suffered the previous day and a desire to represent his school in the best way he knew how, DeSmith ran a personal record time in the finals of the boys’…

Gaustad pleads guilty and judge orders him held without bond

By LeAnn R. Ralph HUDSON   —  A former Glenwood City High School teacher charged with seven felonies related to sex crimes involving a teenaged girl in Missouri has pleaded guilty in St. Croix County Circuit Court to two of the seven counts. Peter L.O. Gaustad pleaded guilty in St. Croix County Circuit Court May…

One injured in motorcycle vs. deer accident on Highway 128

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