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Legion Honored at Highground

THE HIGHGROUND — Members of the American Legion Russell-Toycen Post 131 of Colfax, the American Legion Auxiliary and Gold Star Mothers of Colfax were honored during a stone-placing ceremony at The Highground in Neillsville on Saturday, September 17. Members of the Russell-Toycen Post 131 also acted as the Honor Guard for the day. —photo courtesy…

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Bob and Patty Marlette named Boyceville Cucumber Festival Grand Marshals

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE   — Bob and Patty Marlette are this year’s Grand Marshals for the Boyceville Cucumber Festival from August 19 to August 21. The Grand Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. Their duties as Grand Marshals will include “welcoming everyone to the 2022 Pickle Fest and representing the great community…

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Preliminary hearing scheduled for Apple River stabbing suspect

By LeAnn R. Ralph  HUDSON  — A preliminary hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court has been scheduled September 2 for a Minnesota man charged in connection with an incident on the Apple River that left one dead and four injured. Nicolae Miu, age 52, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, appeared in court August 12 with…

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Fire Destroys Trailer Home

FIRE DESTROYED a trailer home and a near by building on the Jim Chaplin property on 300th Street in the Town of Glenwood on Friday, July 22. Glenwood City Firefighters direct a hose stream on the building to extinguish the fire in that structure. The fire started in a trailer home at the right and…

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St. Croix County Fair a Success!

ALL LIT UP — The Round-Up was a popular ride on this year’s St. Croix County Fair Midway. With its neon lights shining Saturday evening, riders enjoyed a whirl. More photos can be found on our website. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

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Former Glenwood City businessman, newspaper columnist passes away

The Glenwood City community was shocked Saturday upon learning of the death of Larry “Leaker” Standaert. Standaert along with his wife Cheryl operated the local bowling alley, Leaker’s Place, for more than thirty years. Selling the establishment to Tasha and Toby Klein a year ago. Leaker, also wrote a weekly column called the “Rockpile” that…

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Four men accused of illegal bear hunting in northern Dunn County

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE  —  Four men have been accused of illegal bear hunting in the Town of Sheridan in northern Dunn County. Brandon Guthrie, age 32, of Ridgeland; Cody Shafer age 27, of Ridgeland; Hunter Strenke, age 22, of Clayton; and Adam Millermon, age 37, of Glenwood City are scheduled for an initial…

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