One person is dead as the result of a traffic crash Saturday in Solon Springs, according to a news release issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported to Douglas County 911 at 11:42 a.m. at the U.S. Highway 53 and North Boundary Road intersection. Leita Antonson, 66, of Solon Springs was pronounced dead at the scene.
The public gets a chance to weigh in on plans to restore the beach on Barker's Island.
Vandalism has closed the figure skating rink at Wade Bowl.
William Lee Roner, 40, faces charges of felony armed robbery and misdemeanor battery, both as a repeater.
New food safety regulations take effect Jan. 26 for Wisconsin's biggest growers of fresh market fruit and vegetables, but regulators will focus on educating farmers during the first year of regulation. Enforcement will not begin in earnest until 2019.
For the fourth consecutive year, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College received a $3,000 scholarship from the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation to train students for careers in the marine industry. Marine repair technician instructor Todd Larson was presented with the scholarship at an awards celebration at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. The scholarship offers financial assistance to students preparing for a career at a recreational marine dealership.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is now accepting applications for its Certified In Wisconsin Program, which designates industrial parcels of 20 acres or more as being "development ready."
Indianhead Sheep and Goat Breeders Association Small Ruminant Clinic, formally the Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association "Shepherds Clinic" begins at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Conference Center in the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, Wis. Registration opens at 8 a.m. This 24th annual clinic continues to be one of the largest educational events of the winter for sheep, and now includes goat producers, and 4-H and FFA youth in the Upper Midwest.
An Iron River man convicted of his sixth drunk driving offense will spend a year in jail, but may avoid prison time. William John Hood, 49, pleaded guilty Jan. 8 in Douglas County Circuit Court to one count of sixth offense operating while intoxicated. A two-year prison sentence followed by two years of extended supervision was imposed and stayed.
The Truckload Carriers Association announced the winners of their National Fleet Safety Awards, and Halvor Lines won second place as a North American carrier who has driven 50-99.99 million miles in the previous year. This marks the third consecutive year that Halvor Lines has placed within its division; they previously took first place in 2015, and third place in 2016.