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Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $3.50 contribution is requested per meal but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611 or 800-870-2181. Next week's menu includes: Dec. 16: Hot dog, whole-wheat bun, coleslaw, baked beans, fruit. Dec. 17: Salisbury steak with gravy, seasoned noodles, creamed corn, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. Dec. 18: Chicken a la King with rice, wheat roll, pumpkin cake. Dec.
The city of Madison is suggesting property owners buy a $70 per year insurance policy to help pay for sanitary sewer line repairs on private property. In the past, city engineering crews repaired the portion of a sanitary sewer located in the public right-of-way at the request of the property owner. But state government decided to prevent local government from performing any construction work for which a private person is financially responsible. Never mind if local officials had been providing the repair program for years.
A Solon Springs priest heads a national organization to advocate for causes involving the mentally ill and works hand-in-hand with acclaimed actor and activist Martin Sheen, and others with star power. Rev.
Boys Basketball Albany 46, Potosi 34 Amherst 49, Marion 31 Antigo 47, Crandon 31 Barneveld 47, Darlington 44 Bayfield 80, Lac Courte Oreilles 33 Bessemer, Mich.
IRON RIVER, Wis. -- This Northwestern Wisconsin community was reeling Sunday on news that a well-known and well-liked elderly couple had been killed in a violent attack in their apartment the previous evening, allegedly carried out by one of their grown children. Officials identified the victims as Jim Crain, 79, and Eunice "Crickett" Crain, 76, and identified the suspect as one of the Crains' sons, Jimmy. Authorities said Bayfield County sheriff's deputies responded at about 6:15 p.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The number of traffic deaths has risen to three from Sunday's snowfall in southeastern Wisconsin. Police say a 63-year-old Franklin man died from injuries suffered in a massive pileup on Highway 41/45. Menomonee Falls police say another person involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries. Sunday's crashes shut down the highway for about nine hours. A woman was killed in a rollover crash on northbound Interstate 43 at Highway 100 in Milwaukee County, and a man was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash that closed eastbound/southbound I-94 in Racine County for abou
The Solon Springs boys and girls basketball teams completed a sweep of Mellen Thursday night, with the boys winning 65-55 and the girls winning 36-32. "The girls played a great game that was close the whole way," said Brian Amys, head coach of the Solon Springs girls. "The lead was never more than eight, which was in Solon's advantage with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter." Mellen led by four after the first quarter, but a 13-point effort from Solon Springs in the second quarter put the Eagles up 21-19 at halftime.
A second scientist now confirms that asbestos-like fibers exist in the rock formations of the proposed iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. That confirmation also comes with a warning: that these fibers are dangerous if the rock is disturbed. Northland College Professor Tom Fitz first found asbestos-like fibers in the Penokees two months ago.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Police say they arrested a Milwaukee man after his loaded handgun fell from his pocket and discharged inside a clothing store in Racine. Officers say the man and a woman were shopping at Burlington Coat Factory Saturday when the gunshot struck a metal fixture in the store. No one was hurt. Authorities say the man picked up his gun and both left the store. The man and woman saw surveillance video of the incident posted online and went to the Racine Police Department Sunday. The woman was released. The man was arrested for recklessly endangering safety.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Democratic member of the Ashland City Council says she intends to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy next year. Kelly Westlund announced Monday that she will launch her campaign on Tuesday with a news conference in Wausau. Westlund has been a member of the city council for nearly two years but has no other political experience. Duffy was first elected to represent the 7th Congressional District in 2010 and re-elected by a 12-point margin in 2012.