Anton Svensson and Svenja Ruehl received the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Mertz Mortorelli Male and Lydia Thering Female Athletes of the Year awards, respectively, at the Yellowjackets Athletic Honors Banquet May 2 at Wessman Arena.
Mike Blevins won the Pure Stocks event, Kevin Burdick claimed the Super Stocks 20-lap feature and defending track champion Skeeter Estey beat 18 competitors to the finish line in the Midwest Modifieds.
Thursday's local scores
The Spartans’ tennis wins were by Jack Androsky and Kaleb Ullan.
The Solon Springs baseball team’s losing streak hit seven games with a 7-6 loss at Mellen Thursday evening.
The Tigers baseball team lose twice to Hayward and the track team competed in Ashland.
The Spartans will have their work cut out for them at Saturday’s Chippewa Falls Tournament.
Elevated wildfire conditions prompted Gov. Scott Walker to declare a state of emergency. "This is a precautionary measure we're taking to help people of our state," he said in a release. The executive order Walker issued calls elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to active duty to assist Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in providing wildfire suppression support. It also directs all state agencies to assist in potential wildlife response efforts.
Three citizens' groups have announced a joint public event taking place tonight. The listening session, Northwest Wisconsin Speaks, is held at 6:30 p.m. at Siren Seniors Community Center. Sponsors of the event are Polk Burnett Indivisible, Indivisible Solon Springs and Northwestern Wisconsin Indivisible.
After months of work, the Douglas County Board weighs an ordinance that would guide the management of concentrated animal feeding operations in the area. The county Zoning and Planning Committee approved the ordinance for agricultural operations with 1,000 or more animal units.