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A 49-year-old woman from Cameron lost her life in a Fourth of July traffic accident and a 41-year-old St. Croix County woman was flown to a hospital for treatment when she was struck by the propeller of a pontoon boat motor during a busy Fourth of July weekend, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fi…

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Thunderstorms on Sunday evening, June 28, and early Monday morning, June 29, dumped more than 4 inches of rain over the Chetek area, according to the National Weather Service.

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Calhoun Memorial Library staff is available during normal business hours, Monday through Saturday, for answering phone calls. Call 715-924-3195 to schedule computer time, to send faxes, to make copies or to get answers to reference questions. Times can be arranged to collect requested librar…

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Duane Dummer submitted three vintage postcards to The Chetek Alert, which had been sent to his aunt, Gertrude (Hoff) Mattson. This postcard shows Burgett Island, which may be the island east of Snug Harbor Resort and north of Outers Resort, in the middle of the channel north of the Long Brid…

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Fans of Charlie Berens, Wisconsin’s unofficial ambassador and “poet laure-Ope” (yes, we’re coining that), will be pleased to know he was in the Chetek area this past month, along with Myles Montplaisir, of the show “You Betcha.” Ojaski Lake can be spotted in the background of a recent video …

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Though the Chetek Area Museum is temporarily closed until 2021, a new acquisition was added to the Chetek boat collection. A 1954 Chetek 15-foot model, designed by Emil Mix, was donated by Sid and Vicki Higgins, of Prescott, formerly of Maple Grove, Minn. The boat is an early hybrid model pr…

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Three men charged with the shooting death of a Sheldon couple appeared in Rusk County Circuit Court for an initial appearance hearing on Thursday, June 25.