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On Monday, Aug. 30, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Mosaic Technologies, of Cameron, to install more than 70 miles of broadband fiber optic cable in Barron and Washburn countie…

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After 22 years of advertising sales, Julie LeMoine will be handing off the responsibilities of advertising to James Moran, an experienced newspaper professional and a new resident of Chetek. LeMoine will be taking on a new role at the newspaper, she will be working as graphic designer at The Alert.

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From as little as a few thousand dollars to as much as almost $3 million, hundreds of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans have been secured by businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches throughout the News-Shield circulation area throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AAA expects gas prices to continue rising this week, following a 40-cent, or 14 percent, increase following the winter storm in Texas in February. Gas stocks decreased about 5 percent while daily demand increased about 7 percent, according to Energy Information Administration reports.

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We are excited to announce Melissa Bown has been promoted to Branch Manager of our Chetek Branch. She is responsible for the administration and daily operations of a full-service banking office, including sales, service, facilities management, purchasing, security, and safety in accordance w…

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Team Cunningham at Cunningham Realty Group is excited to announce that Trent Cunningham has joined CRG.

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This February, Chetek Cafe owner Norbert Wojke marked 12 years in Chetek, serving authentic German fare to customers. He started his butchering business in 2003, after moving to the U.S. from Germany in 2002, later purchasing the Chetek Cafe restaurant in 2009, and later moving the business …