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Celebrating spring with pancakes and maple syrup

The long, hard winter that is lingering into spring has one local farm family feeling a bit anxious. The Jacque family of Thorp produces sweet maple syrup every spring by tapping 1,800 maple trees. It is a short but intensely … Continue reading

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Introducing… The Sentinel & Rural News

The first issue of ‘The Sentinel & Rural News” is now on news stands throughout the community. As the old expression goes, Travis Rogers, Jr., Judy Vollrath, and Nicole Shattuck have done themselves proud. The first issue of The Sentinel … Continue reading

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Need to sign up for health insurance NOW!

  March 26, 2014  Window Closing for Health Insurance: Sign Up Now! By Senator Kathleen Vinehout “I was getting the run-around,” the Eau Claire woman told me. She tried to get health insurance through the federal healthcare.gov website and was … Continue reading

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Announcing: The Sentinel & Rural News

I left the newspaper office in Owen yesterday afternoon just as the sign-painters arrived, so I had to stop by this morning to see the final results. I like it! I like it! This is a photo (by Tim Swiggum) … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Turkey, episode 1

By Linda Wyeth Turkeys are wonderful creatures. Our family has raised small flocks of turkeys for many years. At first, we raised only broad breasted white turkeys because that is what a 4-H leader down in Dodgeville, WI, recommended. “Buy … Continue reading

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Petition drive aims to bring Dollar Store to Owen

Efforts to bring a Family Dollar Store to Owen are not over. Volunteers who favor allowing the company to build its newest retail store in north central Wisconsin are planning to go door-to-door in Owen on Saturday, March 22, to … Continue reading

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Keep your faucets running!

From the Owen Water Utility ATTN: CITY OF OWEN WATER UTILITY CUSTOMERS. Do not be fooled by the milder air temperatures! The frost will still freeze your water service. Keep running your water the diameter of a pencil lead until … Continue reading

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An Arctic visitor

Late last week our son Kevin noticed a large bird atop a utility pole just the other side of our driveway. He took a distance shot of it and walked closer. He was amazed to discover the mysterious creature was … Continue reading

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The new doors are in!

By June Roohr The long awaited new entry doors now welcome visitors to our old school gym. Hardy employees of Rib Mt. Glass in Wausau arrived on Thursday morning, Feb. 27 – a day when the temperature never went above … Continue reading

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Friends of the Old School host annual Quilt Show

By Linda Wyeth OWEN—Members of the Friends of the Old School (FOS) brought a welcome touch of impending spring to Owen on Saturday and Sunday with their 5th annual Quilt Show. The outside temperature was below zero, and on Sunday … Continue reading

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