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It’s the start of the season and I’m excited! First because baseball is back! That opening day win in Milwaukee over the Twins. What a story! Trailing the entire game until tying it up in the bottom of the 9th and then winning it in walk off fashion in the bottom of the 10th with players tha…

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The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding Wisconsinites the annual Spring Hearings begin online at 7 p.m. on April 12.

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Although the high school basketball season is over for the Osceola Chieftain girls it has been extended for the Osceola coaches as well as some area players. Osceola’s Mike Haase has been selected by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to lead the Division-3 North squad in an…

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I’m excited about April. My new pointing puppy, a Small Munsterlander is expected April fool’s Day. I’ve got my spring turkey permits and roots plants can go in the ground mid month. Spring bird songs are tuning up and some early migrants are back. Dandelions will be popping too and some of …

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Flex Gymnastics sent 39 team gymnasts to the Wisconsin State Xcel Meet in Green Bay the weekend of March 19 - 21.  The Flex teams had an amazing showing.  

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I was logged on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website at 10:01 AM to purchase a leftover spring turkey tag that began at 10:00. I found myself in line electronically behind 2,286 other people in the virtual line. With over 4000 leftover tags I felt pretty good. My son Josh an…

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The Osceola Knights of Columbus held its free-throw contest March 7. Grand Knight Jim Steffen is pictured with winner Zane Hoffman and his brother Liam. 

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I’ve been hunting behind retrievers and flushers I have raised, bred and sold for 50 years but last year I hung it up.  Two years ago I started a search for my new dog, a pointer and I made my selection at Pheasant Fest last year after talking with Dean Rasmussen of Clark, South Dakota. His …

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The St. Croix Falls Saints have a tradition of excellent wrestlers. Success doesn’t just happen for any team. Year after year success is achieved by a strong program. St. Croix Falls has such a program. The Saints went undefeated in dual meet action this season and went on to win their WIAA …

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The winter sports season has been completed. Certainly the teams had plenty of challenges. One of the toughest things to overcome was performing at a high level in nearly empty sports venues because of restrictions brought about by the pandemic. The St. Croix Falls Saints fans had plenty to …

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Most coaches would acknowledge that just having a sports season during the worldwide pandemic is a true accomplishment. The athletic directors had to work extra hard to keep the ever changing schedules straight. Although the Osceola Chieftains got nicked a few times with untimely quarantines…

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You’d think that with all the cold weather we had in February that we’d have good ice to drive on lakes until the 4th of July.  I get excited about late season ice fishing, warm sunshine, fish go on feeding binges. I wasn’t able to get out on the ice that much this winter but I was out with …

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It will never receive the hype of an athletic contest between the Michigan State Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The rivalry will never be as intense as the Boson Red Sox and the New York Yankees or the Dodgers and the Giants. The ice fishing rivalry between three-time Wisconsin Stat…

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Weather forecasting is not a perfect science. Today it’s all about complicated mathematical expressions as part of a process called numerical forecasting. Meteorologists use barometric pressure, Doppler radar that monitors the movement of fronts, instruments attached to ships, airplanes, buo…

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The Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball season came to an end last week in the Regional semi-final game on top-seeded Rice Lake’s home court. Osceola opened Regional play with a 54-45 win over the Hayward Hurricanes on the Chieftain’s home court. The win over Hayward was the team’s third win …

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Things have certainly been different since Covid-19 became a world-wide pandemic. We are slowly making our way through the toughest times that the virus has brought and have hopes that we can return to normal soon. Osceola hosted a powerlifting event last Saturday and although things were mu…

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A couple weeks of very cold weather left us with a short memory. Remember the mild winter we had going until a week into February. One Arctic Plunge and we remembered what a real winter was like. It was like a punch in the stomach when it hit 20 below with a cold that penetrates clothing and…

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It’s no secret that in recent years wins have been hard to come by for the Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball team. The last time OHS had secured a pair of wins in the same week was on December 11, 2017 against Hayward in a non-conference game and the next night when they defeated Somerset i…

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It’s too bad that the season came to an end when it did for the Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team. After a slow start it seemed like Osceola was better each time out in recent weeks. The Chieftains started the season with three straight losses, went 3-3 in their next six games, and fi…

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I recently found a great podcast that I just can’t walk away from. I’m finding myself listening to it whenever I have free time. It’s interesting, educational, related to the outdoors and an answer to many questions we’ve all wondered about. If you own a dog you’ll love it. It’s called “Hunt…

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The Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball team lost three straight Middle Border contests last week. In their first two games they played even with their opponent, the New Richmond Tigers and the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks, well into the second half. In their last game of the week the Middle …

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A lot of work goes into each practice. A ton of work goes into every season. When a high school senior wrestler competes in the last match of his career it is obviously an emotional affair. Osceola senior Nick Carlson competed for his final time as a Chieftain at the WIAA Sectional meet in N…

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The Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team split their final two Middle Border games last week finishing with a conference record of 5-9 and are 9-10 overall. Prescott placed first in conference play this season. With the MBC behind them, Osceola now looks at WIAA Division-2 Regional play …

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Looking out my window I can see about a half dozen birdfeeders. That doesn’t count the ones on the other sides of the house. I know I’m not alone with this activity. You probably feed birds and enjoy watching them as much as I do, but getting paid to watch them and count them would be a drea…

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Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon spearing season begins Feb. 13 and runs for 16 days, or until any of the pre-determined harvest caps are met. This year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) predicts that harvest caps will be met prior to the 16-day season limit.