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The extended hoarfrost we have just seemingly ended is unprecedented in my lifetime of 70 years. The extent and longevity and beauty have been extraordinary. Every morning was a postcard morning and it was warm compared to what January’s are normally like. The best day was the second day whe…

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Wins have been hard to come by for the Osceola Chieftains boys’ basketball team so far this season. Osceola has been hit hard by injury and sickness but is not looking for excuses. They team seems to be getting healthier and is still hopeful that they can turn things around for a better seco…

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The Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team notched their first win in the Middle Border conference last week when they defeated the St. Croix Central Panthers in a game in Osceola. The Chieftains finished their week when they traveled to New Richmond to take on the Tigers. Osceola was unab…

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Wrestling action is picking up around the state of Wisconsin. For the first part of the season the Osceola Chieftain wrestlers were competing in a single dual meet each week. In January the green light was given to allow Wisconsin wrestlers to compete against multiple teams at a single venue…

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Last week’s column was putting 2020 to bed so it makes sense that this week’s column will be looking ahead to 2021. Staying away from politics but still aware of the Corona virus I’ve already witnessed an increase of ice fishing pressure on area lakes which is simply a fun way to practice so…

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Disappointing perhaps is the best way to describe last week’s action for the Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball team. Osceola came into the week with a couple of games on their schedule that seemed like good chances to put into the ‘W’ column. The Chieftains did come close but were unable to…

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High school basketball in Wisconsin usually isn’t played on Saturdays, at least until tournament time. The 2020-2021 season is one that is not usual. Teams are struggling to try to get their games played and they really don’t seem to mind what day of the week might work, they just want to pl…

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Grab your gear and get fishing Jan. 16-17 during the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Winter Free Fishing Weekend. This event is a great time to discover the fun and excitement of winter fishing without a license or trout stamp.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Town of Germania in southwestern Shawano County, within 10 miles of Waupaca County. As required by state law, the DNR will renew the baiting and feeding bans in S…

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Area wrestlers were limited to one match a week during the early part of the season as adjustments were made due to Covid-19. Wrestlers are now able to have multiple teams at some events giving the athletes more opportunities to hone their skills against other opponents. Last week the Osceol…

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Looking back and looking ahead is what we do this time of year. I’m keeping this positive because we all have to deal with the negatives that have rang a loud bell that is echoing around the world this very moment. With that said I’m heading out on the ice January 1 to fish with my brother, …

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The Osceola Chieftain wrestling team competes in one of the toughest conferences in the Northwest part of the state, the Middle Border. There are not usually any easy matches no matter who the competition is. The schedulers gave Osceola some very tough assignments early on when they competed…

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The Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball team ended the 2020 portion of their schedule with a convincing win over Hayward from the Heart O’North conference. Osceola opened the 2021 portion of their schedule when they traveled to Rice Lake to face the Warriors for the Big Rivers conference. Osc…

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The Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team picked up another non-conference win last week as they led all the way against the Grantsburg Pirates to come away with their third straight non-conference win of the season. The next night Osceola played another non-conference foe, the St. Croix …

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Jon McCorckle is The Fish Whisperer; when Jon talk’s people listen.  Here are his words of wisdom from 72 years of Corky always catching the first, the most and the biggest for the New Year!

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The Osceola Chieftain boys’ basketball team notched their first win of the season with a convincing 41-22 win over the Hayward Hurricanes from the Heart O’North conference. It was the second straight contest for Osceola last week who began their week with a 60-41 loss to the Somerset Spartan…

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It will take a while before there seems to be a routine in high school sports. Osceola athletic director Scott Newton has challenges to try to get as many games safely played as possible. The Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team had just one game last week before the holiday break began.…

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If you grew up hunting whitetails in Wisconsin you more than likely thought about hunting elk in the Rockies. Too many people, including me put it on our bucket list for various reasons. Steve Mueller of Osceola didn’t. Steve had a friend who hunted elk, Brian Schanche, who took him and ment…

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The Osceola Chieftain wrestling team is in a very tough conference. The Ellsworth Panthers, year after year, are one of the top teams in the state. Osceola found out the previous week just how tough the Amery Warriors are. After the loss in Amery the Chieftains had a home match with the Bald…

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The Prescott Cardinals boys’ basketball team is not used to losing a Middle Border conference contest on their home court. Actually, Prescott isn’t used to losing a basketball game any time or anywhere. In the last seven seasons Prescott has run up a 93-5 overall MBC record and is 47-2 on th…

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With all of the unusual situations due to Covid-19 no doubt the athletic directors have some real challenges trying to get a full conference schedule played and filling in with some non-conference action when they can. This will cause some very unusual weeks for some of the teams. The Osceol…

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The St. Croix Falls Saints had a wonderful fall sports season. Several Saints athletes have been recognized as all-conference members. These athletes performed at a very high level to be recognized. True, the all-conference athletes are usually some of the most skilled performers but they ar…

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Early ice is always fun, exciting and dangerous at the same time. Often called black ice because of its clearness it lets you look down into the water and get a bird’s eye view of everything happening below. You’ll see sand, rocks, logs, weeds both dead and alive and fish both dead and alive…

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Osceola has selected Tyler Olson to lead the Chieftain boys’ basketball team. Olson was an assistant coach under previous Chieftain coach Jacob Meyer for the past four seasons and coached the C-Teams. Olson also was an assistant coach in Amery for a season during his days of student-teaching…

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Before the season started Osceola Chieftain wrestling Coach Nate Demulling mentioned the Amery Warriors as one of the top teams in the Middle Border conference (MBC). They, along with the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks and possibly the New Richmond Tigers look to have the best chances of unsea…

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The schedules are crazy so far for winter sports in Wisconsin due to Covid-19. The Osceola Chieftain girls’ basketball team began play last week and did finally get a couple of games in. Prescott has already played five times and New Richmond hasn’t been able to play yet. Such is life in the…