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Notes for the Week - August 31st

The MHS tennis team has a new coach this year - Lexi Hastings, daughter of longtime coach Wendy Hastings. Watch an interview with Lexi and other team members and coaches on WQOW.


Each year Lonna Miller-Doane decorates her yard in Irvington for Halloween. In a Facebook post this week, she asked for assistance setting up and taking down the display as she is getting older. She starts putting it up the first of September. Anyone interested in helping her can call her at 715-235-9233 or message her on Facebook.


Here's a cool video that was taken by a drone at the National Night Out event on August 1st.


The Wakanda Waterpark ended up closing for the season earlier than anticipated due to a "fecal matter" that occurred on August 16th. The free chlorine concentration could not be held at a concentration long enough to kill the cryptosporidium and other parasites, so the decision was made to close early. The pool was scheduled to close on August 20th. Though many would like to see the pool stay open a bit longer, many of the lifeguards are either headed off to college or, if still in high school, have sports practices starting.


Kyote's Den Bar & Grill is looking for teams for a winter dart league. Call them if interested - 235-2777.


The Bridge to Hope is in need of an adult bike. If you have one to donate, contact them at 235-9074.


The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley celebrated Women's Equality Day on August 26th. This event was featured on WEAU. You can watch the video here.


The Valley's Makers Market will be having another craft sale at Wilson Park on September 28th. They The are looking for vendors who have handcrafted, upcycled, or original items. No DIRECT SALES. If interested email them at


This past Tuesday morning Carla Berscheit, Dunn County ADRC Dementia Care Specialist, was interviewed on WQOW about the new program Creating Hope: Confronting Dementia with Meaningful Action. Watch it here.


Posted on Facebook by Broadway Bowl: We’re switching out our old pins and replacing with all new for the 2023-2024 bowling season. That means we have an abundance of used pins that we are selling. Great for craft projects, target practice and many other uses. $2 per pin or buy in bulk and save. Contact or the bowling alley for details.


Governor Evers was at the Menomonie Middle School this week. Watch this clip from WEAU.


The Hay River Review serves the communities of northern Dunn and southern Barron counties in Wisconsin. They are the official newspaper for the School District of Prairie Farm. Support this cooperative-owned, independent community newspaper by subscribing today. An annual subscription of 12 issues costs just $20. To subscribe, message them on Facebook, or email them at


Menomonie resident Bryant Schoenick and his grandson were featured on WQOW for the repairs they made at Evergreen Cemetary. Watch the video here.



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