Free Covid-19 Testing at the Cable Community Center on August 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams are supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services effort to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity.  So far, they have a cumulative total gathered for COVID-19 testing approached 350,000 as teams continue to operate across Wisconsin in mobile testing sites since early April.  A Wisconsin National…

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Lake Owen Association Annual Meeting Held by Zoom

Starting at 9:02 a.m on July 18, 2020, the Lake Owen Association held their Annual Meeting this year by Zoom with a peak attendance of 63 people participating. After the introduction by President Tom Johnson, the LOA Board Members, Advisors and Webmaster all introduced themselves. Lake Manager Cheryl Clemens then went over how the Zoom…

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Natural and Manmade Dangers to Loons and Eagles

Naturalist Emily Stone of the Cable Museum recent online essay recites how heavy boat traffic can result in boat wakes that wash loon eggs out of the nest.  People throw fireworks into a lake sometimes detonating underwater deafening a swimming loon.  Young bald eagles learn to fly in early July.  Wildlife rehab centers receive young bald eagles…

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Native Plant Consultations for Lake Owen Residents

Native Plant Consultations Native trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, and grasses provide the back drop for the beautiful Northwoods scenery around Lake Owen. They also help to slow the flow of water and reduce nutrient loading and runoff to the lake while providing important habitat along the water’s edge. Are you interested in improving habitat along…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Emergency Orders

On May 13, 2020 the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Ever’s Emergency Orders saying “We further conclude that Palm’s order confining all people to their homes, forbidding travel and closing businesses exceeded the statutory authority of Wis. Stat. § 252.02, upon which Palm claims to rely.  By the Court.—Palm’s Emergency Order 28 is declared…

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Floating Loon Nest in Loon Island Bay, Lake Owen

Tom Syverud reports, “After canoeing, boating and fishing on Lake Owen for 35 years, we saw the resident loons have many successful nests and many failures as well.  With climate change looming, severe storms and high water events are becoming more common.  Nest flooding from high water, waves from severe storms, or boat wakes cause egg…

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Wisconsin’s Travel Ban and Rules Extended to May 26, 2020

Here are excerpts from today’s Wisconsin Emergency Order #28 and the Frequently Asked Questions document issued contemporaneously: “Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order (Emergency Order #12) has been extended (Emergency Order #28) until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 or until a superseding order is issued.” “Travel: People are strongly encouraged to stay close to home,…

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