Government & Education

City of Ladysmith
Address: 120 Miner Ave W
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Shari Kavanagh

Originally founded in 1885 as Flambeau Falls, the name Ladysmith wasn’t adopted until 1900. Ladysmith and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities.

Phone: 715-532-2600
Fax: 715-532-2620
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Hawkins Area Library
Address: 709 Main St PO Box 17
Hawkins, WI 54530
Contact Name: Arlene Mabie

The Hawkins Area Library is committed to providing a warm, friendly atmosphere where you will have access to everything from the newest releases of great books, to all of the latest technology.

We offer: Books – Children’s, Young Adult and Adult-Over 10,000 titles to choose from, Audio Books on CD and Tape, Movies on DVDs and VHS, Magazines, Newspapers, Library Cards, Interlibrary Loan services, Computers and Internet, Wireless Internet, and Online Services.

We also offer a book club, summer reading program, after school program, and computer classes.

Phone: 715-585-2311
Fax: 715-585-2311
Hours of Operation: Monday 10a-6:00p; Tuesday-Friday 9:00a-5:00p
North Cedar Academy
Address: 1500 Port Arthur Road Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Donald Smith

North Cedar Academy is a grade 9 – 12 boarding school for International and Domestic students.

North Cedar Academy (NCA) is a dual enrollment private high school situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. NCA offers motivated and committed American and International students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to graduate from high school with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) and high school diploma simultaneously.

The NCA model allows a student to obtain a Bachelor degree within two years of high school graduation, and a Master degree within four years. All NCA graduates who have successfully completed the AA degree are guaranteed admission into a UW system school to finish their Bachelor degree. College credits are also transferable to other colleges and universities.

Phone: 715-532-0201
Fax: 715-532-9916
Hours of Operation: 7:45am – 4:30pm
Republican Party of Rusk County
Address: Mailing: N6501 Rames Road
Office: 215 Lake Ave E
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Travis Ewer

We are a political party staffed by 100% volunteers dedicated to promoting conservative ideals and working for the overall betterment of our community.

Phone: 708-USA-RUSK
Hours of Operation: Please call. By appointment only.
Rusk County 4-H
Address: 311 Miner Ave East, Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Jenna Behrends

In 4H, we believe in the power of young people.  We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization providing young people with the skills to leas for a lifetime.  Young people learn by doing.  Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.  4H programs are available for children 8-18 and 4H Cloverbud programs are available for children 5-7. Call Jenna to learn how your child can get involved or how you can become a leader.

Phone: 715-532-2125
Fax: 715-532-2279
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Rusk County Community Library
Address: 418 Corbett Ave West Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Hollis Helmeci

Adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, downloadable books, magazines and newspapers, Shared online catalog which makes it possible to review and request materials from six area libraries, BadgerLink-Wisconsin’s Connection to the World of Information, Internet access, Adult, youth and family programming, Interlibrary loans of items from other libraries, Wireless service within the library, Handicapped accessible & low-vision computer workstation, Polebenders – Available to children ages 6-14. This program is made possible by the Ladysmith High School Class of ’58, who provides and maintains the fishing Poles. Children sign up for a loaner card and they receive a free tackle box that is theirs to keep. They may check out a fishing pole for one week at a time. They must bring in their loaner cards to get a pole, and they are allowed only one tackle box.

Phone: 715-532-2604
Fax: 715-532-2658
Hours of Operation: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10:00am-6:00pm; Tues 10am-8:00pm; Sat 10am-2:00pm; Sun-closed
Accepts Chamber Bucks
Rusk County Democratic Party
Address: 504 Miner Ave East, Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Colleen Peters, Cindy Pohlman

The Rusk Dems are a local political party supporting the election of progressive candidates for local, state, and national offices.

Phone: 320-403-0123, 715-532-4983
Rusk County Economic Development
Address: 311 Miner Ave Ste C130 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Andy Albarado

We work throughout the County to improve the economic well being of the residents. Sometimes this means working with businesses who create jobs or helping them retain jobs. Sometimes this is working with communities and local governments that develop the infrastructure to support businesses, and make decisions that have an impact on economic growth. Sometimes this is working with individuals and organizations that work together to accomplish the same goals. Sometimes this means working and partnering with organizations outside of the County that help us achieve our objectives. Sometimes it means helping with the management of community assets that help support job growth and development.

Phone: 715-532-2257
Fax: 715-532-2272
School District of Ladysmith
Address: 1700 Edgewood Avenue Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Paul Uhren

The School District of Ladysmith provides an innovative, comprehensive educational experience for students PK-12 in the city of Ladysmith and surrounding areas.

Phone: 715-532-5277
Fax: 715-532-7455
Contact Email:
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Servite Center for Life
Address: 1000 College Ave West PO Box 67 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Sr. Marguerite Samz

Our Mission: The Servite Center for Life, an interfaith ministry rooted in the Servite tradition, offers a place of solitude and prayer, presenting spiritual, religious and educational programs.

Servite Center for Life offers educational, spiritual and religious programs to people in the Ladysmith area.

Phone: 715-532-0299
Contact Email:
Village of Bruce
Address: 100 W River Avenue PO Box 238 Bruce, WI
Contact Name: Mike Newman or Terry Hegeholz
Phone: 715-868-2185
Fax: 715-868-2186
Contact Email:
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm
Accepts Chamber Bucks
WI Indianhead Technical College
Address: 1104 Lake Ave West Ste 1 Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Hilary Peterson

WITC-Ladysmith offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificate, career pathways, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment.  WITC also provides instruction for individuals pursuing their GED or HSED.  WITC is a top-ranked two-year college in the nation with more than 50 career programs, is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Phone: 715-532-3399
Women 4 Progress
Address: 509 E 3rd St N, Ladysmith, WI 54848
Contact Name: Chrysa Ostenso/Colleen Peters

Women4Progress meets every 4th Thursday, 6:00pm at Toad House, Lake Ave W, Ladysmith.  All are welcome!
Women working together 4:
1. Economic
2. Environmental
3. Racial &
4. Social

Phone: 715-532-7099 (Chrysa); 715-532-4983 (Colleen)