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Election Tuesday

All eligible voters are reminded to show up and vote at the presidential primary election next Tuesday. In an unusual twist of election fate, the vote in Wisconsin actually means something this time around. My best guess is that Republicans have finally figured out now is the time to stop the infighting. Romney should carry the state and go on to capture the GOP nomination.

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Saturday 07/18/2009
In memory
Posted: July 18, 2009

It is with profound sadness that we report the death this week of Arnold Ellison. Mr. Ellison, a gentleman and patriot, was a long-time chairman of the Barron County Board of Supervisors. As chairman, he had a reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness that carried way beyond the boundaries of Barron County.

Show me the money
Posted: July 18, 2009

As Duane Hebert prepares to leave Barron County to begin his new job as Winona County administrator, he leaves behind both critics and supporters. His critics, including this writer, zeroed in on a take-no-prisoners

Friday 06/05/2009
Silence is Golden
Posted: June 05, 2009

Our readers might expect that Barron County Administrator Duane Hebert's decision to leave Barron County and accept a similar position at Winona County, Minn., would draw some editorial comment.

Saturday 04/12/2008
It was just a matter of time
Posted: April 12, 2008

In an ironic turn of events, Barron County's Administrator Duane Hebert may be in danger of becoming the latest casualty of his own "Hebert Express."

Friday 08/24/2007
A novel idea?
Posted: August 24, 2007

The sentencing of former Barron County Register of Deeds Shawn Hanson (now Bronstad) on a misdemeanor theft charge ends an intriguing chapter of Barron County criminal history that could serve as grist for a John Grisham novel.

Thursday 04/12/2007
The Referendum
Posted: April 12, 2007

I'm sure our readers expect a comment from us on last week's school board refer-endum, which resulted in a split decision from district electors. The request to ex-ceed revenue caps by $790,000 on a recurring basis was defeated 828-708. The climate control proposition passed 815-726.

Friday 03/16/2007
A bad call
Posted: March 16, 2007

Last week's decision by Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington to suppress written and oral statements (a confession) former Barron County Register of Deeds Shawn Hanson made in connection with the theft of money from the Deed's office could be a big setback for Restorative Justice.

Friday 02/23/2007
All Aboard!
Posted: February 23, 2007

The announcement last week that Barron County Patrol Supervisor Richard Carr's job is being eliminated has caused quite a stir.

Saturday 10/28/2006
The ghost agenda
Posted: October 28, 2006

It appears that Barron County Administrator Duane Hebert could use some sensitivity training on the state's open meeting law.

Sunday 07/02/2006
Remembering Wallace Jerome
Posted: July 02, 2006

This past week, family, friends and the community at large were dealing with the death of Wallace H. Jerome, age 97, of Barron, the founder of Jerome Foods, who died Wednesday, June 21, at Barron Riverside Manor.

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