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Quilt for a vet

Members of the Hay River Quilters made and donated many quilts to area soldiers returning from the Middle East several years ago. The members decided to continue the tradition by presenting quilts to selected veterans at area Veterans Day ceremonies. On Friday, Nov. 10, at Ridgeland-Dallas Elementary School, quilt guild member Kaye Leaman presents a quilt to Barron resident Jim Anderson, a World War II veteran. Photo by Bob Zientara

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Drive underway for winter coats, blankets for needy
Posted: November 08, 2017

The Roman Catholic parish cluster of St. Joseph, Barron, St. Boniface, Chetek, St. Peter, Cameron, and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strickland (Rusk County) will once again sponsor a winter coat and blanket drive for the needy in the Barron County area.

Stonecroft meetings at Rice Lake
Posted: November 08, 2017

Trish Propson from Kaukauna shares an illustrated talk entitled “Bloom Where You are Planted” at the November Stonecroft meetings. The Chetek Area After Five meets on Monday evening, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Norske Nook in Rice Lake. The Rice Lake Women’s Connection meets at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Lehman’s in Rice Lake.

Red Kettle drive kicks off Nov. 17
Posted: November 08, 2017

Friday, Nov. 17, is the start date for the 2017 Barron County Salvation Army red kettle campaign. Ceremonial kickoffs for this year’s campaign took place Friday, Nov. 3. The honorary co-captains are Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald and Barron County Health and Human services director Stacy Frolik.

Affordable Care enrollment now open
Posted: November 08, 2017

The enrollment period for 2018 health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opens today. As of Nov. 1, Wisconsin residents and families can explore health care opportunities, renew their current plan or pick a new plan through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

Wednesday 11/01/2017
Youngsters excel at national pull
Posted: November 01, 2017

On​ ​Saturday,​ ​Sept. ​23, ​two​ ​local​ ​boys​ ​took​ ​home​ ​first ​place​ ​trophies​ ​and​ ​one​ ​local​ ​girl​ ​earned​ ​a​ ​second ​place​ ​trophy​ ​at​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Pedal​ ​Pull​ ​Championships.​

Barron FFA chapter taking orders for annual fruit sale
Posted: November 01, 2017

The Barron FFA Chapter is holding its annual fruit sale at this time and will be accepting orders now through Nov. 13, 2017. Delivery will take place in mid-December.

Elks Lodge breakfast benefits women veterans
Posted: November 01, 2017

The volunteer-staffed Elks Lodge Breakfast will be held Sunday, Nov. 12, from 8:30-11 a.m. Proceeds from the breakfast go toward programs supported by the United Women’s Veterans. Each month, the Elks’ leadership team designates a local charity to benefit from the breakfast.

Turtle Lake Legion Post plans Veteran’s Day dance
Posted: November 01, 2017

American Legion Post 137, Turtle Lake, will host a Veteran’s Day dance Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. at the post, 326 South Maple Street. Music will be provided by Rob Knowlton beginning at 8 p.m. Raffle prizes include a Savage Axis II .30-06 rifle, synthetic stock, with a 3x9 scope (the first place prize, your choice of the gun or $350 in cash). The second prize is $100 cash--$75 for third place.

Genealogical Society plans certificate award meeting
Posted: November 01, 2017

The Blue Hills Genealogical Society will celebrate their Certificate Award evening with a dinner at Rolling Oaks Restaurant in Barron on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the restaurant.

Wednesday 10/25/2017
Field day on cover crops begins Friday south of Barron
Posted: October 25, 2017

The Farmers of the Barron County Watershed will be hosting a fall field day on Friday, Oct. 27, starting at 10:30 a.m.  The field day will feature results of interseeding cover crops into standing corn at different growth stages of the corn. Variety of cover crops, herbicide history and other variables will be compared on several plots 

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