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The Barron County Board has initially declined to take up a resolution promoted by the local Republican Party in dealing with election funding.

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Hundreds of guests came to the Hungry Hollow show Saturday, June 25, 2022, to see reminders of “the good old days” of farming. Collectors brought many antique tractors, including (in this image alone) vehicles manufactured by Co-op, Farmall, Allis Chalmers, International Harvester and Case, …

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The Barron News-Shield won seven awards in the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. The award winners were recognized at a ceremony in Madison on Friday, June 24.

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“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is heartbreaking, but unfortunately expected. The conservatives on the Supreme Court have overturned 50 years of precedent. For years they complained about judicial activism, well now we know it was nothing but a smokescreen to get to their desired result…

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Jayden Eraquam from Dallas Boy Scout Troop 102 was awarded the highest rank in scouting on June 26, 2022. The award of Eagle Scout was presented to him from his Scoutmaster, Sam Olson, at his Court of Honor ceremony, which was held at the Dallas park.

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The Barron Spotlighters theater group is pleased to announce the upcoming performances for their 2022-2023 theater season. The main season will feature three shows: a comedy, a drama, and a musical. The performances are: “The Odd Couple”, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, and “All Shook Up”.

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The Brill Area Sportsmen’s Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch Sunday, July 10, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Brill Community Park. The complete menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, applesauce, milk, orange juice and coffee.

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Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce Wisconsin’s SeniorCare Program has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover certain vaccines that members receive in pharmacies.

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A 36-year-old Minnesota man is being held in the Barron County Jail after he was caught allegedly stealing copper from power poles in an area between Turtle Lake and Almena on Saturday, June 25, 2022, according to Barron County jail, dispatch and Circuit Court records.

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The Bannisters, a multi-generational family featuring country and gospel music, will be sharing their music at the Rice Lake Senior Center, 12 West Humbird Street, Sunday afternoon, July 10, from 2-3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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COVID cases in Barron County continue to be steady and moderate. In the week up to Friday, June 24, 54 new cases were reported, down slightly from 68 the week before. One new death was reported.