Barron County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the driver involved in the pickup versus tree crash on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20.
Three people were seriously injured when a pickup crashed into a large tree at 9-1/2 Avenue and 21st Street in Prairie Lake Township around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Two helicopters were called in to airlift two injured occupants.
Laura and Carter Fornell welcomed the first baby born in 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Barron. Cleo Mae Fornell was born on Jan. 6, weighing 7 lb.12 oz. Welcome, Cleo. Photo contributed
Three months after a September 2020 decision by the Barron County Board to cut $25,000 in funding for Embrace, which serves domestic abuse victims in four area counties, the concerns of both sides appear to remain unresolved as a new year begins.
Two referendum questions for the Spring Election ballot were approved by the Barron Area School District Board of Education at its Monday, Jan. 18 meeting. The questions were approved unanimously without discussion.
It was early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2020, when the phone rang at the Barron County Emergency Communications center.
Recent wire service reports and a cover story in the latest issue of Time magazine address how quickly the world’s scientists and drug manufacturers have been able to produce effective vaccines in the fight against COVID-19.
Wisconsin significantly expanded the pool of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, opening it to everyone age 65 and older. Vaccines for this group can begin Monday, Jan. 25.
Subway restaurant guests will notice something different about their favorite sandwich shop in Barron. In December, the Barron Subway location closed for a full remodel featuring a bright color palette, inspired by freshly-prepped vegetables and bread baked daily, according to the company. I…
Dollar General announced last week that it is offering four hours of pay and other accommodations to employees who choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. With this announcement, Dollar General is one of the first national retailers to incentivize the vaccine to workers.
Amid the pandemic, the Almena Sportsmen’s Club saw one of it’s best years ever for last weekend’s Upper Turtle Lake Ice Fishing Contests held Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of people flocked to the lake during a nearly perfect day for ice fishing.
WITC’s generous donors continue to provide important financial assistance to the students WITC serves. The WITC Foundation awarded 191 scholarships for a total of $87,810 toward spring semester scholarships.
Hundreds of ice anglers were scattered around the Chetek Chain of Lakes for the Chetek Fire Department’s 27th annual Adult and Kids Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16. Weather conditions were relatively mild, which led to a strong turnout at the annual event.
Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, Jan. 18, released a statement regarding Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s nomination to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Biden Administration. She will depart DHS to undertake this opp…
A new medical campus is proposed in Rice Lake, with the potential to be the cornerstone of new development on 80 acres on the south side of the city.
State Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley (D-Mason), announced that she has hired Leslie Westmont to be the Senate Democratic Caucus Communications Director. Westmont was the Chief of Public Affairs for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing, Madison, WI, for the past three y…