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Amanda Holten, of the Montessori School in Almena, was honored this month during the Spotlight on Staff as part of the Barron Area School District Board of Education meeting on Nov. 21.

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‘Sleep in heavenly peace’ apparently refers to kitties as well. As Christmas soon approaches and we all soak in the true meaning of it, we have to remember our little feline friends as well. A volunteer was folding blankets at the Cat Rescue and Adoption Center in Rice Lake and the warmth an…

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The Annual Holly Auction will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Turtleback Golf Course, Rice Lake. Come and celebrate our 25th year of raising funds for the Rice Lake United Way. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $20.

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The 2022 gun deer hunt in Wisconsin kicked off the holiday season with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, put delicious, wild-harvested protein on the table and make memories with family and friends, the DNR reports. Preliminary license sales, harvest registration and hunti…

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One fatality has been reported among several crashes on snow-covered roads Tuesday, Nov. 29.

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Members of Barron VFW Post 8338 at their meeting on Nov. 14, presented Denise Peterson a certificate recognizing her selection as the Post nominee to the VFW Department of Wisconsin for VFW Smart/Maher Educator Award. Pictured from left to right are Gary Steel, Roger Bender, Denise Peterson …

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A Chippewa Falls-based volunteer organization, which provides handmade blankets to children who have suffered trauma, has recently expanded into Barron, Rusk and Dunn Counties.

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Barron County Retired Educators is having their next meeting at the Turtleback Restaurant in Rice Lake on March 17. All retired teachers, administrators, and support staff are invited to join the meeting. The program will feature Anna Vaughn, Physical Therapist from Optimum Therapies in Rice Lake.

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First Lutheran Church, 15 East Sawyer Street, Rice Lake, will host a Christmas Cookie Walk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. All homemade Christmas cookies will be sold by the pound.

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The Rice Lake Elks Lodge #1441 will hold the annual Elks Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The service is a touching ceremony that consists of readings, musical selections, and the lighting of candles in memory of those who have passed in the past twelve months.

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Members of four Roman Catholic parishes in Cameron, Chetek, Barron, and the Rusk County community of Strickland recently organized a winter coat drive, according to Jean Malsom, a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron.