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Plans are coming out of the freezer for the return of the Fun on the Flowage/Hay River Plunge to be held Saturday, Feb. 12, at Pioneer Park in Prairie Farm. This year’s event will include a “Winter Beater” vehicle parade and best individual and team costume prizes. See this week’s Prairie Fa…

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A joint brunch for the Chetek Area After Five and the Rice Lake Women’s Connection will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. at The Moose Lodge, 402 E. Newton Street, Rice Lake.

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—he first baby born at Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland in Menomonie was Hudaif Ibrahim Abdi, son of Abdi, Amina Harun of Barron. The baby was born Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at 7:38 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. He was 21” long.

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 Braving sub-zero temperatures, Terry Lansin works as a crossing guard at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Memorial Drive on Monday, Jan. 10. “As long as you dress appropriately, you’re good!” she said. This week is Crossing Guard Recognition Week, as designated by the Wisconsin Depar…

Rice Lake resident Andrew J. Brunette, 26, was sentenced to life in prison this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 7, 2021, in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old rural Chetek resident Garrett Macone in September 2020, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A 20-year-old Birchwood man is the alleged suspect in a high-speed chase Wednesday night, Jan. 5, 2021, that led law enforcement officers through parts of Cameron and Barron and ended when the suspect vehicle crashed about a block west of the Cobblestone Inn & Suites on the west side of …

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Law enforcement officers for the Rusk County Sheriff’s and Ladysmith Police departments and a good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes after pulling a trapped woman from burning van in the city early Thursday morning.

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Barron/Chetek Youth Hockey Association board member Tony Malsom put down water on the association’s outdoor rink during single-digit temperatures on Saturday morning, Jan. 1. Getting the outdoor rink together has been a years’ long process, but hopes are to have ice ready in the next week or…

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The Family History Center at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 644 S. 6th St. in Barron will be setting new hours for the Winter. The new hours are 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays. You can also set up an appointment by calling Allene Hintz at 714-914-7840.

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A big thank you to the residents of the Town of Barron that donated generously to this year’s United Fund drive. This year was one of our best year’s for donations with $6,369.50 given to 30 charitable organizations of your choice. The checks have been sent to local, state, and federal organ…

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This gussied-up Farmall tractor owned by Ron Wheeler, 1013 13th Street, town of Maple Grove, got a lot of attention from passers-bye over the Christmas holiday.

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Barron VFW hall was turned into Santa’s workshop Dec 15 when the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots set up shop. In addition to the Tots for Tots staff, members of Barron’s VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and members of the Barron High School’s Key club and FCCLA class combined efforts to ready…