Wall of Honor inductee

Charles “Chuck” Kirkwood (second from left, back) was inducted into the 2020-2021 Wall of Honor at Barron Area School District on Wednesday, Nov. 3. A graduate of Barron High School class of 1946, Kirkwood’s music has been a fixture of the community for more than 77 years. He is an honorary bugler of local VFW posts who has played taps more than 3,500 times since he was a freshman in school. At local events, the majestic sound of his trumpet has captivated audiences. Kirkwood played in dance bands and toured across the region. He has also played at many local senior establishments over the years. Kirkwood has amassed numerous awards for his performances at the local, state and national levels. In the photo above, Kirkwood is pictured with Lenore Berg and the gang, who were preparing to entertain at an Aug. 18, 2019, church service at the pavilion at Pioneer village museum.