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On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, the Well International chapter of Barron held a lunch for Barron County pastors and Muslim religious leaders. “It was a time to build bridges and relate at a human level,” said Well International director Otieno Oduor. Those involved in the meeting include, from l…

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A tribute to the late Marvin Amundson will be published in an online newsletter circulated to members of Kiwanis International.

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 Retiring Barron Chief of Police Byron Miller, center, was recently presented with a “Quilt of Valor” by local volunteers Kathy Krug, left, and Renee Degerman. Miller, a former U.S. marine, was wrapped in the quilt on the day of his retirement party, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Barron City Hall…

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 CCF Bank, Barron, has made a $3,250 donation to support the Cupboard & Closet with its Backpack Food Program. From left are Bruce Rasmussen CCF Bank, Lynne Hanse, Cupboard & Closet, and April Sloan, CCF Bank. According to information shared by Cupboard & Closet, the facility ser…

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A key structure controlling water levels on one of Barron County’s busiest lakes is in need of repairs that could cost upwards of $120,000, according to information shared Friday, Jan. 10, at the regular monthly meeting of the Barron County Board of Supervisors Property Committee.

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The Barron Spotlighters are in rehearsal for Arsenic and Old Lace, which will be on stage at the Barron Area Community Center Theatre. The production opens Friday, Jan. 31, and continues Feb. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 2, 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for k…

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Dozens of young people performed in front of hundreds of guests on Saturday night, Jan. 18, 2020, for the third annual Barron County Talent Show.

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Jen’s Choppin’ Block, formerly Clickers in Dallas, will hold their Grand Opening Wednesday, Jan. 29-Monday, Feb. 3.The event will feature a new, expanded menu and fantastic specials.

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Chetek’s 40-room motel has a new name and new owners. Northwoods Best Inn, located at 115 Second St., near Keg N’ Kork, was purchased by the Oleson family last October.

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When Barron County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers get calls about motor vehicles colliding with animals, it can often mean sending someone out to kill a suffering creature – usually a deer.

Timber losses were widespread in 2019, and many woodland owners are facing the problem of figuring out the amount of loss to claim on their tax returns. The Barron County Woodland Owners’ annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 25, will feature CPA Chuck Lawrence discussing how to establish basis f…

Folks planning to attend the Fun On the Flowage event at Prairie Farm on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, might want to consider bringing their swimsuits along – or, maybe, their wet suits.

Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. will mark the opening of Barron Spotlighters’ production of the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. The show will continue Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 and Feb. 2 and 8 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held at the Barron Area Community Center.

Calvary Fellowship, 1121 N. Nunn Ave., Rice Lake, will be celebrating their one-year anniversary Sunday, Jan. 12, starting at 4:30 p.m. with a fellowship dinner. Bring a dish to pass; meat, beverage and dinnerware will be supplied. Special music will be performed at 5:30 p.m. featuring Sam S…