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Barron County will close two county-owned shooting ranges in the towns of Arland and Maple Plain beginning at sundown on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019, in anticipation of the upcoming Wisconsin Gun Deer season.The ranges will reopen Thursday, Dec. 12, after the close of the muzzle loading gun-deer …

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Barron area resident John Muench was the recipient of the “Boy Scout Leaders of Character Award” at a dinner hosted by the Blue Hills District, Chippewa Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Turtleback Golf Course, Rice Lake.

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Authorities in Barron and Dunn counties are investigating a possible link between an extremist animal rights group and a series of vandalized deer hunting stands in both counties, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, press release.

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Barron’s United Methodist Church hosted its annual “Methodist Mercantile” event Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. This year, food was served to guests on the main floor, while sale and auction items were arranged in the church basement. Above, volunteer Sue Doriott, left, serves food to Harold Staffor…

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“Taste of India,” a fundraising dinner for global and local missions, will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at United Presbyterian Church of Rice Lake, 20 W. Messenger St.

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This handsome kitty is Zane. He is almost 2 years old and came to the Humane Society Barron County last December through Safe Haven Animal Rescue. Zane loves attention and cuddles. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and ready for his forever home. Stop by the HSBC to meet him in their open cat…

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An unidentified 58-year man was taken to Marshfield Medical Center Hospital, Rice Lake, after falling from a bow-hunting tree stand Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2019, in northern Barron County, according to Barron County dispatch records.

The Blue Hills Genealogical Society will host Heather Stecklein, director of the Area Research Center at Menomonie, for their Nov. 11 meeting. Hospitality starts at 6:30 with the program at 7:00 p.m. at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St. The meeting is free and open to the public.

 On Halloween Day at Sterling Bank, Barron, the costume theme seemed to be “Back to the 1960s,” with at least one notable exception. Josh Tomsovic, loan officer, sent a photo of the following Sterling Bank employees in costume, from left, Stephanie Schlosser, Christina Hansen, Ros Hauck, Ter…

Selections from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky and the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky will open the Red Cedar Symphony’s fall concerts on Nov. 9 in Cumberland and Nov. 10 in Rice Lake. These are some of the most popular compositions ever written, and will delight children and adults alike as t…

This holiday season, WESTconsin Credit Union will host The Mitten Tree campaign—a Kindness Counts initiative. Each office will display The Mitten Tree—a tree in its lobby decorated with donated mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs and more.

As the flu season arrives, the American Red Cross regional office in St. Paul, Minn., wants donors to be sure of two things: that they’re not sick on the day when they are scheduled to donate blood, and that they shouldn’t worry about donating blood, if they have had a flu shot but aren’t ex…

The Women of the Barron First United Methodist Church have been working and planning for their annual Mercantile Fund-raiser all year, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. The past two months have brought women together for work sessions in crafts, food …