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A 64-year old Rice Lake man convicted of forcing sexual contact on a grade school-age girl will spend 5 years behind bars. Robert M. Geiger, of 2136 20 1/8 Ave., No. 91, appeared in Barron County Circuit Court last Thursday for sentencing on a conviction of first-degree sexual assault of a c…

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Sentencing on a homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle conviction for Jim Lo, 34, of Barron is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. Lo pled guilty in Barron County Circuit Court last Thursday to causing the death of 26-year old Logan L. Paulson of Almena in January. Paulson, who’d been dr…

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Twin Pines Taxidermy meets AmFam/Toboggan Run Dental Oredockers this Monday, Aug. 3, in the tournament championship game of the Major Division of the Red Cedar Men's Fastpitch League. Starting… Read more

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After placing ninth in the 200-meter dash Thursday at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Jacksonville, Florida, 16-year old Rice Lake sprinter Kenny Bednarek was not allowed to run i… Read more

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July 6: A daughter, Ayla Rae, to Kristel and Jake Calkins of Ladysmith. A daughter, Quinn Michaela, to Sara and Chris Waldron of Haugen. A daughter, Alexa Grace Peterson, to Julie Smith and Br… Read more

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June 22: A daughter, Ella Grace, to Steffanie and Timothy Gonyer of Rice Lake. A daughter, Sofia Francine, to Bailee and Zabdiel Morillo of Rice Lake. A daughter, Athena May Stoyke, to Trisha … Read more

Amos F. Konop, 91, a resident of the Chippewa Manor Nursing Ho…

Eileen Broadfoot, age 83, left this life on July 22, 2015 in R…

Janet L. Carlson, 87 of Chetek peacefully passed away July 29,…

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Community members of all ages are invited to participate in a poetry slam on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon. as part of “U-Fest—A Celebration of the Arts at UW-Barron County. Read more

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The new budget created by Gov. Walker and the conservative state legislature protects our most vulnerable citizens. Rep. Romaine Quinn is the vice chairman of the Long Term Care and Aging Comm… Read more

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I read with interest Rep. Romaine Quinn’s assertion that by voting for the recently signed biennial budget bill, he protected education. What? Let’s look at some key educational elements of th… Read more

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The impact of historic cuts to the University of Wisconsin are beginning to be felt close to home. Reacting to a $5 million budget cut, UW Colleges announced last week it is cutting 83 adminis… Read more