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About 1,000 people attended Saturday’s Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede at the Barron County Fairgrounds in Rice Lake, according to organizers of the inaugural event. That included about 800 ticket holders, while children under 10 got in free. Proceeds of the event benefitted efforts of t…

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Nineteen youths from schools throughout the Barron County area participated in the Barron County Talent Show on the evening of Jan. 19 at the Barron Area Community Center auditorium. First- and second- place winners were named in three divisions, Grades K-6, 7-9 and 10-12. A People's Choice …

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Hundreds attended a tree lighting and lantern send-off on the evening of Dec. 12 at Riverview Middle School in Barron. After a welcome by Barron Superintendent Diane Tremblay, the Closs family lit the 16-foot tree that was donated by Keith and Sandi Holm, owners of Pine Crest Tree Farm, and …

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Rice Lake kindergartners at Hilltop Elementary and St. Joseph School assembled gingerbread houses on Friday, Dec. 7 with the help of special people in their life. Despite no licking warnings, kids and adults alike had trouble not sampling the delicious treats.

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Birchwood put on a village-wide Christmas Festival on Dec. 1 that included bake and craft sales, fire truck rides, visits with Santa, milk and cookies and more. Bakers, crafters and volunteers at the Birchwood School, Senior Center, Food Pantry and Village Hall all help residents and visitor…