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Video: Watch Wisconsin Legislature honor kidnapping victim Jayme Closs  Madison.com

Wisconsin lawmakers presented Jayme Closs with the “Hometown Hero” award and gave her a standing ovation this week during one of the few public ...



New book recounts history of 'The Park Falls Line'  Ashland Daily Press

Arlyn Colby's interest in western Wisconsin railroad history has resulted in “The Park Falls Line,” his fifth book in a series about local abandoned branch line ...



Barron High School Hosts Benefit For Jayme Closs And Family  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The community of Barron, Wisconsin continues to show support for Jayme Closs. A man kidnapped the 13-year-old after killing her ...



UPDATE: Elizabeth Smart event moved to Barron High School  WEAU

The community of Barron is looking to move forward following the Jayme Closs case with the help of survivor and child safety activist Elizabeth Smart.



Community invited to diversity celebration | Free News  News-shield

An annual celebration of diversity in the Barron Area School District will add a third chapter from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, as the district hosts.



Barron Area School District faculty ecstatic for Jayme's safe return  WQOW TV News 18

The Barron Area School District is focusing on recovery, just as 13-year-old Jayme Closs' family is.



Brad Hallberg to join Wall of Honor; Ceremony Thursday at varsity basketball game  News-shield

Barron High School graduate Brad Hallberg will be enshrined on the Golden Bears Reaching Dreams Wall of Honor during halftime of a varsity boys' basketball ...



As Barron catches its breath after Jayme Closs return, gratitude mixes with wariness  Green Bay Press Gazette

Despite the grim allegations against Jake Patterson, residents in all corners of Barron County celebrated Jayme's return.



High school fields Civic Games team | Free News  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. What could say “Wisconsin” and “Civics” better than a cartoon image of Benjamin Franklin – wearing a cheese hat? It was with those images in ...



Elizabeth Smart talks healing at Barron town hall as Jayme Closs starts to reclaim her life  Green Bay Press Gazette

Elizabeth Smart address a town hall at Barron High School. Abducted as a teen, Smart spoke about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped in October ...



May 4 fundraiser for Jayme Closs; Home remodeling project  News-shield

Financing a remodeling project at the home of Jayme Closs' aunt and uncle is the main goal of a fundraiser and celebration planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, ...



Barron High School posts Honor Roll | Free News  News-shield

High Honor Roll. Grade 9. Anisa Adan, Samuel Baumgard, Dylan Bechard, Audrey Bigler, Mercedes Conyers, Allison Coss, Elyssa Daniels, Chance Dexter, ...



Missing Barron County girl found alive, suspect in custody, Sheriff's Department says  Madison.com

A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman ...



Army of searchers assemble in Barron County in hunt for missing girl  Chippewa Herald

BARRON — An army of searchers heeded the call Tuesday for volunteers and helped law enforcement hunt for evidence that Wisconsin authorities hope leads ...



Official: Jayme Closs' kidnapper not cooperating on sentence  Madison.com

BARRON — Authorities say a Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is refusing to cooperate in his ...



Klicker to be inducted into BHS Hall of Fame  News-shield

Barron High School graduate Elaine Klicker will be inducted into the Barron High School “Golden Bears Reaching Dreams” Hall of Fame on Monday, Oct. 29, ...



Suspect ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping, murder in Jayme Closs case  Madison.com

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, "I love you," ...



Celebration and benefit honoring Jayme Closs to be held in Barron  WEAU

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A celebration with food and music commemorating the safe return of Barron teen, Jayme Closs will be held the first Saturday of May.



Wisconsin town holds vigil for Jayme Closs; search set for morning  Star Tribune

Sheriff has asked for 2000 volunteers to search the area Tuesday, and identified cars of interest in the investigation.



Barron native, Wold, named to BHS Hall of Fame  News-shield

Elliot Wold, a 1948 graduate of Barron High School, will be enshrined in the Golden Bears Seeking Dreams Hall of Fame during a ceremony prior to the school's ...



Tree of Hope event for Jayme Closs | Free News  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. More than eight weeks after the shooting deaths of her parents, missing Barron 13-year-old Jayme Closs will be remembered tonight at an ...



Barron County sheriff calls for 2,000 volunteers to look for missing 13-year-old girl  Chippewa Herald

Authorities on Monday called for 2000 volunteers to help in a ground search for clues in the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned ...



Elizabeth Smart event to move to bigger venue in Barron  KARE11.com

BARRON, Wis. — She has personally walked the painful path a Wisconsin community is on, and now Elizabeth Smart is coming to Barron to lend insight and ...



Timeline of events: The story of Jayme Closs' abduction and rescue  WQOW TV News 18

Jake Patterson will be sentenced on Friday for killing James and Denise Closs and abducting their daughter Jayme.



Jayme Closs: What to know about Elizabeth Smart before Barron event  Green Bay Press Gazette

Smart will hold a town hall at the Barron High School gym Friday, more than two months after Jayme Closs escaped her accused captor.



Authorities examine cellphone of man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs  Madison.com

Wisconsin authorities have examined call logs, photos and videos stored on the cellphone of the man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her ...



Introduce eight new school staff members; Barron Area School District  News-shield

The new school term begins in the Barron Area School District with eight new members of school staff and/or faculty.



Jayme Closs: Jake Patterson remains afterthought for Barron residents  Green Bay Press Gazette

Despite Jake Patterson's guilty plea to kidnapping Jayme and murdering her parents, he remains an afterthought to Barron residents.



Ground search scaled back for missing Barron girl whose parents were slain  Madison.com

Wisconsin authorities are scaling back their ground search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were shot dead, saying Wednesday that their ...



Feb. 19 primary vote for at-large council position  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. Voters throughout the city of Barron will be eligible to cast ballots Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in what may be the most unusual (if not unique) ...



Family of missing Barron County teen Jayme Closs: 'We will never stop looking for you'  Chippewa Herald

BARRON — The family of Jayme Closs broke its silence at a news conference Wednesday, looking into a sea of media cameras to tell the 13-year-old, “We will ...



Gathering offers hope for Barron teen missing since parents were killed  Madison.com

Hundreds of people attended a gathering Wednesday evening in Barron to light a "tree of hope" for Jayme Closs, who hasn't been seen since before her parents ...



After 88 days of horror, how Jayme Closs and her small town of Barron can heal  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After the murder of her parents, 88 days in captivity and an escape that drew the attention of the nation, how does a 13-year-old begin to heal? And how does a ...



New Location: Elizabeth Smart set to speak in Wisconsin on Closs rescue  WQOW TV News 18

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is scheduled to speak in northwestern Wisconsin next week to help the region cope with a high-profile double ...



With small-town Wisconsin charm, and talent, Chris Kroeze is a rising star on 'The Voice'  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The 27-year-old country artist, a star on Blake Shelton's team on the NBC show, has made it to the final 13.



Thanksgiving has special meaning for Barron folks | News  News-shield

Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a University of Wisconsin graduate named Wallace Jerome, according to a press release sent Tuesday, Nov.



Communities of Barron, Ladysmith come together for special hoops game  WEAU

During prep sports, teams from Barron mostly wear maroon and teams from Ladysmith usually don purple. For a girls' basketball showdown Friday night ...



Kidnapping victim Jayme Closs thanks well-wishers for support  Madison.com

Jayme Closs was taken in October in an attack that included the shotgun slayings of her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family's home. A 21-year-old ...



Hundreds turn out to remember parents of missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs  Chippewa Herald

CAMERON — Heavy fog rolled into Barron County on Saturday, a fitting backdrop for the latest scene in a grim mystery.



Barron High School Students on a Roll | Free News  News-shield

Barron High School teachers nominated these students for “going above and beyond expectations in the classroom,” and qualifying as the BHS “Students on a ...



Jayme family event Sat. at high school | Free News  News-shield

A fundraiser for the family of escaped kidnap victim Jayme Closs is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Barron High School commons.



FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin girl missing since parents were killed  Madison.com

The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their ...



Life changes brings new owners to eatery; Seasons Cafe now open for business  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. Dana Trott had “no past restaurant experience (and had) never waitressed a day in my life” when she began to think about buying Susie's Café ...



Sheriff to provide update next week on case of missing girl whose parents were slain  Madison.com

BARRON — Authorities in Barron in northwestern Wisconsin are planning to provide an update next week on their investigation into the apparent abduction of a ...



BHS production: 'Little Shop of Horrors' | Free News  News-shield

Barron High School's Music Department will present a sci-fi, floral love story in “Little Shop of Horrors.”



Tour to stop at Barron County Cheese | Free News  News-shield

Participants in an annual meeting organized by Wisconsin Rural Partners are scheduled to visit two businesses in the Barron area during the organization's ...



Authorities expand ground search for missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs  Chicago Tribune

The search for Jayme Closs, whose parents were killed in the family's Wisconsin home, is expanding with as many as 2000 volunteers expected to comb the ...



'This is for Barron': Chris Kroeze dedicates song to Jayme Closs on NBC show  Chippewa Herald

For those who watched NBC's "The Voice" on Monday night, chances are they didn't get through Chris Kroeze's performance of "Let It Be" with dry eyes.



Review: Television show about the Jayme Closs case tells a powerful story  Ashland Daily Press

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is awed and impressed with Jayme Closs and her courageous escape from captivity after 88 days of being held hostage in ...



Missing Wisconsin girl's family faces painful holiday season  Madison.com

Detectives have pursued more than 2300 leads, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for Jayme Closs, trying to figure ...



Community Gathering of Support for Jayme Closs Monday at Riverview Middle School  News-shield

A Community Gathering of Hope for missing teenager Jayme Closs will be held Monday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Riverview Middle School.



Want to donate to Jayme Closs? There are legitimate ways, but be wary  Appleton Post Crescent

Calling Sterling Bank and referencing the Closs Family Benefit Fund is one option.



Closs coming home celebration May 4  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. When friends of Bob and Jennifer Smith host an event at Barron High School Saturday, May 4, 2019, it won't be just a fundraiser. In fact ...



Barron community supports local singer ahead of "The Voice" audition  WEAU

The City of Barron is decked with signs that read one name, Chris Kroeze. The support comes ahead of the local singer's national television debut on NBC's ...



Gifts, support pour in for Jayme Closs after teen's escape from Jake Thomas Patterson home  Green Bay Press Gazette

Support for the 13-year-old has exploded since she fled a Douglas County home where she had been held for 88 days.



Jayme Closs: The night of the killings, from the dispatch log  East Bay Times

The night Jayme Closs disappeared and her parents were killed is detailed in a dispatch log released by the sheriff's office in Barron County, Wisconsin.



'Relay' honorary chair uses faith, fight, family, friends to battle cance  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. For 36 and one-half years -- 25 of them as a supervisor -- Barron native Vicki Cole worked at what's now known as the Jennie-O Turkey Store.



'Jayme is still Jayme': Abduction survivors offer advice as Wisconsin teen recovers  Green Bay Press Gazette

Alicia Kozakiewicz and Lily Rose Lee were held captive and tortured. They have thoughts about how Jayme Closs can heal.



'Our collective promise was fulfilled': Jayme Closs found alive; 21-year-old man arrested in disappearance  Chippewa Herald

BARRON — Kidnapped 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been reunited with an aunt and is working on recovering.



Barron Gordy's to be sold by Nash Finch to KJ's Fresh Market  News-shield

The grocery store known as Gordy's will be sold from current owner SpartanNash (also known as Nash Finch) to KJ's of Wisconsin Inc., and be branded KJ's ...



Lifetime show about Jayme Closs case, featuring Elizabeth Smart, tells powerful story  La Crosse Tribune

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is awed and impressed with Jayme Closs and her courageous escape from captivity after 88 days of being held hostage in ...



Wendell Frisinger | Free News  News-shield

Wendell P. Frisinger, 56, of Barron, Wis., passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Wendell was born March 8, 1962, to Donald and Sandra (Wavada) Frisinger of ...



Lifetime network documentary on Jayme Closs promises 'new details'  Chippewa Herald

Lifetime will soon telecast a 90-minute documentary about Jayme Closs, with fellow abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart conducting “exclusive interviews with ...



Barron District welcomes new teachers | Free News  News-shield

A dozen people will be in new faculty positions for the Barron Area School District when the academic year begins next week.



Death apparently related to drugs | Top Stories  News-shield

An incident that brought squad cars, an ambulance and other emergency responders to a West Division Avenue address on Saturday evening, March 16, 2019, ...



Meth investigation nets four arrests | News  News-shield

Four people in Northwest Wisconsin were arrested Sept. 22, including a Rice Lake man who allegedly had $5000 worth of meth in his vehicle, said the Barron ...



Lifetime promises 'new details' in documentary on Jayme Closs abduction  Chippewa Herald

A new television documentary about Jayme Closs' abduction and escape promises to reveal “new details” and include “exclusive interviews” with key players.



Barron man faces auto, retail theft charges | News  News-shield

An 18-year-old Barron man could face up to nearly seven years behind bars in connection with vehicle and retail theft charges filed Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 ...



Spotlighters rehearsing for 'Raggedy Ann'; Play opens April 5  News-shield

David Blumer, known best for his amazing “themed” offerings during concessions for Barron Spotlighters' productions, is launching his directing debut with a ...



Jayme Closs documentary to feature Elizabeth Smart  WKOW

BARRON COUNTY (WQOW) – The story of Jayme Closs' abduction and escape will be featured on national television and include new, exclusive interviews.



City of Barron gets eccentric visitor | Top Stories  News-shield

People who watched Dave “Coach” Moore drive into Barron last week could not have missed him.



Chris Kroeze dedicates song to missing Jayme Closs on "The Voice"  WMTV

Barron-native Chris Kroeze dedicated his performance on 'The Voice' Monday night to 13-year-old Jayme Closs.



Paul Solie wins race for city council sea; Possible tie in Clinton  News-shield

An apparent tie vote in a race for Clinton town supervisor is one of the more unusual outcomes in the spring 2019 election held Tuesday, April 2, 2019, ...



Man being sought for two vehicle thefts | Free News  News-shield

A 37-year-old man is being sought in connection with the theft of a two vehicles in Barron County on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, according to a press release from ...



Lifetime plans documentary on Jayme Closs | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

A new television documentary about Jayme Closs' abduction and escape promises to reveal “new details” and include “exclusive interviews” with key players.



Elizabeth Smart: Let Jayme Closs find her own way  Ashland Daily Press

BARRON — The best advice Elizabeth Smart had for the Barron community is to leave Jayme Closs alone as she gets adjusted to being home again.“As Jayme ...



William Waldofski awarded $10000 Kohl Scholarship  News-shield

A $10000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Initiative Scholarship was recently presented to William Waldofski, a student at Barron High School at a ...



Jayme Closs accompanies aunt, uncle to May 4 benefit  Chetekalert

Barron contractor Bill Balts stepped to a microphone early Saturday afternoon, May 4, at Barron High School, to announce that “a special young lady was ...



Parents of missing teen named as victims | News  News-shield

The identities of two adults found dead in their residence west of Barron early Monday morning, Oct. 15, have been released.



Twelve FCCLA members qualify for state | Free News  News-shield

Members of the Barron High School and Riverview Middle School FCCLA (Family, Career, Community, Leaders of America) chapter went to the University of ...



Recognize Students On A Roll at BHS | Free News  News-shield

Students on a Roll (SOAR) have been nominated by teachers at Barron High School for the months of October and November, according to Carrie Amundson, ...



Man arrested after break-in at Closs residence  News-shield

Police arrested a 32-year-old Cameron man after he allegedly broke into the former home of James and Denise Closs on early Saturday morning, Oct. 27, and ...



Man seeks to demolish home; Site of double homicide  News-shield

Motivated by what he says is a concern for painful memories in the Barron area, a Minnesota resident has started inquiries about buying the former home of ...



Ridgeland man charged with sexual assault of a child  News-shield

A 32-year-old Ridgeland man was jailed Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after he was charged with repeated sex assault of a child in Barron County Circuit Court.



'Kroeze' control just fine for 'Voice' star; 'I've done some song writing before, but this is going to give me more time to focus on it'  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. Chris Kroeze's public relations firm emailed a story to news outlets last week, announcing that the runner-up on NBC TV's “The Voice” would ...



'Give Jayme space to recover'; Elizabeth Smart address  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. Within a few minutes of her arrival at a remote Utah location after being kidnapped in June 2002, Elizabeth Smart was raped.



Greenhouse ideal place to find spring | Top Stories  News-shield

Nighttime temperatures may still be in the low teens, and the ground might still be frozen, but that doesn't mean spring planting season is far away.



Massie saves his best for last | Sports  News-shield

Barron senior Tristan Massie ended his high school cross country career Saturday, Oct. 27, with a bang, setting his personal best time while running in the WIAA ...



Homeless sex offender released in Barron County | News  News-shield

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has released a 37-year-old convicted sex offender in Barron County, and has notified the Barron County Sheriff's ...



Finish performers visit Barron, enjoy dinner at Somali restaurant  News-shield

The Barron Area School District music department had the honor of hosting “Kardemimmit,” a four-member group of professional musicians, for three ...



Multiple agencies combine for drug raid in Barron  News-shield

A search warrant executed Sept. 20, 2018, in Barron, by members of four separate police agencies, has resulted in multiple drug-related charges against three ...



Barron Spotlighters detail coming attractions | Free News  News-shield

Barron Spotlighters is trying something new this season. There will be no October show; however, a bus trip to the Minneapolis Children's Theatre to see “The ...



Barron Homecoming events start Sunday | Free News  News-shield

New kinds of class competitions, souvenir shirts and – for the first time in a long time – a dance held away from Barron High School, are blending together to.



Kroeze: 'We've got each other's back' | Top Stories  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. At the time when appearances for Barron native Chris Kroeze were organized at two local schools last Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, it was long ...



Dennis Halverson | Free News  News-shield

Dennis D. Halverson, age 62, formerly of Dallas, Wis., passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer, Wis. Dennis was born on ...



Man guilty in sex sting to serve three years in prison  News-shield

A man from Oneida County, Wis., will spend three years in prison in connection with the latest of a series of convictions connected to a Rice Lake “sex sting” ...



County pot bust nets $38000 in Chetek man's residence  News-shield

By Carl Cooley. Felony drug charges have been filed against a Chetek man, apparently related to a drug dealing operation that was importing pounds of ...



Serious crash closes Hwy. 8 west of Barron | News  News-shield

A three-mile segment of U.S. Hwy. 8 was closed for much of a three-hour period earlier today, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, after a crash involving at least one ...



Selmer Nelson honored at BEC meeting  News-shield

Prairie Farm resident Selmer Nelson had a boardroom named after him, as more than 600 members of Barron Electric Cooperative attended the co-op's annual ...



Eugene Frederick Bilse | Obituaries  Chippewa Herald

RIDGELAND, Wis. — Eugene “Gene” Bilse, 69 of Ridgeland, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at MCHS-Barron surrounded by his loving family. He was born ...



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