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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 ...



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.



Lifetime announces documentary on Jayme Closs case featuring Elizabeth Smart  KBJR 6

The story of Jayme Closs' abduction and escape will be featured on national television and include new, exclusive interviews.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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, ...



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 ...



Elizabeth Smart Speaking In Barron About Jayme Closs Abduction  Wisconsin Public Radio News

National child-victim advocate Elizabeth Smart will speak in Barron on Friday about how the community can support Jayme Closs after she escaped the man ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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

Barron County (WQOW) – The Barron Area School District is focusing on recovery, just as 13-year-old Jayme Closs' family is. The school district has played a ...



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.



After months of worrying, Barron residents can finally celebrate  Chippewa Herald

BARRON — The signs proclaimed the newfound joy throughout town on a sunny Friday here, adorning businesses, churches and a government building with ...



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) ...



Barron County Sheriff IDs 2 Vehicles of Interest in Closs Case  KSTP

During a press conference Monday, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said a review of video camera footage in the area determined there were two ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.”



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, ...



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 ...



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.



Barron musician Kroeze entertains at Jayme Closs' middle school  News-shield

Barron celebrity musician Chris Kroeze's appearance at two school concerts was planned long before a double murder and abduction completely changed the ...



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.



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.



Timeline of events: Missing Barron Co. teen  WQOW TV News 18

Barron County (WQOW) – More than 48 hours have passed since the Barron County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a residence in Barron – where they ...



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 ...



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 ...



Barron Electric's to host annual meeting | Free  Ashland Daily Press

Barron Electric Cooperative's 83rd annual meeting on Saturday, March 30, will focus on technology, solar energy and reliability, said General Manager Dallas ...



Elizabeth Smart speaks to Barron County about Jayme Closs abduction  KARE11.com

Smart spoke at Barron High School to help the community after the return of Jayme Closs, who escaped the home of Jake Patterson over two months ago.



Coffee shop opening this week; Former Barron railroad depot  News-shield

A dream started more than 15 years ago by a Barron couple is about to become a reality under new owners, as the Blueberry Line Coffee Shop is scheduled to.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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," ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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.



'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.



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 ...



Famed kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers...  Superior Telegram

BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the "Welcome home, Jayme" signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community of 3,400.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



Noe person dead in Highway 48 crash | Free News  News-shield

An unidentified person was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash near the intersection of Wisconsin Hwy. 48 and 8 1/2 Street on Friday ...



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 ...



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.



'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.



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.



Investigators looking for 2 vehicles in case of missing Wisconsin teen, call for volunteers to help with search  WDJT

NOW: Investigators looking for 2 vehicles in case of missing Wisconsin teen, call for volunteers to help with search. NEXT: State Patrol's “Blue Day” leads to 227 ...



New Barron School Superintendent has long Sawyer County history  News-shield

Diane Tremblay, the new administrator for the Barron Area School District, was a Grade 4 student when her parents, Paul and Susan Baron (only one “r”) moved ...



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 ...



Flood conditions could return | Top Stories  News-shield

A sudden warm spell brought heavy fog, melting snow and a number of flooding incidents to Barron County late last week.



Woman Police Officer of the Year | Free News  News-shield

Rice Lake Police Officer Heather Wolfe will be honored as “Woman Police Officer of the Year” on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the annual meeting of the ...



House of five loses home, belongings to fire  News-shield

Twenty firefighters from three fire departments tackled a house fire in the bitter cold Wednesday, Jan. 30, south of Cameron.



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.



Smart advice: give Jayme time, space to recover  Chetekalert

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



Record holders return to Barron | Sports  News-shield

Track and field record holders from the past visited Barron High School Thursday, April 19, 2018, to celebrate the completion of a new sign in the school ...



Recall effort moves forward at Flambeau School | News  News-shield

By Jerilea Hendrick. The recall petition at Flambeau School for school board members Danielle Zimmer and Sam Stewart continues to move forward.



'For sale' sign goes up on Barron landmark café ; Doors closed on flourishing business  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. Downtown Barron is a quieter place in the morning hours since the recent closure of the popular Susie's Café.



Dallas shooting death was suicide, authorities say | Free News  News-shield

A 25-year-old Dallas man involved in an early-morning shooting in the village Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according ...



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



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 ...



Talent show was a huge success | Free News  News-shield

Nineteen acts from six regional school districts, combined with a total attendance in excess of 350 people, combined to make a success of a talent show hosted ...



Chris Kroeze finishes as 'Voice' runner-up; 'Thank you for taking me on this ride with you'  News-shield

For Barron 27-year-old Chris Kroeze, months of planning and playing, practicing and perfecting his art came to a rousing conclusion Tuesday night, Dec.



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.



Court approves Gordy's sales | News  News-shield

Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson approved the sale of five Gordy's Market stores, which are being acquired by grocery supplier Nash Finch with a credit ...



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.



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 ...



Judge's Facebook 'Friend' causes case to be reversed  News-shield

A Facebook “friend” request from a woman to the Barron County judge presiding over her child custody case has led to the case decision being reversed by the ...



Community invited to Somali cultural event | Free News  News-shield

There's a white board in Kim Frandsen's classroom at Barron High School that has a pretty nice offer written on it.



Morgan Davis Hall of Fame Inductee | Free News  News-shield

Morgan Davis, a 1999 graduate of Barron High School, has been named a Barron Golden Bears Reaching Their Dreams Hall of Fame inductee.



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” ...



Cancer claims life of Ladysmith School Board president  News-shield

Ladysmith School Board President Al Manson died on Wednesday, Feb. 13. He had been fighting leukemia since its re-occurrence in August.



'Somali 101' event well attended | Free News  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. The word on the projection screen was “Fican.” The phonetic pronunciation next to it was “FEE-yan.” And yet, when Isaak Mohamed actually ...



Traditional skills event Saturday at Prairie Farm | Free News  News-shield

More than two dozen individual instructors will teach “traditional and green skills” Saturday, March 9, 2019, at an annual event sponsored by the Hay River ...



Bar patron charged after man allegedly struck with beer bottle  News-shield

A 29-year-old Barron man could face up to three and one-half years in prison and/or $10000 fine in connection with a felony battery charge filed after a fight on ...



Doctor joins Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland at Chetek  News-shield

Barbara Ankarlo, M.D., recently joined the Family Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Chetek. Previously, Dr. Ankarlo worked as a ...



Pork in the Park fundraiser | Free News  News-shield

Members of the Sheriff's Departments of Barron and Rusk counties hosted their annual “Pork in the Park” fundraiser Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the former ...



Multi-purpose event barn seats 270  News-shield

When Barron High School students held their annual Homecoming Dance Saturday night, Oct. 7, the event was held at The Church Barn in the town of Barron ...



Barron students excel at Solo, Ensemble event | Free News  News-shield

A recent trip to a California music clinic stood Barron students in good stead when they competed in recent regional Solo & Ensemble music festivals.



Jennie-O helps athletes raise funds | Free News  News-shield

Motivated to support Special Olympics, an employee enrichment team at Jennie-O Turkey Store organized a lemonade stand as a way to raise money.



America saves Chris Kroeze on 'The Voice' | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

After an emotional Monday night performance that he dedicated to his hometown of Barron and 13-year-old Jayme Closs, America saved Chris Kroeze Tuesday ...



Barron graduate new owner of Poskin tavern | Free News  News-shield

Almena accountant Pam Dowd kept the books for Doug Peterson, former owner of Coach Bar & Grill, Poskin, for 20 years.



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 ...



'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.



Ridgeland Veterinary Clinic open again | Free News  News-shield

It was about 18 months ago that Dr. Jacob Smith, a Ladysmith veterinarian, found out that longtime vet Dr. Al Horvath was going to leave his Ridgeland practice ...



4-Hers honored at picnic in Barron | Free News  News-shield

Seven Barron County 4-H graduate members were recognized for their achievements at the 4-H Graduation and Volunteer Recognition Picnic, held Monday, ...



Rev. Mueller guest speaker at Salem Lutheran Church  News-shield

The Rev. Ronald Mueller, who served the congregation at Salem Lutheran Church for more than 30 years before his retirement in 2016, will be guest preacher ...



Coach with big heart honored Monday | Free News  News-shield

Former Barron High School wrestling coach and community volunteer Jim Richie, a recent Wall of Fame inductee at Barron High School, was the center of ...



Principal announces June 30 retirement | Free News  News-shield

Kirk Haugestuen, principal for the past 25 years at Barron High School, retired unexpectedly on May 25, 2017, according to information submitted to the Barron ...



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