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'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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Local school to hold 'Gathering of Hope' for missing Wisconsin girl  CNN

The Barron Area School District is holding "A Gathering of Hope" at the Barron High School football stadium.



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.”



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Former Packer, LeRoy Butler, at Tuesday tailgate party  News-shield

Former Green Bay Packer great LeRoy Butler will appear at a free Barron High School Homecoming tailgate party starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 ...



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 ...



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.



Record holders return to Barron | Sports  News-shield

Right up to the day before an April 19, 2018, event celebrating its completion, a sign that lists all-time Barron High School track and field records was still being ...



'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.



Barron native dies in ATV accident | Top Stories  News-shield

An all-terrain vehicle accident in northern Wisconsin has claimed the life of a 45-year-old Polk County resident who was born at Barron, according to the Price ...



Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court | Free News  News-shield

Students gathered at Barron High School Sunday evening, Sept 23, 2018, to crown this year's Homecoming royalty. They include (center) Queen Kierra Kappel, ...



Wisconsin community supports local singer ahead of "The Voice" audition  WMTV

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.



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 ...



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

CBS 58 is your local source for the Milwaukee news, Milwaukee weather, and Milwaukee sports.



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 ...



Quiz Bowl team has the answers | Free News  News-shield

The Barron Quiz Bowl team is off to a great start after winning all its contests at the Prairie Farm Tri-team Meet to start the season off 4-0. The meet.



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 ...



'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 ...



Bears open season Saturday at Stout | Sports  News-shield

A total of 16 girls and 31 boys have reported for the Barron High School track and field teams, and the coaching staff is excited to get the season rolling.



The Church Barn is 'something old, something new' | Front Page  Leader-Telegram

BARRON — Jeff Church's 55th birthday a few years ago caused him and his wife, Billie, to pause and take a closer look at what they might do after retirement.



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.



Mark Hallberg named to Bears' Wall of Honor  News-shield

Barron High School graduate Mark Hallberg, whose abilities on the baseball diamond took him up to the Triple A level in the Arizona Diamondbacks ...



Six students are Young Ambassadors  News-shield

Barron High School students, from left, Ana Delatorre, Lauren Maas, Sophie Kieler, Mitchell Gordon Lexki Brunkow and Jada Brunkow will be Young ...



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.



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 ...



Barron's Josh Balts returns to serve community  WEAU

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A former Barron High School three-sport athlete and Wisconsin Badgers football player is back in northwest Wisconsin giving back ...



Somali refugees, Barron community work to bridge cultural divide, overcome language barrier  Leader-Telegram

Editor's note: This is the second installment of a two-part series profiling the Somali community in Barron. The first part, detailing the Somali community's reaction ...



New machine will groom cross-country ski trails in Barron County  Leader-Telegram

The Barron Area Nordic Trails Association recently purchased a new snowmobile to groom trails in Barron County after the machine previously used for that job ...



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.



Communities plan Memorial Day observances | Free News  News-shield

Four communities in the News-Shield circulation area will observe Memorial Day next Monday, May 29, 2017, with a variety of ceremonies, speeches, musical ...



Prairie Farm graduate painting school wall mural | Free News | news-shield.com  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. The sun was shining and the weather was pleasant on a Saturday afternoon in mid-October. But on this, particular day, Alicia Woodliff had ...



Students STAR at events | Free News  News-shield

Twenty-three members of the Barron High School and Riverview Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competed Wednesday, Feb.



Principal announces June 30 retirement | Free News | news-shield.com  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 ...



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 ...



New book on Cornell railroad details intertwining of transportation with Chippewa County daily life  Chippewa Herald

Like many Wisconsin history buffs, Arlyn Colby of Barron is interested in railroads.



Video features Barron Somali students | Free News  News-shield

A University of Wisconsin-Stout professor, who spent six weeks in Barron last spring, has produced a 14-minute video about the district's population of Somali ...



Eatery marks its 30th anniversary; Maxine's Restaurant | Free News  News-shield

In December 1987, Maxine Smith took over a restaurant that had gone out of business, on South Main Street, in Rice Lake.



Akenson leads academic team | Free News  News-shield

A team of high school students from Barron Area School District competed Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, in a regional “Academic Decathlon” tournament for schools in ...



The main course  News-shield

Farahan Hussein, owner of the Amin Restaurant and Grocery Store, holds a tray full of “sambrusa,” a meat-filled pastry that will be served at a Somali cultural ...



Barron High School wins Schools Rule! contest  WEAU

A love of reading is something many develop while in school, and one local teacher wants more books to help that love grow within his students.



Young logroller on 'Little Big Shots' | Top Stories  News-shield

A 10-year-old logrolling phenom, who is the daughter of an Almena native and Barron High School graduate, is scheduled to appear Thursday evening, June 28 ...



James Bilse | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

James D. Bilse, age 79, of Menomonie, WI entered eternal life to be with his Savior on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire.



Military police officer applies for duty in Africa  News-shield

While flags are raised and rifles are fired in salute across Barron County next Tuesday, Nov. 11, to honor yet another Veterans Day, a “veteran of the future” will ...



Man charged with burglarizing home where 2 killed, girl gone  AOL

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with burglarizing a Wisconsin home where a couple was killed and their 13-year-old daughter went ...



New owners take over Skippy's Bar | Local News  News-shield

For some 26 years, Billie and Jeff Church have owned and operated Skippy's Bar, a popular downtown Barron destination -- both day and night.



Announce FFA Crop Show winners | Free News  News-shield

Competition took place in categories ranging from canned goods and hay to maple syrup and favorite recipes as the Barron High School FFA Chapter hosted its ...



Fun week for Barron High School Homecoming | Top Stories | news-shield.com  News-shield

Barron High School's annual Homecoming celebration lasted a full week, from Sunday through Saturday, Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2015, and featured many ...



Nordquist Trucking held successful Saturday open house | Free News  News-shield

By Bob Zientara. There was good music, plenty to eat, and lively conversation Saturday, Oct. 22, 2017, as an estimated 350 to 400 people attended an open ...



Golden Girls: Official name or made-up moniker?  News-shield

I never had a doubt. Then I did. For 13 years covering sports at the News-Shield, I've called all Barron High School girls teams the “Golden Girls.” That's their ...



Rousselow named Coach of the Year | High School | news-shield.com  News-shield

The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association (WSCA) has named Barron High School's Jeff Rousselow as the Small Public School Coach of the Year.



Clemens signs on with Viterbo! | Sports  News-shield

Barron junior Zachary Clemens put ink to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 25, accepting an athletic scholarship to play soccer at Viterbo University ...



What a day!  News-shield

Barron volleyball coach Bobbi Jo Fornell and soccer coach Jeff Rousselow posed after returning to Barron High School with some impressive hardware ...



Democrats revive proposal to make school shooting threats a felony crime  Madison.com

Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a proposal to make it easier to prosecute people who threaten to bring a gun to school. The bill would make such ...



BHS seniors presented awards, scholarships | Top Stories  News-shield

Graduating members of the Barron High School Class of 2015 were the beneficiaries of the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions of ...



Students chalk one up for kindness | Top Stories  News-shield

Students, teachers and adults from throughout the community of Barron joined forces Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, for a project to leave colorful chalk drawings and ...



State champion to pull at national event; Trevan Rohde third generation of tractor pullers  News-shield

It takes a lot of time and effort to win a Wisconsin Tractor Pulling Association state championship.



School board picks new assistant principal  River Falls Journal

Nic Been, administrator/teacher at St. Croix Central High School, was hired by the school board Monday, May 20, to be the next assistant principal at River Falls ...



‘Chippewa Valley Line’ railroad remembered at Pepin County Historical Society annual meeting  Chippewa Herald

DURAND — The Pepin County Historical Society (PCHS) will hold its annual membership meeting and spring educational event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, ...



Passings: Pat Upton, Lead Singer of the Spiral Starecase  VVN Music

by VVN Music Pat Upton, who sang lead on the Sprial Starecase's single More Today Than Yestarday, died on Wednesday after what was described as a "long ...



McFarland High School principal Hickey to retire | McFarland Thistle  hngnews.com

Jim Hickey, McFarland High School's principal for 23 years, will retire at the end of this school year.



Around Town Briefs 6/14/15 | Local Briefs  Leader-Telegram

COLORING CONTEST: Nine Chippewa County elementary students were winners in the “Severe Weather/​Tornado Awareness Week” coloring contest ...



Dale A. Bertelsen  Chippewa Herald

Dale Arden Bertelsen passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2015, at Gulf Shores Medical Center in Panama City, Fla. He was surrounded by family and love.



Area author pens book on local abandoned railroads  Chippewa Herald

Arlyn Colby's interest in railroad history has culminated in his third book about local abandoned railroads, “The Chippewa Valley Line,” the story of the Chippewa ...



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