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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, ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Community gathering held in Barron for Jayme Closs  WEAU

Hope is a word many in Barron County are clinging to.



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, ...



Army of searchers assemble in Wisconsin in hunt for 13-year-old Barron County girl  Winona Daily News

BARRON, Wis. — An army of searchers began assembling Tuesday morning in the hunt for evidence that Wisconsin authorities hope leads to locating ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Missing Barron teen Jayme Closs found alive; sheriff says a suspect is in custody  Chippewa Herald

Almost three months after her parents were found dead in their home, missing Barron teen Jayme Closs has been found and a suspect in the case is in custody, ...



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 ...



Mentors sought for school program | Free News  News-shield

A program that pairs Barron Area School District students with adult mentors is publishing an advertisement in this week's News-Shield, inviting area residents to ...



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.



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.”



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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.



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.



Barron honors choir | Free News  News-shield

Nine students from Barron High School were named to the Heart O' North All Conference Honors Choir. The students went to Appleton, Wis., on Monday, Jan.



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 ...



Barron's Kroeze advances to the top 10 on 'The Voice'  Leader-Telegram

Barron native Chris Kroeze advanced to the top 10 Tuesday on NBC's “The Voice.”



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 ...



'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's residents go crazy for Kroeze ahead of Monday 'Voice' finale  Leader-Telegram

Barron's Woodland Elementary School gymnasium filled with students and staff donning flannel shirts, fake beards and holding hand-made guitars at 8:30 a.m. ...



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.



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

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



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 ...



Emergency personnel learn from active shooter drill | Top Stories  News-shield

An all-day training session Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Barron High School, helped county police, firefighters and first responders understand the demands and ...



Barron High School Winterfest Royalty & Court | Free News  News-shield

Seated, from left, Rylee Stauner, Shayla Skjerly, Julia Wirth, Taylor Freeman, Taylor Braden and Kiley Lehman. Standing, from left, Tyler Hogan, Tyrone Smith, ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Father of Jake Patterson has a letter for Jayme Closs' family  USA TODAY

BARRON, Wis. — The father of Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man accused of kidnapping and holding 13-year-old Jayme Closs in captivity for nearly three ...



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.



Community Gathering of Hope for Jayme Closs Monday evening at Riverview Middle School  Chetekalert

UPDATE, 12 p.m. Oct. 22: The Gathering of Hope has been moved to the Barron High School Football Stadium, due to the expected number of people attending.



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

RICE LAKE — Though it's a silent sport, cross-country skiing needs the whirring of whining of engines to keep skiers in stride.



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.



Fun week for Barron High School Homecoming | Top Stories  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep hoops: Barron boys hoops team has formed special friendship with diehard fan  Leader-Telegram

BARRON — The Barron boys basketball team was about 30 minutes away from finishing up its alumni game at its last practice before the New Year's Eve ...



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.



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.



Pulling for all they're worth | Free News  News-shield

Tug-of-war competitors (from left) Nuradin Ahmed, Anas Aden, Carter LaLiberty, Abdullahi Garad and McCormick Seemann were among the scores of Barron ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Grygiel honored for 49 years of service | Sports  News-shield

Leonard Grygiel (center) was honored prior to the boys basketball game with Chetek-Weyerhaeuser at Barron Friday, Jan. 16.



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 ...



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 ...



Theft of custom car dashed 15-year dream  Pioneer Press

It took 15 years and nearly a quarter of a million dollars for Nick Suckow to have his 1968 Dodge Charger fully restored into his dream car. Yet, it took thieves a ...



‘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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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