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Man accused of dealing large quantities of meth
Darrick O. Edwards, 47, 2874 116th St., was charged Friday in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of methamphetamine delivery and a felony count of maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Thursday, June 21
The police dispatch center receives several hundred calls weekly. The small sampling below shows their diversity.Thursday, June 218:05 a.m. Officer attempting to make contact with subject about camper abandoned on city property. Resident not home. Camper towed. 3:46 p.m., caller reports camper behin
Fawn causes two-car collision on north Hwy. 53, south of Chetek
A woman and two kids in a Mazda sedan were transported to an area hospital after a two-car collision on Hwy. 53, just south of the Chetek (CTH I) exit around 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Witnesses to the crash, Katie Anderson and Edith Morgan, both of New Auburn, were driving north on Hwy. 53, w
Cats were illegally killed, Chetek resident says:
There is no killing season on cats! You continue to disregard the law. You will get caught and you will be prosecuted!
Charges filed in pair of burglaries
A Chetek man is accused of burglarizing a business and a residence, and taking more than $15,000 worth of items — including guns.
Dunn County man charged with sexually assaulting child
Gustavo Buenrrostro, 28, of Ridgeland, is accused of first-degree child sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint:
WWII veteran from Wisconsin finally being awarded Purple Heart
"I don't know if words can accurately describe how I feel," he said. "It took a long time for it to sink in. I didn't realize it would mean so much to me, but it does. I'm just grateful for all the work done for me."
SUV rear-ends semi hauling a home on Highway 53
No one was transported to the hospital Friday after an SUV rear-ended a semi-tractor carrying a home on Highway 53, just south of the Chippewa River.Just after noon, a male driver of an SUV hit a semi-tractor that was transporting a home in the east lane of the northbound portion of Highway 53, near
Chetek man charged with burglaries in Eau Claire County
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --A Chetek man is charged after being connected to multiple burglaries.35-year-old Joshua Frami was charged Thursday, June 21 in Eau Claire County with six counts, including burglary.According to the criminal complaint, the burglaires happened in 2015 and 2016.In Janua
Man Dies Saving Family After Tree Hits Camper On Father’ Day
Jimmy Pluff was with family and friends in Birchwood, Wisconsin when a tree toppled his camper. The 55 year old died instantly, but family and friends call his final minutes heroic.
Cameron businesses hunker down for construction
Longtime Cameron retailer Bush & Gilles Furniture has taken over the old J.C. Penney Store in Rice Lake while Main Street Cameron is under construction from now until (at least) mid- to late September.But other Main Street businesses don’t have those options.At Brion’s Smokehouse Deli on Wednesday,
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Tuesday, June 19
6:31 a.m. Report of two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 48 west of Hwy. 25. Paged ambulance, First Responders, Bear Lake-Haugen Fire Department, Life Link helicopter. 6:46 a.m. Deputy is blocking traffic at 13th Street. 6:57 a.m. Life Link can cancel. 7:10 a.m. Ambulance en route to Cumberland Hospital with o
Doors for Chetek Food Shelf stay open, with item pickup
The Chetek Food Shelf is in good standing in regards to its finances and operations, said Sue Millard, on Monday, June 18, in response to people wondering about the status and future of the organization.The food shelf has no plans to close or discontinue service, Millard said, even as plans to move
Storms bring high winds, damaging trees, property
A series of storm cells brought heavy rain and high winds to Northwest Wisconsin, and the Chetek area was not spared from storm damage as branches and trees were brought down on power lines, yards, homes and cars on Sunday evening, June 17.The Chetek Municipal-South worth Airport reported southwest
Man who fired shots into kitchen floor gets probation
A Rice Lake man who fired a .45 caliber handgun into his kitchen floor during a domestic dispute last winter was jailed and put on probation for two years after pleading guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.David M. Bartels, 37, original
Police on scene of Super 8 Motel in Menomonie
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Cumberland man fined $3,974 for fourth OWI offense
A Cumberland man will spend just over seven months in the Barron County Jail, was fined $3,974 and will lose his driving privileges for 36 months after he was sentenced Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on a fourth drunk driving charge, county Circuit Court records said.Gerald P. Krech, 57, 2777 2 1/2 St., Cu
Council hears about city sign project
Barron residents are making plans to put up signs like the one above in the above image. The signs would be posted various intersections in the city, most of them along U.S. Hwy. 8 (Division Avenue). At left, an earlier version of the same sign. Photo contributed.
Sunday's storm wreaks havoc
A woman was injured in the Town of Prairie Lake by a fallen branch during Sunday’s late afternoon rainstorm. A large shed in the Town of Chetek sustained extensive damage, while numerous downed tress and sparking power lines were reported.The calls to the Barron County Sheriff’s dispatchers reportin
Scarlet Women at Red’s on June 25
The Chetek Scarlet Women will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Red’s. The cost of the evening is $10.