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Births, Aug. 24-Sept. 15

Aug. 24: A son, Oliver Reid, to Heather and Shaun Kittleson of Doyle. Aug. 27: A son, Breckyn John, to Kelsey and Jacob Winkler of Cameron. Aug. 28: A daughter, Kaeleigh Ann, to Brittany and Gregory Mallinger of Barron. A daughter, Stella Mei, to Alaina and Nathan Holmes of Cumberland. Aug. 31: A s

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 15:08:00

Ivanka Trump delivers anti-human trafficking speech at UN

Ivanka Trump delivered an anti-human trafficking speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, calling it "the greatest human rights issue of our time." "This is a call for action, a call for global unity," Trump said at a panel event hosted by Great Britain and Northern Ireland, noting tha

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 00:54:00

Banker heads up Pioneer Village fundraiser; Program includes meal, craft beer tasting, music by The Memories

Pioneer Village is a familiar destination for thousands of Barron County residents, but something will happen there, later this month, that has never taken place before. A unique fundraiser is planned at the museum grounds from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, according to Tim Gerber, bran

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 14:53:00

Spotlighters ready 'Pride, Prejudice'

On Friday, Sept. 29, Pride and Prejudice, a duel between "pride" and "prejudice" as known in the 19th century, opens at the Barron Area Community Center. The show is produced by the Barron Spotlighters who continue their tradition of treating audiences not only to modern theatre, but to a "taste of

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 15:24:00

Zack Snyder says unfair to be involved in Justice League movie

Zack Snyder insists it would be "unfair" for him to get involved in 'Justice League' again. The 51-year-old filmmaker was originally helming the DC Extended Universe movie but stepped down in May after the tragic death of his daughter Autumn in March. At the time the movie was in post-production and

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

Genealogical society presents expert researcher Sept. 30

The Blue Hills Genealogical Society will host Lori Bessler, Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator, to speak 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Barron Senior Center in the Library Complex, 12 N. 3rd St. This special presentation is open to the public. A

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-20 15:23:00

Racine gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices

RACINE COUNTY - A local distributor of a cash-yielding game found in a number of convenience stores in Racine County is suing the state Department of Revenue, arguing it unfairly penalized the distributor and its customers. The business, J.D. Prime Games Kiosk LLC, and the owners of about eight area

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-19 20:15:00

Court dismisses felony 'hiding a corpse' charge

A felony charge against Michael K. Wojciechowski, of Chetek, related to the death of Mark E. Johnson, 56, of Chetek, has been dropped. At a preliminary hearing on Sept. 7, in Barron County Circuit Court, to consider the charges leveled against him, Judge James Babler ruled that there was not enough

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-09-20 14:50:00

Nearly 200 trees donated, planted by Chetek Lions Club members

A Greek proverb says, "Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." It is rare that a proverb can be taken so literally, but such is the case with the Chetek Lions Club, which raised around $20,000 for the purchase and planting of 193 Autumn Blaze mapl

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-09-20 14:28:00

Motorcyclist seriously injured in alcohol-involved crash

A Rice Lake man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Hwy. 48 near 21st Street in the Town of Rice Lake at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Alcohol was a factor, stated an accident report issued by the Barron County Sheriff's Department. Kenneth S. Wessels, 30, of 618 W. Messenger St., was airl

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 13:48:00

Pot a factor in three-vehicle, Polk Co. crash

Marijuana was a factor in a three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 63 at Hwy. F in Polk County on Sunday afternoon that involved three men, one from Cumberland. Joseph P. Koehler, 27, of Oakdale, Minnesota was cited with possession of marijuana, drugged driving with a 3-year old passenger in the vehicle, failu

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 14:34:00

A Look Around: Turtle Tracks - Barron News-Shield: Outdoors

Given all the activities that Frank and I are involved in, we frequently have to grab leisure time when it presents itself. This past June, we took advantage of the opportunity to add a vacation day to a business trip and take our time coming back home. A storm from the Gulf scuttled our original pl

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

House hunting and credit: What you need to know

(BPT) - By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn't move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than rentin

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-19 16:31:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-18 21:01:00

New school board member has ties to the district

Orin Thompson is a lifelong resident of the Barron Area School District (and a 1989 Barron High School graduate). As the newest member of the school board, Thompson (and his wife, Leslie), continue to have important connections to the district. "We have five children, one of whom just graduated, and

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-09-18 13:58:21

Cumberland Iditarod racer will speak

Monica Zappa, a native of Cumberland, will be the featured speaker at UW-Barron County, talking about her experiences at the Iditarod dog sled races in Alaska.CONTRIBUTED CUMBERLAND- Three-time Iditarod finisher and Cumberland native Monica Zappa will be the featured speaker on Thursday, Sept. 21, a

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:40:00

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers to perform at the Potter's Shed

SHELL LAKE - The Potter's Shed in Shell Lake has booked The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers from Los Angeles, Calif., when they will be traveling between two other national performances. The concert will be on the indoor Cafe Stage on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. A rousing celebration of traditional Amer

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2017-09-19 15:16:10

Lakeland Family Resource Center benefits from Shell Lake's Labor Day Lake Run

SHELL LAKE- The Lake Run benefiting the Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner included a 5K run/walk, a 9-mile run around Shell Lake, and fastest kid in town 40-yard dash, all held during the Labor Day Weekend at Shell Lake Town & Country Days. The overall winners of each race received a medal

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:42:00

Memory loss: A journey recalled

"I just know that he is going to tell me that I can't drive anymore!" I remember my mother's words as though they had just been spoken yesterday. We were on our way to her doctor appointment. It wasn't just a routine physical. It was to be the beginning of many tests that would check for memory loss

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-19 13:25:00

Biologist has good, bad news about muskies

Department of Natural Resources fishery biologist Max Wolter gave a progress report on the status of the musky fishery in local lakes to about 30 members of the Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies Incorporated at their Sept. 5 meeting. Wolter delivered both good news and bad news about the fishery in L

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-18 12:00:00