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  • Chippewa County Sheriff's Office To Service New Auburn The Village of New Auburn, along with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s office, have announced that the sheriff’s office will be providing dedicated law enforcement services to the Village of New Auburn.  In June of 2017, the Sheriff’s office began providing services in New Auburn on a trial basis.  The temporary agreement proved successful and a two-year agreement was passed by the Village Board.  The Sheriff’s office will provide approximately 30 hours of law enforcement service per week to the Village of New Auburn.  The sheriff’s office personnel have been working closely with the Village Board to determine appropriate dates and times for patrol units to be present within the Village. 
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Special Meeting For Tornado Debris Removal Tomorrow A special meeting is being held tomorrow for land owners who still have debris on their property from last year’s tornado. The reason for the meeting is to discuss options available for residents, and to learn more about burning permit options. The town of Prairie Lake will hold the public meeting tomorrow beginning at 10am at the town hall at 796 21st  Street. Chetek.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Herberger's To Wind Down Operations Bon-Ton Stores, the corporate parent of several department store chains, has agreed to sell its assets to a group of debt holders and liquidators, setting the stage for going-out-of-business sales to  begin. The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 4 but failed to find a route to rehabilitation. The York, Pa.-based company's brands include Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers. Although it's not official yet, chances are high that all the locations will close, including Herberger stores in Rice Lake and elsewhere in Northwest Wisconsin. CEO Bill Tracy said in a statement that the company expects "an orderly wind-down of operations that minimizes ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:05 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Gets A New Name The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has a new name – Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW). This initiative represents a new strategic mission, vision and identity more firmly aligning the efforts of Wisconsin’s dairy farmers to expand growth opportunities domestically and around the world.The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin builds awareness of Wisconsin-produced dairy products by creating national publicity, managing digital advertising, and driving sales, distribution and trial through retail and foodservice promotions. It also supports in-school education about the benefits of dairy and funding for the UW Center for Dairy Research.
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Barron County Seeks To Fill Vacancy After Death Of Board Supervisor Due to the death of Ken Jost, District 3, Barron County Board Supervisor, there is a vacancy on the Barron County Board of Supervisors. Anyone who resides in the City of Chetek, Wards 2, 3 & 4 that is at least 18 years of age and is interested in being appointed to fill the balance of the term that runs until April, 2020 should send a letter of interest and/or resume’ to County Board Chair, Louie Okey, via email at by May 4, 2018.
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:01 AM by Ryan Quinn
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Community Events
  • Community News Through April The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference. Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).Additional blood donation opportunities…Cameron 4/18/2018: 9am-2pm, Cameron High School, 750 S. 1st St.Birchwood 4/20/2018: 11:30am-5:30pm, Birchwood High School, 300 S. Wilson St.Rice Lake 4/26/2018: 12pm-6pm, Blue Hills Masonic Center, 225 W. South St.Clayton 4/26 ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 9:19 AM by Adam Hutton
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