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Community Scholarship Fund Drive Underway

The 57th Annual Turtle Lake Community Scholarship Fund Drive is now underway by the Turtle Lake Lioness Club. These community scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors of Turtle Lake High School who are continuing their education at a university or technical college.  With the increased cost of tuition and living expenses, these students will need…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO APRIL 19, 2012 A bill for nearly $4,000 was presented to the Village prior to the March meeting and at that time the Village agreed to not pay the bill and get some additional information regarding the amount. After further research the bill was presented once again at the April meeting last…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO APRIL 12, 2012 Nearly 70 children flocked to the Turtle Lake Village Park last Saturday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Turtle Lake Public Library. Although the weather didn’t cooperate totally everyone got their free eggs in which were turned in for an Easter goodie bag. The event followed…

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Community Scholarship Fund Drive Underway

The 57th Annual Turtle Lake Community Scholarship Fund Drive is now underway by the Turtle Lake Lioness Club. These community scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors of Turtle Lake High School who are continuing their education at a university or technical college.  With the increased cost of tuition and living expenses, these students will need…

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Reading Achievement Awards

Students who have received the Turtle Lake Elementary IMC’s Reading Achievement Award for the 3rd quarter are Madeline Derosier, Aleigha Greeley, and Sophia Anderson. (Not pictured Lakeisha Zemke). Mr. Bussewitz’s 5th grade class were recognized for reading the most books. Students include Ashlyn Hubbard, Kevin Neva, Landon Wuorenma, Addisyn Moriarity, Brian Mellado, Hope Wehking, JT…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO APRIL 5, 2012 The hot topic of conversation in Turtle Lake has been a school referendum due to a projected three-year budget crisis that could conclude with the Turtle Lake School District either consolidating with another area school, or even dissolving. The referendum was asking school district residents to approve $2,241,000 over…

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Turtle Lake Welcomes New Therapist At NorthLakes

NorthLakes Community Clinic has hired an additional Behavioral Health Therapist. Kaleena Vander Wyst, LPC-IT,  will be offering Behavioral Health Services in the Barron Middle and High School, as well as in Cameron and Clayton school districts. This service helps to provide access to care for children where they spend a big part of their day…

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One Deputy Hospitalized When Ice Breaks During Snowmobiler Rescue

On Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 12:05 a.m. the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a snowmobiler that went through the ice on Prairie Lake, near the Wolf’s Den Resort.   Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Chetek and Cameron Fire Department and Mayo and Chetek Ambulance responded to…

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Spring Farmer’s Institute to be held at Turtle Lake

A Spring Farmer’s Institute will be held on on Monday March 14, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Turtle Lake School Auditorium.  Speakers who will be presenting include, Farm Bureau – Karyn Schauf, Barron County President and Katie Mattison – District Coordinator; Susan Bostian Young – DPI Nutrition Program Consultant about Farm to School…

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Covid Cases Continue To Decline

Covid-19 cases continue to be on the decline according to the Barron County Health Department. While total positive cases number 12,762, there have only been 23 new cases in the past week. 97% of the positive cases have recovered and there has been 132 deaths.  24,980 residents (55%) have received at least on dose of…

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