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10 YEARS AGO AUGUST 2, 2012 An All-School Reunion was well attended last weekend as part of the Laker Lifestyle Fundraiser held Friday and Saturday, July 27 & 28. Attending the reunion were, front row, left to right: Hannah Effertz and Ashley Lahti. Row two: Mike Swenson, Chris (Hansen) Bauer, BJ Brenna, Jamie Torgerson, Kevin…

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School Board Prepares For Upcoming School Year With Hirings And Approvals

A number of teaching and extra-curricular positions were filled at the most recent school board meeting getting ready for the upcoming school year. Following administrative reports the board moved to approve a new school board member to fill the remaining term of Tadd Peterson, who resigned due to being hired as a basketball coach. SEE…

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Barron County Remains At High Risk Covid Level

Since dropping to a medium Covid-19 community level two weeks ago, Barron County has seen 64 and 88 new weekly cases. Those numbers have sent the county into a high community level, meaning residents are reccommended to wear a mask indoors in public, get tested if you have symptoms, take additional precautions as needed if…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO JULY 26, 2012 A five generations was celebrated at a recent Strasser family get-together. Pictured above are, back row, left to right: Great-grampa Harold Strasser of Chippewa Falls, WI; mother Kirsten Strasser and baby Kairi Casey of Niagara, WI; grampa Scott Strasser of Dunbar. Front row: Great-great grandparents Harold and Rose Strasser…

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A Look Back at The Times

10 YEARS AGO JULY 19, 2012 The Ino 200 Woodtick Race welcomes tick racers of all ages. And this year’s winner proved you don’t have to be a wiley woodtick race veteran to get the job done. Racing at “The Dome” in Ino, Wisconsin, three-year old Emily Hoyt, of Oceanside, California and great granddaughter of…

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Red Cedar Lake Drowning Victim Found

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the WI DNR, with the help of Bruce’s Legacy, located and recovered the body of Mitchell Farrell, age 55, of Prescott, WI. Mitchell was the operator and single occupant of the Sea-Doo boat on Red Cedar Lake when, for an unknown reason, went into…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO JUNE 21, 2012 Courtney Tarman, a first grade student in Mrs. Gale Gores’ Turtle Lake elementary class, recently competed in the annual Barron County Environmental Poster Contest and was selected as the first place winner in the Primary Division of the contest. Three other first graders also received honors in the contest.…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO JUNE 7, 2012 After many hours of volunteer service, Grace Community Church will invite the public to the dedication and Open House on Sunday, June 10th. The dedication service will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Community Open House will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. In addition to the dedication and…

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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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