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The Christmas For Kids raffle and auction, held at Gilligans on Friday evening, Dec. 7, was another well-attended and successful event to raise funds for a gift drive for area children. The raffles and live auction features items donated by area residents, including a guitar donated by Dusty…

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Kids with the Sioux Creek Go-Getters 4-H club went caroling at Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. They also made Christmas cards for residents. Pictured, left to right, in front, are Hudson Lindberg, Teagan Zielie, Caitlin Sexton, Landon Lindberg, Justin Sexton, Ry…

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Sawdust gathers at the feet of a group of men as they saw logs, likely for firewood, with what appears to be a steam-powered wood saw. The engine, at right, drives a belt, center, that spins a saw blade, at left, as four men maneuver a 15-foot log across the blade. This photo was likely take…

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Current contestant and singer Chris Kroeze, of Barron, will talk about his experience on “The Voice” on Spectrum West, which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Ideas Network, broadcast on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls. The …

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A Buick SUV rolled several times in the ditch near the northbound exit of Hwy. 53 at CTH I on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28. Chetek Fire Department, Chetek First Responders, Barron County sheriff’s deputies, Chetek Ambulance Service and Blackjack Towing responded to the crash. Deputies said t…

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Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 8, for Family Day, hosted by the Chetek Area Chamber of Commerce. The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. It is held at The Center, at 711 First St., Chetek. 

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More than 80 kids and area police officers participated in Shop With A Cop on Monday evening, Dec. 3, at Shopko and Walmart in Rice Lake. Each year, businesses and organizations donate money to the event so children from area towns can go shopping with police officers and buy gifts for their…