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Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) has released a report evaluating enrollment in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, other coverages, and the uninsured population. The Wisconsin Individual Health Insurance Market Analysis (Market Analysis) was conducted thanks to fun…

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 The Chetek Lutheran Church Women, W/ELCA, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m.  Katrina Hanson will be the speaker. Hanson is the Daybreak Coordinator for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Barron County. Her role is to provide social programming for individuals living with…

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Two years ago, five fire departments from Chetek, New Auburn, Cameron, Barron and Rice Lake dumped a quarter of a million gallons of water on a fire at Sather Family Dental at 118 Douglas St., Chetek.  Dr. Nik Sather, owner and dentist, learned of the fire through his son, who received a mes…

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On March 31, Barron County Public Health was alerted of several confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. This strain of COVID-19 has been shown to spread more quickly and is associated with a higher rate of death.

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Five of the six positive cases reported in Barron County have sufficiently recovered from COVID-19, have no symptoms and have been released from isolation. Barron County Public Health reports no new cases as of Friday morning, April 17.

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Gov. Tony Evers, together with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Dept. of Health Services Sec. Andrea Palm, Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable and other state and local officials and stakeholders, announced on Friday, Nov. 1, the launch of open enrollment for the health in…