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Local, state and federal investigators are aggressively following up on the hundreds of leads being submitted by the public, said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald on Friday, Oct. 19, the fifth day and counting that 13-year-old Jayme Closs went missing from her rural Barron home where h…

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An afternoon search of the roadside along Hwy. 8 has not turned up anything of "evidentiary value" said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald in a press release on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is urging the public to call with any information they can provide regarding the whereabouts of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who disappeared from her rural Barron home early Monday morning, Oct. 15, at about the same time as the deaths of her parents, James…

A one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Hwy. 63 just north of Turtle Lake shortly before 8 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, has resulted in critical injuries to a 57-year-old man, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

A barnstorming  campaign is now under way for renovations and improvements to the Red Barn Theatre in Rice Lake.Two anonymous supporters will match donations up to $50,000.  The end goal is $100,000 with current donations about halfway there. The money will be used to build on to the back of…

Approximately 290 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three firearms and two stun guns were recovered after two separate pursuits that originated near Osseo on Thursday, Jan. 18, when DCI Agents and members of the Marathon County Special Investigations Unit requested assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol in stopping two vehicles suspected of transporting a large amount of illegal contraband.

Barron County District Attorney Angela Beranek will become part of the Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office in March, after submitting her resignation to Gov. Scott Walker Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

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Soup & Salad Lunch Cancellation - Bloomer Assembly of God Church wishes to inform its friends that the Senior Soup & Salad Lunch will NOT be provided until further notice. We would like to wish each one a very Happy and Prosperous New Year and thank you for your understanding. Please…

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker has directed the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) to be ready to respond Christmas Eve to ensure Santa is able to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls across Wisconsin.

Gordy's Markets stores will likely remain under the Gordy's banner after it was announced Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29, that members of the Schafer family are purchasing six stores including Chetek, Barron, Ladysmith, Cornell, Chippewa Falls and Lake Wissota.

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Bloomer Veterans went around to Bloomer Schools for Veterans Day. Photos are from Bloomer Middle School, but they also went to Bloomer Elementary School, Bloomer High School and St. Paul's Catholic School. Jared Siverling served as keynote speaker, Jim Hudacek served as emcee at St. Paul's a…

It's that time of year again....Seasonal All-Night Parking Restrictions are being enforced.

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Excellent video of Tour de Farm Safety Awareness Ride held in July.

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The Parade Chair of the New Auburn Jamboree Days parade has announced that they are taking entries for the Jamboree Days parade to be held Sunday, July 23 starting at Noon. Anyone interested in having an entry is encouraged to contact Andrea Lemmons at Security Bank 715-237-2658 or alemmons@…

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Due to the weather forecast last Wednesday, we rescheduled the cardboard boat race to Wednesday, July 5. It is still at North Park at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic supper or hot dogs/brats will be available for purchase. Contact Pat or Jessica at Bloomer Baptist Church with any questions at 715-5…

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The American Red Cross and the New Auburn Fire Department will be holding a blood drive Wednesday, July 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The blood drive will be located at the New Auburn Community Fire Department 410 S Old 53 Street, New Auburn.

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For the second time in five days a car has run into a slow moving train in Bloomer. Wednesday, May 17, the car pictured above hit a train at the 17th Avenue crossing and was dragged behind the old creamery building. It is unclear why the driver drove into the side of the last car of a train …

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The man killed in the Tuesday, May 16, storm was identified during a press conference at the Prairie Lake Estates trailer park on Wednesday, May 17. 

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The second stop on the “Tour de Farm” bike ride will feature an outstanding dairy operation owned and operated by Tony Pecha, Tom Short, and their families. On the ride to their farm, you will have the opportunity to see how the landscape of agriculture has changed. You will see land conserv…

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The “Tour de Farm” bike tour will officially begin at the Bloomer Golf Course, on Saturday, July 8, with registration beginning at 7:15 a.m. and bikes and bikers ready to hit the road promptly at 8:30 a.m. At 8:15 a.m. Bob Bosold of WAXX radio will give the kick-off for the ride and bikers w…

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It’s time to get the bikes out and start training for Tour de Farm 2017. This is a Farm Safety Awareness bicycle ride sponsored by the Bloomer FFA Alumni. The bike tour will be a 35–40 mile ride to five different farms in the area. This ride is a spin-off from the “Ride To Farm” bike ride of…

Members of the Barron City Council have approved applying for a $500,000 federal grant to help pay the cost of a proposed second water tower for the city, following a recommendation from the city Utility Commission and a professional consulting firm.

For more than two centuries, governments in this country have paid newspapers to publish public notices about the actions of government.

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When you read your weekly or daily newspaper, do you read the minutes from a school board meeting or the details of an ordinance passed by your municipality? All of these notices can be found in the public notice section of your local newspaper.

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The School District of Bloomer is pleased to announce that the Board of Education has selected Brian C. Misfeldt of Antigo to be the next Administrator to lead the Bloomer Schools. Bloomer Board President, Noah Michaelsen, released the information at the meeting of the Board on Thursday even…

Menomonee Falls, WI (February 7, 2017) – Sometimes peer pressure can produce positive results. A recent Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation in Menomonee Falls reveals that Americans are more likely to wash their hands after using a public restroom if others are around.

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce businesses into purchasing office supplies and directory ads they never actually ordered, but now it’s targeting individual consumers…

Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the Bloomer Advance, Dec. 14 with an incorrect headline stating that the Snowmobile Trails were open. The lakes are not frozen and neither are the swamp areas and the trails are NOT open. The Bloomer Advance regrets the error.

A semi truck hauling U.S. Postal Service mail on eastbound I-94 near Hudson caught fire at 8:19 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and was destroyed, according to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at Chetek Friday evening, Nov. 25,  after he allegedly took his grandmother at gunpoint from her Chippewa County home and drove to Chetek, according to Barron County Dispatch reports. The man was later taken into custody at Chetek, without incident, after his …