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Barnes Notes and News

A local newspaper about Barnes
Bringing back what the people want

The Barnes Notes and News is a free, local publication that brings back the ideas and format of the original newsletter, “the Barnes Blog", but with a few personal twists. So many people commented that they missed the neighborliness of the original Blog, and I thought, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Let me introduce myself. I am your editor and publisher, Julie (Friermood) Sarkauskas. Many of you may know me. I’m the daughter of Bill and Joyce Friermood who co-owned Friermood’s Service Station and Arctic Cat Dealership on Hwy N in Barnes along with my Uncle Jerry and Aunt Viola. Some question my sanity about coming back here to live, but I’ve never regretted being born and raised here. Of course, those were the days when you climbed trees and rode your bikes for fun and having four brothers and two sisters, we pretty much were never bored. (And you didn’t dare tell Mom you were bored, she’d have a mop or a broom in your hand so fast it made your head spin.)

I wasn’t sure if it was a crazy idea or not, but I decided to try my hand at getting some of the stories and news that you enjoyed back to you.

The original paper (The Barnes Blog) was created by Lu Peet in 2009 with just a few pages of important information for the community; it soon tripled in size. People thrived on being informed of area happenings and situations. It was a much needed publication and Lu succeeded very well.

One of the features in the new paper is a “Reminiscing” section where we share the memories and tales of the town’s businesses and people that helped build this community and the ones that keep it strong and growing today.

The first edition of the Barnes Notes and News was published in May, 2017. Click the links in the column to the right to read PDF copies. Look for paper copies of the current edition at local businesses.

To place an ad, or submit stories or articles please submit to: [email protected] Pricing by size, per month:
    Business Card Size: $ 25.00
    1/4 Page:       $ 50.00
    1/2 Page:     $ 100.00
    Full Page:     $ 200.00

Questions or Comments? Contact: Julie (Friermood) Sarkauskas - [email protected].
A huge thank you to all of you that helped create, build and support this endeavor. I can’t thank you enough.

The Barnes Notes and News is not associated with any other publication.

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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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