Author, national speaker and Ellsworth Community School District alumnus Tasha Schuh left a lasting impression with the entire Ellsworth Middle School seventh grade class Friday, Sept. 14. "The kids have gotten quite a few impactful messages this year in a short time, none more powerful than this one," said Principal Jon Dodge. Schuh is partnering with EMS to promote an ongoing theme of building resiliency, something Dodge refers to as "grit" when addressing middle-level students.
On Friday night, Aug. 11 at the Pierce County Fair it wasn't long before you heard the roar of the combined tractor and truck pull starting in the grandstand. The tractor and truck pull did a combined event to bring double the excitement for spectators. Pullers from across Wisconsin and Minnesota entertained the crowd while providing fun and excitement. Many styles and sizes of tractors and trucks competed for the prize money. A very nice show of local tractors and trucks highlighted the evening. 2018 Pierce County Fair Truck Pull Results
New to the area? Recently married? Turned 18? Recently moved? Whatever your situation, have you updated your voter registration since those changes in your life? Or made certain your voter registration matches your name or current address? Depending on the extent of those life changes, some people need to re-register to vote, but every voter should confirm their voter registration before every election.
Arrr ye ready for some pirate fun? Then join Hudson Hot Air Affair to observe "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" at a special event promoting the 2019 Hot Air Affair theme: Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean. The pirate party fundraiser will be held 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Hop & Barrel Brewing Company, 310 Second St. in downtown Hudson. This free admission event is open to the public.
St. Croix County Public Health and Community Development have learned of a manure spill reported in the Town of Rush River on Sept. 11, 2018. The reported spill occurred at 2061 30th Ave., Baldwin, which is a half mile from the Rush River. The area is sparsely populated and there are no wells within a short distance of the spill location. However, this area has several sinkholes that could be a conduit to groundwater. Residents who are concerned should consider testing their well water for bacteria.
St. Croix County Historical Society will host its annual Vintage & Variety Yard Sale Fundraiser Sept. 20-22 on the lawn of the Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third St., Hudson. The sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This unique sale features an eclectic collection of vintage pieces, antiques, furniture, home and garden items and much more.
Sierra Howry, associate professor of agricultural economics at UW-River Falls received the 2018 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Distinguished Teaching: Less than Ten Years' Experience Award at AAEA's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in August. Howry, of River Falls, is the first recipient of this award, in its 22-year history, to come from a small, regional, undergraduate teaching university.
Janet Burns has been named president of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation, effective immediately. Burns has been serving as the interim president since June and has been the Foundation accountant since February 2013.
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest offers a day's worth of local and area talent at the fourth annual festival Sept. 8. The free family-friendly day of music will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU, east of Hudson. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.