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Friday, October 31, 2014
  • St. Croix Volunteer League hosts 13th Annual Halloween Festival for area children [ALBUM]

    WOODVILLE, WI – Over 325 area children and their families came to Woodville last Saturday, October 25, 2014 to enjoy the great fun and the great weather and to show off their creative costumes at the 13th Annual Halloween Festival.

  • SV fifth graders visit water treatment plant

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - As an extension of a unit on water pollution, Spring Valley Elementary School’s fifth grade students toured the Spring Valley Water Treatment Plant on Thursday, October 17, 2014. The plant was completed in 2012 with the help of a $927,750 grant from USDA-Rural Development and a $250,000 CDBG from the Department of Commerce.

  • River Crossing Updates: Summer construction transitions to fall

    HUDSON, WI - On the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River, construction crews are installing “falsework” for the cast-inplace sections of the bridge. An on-site casting yard at the Highway 36/95 interchange in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota will produce around 330 pre-cast concrete sections for the bridge.

  • Groundbreaking for Western Wisconsin Health and Wellness Campus held in Baldwin [ALBUM]

    BALDWIN, WI – The excitement was palpable; the smiles ubiquitous. Those who attended the 10 a.m. Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Western Wisconsin Health and Wellness Campus on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and Interstate 94 knew that this day was an important one indeed.

    
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LATEST NEWS
  • At Heritage of Elmwood On Thursday morning the residents and staff held their Memorial Service in memory of the residents who have passed. Thank you to Roberta Holcomb for playing the music. In the afternoon they enjoyed Entertainment with Two Frets Up. Coffee Social followed. On Friday morning Bonnie Mick was here to do Crafts with the residents. They would like to thank her for volunteering her time. Exercise Group followed. The Rosary was said in the Chapel. Bingo and Coffee Social followed.

     
  • ELMWOOD, WI - The monthly meeting was held Monday evening, October 6, 2014, at the Village Auditorium. After changing the board meetings to the first Monday of each month instead of the second Monday to keep Trustee Brian Buck in attendance at the meetings, he was absent.

    Trustee Josh Bleskacek was also absent, as he was at the school for the parent-teacher conferences. The first item to deal with on the agenda was the resignation of the Elmwood Police Officer Sam Petrasko.

     
  • HUDSON, WI - St. Croix County Clerk Cindy Campbell is advising voters that they do not need to show a photo ID to vote at the November 4, 2014 Election. On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an earlier 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which had reinstated the photo ID law. The law had been enjoined by the courts since March, 2012.

     
SCHOOL
  • BOYCEVILLE, WI - On October 25, Boyceville hosted the Sectional meet; 20 teams participated. They were Augusta, Boyceville, Cadott, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Colfax, Durand, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, Eleva-Strum, Elk Mound, Elmwood/Plum City, Fall Creek, Gilman, Glenwood City, Lake Holcombe/Cornell, McDonell Central, New Auburn, Regis, Spring Valley, Stanley-Boyd, and Thorp.

     
  • MADISON, WI - While the loss to University School of Milwaukee, who went on to win the state championship was disappointing, coach Jim Rumpel has nothing but compliments for his team.

     
  • FORT MEADE, MD -- Air Force Airman Aaron M. Rens, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     
OBITUARIES
  • Alvin John Lecheler, age 89, returned to his Heavenly Father on October 23, 2014.  Al was born on September 28, 1925 in Elmwood, Wisconsin to Paul and Frances (Bates) Lecheler, the sixth of eight children.  Al farmed on the family farm until he joined the Army in 1955, then the Air Force in 1958. 

     
  • Beverly Erickson, age 79, of Eau Claire (formerly of Wilson, Cady Township, Wisconsin) passed into the arms of her Loving Lord and Jesus Christ on October 14, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire, with her loving daughter and son at her side.

     
  • (WWI/POW) Age 96 of Sacramento, CA passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2014. Born 1917, Dobie, WI.

     
COMMUNITY
  • CLEAR LAKE, WI -- United Covenant Church in Clear Lake will be hosting a domestic abuse awareness event Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2 pm at the church. The event will help shed light on domestic abuse and how community members can make a difference. 

    Area community members are invited to the event to hear from a courageous woman who will tell her heart-tugging story of domestic violence, her journey toward healing and what community members can do to help others in her difficult circumstance.

     
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2014 WSMA Championships Baldwin-Woodville Marching Blackhawks
The Baldwin-Woodville Marching Blackhawks at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships. October 18, 2014. Footage courtesy of Adam Bassak

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