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Monday, July 06, 2015
  • Spring Valley Fire Department busy with live fire training in June [VIDEO]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Fire Department has been busy this past month of June with two live fire training exercises. The first was at the old Jensen house on the west side of County Road CC, just north of 730th Avenue in rural Spring Valley. That training was co-conducted under the leadership of Deputy Fire Chief Todd Jorgenson and Assistant Chief Mike Fitzgerald.

  • Queen’s Corner

    WOODVILLE, WI -- Greetings Woodville! Last weekend, June 27 and 28, 2015, Ciara and I had the privilege of going to Clear Lake Heritage Days. This was also the first weekend that we had to split up, so I went to Milltown’s Fisherman Days.

  • Royalty represents Spring Valley at Heritage Days

    SPRING VALLEY, WI - After having two weekends off, on Saturday June 27, 2015, the Spring Valley Royalty attended the Clear Lake Heritage Days in Clear Lake, Wisconsin where they had a great time representing our fair village of Spring Valley. 

  • Local nursing home resident falls out of perfectly good airplane [ALBUM]

    BALDWIN, WI – Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center resident Suzy (Borth) Nelson took a big plunge with a number of her dear friends and family also taking the airborne “leap of faith” with Suzy to celebrate her 58th birthday on Friday, June 19, 2015 (her actual birthday was the following Monday, June 22). In addition to those who chose to fall out of a perfectly good airplane with Suzy there was a large ground-crew of family and friends there to celebrate Suzy’s “Living Life Skydive.”

    
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LATEST NEWS
  • [BREAKING:] Wisconsin Newspaper Association Denounces State Legislature's Proposal to Exempt Lawmakers from Open Records Law

    MADISON, WI – This weekend, Americans commemorate the brave deeds of those who brought our nation into being by refusing to accept tyrannical behavior from leaders. The Wisconsin Legislature's surprise proposal introduced in Thursday's 999 omnibus motion to exempt its law-making activities and inter-office communications from the public record is an insult to the state's people and the free press that works to inform them. The consequences of such a law would hinder each citizen's right to know how their state government operates. It is unheard of in a modern democracy and is unacceptable in our state.

     
  • ‘Boots on the Ground’: addressing broadband in St. Croix County

    BALDWIN, WI -- Broadband, a high-speed internet connection that is always on, is no longer just a “nice to have” for communities; it’s a must-have for businesses and residents. It often takes a community effort to expand access and get people to adopt or use the technology. That’s the goal of the UW-Extension Broadband & E-Commerce & Education Center’s Broadband Boot Camp recently held on the UW-Eau Claire Campus: increasing dialogue and community action. The Boot Camp is an opportunity for UW-Extension educators and their community partners to identify and discuss with internet service providers (ISPs) the broadband strategies that can help to get people using the internet and remove barriers to access.

     
  • Spring Valley Public Library Update

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – This 2015 July is gearing up to be a busy one at the library. There will be four story times, each to be followed by a separate kid’s club event, three live music performances, an interactive play, an illustrator visit, two author visits (one including a craft project, the other free books), two community helper visits, two book club meetings, a family game night, and last but not least, the Spring Valley Public Library’s 30th birthday party! All of this while we continue with our summer reading program, which will wrap up on the 24th of this month.

     
SCHOOL
OBITUARIES
  • Alan Justen

    Alan Justen, age 65 of rural Woodville WI, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

     
  • Dennis Leo Fritz

    Dennis Leo Fritz, age 88, of Elmwood, passed away at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie on Friday June 26, 2015 in the loving embrace of his wife, June.

     
  • Evelyn J. Fischer

    Evelyn J. Fischer age 90 of Elmwood, died Tuesday June 23, 2015 at the United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

     
COMMUNITY
  • RIVER FALLS, WI -- Hospital Auxiliary Picnic Tues, 7/14/15 - The River Falls Area Hospital Auxiliary meets on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Glen Park Pavilion in River Falls, Wisconsin. An appreciation luncheon hosted by the hospital will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a short business meeting at 12:30 p.m.

    New members and guests are welcome! If interested, please contact Kathye Beebe at 715-425-2015.

     
VIDEO
CVTC live fire training event
Live fire training occurred on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the old Spring Valley Health Care Center facility. It went very well according to Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Fire Personnel Instructor John Neihart who was the Incident Commander (IC) on site for the training. Footage by Paul J. Seeling
 

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