Pictured (L to R) with two backpacks and presenting a check for $700 to the VMS Backpack Buddy Food Program are: Principal Scott Benoy, Council Commander John Helgeson, School Counselor Aimee Reyzer and Woodville Post 301’s Jerry Johnson. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Pictured (L to R) with two backpacks and presenting a check for $700 to the VMS Backpack Buddy Food Program are: Principal Scott Benoy, Council Commander John Helgeson, School Counselor Aimee Reyzer and Woodville Post 301’s Jerry Johnson. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Friday, October 20, 2017 12:01 AM

WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville American Legion Post 301 once again shared their portion of the proceeds from the St. Croix County Council of the American Legion Golf Tournament with Viking Middle School (VMS). VMS is putting the generous $700 donation into the VMS Backpack Buddy Food Program.

  • VMS Backpack Buddy Program receives donation from Am. Legion

    WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville American Legion Post 301 once again shared their portion of the proceeds from the St. Croix County Council of the American Legion Golf Tournament with Viking Middle School (VMS). VMS is putting the generous $700 donation into the VMS Backpack Buddy Food Program.

  • Vietnam veteran finally receives Bronze Star (Part I)

    ELMWOOD, WI – “This has bugged me for years,” said Joanne, Vietnam Veteran Jim Baier’s wife in relating how she worked with her friend Marilyn Galoff to get the paper processed for Jim’s long overdue Bronze Star Medal. This was to be a surprise for Jim. Just one problem, he had to sign the paper work and Joanne, knowing how humble her hubby is didn’t think he would want to sign the papers. But gladly he did.

  • Elmwood Community Dinner is well attended

    ELMWOOD, WI – The employees of Citizens State Bank (CSB) - Elmwood Office got the opportunity to express their gratitude and say, “Thank you” to the bank customers on Thursday, September 21 when the bank held their annual Elmwood Community Customer Appreciation Dinner in the upstairs of the historic Elmwood Auditorium.

  • Woodville Lions golf for September meeting, hold brief October meeting

    WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Lions Club held their annual Golf Outing and September meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017. The Regular Meeting was called to order by club President, Greg Jacobson at the Glen Hills Golf Course in Glenwood City. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all members present.  Lion Larry Knegendorf led the members with a sincere table prayer.

  • Elmwood Fire Department hosts live propane fire training

    ELMWOOD, WI – On Thursday evening, October 5, the Elmwood Fire Department hosted a four-hour certified education emergency response, live propane fire training for approximately 50 area fire fighters including many members of their 32-member department. They were joined by firefighters from Spring Valley, Plum City, Durand and Ellsworth as well as CVTC entry-level fire fighter students. The Elmwood Fire Department did this in partnership with the Wisconsin Propane Education & Research Council (WiPERC).

  • Woodville High School Class of ’51 holds reunion

    WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville High School class of 1951 celebrated their 66th Class Reunion at Pegs in Wilson recently. 

  • Spring Valley Public Library to host USA Today bestselling author Allen Eskens

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Monday, October 23 the Spring Valley Public Library will be hosting USA Today Bestselling Author Allen Eskens at 6:00pm. Allen Eskens is the author of “The Life We Bury”, “The Guise of Another”, “The Heavens May Fall” and his latest title recently released on October 3: “The Deep Dark Descending.”

  • 'Reaping the Harvest' Flower Show held during Chili Fest

    BALDWIN, WI – DJ’s Fiesta Event Center was the site of the Reaping the Harvest Flower Show (and Nature Photography Contest) during Baldwin’s Chili Fest, last Saturday, September 30. The flower show gave club members the opportunity to use their creative talents in floral design and to exhibit flowers and vegetables from their gardens. 

  • Columbia County 4-H Horse Project completes successful project fundraiser

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Peter Coyne of Spring Valley, Wisconsin was the lucky recipient of the handmade quilt raffled off as the main fundraiser activity for the Columbia County Horse Project.

  • Mike Hyland of Woodville wins first place in photo contest

    BALDWIN, WI – One hundred and forty-one beautiful nature photographs were entered in the 2017 Nature Photography Contest sponsored by the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club during this year’s Chili Fest.  The contest was a success thanks to the photographers who took the time to enter their photos and the Chili Fest attendees who cast their ballot for their favorite photos, which were displayed at DJ’s Fiesta Event Center. 

  • Spring Valley Class of '62 holds 55th reunion

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Class of 1962 met Saturday, September 16 at the Eau Galle Recreation Park by the dam in Spring Valley. Twenty members of the class came for this event.

  • As deer activity increases, motorists urged to slow down, be alert

    MADISON, WI – Over the next few months, motorists across Wisconsin will need to be especially alert for the potential of deer to dart suddenly across roadways. Traffic safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) note that deer/vehicle crashes typically peak during October and November as bucks pursue potential mates.

  • Wisconsin electric co-ops helping Florida rebuild

    JANESVILLE, WI — Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) linemen, Bryon Gilles and Brett Pauly, joined volunteer line crews from 17 other Wisconsin electric cooperatives aiding in Florida’s massive recovery effort, helping rebuild shattered electric systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation.

  • Discover Wisconsin features Elmwood in annual calendar

    MADISON, WI – Discover Wisconsin, the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, has published its popular calendar, featuring a red barn amid falling snow in Elmwood for the month of December, taken by Hannah Brager. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) and Sargento, 12 fan-submitted photos are featured in the calendar, highlighting various Wisconsin destinations.

  • United Way kicks off 2017 ‘We Fight for Strong Communities’ Campaign

    HUDSON, WI – United Way St. Croix Valley launched its 2017 Campaign on September 15. The annual fundraising campaign funds local nonprofits, school programs, and targeted initiatives serving Pierce, Polk and St. Croix County residents.

  • 50k Powerball ticket sold at SV Team Oil, winner unknown

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – There was a $50,000 Powerball ticket sold at the Spring Valley Team Oil Travel Center according to Wisconsin Lottery Communications in an email received by this reporter on the afternoon of Friday, September 29.

  • New Miss Spring Valley crowned at 50th Dam Days [ALBUM+VIDEO]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Lions Club sponsored the 50th Annual Dam Days Celebration last weekend beginning on Friday, September 15 and finished with a rousing 5th Quarter – UW Marching Band performance on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Perfect weather made the 50th Dam Days Celebration perfect for all the numerous and various fun activities of this special Dam Days.

  • St. Croix Animal Friends holding ‘Oodles of Noodles’ fundraiser

    RIVER FALLS, WI – Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 30, 2017, for the Oodles of Noodles fundraiser event in River Falls for our four-legged friends. The St. Croix Animal Friends (SCAF) is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to building a No-Kill Humane Society Adoption and Education Center in St. Croix County, WI. St. Croix Animal Friends also serves Pierce County, Wisconsin.

  • Queen's Corner

    WOODVILLE, WI – Faith and Lillie started off the past weekend on Saturday at the Amery Fall Festival Grand Parade for their fall day’s celebration.

  • New Allina Health River Falls Clinic to hold Grand Opening

    RIVER FALLS, WI — Allina Health's new River Falls Clinic will hold a free of charge Open House on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., to welcome the public to its beautiful new facilities. The grand opening will feature tours of the new clinic, a look inside an ambulance and LifeLink III helicopter, refreshments and healthy, family-friendly fall activities such as apple tastings.