The Woodville BP. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
The Woodville BP. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

WOODVILLE, WI – At the Woodville Leader/Gateway News, we have continued to look back on the pages of your hometown newspaper and recall some of the highlights of the past year. Here is our look back over 2018 with our annual “Year in Review” in conclusion.

Last week’s Woodville Leader brought the “Year in Review” to October. We now move to the pages of the November 1, 2018 edition of the Woodville Leader where we reported, “Volunteer League holds annual Halloween Festival - Woodville Fire Hall filled for costume contest, games, treats and no tricks!” In spite of the cool and threatening rainy weather, families from all around the area came to celebrate at the St Croix Area Volunteer League’s 17th Annual Halloween Festival. Over 400 were in attendance this year in the spacious yet cozy Woodville Fire Hall for the popular costume contest, games, treats and no tricks!

…The total of Costume Contest entries for Halloween 2018 were 81 children, who mounted the stage outside this year to parade in front of the dedicated three volunteer veteran judges: Margaret Ann Bossman, Suzette Hudson, and Karen Swanson. They once again had the difficult task of judging all of the imaginative Halloween costumes.

It was in the November 8, 2018 Woodville Leader you were informed, “Embezzlement reported at Woodville BP - Former manager charged with theft of $37,600” A criminal complaint was filed on October 22, 2018 against Cindy Marie Meyers of Woodville, Wisconsin by the State of Wisconsin and the St. Croix County District Attorney for two counts of Felony G, Theft-Business over $10,000. It is alleged that Ms. Meyers embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from previous owners Steve and Chery Baker and current owners James and Jennifer Krueger.

…It has been reported that the felony complaints against Cindy M. Meyers allege that she stole about $37,600 from the BP gas station while she was employed there from 2014 to February 2018. The 40-year-old Woodville woman’s first court appearance is set for November 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. before St. Croix County Judge Scott Needham.

And to wrap up the “Woodville 2018 Year in Review” let’s look back at the pages of the December 13, 2018 Woodville Leader where we reported, “B-W Band and Choir deliver songs for the holidays as they prepare for the future - Two shows last Sunday filled the Performing Arts Center with beautiful music!” Last Sunday, December 9, 2018 the Baldwin-Woodville High School (BWHS) Performing Arts Center was filled twice, once in the afternoon at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. for the marvelous BWHS Holiday Concerts. The Holiday Concerts of beautiful seasonal music also helped the talented music students prepare for their future upcoming performances and competitions. The bands are under the masterful direction of Mr. Adam Bassak and choirs are directed by the talented Corissa Vought…

Thank you, Directors, for your input and sharing your talented students and their wonderful music with us! Happy Holidays to you all!

That now takes us through many of the pages of your hometown newspaper for 2018 we hope you have enjoyed this “Woodville 2018 Year in Review.”