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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Here is a chimney swift in flight. Google Images
Here is a chimney swift in flight. Google Images
Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:05 AM

WOODVILLE, WI – As you drive by the prairie restoration project at Viking Middle School (VMS), perhaps you have noticed a 14-foot-tall white tower at the south edge of the prairie and wondered about it?  This is a newly constructed chimney swift tower built by Viking Middle School teacher, Bruce Ashlin and funded by the St. Croix Sportsman’s Alliance. 

  • An unusual structure for the birds

    WOODVILLE, WI – As you drive by the prairie restoration project at Viking Middle School (VMS), perhaps you have noticed a 14-foot-tall white tower at the south edge of the prairie and wondered about it?  This is a newly constructed chimney swift tower built by Viking Middle School teacher, Bruce Ashlin and funded by the St. Croix Sportsman’s Alliance. 

  • UW-Madison announces spring Graduates
    MADISON, WI - Nearly 7,500 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring commencement ceremonies, May 11-12, 2018.

    The ceremony for doctoral, MFA and Medical Degree graduates was May 11 at the Kohl Center, bachelor’s, master’s and law graduates received their degrees May 12 at Camp Randall.

    Chancellor Rebecca Blank told graduates they’ve been educated in the proud tradition of the Wisconsin Idea — the commitment to public service. She urged graduates to focus on the question, “What am I doing for others?”

    “If you keep asking that question, you will keep finding ways to use your knowledge and skills to make the real world a little better,” she said.

  • 10AA MN All Stars August Classic Champions!

    HUDSON, WI – Select players from each of the Western Wisconsin 10AA baseball teams consisting of Hudson, River Falls, New Richmond, Baldwin-Woodville and Osceola were chosen to merge into the team and compete in the Minnesota All Stars Tourney held this past weekend at Johnny Cake Fields in Rosemount/Apple Valley.

  • Marching Blackhawks finish 2018 Band Camp

    BALDWIN, WI – Although the week didn’t start as planned the 2018 Marching Blackhawks finished their intense week of band camp. Due to circumstances beyond our control we stayed at our own Baldwin-Woodville High School July 23-27.

    The days included sectional practices, basics in marching, learning how to use drill charts, and putting it all together on the field.
  • RIVER FALLS, WI – The following local residents were among 744 students to receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 630 undergraduates while 114 students received master's degrees.

    • Bryan Bednarek, of Wilson, Wisconsin, received a Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business, Cum Laude
  • B-W Schools one of 40 awarded School Safety Grants

    GREEN BAY, WI – Attorney General Brad Schimel awarded more than $2.8 million to 40 schools and school districts on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at a 3:00 p.m. presentation.

  • Local gals help Hudson Raiders 14 U-B Blue team win 1st Place

    HUDSON, WI – Several local gals helped the Hudson Boosters - Raiders 14 U-B Fastpitch Blue team win 1st Place at the Tri-county State Qualifier Tournament.

  • 2018 Small Town State Champions!

    BALDWIN-WOODVILLE, WI – On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks 12U AAA Baseball team headed to Marshfield to play in the Wisconsin Small Town State Tournament. 

  • EAU CLAIRE, WI - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awarded 1,292 degrees in May.

    Local Woodville-Baldwin students who received degrees and their fields of study are: Tiana Ferrick, Education and Human Sciences, Master of Science, communication sciences and disorders. Gerald Gerrits III, Nursing and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, nursing. Amanda Myer, Education and Human Sciences, Bachelor of Science, special education, Bo Orton, Education and Human Sciences, Bachelor of Science, kinesiology.

  • Caleb Heimer attends program at Shell Lake Arts Center

    SHELL LAKE, WI — Baldwin native Caleb Heimer participated in the Shell Lake Arts Center’s second week of Jazz Ensemble and Combo camp, taking place June 24-29, 2018. 

  • Barnett, Hackner and Berning selected for State Honors Music Project

    WAUNAKEE, WI – Some of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians have met up for what could be the most rewarding musical experience of their lifetime – Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) 2018 High School State Honors Music Project.

  •  Baldwin youth help shooting team take first at state tournament

    BALDWIN, WI -- Siblings Gabrielle and Benjamin Affolter of Baldwin came back from the Scholastic Action Shooting Program State Tournament with gold medals, according to John Budnaitus of Eau Claire, head coach of their Scholastic Action Shooting Team.

    This is the fourth year in a row, he said, that the team sponsored by Colfax Sportsmen’s Club returned with medals from the Scholastic Action Shooting Program’s Wisconsin State Tournament.

  • B-W to receive $60,000 TEACH grant

    MADISON, WI – Governor Scott Walker visited the Mosinee School District has announced 252 school districts in Wisconsin were awarded $7.8 million in Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Information Technology Infrastructure grants. Baldwin-Woodville will receive one for $60,000, the Elmwood School District will receive one for $22,744 and Spring Valley School District will be awarded a TEACH grant for $22,679.

  • Out and about Woodville

    WOODVILLE, WI – The Woodville Historical Society organized local speakers for Viking Middle School (VMS) sixth graders to expose them to the history of the community.  This event followed up a decade project that students worked on during the school year. 

  • Talissa M. Chapin of Woodville named a National Merit Scholar

    EVANSTON, IL – On Tuesday, June 05, 2018, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

  • Hawks end season with a 16-6 record

    BALDWIN, WI – The Baldwin-Woodville Hawks hosted the Mosinee Indians on Thursday night, May 31, 2018 at home at Mill Pond Park in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final matchup with number 2 rated B-W facing number 1 rated Mosinee. 

  • BALDWIN, WI – The Baldwin-Woodville softball team has dominated their way to a shot at the Sectional title tonight at 5 p.m. at home at the Mill Pond Park. The start on the road to this game tonight began on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This WIAA Regional Semi-Final at Mill Pond Park against Osceola at home saw the Hawks winning decisively 7 – 1. Kayla Furrer retired the first three batters in the 7th inning to claim the victory for the Hawks.            

  • BWHS presents scholarships and awards to the Class of 2018

    BALDWIN, WI – The Baldwin-Woodville High School (B-WHS) held their Scholarships and Awards program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 in the Performing Arts Center at the High School.

  • 2018 4-H Scholarship & Key Award recipients announced
    BALDWIN, WI – The St. Croix County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients.
  • BALDWIN, WI – The B-W Hawks have wrapped up the regular softball season with a win and two losses beating New Richmond a week ago on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at home at the Mill Pond 9 to 4 with Kayla Furrer pitching the win in a full 7 inning matchup.

    Then Hawks went to Osceola Thursday night, May 17 and found themselves on the losing end of a frustrating 1-2 ball game.

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