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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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spring Valley Schools Fall Information

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, is for Grades 4K-5 and 6-9 only.  Grades 10-12 will begin on Wednesday, September 5.  Students in Grades 10-12 who are new to the district are encouraged to attend on September 4.  This staggered start date is to allow for a smoother transition for our middle school students and freshmen. 

  • 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.
  • MADISON, WI – Stores are rolling out their back-to-school promotions, and there are plenty of ways to save on the items that students need to hit the classroom (and dorm room) this fall. To make sure you get the right items at the right prices, take these tips from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) along with your shopping list.

    “Back-to-school sales mean discounts and special promotions on a wide range of products both for home and for the classroom,” said Michelle Reinen, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
  • MADISON, WI -- Sales of certain items are exempt during a five-day period in August 2018. The temporary exemption period, referred to as a sales tax holiday, will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and continue through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

    During the Sales Tax Holiday, purchases of these items are not taxable:

    • Clothing - sales price of each item must be $75 or less.
    • Computer purchased by a consumer for their personal use – sales price of each computer must be $750 or less.
  • MADISON, WI  — The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct a hearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 30 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison, to take public testimony on proposed changes to administrative rules related to the Special Needs Scholarship Program.

  • MADISON, WI — Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service uses federal poverty information to update income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs.

    The income guidelines began July 1, 2018 and will remain in effect until June 30, 2019.

  • 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
  • Spring Valley Board of Education July regular meeting results

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Board of Education held their regular meeting for July on Monday, July 16, 2018. Here are the results of that meeting...

  • 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.

  • Connors Kids' Lemonade Stand II scheduled for next week

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Last year the Connors Kids' Lemonade Stand was such a huge success (raising nearly $800 for the local charity, "Stayin' Put") we decided to do it again this year! 

  • 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.

  • MANITOWOC, WI — Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is proud to announce that the following Chippewa Falls cohort students in our area have earned their degrees.

    MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION DEGREES with Administrator Leadership:

    • Megan Lynn Challoner, Elmwood, Wisconsin
    • Zachary Robert Campbell, River Falls, Wisconsin
    • James Alan Day, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
  • [Campus News:] Area students receive degrees from UW-River Falls

    RIVER FALLS, WI – The following local residents were among 744 students to receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May.

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

    Local Spring Valley students who received degrees and their fields of study are:

    • Claire Arneson, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, physics and mathematics.
    • Andrea Blegen, Nursing and Health Sciences, Doctor of Nursing Practice, nursing.
    • Emily Boisen, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, integrated strategic communication.
  • 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 – Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) students received 282 scholarships totaling more than $158,000 recently when the CVTC Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship Awards Receptions. B-W graduate Evan Nadeau was among them.

    At the events, scholarship recipients were paired at tables with representatives from the families or organizations that generously donated the scholarship funds. Often donors create scholarship funds to memorialize a loved one, or support a cause, but it all comes down to making a difference in the lives of the recipients.

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