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Each March the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley has been selected as the benefiting organization. Bowls for Hope 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center at UW-River Falls.
MADISON — Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day on Feb. 21 in Madison. The event is hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union. WFU President Darin Von Ruden urged WFU members from all corners of the state to make the trip to Madison. "Decisions that are made at the Capitol have a tremendous impact on our lives in rural Wisconsin. Farm and Rural Lobby Day is a chance to work together to strengthen the voices of family farmers and our rural communities," Von Ruden said.
Looking for a unique Valentine gift for your loved one or friends? Look no further than a Singing Valentine from the Croix Chordsmen. You may have seen them loaded into cars, dressed in fancy tuxedos, popping into businesses and homes to serenade unsuspecting Valentines.
EAU CLAIRE — Applications are being accepted for three positions on the Chippewa Valley Technical College Board of Trustees. The open positions include one member who is an employer, one who is an employee and one school district administrator. Successful candidates will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Send applications to Lauren Sullivan, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Online registration is now open for Bowl for Kids Sake: The Great Outdoors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI—St. Croix Valley's biggest fundraising event of the year! Bowl for Kids Sake helps raise funds to support our program of 1-to-1 mentoring for children facing adversity. Not only will you be helping Big Brothers Big Sisters, this event is a chance to get together with friends, family and co-workers and help us to continue to support hundreds of children in St. Croix and Pierce counties.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will host free snowshoe events at both parks in January. Kinnickinnic State Park: 1—3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 Willow River State Park: 1—3:30 pm. Saturday, Feb. 3 The Friends will provide snowshoes and basic instruction on how to snowshoe followed by a selection of short, guided snowshoe hikes. You will then have an opportunity to explore the park's snowshoe trails on your own. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Children accompanied by adults are welcome.
Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals Starting this month, Allina Health will implement restricted visitor guidelines to protect patients and staff due to influenza. The guidelines are: • Children under the age of 5 are asked not to visit patients. • Visitors to Mom Baby/Birth Center units may be screened for wellness and children under 5 will be screened for wellness before visiting. • Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital.
As the filing deadline passed last week, contests developed for 14 of the 19 districts for St. Croix County Board, as well four Somerset School Board seats, three Hammond Village Board positions, two New Richmond School Board spots, two Somerset Town Board seats, and three St. Croix Central School Board positions.
There are many lists kept at the Somerset Public Library: types of toner to order, trending titles to select for readers, furnace filter rotation, etc. What a surprise, when earlier this month we were gifted with two gorgeous, handcrafted wall hangings by local quilter Sandi Scanlon. It made me realize what a daunting task the elves must have at this time of year! Looking back at 2017, we have been on many people's nice list over the past 12 months. What follows is an attempt to compile an abridged list of those kind souls who supported us personally and professionally:
Experts from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will present a seminar focusing on effective ways to market livestock Jan. 19-20, 2018, at the UWRF Mann Valley Farm in River Falls. With a focus on beef and pork, highlights of the seminar include: • Cutting demonstrations • Value-added products • Direct marketing panel • Financial loan availability • Labeling requirements