A junior at Bethel University, Jenny Hudalla is pursuing degrees in journalism, Spanish and reconciliation studies. Having graduated from New Richmond High School in 2011, she served as editor-in-chief of the Tiger Rag before taking a job as sports editor of Bethel's student newspaper, The Clarion. After completing her internship with the New Richmond News, Hudalla plans to study media systems in Spain before moving on to a career in community journalism or social justice.
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When Colleen O'Shaughnessy bought the boarding kennel off Highway 65 in 2003, she didn't intend to start a nonprofit rescue program for abandoned cats and dogs. However, the absence of a rescue facility in St. Croix County prompted O'Shaughnessy to found Gregory's Gift of Hope, which she operates alongside Mally's Sunshine Kennels. Gregory's has saved countless animals from being euthanized, but the shelter's consistent lack of funding has put its future in danger.
Since February 2009, the staff at Westfields Hospital has gained three more pairs of helping hands — and paws. Every month, three devoted dogs and their handlers volunteer as part of the hospital's dog therapy program, which was launched by social worker and dog-lover Suzanne Ballantyne. "The therapy program has been a wonderful asset to Westfields," Ballantyne said. "Our handlers and dogs are exceptional. They brighten the whole mood and atmosphere of the hospital."
Four-year-old Bree Parent has been tested for 14,000 different health disorders, and she doesn't have a single one of them. For most parents, this would be fantastic news. But for Aaron and Ashley Parent of New Richmond, it's nothing but frustrating.
Flowers aren't the only things flourishing in St. Luke's Lutheran Church's meditation garden. Since its inception three years ago, the garden has seen many a weary wanderer find rest under the shade of its towering ash trees, and church leaders are continuing to develop the garden into a place of peace and tranquility for the community.
Knowles Avenue has seen its fair share of cafes, trinket shops and pizza parlors, but it hasn't seen anything quite like the recently opened quilt shop called A Little Piece of Mind. Located next to Mr. Movies, the store is a treasure trove for avid quilters, offering everything from fabric and patterns to needles and rotary cutters. According to owner Alicia Cypher, the shop features approximately 2,000 different fabrics from 15 manufacturers.
Although the Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant program has been in operation for many years, the state recently decided to alter the way it distributes funds for the program. Rather than allocating money for each participating municipality, the state will give priority to those that have formed regional groups. In response to this decision, St. Croix County has become part of the West Central Wisconsin CDBG housing region, which also includes Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce and Polk counties.
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