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We are excited for the upcoming author event at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21. Jim Anderson will be presenting "Discover America." Jim has completed a marathon in all 50 states. He has an appreciation of American history and will be sharing his stories and conquests with us. Many of you may be familiar with The American Birkebeiner (America's largest cross country ski race). Jim has completed it 40 times. An interesting fact, the Birkie was cancelled this year for only the second time in 45 years. Come join us and learn about our country through the eyes of Jim Anderson.
St. Croix County The St. Croix County Transit Planning Subcommittee is seeking public comment on the feasibility of transit services within St. Croix County and between the county and frequented destinations in neighboring communities.
WFU state convention Several Wisconsin Farmers Union members, including Char and Gerald Croes of Deer Park, were honored with Builders Awards at the 86th annual Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention Jan. 27-29 in Wisconsin Dells. In addition to the Croes, Kristi Gorell of Eleva and Dan Richardson of Arkansaw were also honored. The Builders Award recognizes outstanding commitment to building the Farmers Union organization through county involvement, leadership development and member recruitment.
New Richmond State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) has announced her latest listening session schedule for residents of the 10th Senate District. Listening sessions are intended to provide citizens throughout the district with the opportunity to talk with Senator Harsdorf about issues of interest to them, to ask questions, and to share their ideas and concerns.
On Valentine's Day, the Roberts Lions Club held its inaugural Dinner in the Dark at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ. During this event the guests experienced eating a meal while blindfolded. This allowed them to be temporarily blinded to experience an everyday activity. Several were somewhat overwhelmed or disoriented by the sounds. The dinner was kept intentionally small this year.
The St. Croix Central School District 2017-2018 4K registration will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church basement site at 1250 Broadway Street in Hammond, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, March 31. Parents with children who will turn 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017, can sign up for a time slot online at scc.k12.wi.us, or contact Jessica Stanton at the St. Croix Central Elementary School at 715-749-3119 or email@example.com .
Hammond The Hammond Hotel, an iconic business and structure that has been standing at the main intersection of highways 12 and T in the Village of Hammond since the 1870s, will be torn down within the next month or two and replaced with a new bar/restaurant facility. According to Andrew Schmitz, the hotel owner, an attempt to revive the 150-year-old structure was made, but given its current state, the cost to rehab the old building is prohibitive.
The need for speed can be contagious, but for Kyle Shilts it's become a way of life. Just ask his father, Kerry, who has watched his son grow up in the sport of snowmobile drag racing the past decade and knows first-hand what the rush of racing and winning can do for a person's soul. The two New Richmond residents recently teamed up in an effort to capture the world record for the fastest speed on a twin cylinder sled at the ice races recently held in Forest Lake, Minn. Kyle drove his sled 174.193 mph on less-than-stellar conditions to earn the record.
The all-school parent information and registration open house will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 9 for prospective new students. Parents and students will be able to tour the school, meet the teachers, and pick up registration information.
St. Croix County The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation honored its 2016 business of the year winners at R&D Banquet Hall Thursday, Feb. 16, in rural New Richmond. The 2016 honorees are Oliphant Brewing (Village of Somerset) as Emerging Business of the Year; Wisconsin Lighting (City of New Richmond) as Small Business of the Year; and Croix Gear & Machining (City of Hudson) as Business of the Year. Trudy Popenhagen, a retired community service manager with Xcel Energy, received the 2016 EDC Director Award. About the 2016 Winners