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St. Croix County residents: Don't miss out on the Tire and Appliance Collection on Saturday, June 1. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get rid of unwanted tires and major household appliances for a small fee. TIRE COLLECTION There will be four locations around the county collecting tires. There is a small fee associated with each tire. Tires up to 16" without the rim are $2 each, with the rim $4 each. Tires 17" - 22" without the rim are $4 each, with the rim $8 each.
The St. Croix Sportsman's Alliance will sponsor a free kids fishing contest on Saturday afternoon, June 8, at Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake, north of Willow River State Park, from 3-5:15 p.m. The fishing contest is open to children of all ages. Sign up at Fishingcontest Vehicle admission fee will be waived to all participants. Volunteers will be available to assist children with fishing. Park entrance address is 550 Perch Lake Road. For directions please call the park at (715) 549-6515 or visit the St.
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate. The book is "Sweet Will," published by Prairie Lights after being out of print for years. It's a quiet book, lovely in its restraint. One of my favorite poems treats of Levine's life as a boy in Detroit.
The Zor Roadrunners, that entertaining group of Shriners that are so popular at area parades, practiced their intricate routines at the New Richmond American Legion on Wednesday, May 8. The first of 23 scheduled parades begins May 18 in Woodville for its Syttende Mai celebration. Shown lining up for a routine are left to right, Captain Jerry Wilkens, Bob Pierson, Dave Hoffman, Jerry DuBois, Doug Hoffman, Gene Bonnes, Ed Swenson and John Beebe.
Authorities reopened eastbound I-94 just east of the Roberts exit about 10 a.m., Monday, just 75 minutes after a semi unit hauling utility poles strayed off the shoulder in a construction zone and overturned, spilling its load into a ditch and snarling traffic. The truck driver was out and walking around when the first officer reached the scene. He was identified as Stephen P. Tussing, 60, of Waverly, Minn. First responders from St.
Hudson Sports and Civic Center Ice Arena will be the site of a gun show on from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. There will be over 150 tables featuring modern and antique firearms, ammo, knives, military and hunting related items. $5 admission, ages 12 and under get in free. Hudson Sports & Civic Center is at 1820 Hanley Rd. Call Gary, 715-308-8772 or John, 612-743-7925, for more information.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter, will hold "Walk MS" on Sunday, May 5, at Hudson Middle School, 1300 Carmichael Rd. Check in will be held from 10-11 a.m., walkers can begin at 11 a.m. Participants can choose a 1- or 3.5 mile route. People can take part in the event individually or as a team. More than 475 walkers are expected to come out and help raise nearly $65,000.
A benefit at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the local American Legion Hall, 701 N.
If spring-time should finally arrive, honey bee colonies start to build-up their numbers and if they run out of space in their hive, they swarm. The public should not be alarmed if they see or come across a swarm of honey bees. They are doing what honey bees do and are not remotely interested in humans.
An unprecedented wet, heavy May snowfall that continues to blanket western Wisconsin cut off power to thousands of homes and closed schools and some roads due to utility wires being downed by broken trees and branches. Municipal workers in Ellsworth said the village had 16 inches of snow as of 9 a.m. this morning and more was coming down. Snowfall seemed to be heaviest in that area with others reporting as much as 12 inches. The storm took out electric service through a wide swath of Pierce County. As of 9:45 a.m.