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Mark Kurlansky astounded the reading world several years ago when he wrote "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World." Later he did the same thing with "Salt: A World History." Now he's out with another food book -- or, more specifically a book about a man who tinkered with food and gave his name to an iconic product. When I was a kid, I thought Birdseye was a brand name. Like Green Giant. Or Spam. Then I read in my hometown weekly that the banker's wife had a visitor from out east, an old classmate.
STEVENS POINT -- After conducting a nationwide search, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has announced the appointment of former UW-River Falls assistant Tom Journell as head football coach. Journell, who boasts nearly two decades of experience in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), has served as interim head coach of Pointers football since Dec. 5.
Oh, shucks, thought I. Sara Rath has given up on non-fiction and has taken to penning novels when I received the Spring Green author's "The Waters of Star Lake," by Sara Rath (Terrace Books, $26.95). I remembered one of her earlier books, "About Cows," followed by "The Complete Cow," two wonderful coffee table books about those cud-chewing bovines. Later, she wrote a fine book about H.H.
Rush River Lutheran Church is hosting a street dance and dinner from 6:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Live music will be provided by JC Rock, and barbecue is catered by Peg's Pleasant View. Rush River Lutheran Church is located at N8723 County Road Y, south of River Falls.
Pierce County's current unemployment rate is the second lowest in the state and St. Croix County's is the third lowest, according to preliminary May numbers released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development this week. Pierce County's May rate was estimated at 4.7%, compared to a rate of 5.3% a year ago. Pierce's unemployment rate for April was 5.1%, and its rate for March was 6.3%. St. Croix County's May rate was estimated at 4.9%, compared to the April rate of 5.3% and the March rate of 6.2%.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The St. Croix Valley Foundation recently held its fifth annual celebration of its donors and philanthropy in the St. Croix Valley with some 100 people attending the event at the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Board chair Steve Wilcox acted as emcee, offering a history of the foundation since its beginning in 1995 and commenting on the evening's theme of how a community foundation can make an impact in the community. Keynote speakers were Bill Buell, immediate past chair of the New Richmond Area Community Foundation, and Dr.
In one sense, baseball is a game of numbers, numbers involving runs batted in, earned run averages, singles, two-baggers, homers, attendance.
Extra! Extra! Late breaking news from the publishing industry. And it's not good news. In a recent issue of New York magazine reporter Jessica Grose tells the story of the growth of a subgenre of fiction that's beating out all other contenders in the race to sell books. Grose calls the subgenre "smutty books." When it comes to sales, smutty books lead the pack with annual sales of $1.358 billion. Christian and inspirational books, comes in a weak second at $759 million. Lots of people buy mysteries, but its publishers report $682 million, followed by Science Fiction at $559 million.
St. Croix County Sheriff's deputies were called to a vehicle fire in the town of Cady on County Road NN before 4 a.m. Tuesday. Arriving, they found a 1999 Ford Escort in the northbound lane engulfed in flames. The blaze was extinguished by the fire department and a body was found inside the car That person was declared dead at the scene by the St.
Come and join the St. Croix Animal Friends 6th Annual Raise the "Woof" Animal Walk on Saturday, June 16 at Lakefront Park in Hudson. Registration is from 9-10 a.ml., walks begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at 2 p.m. The walk is a great family-friendly event to enjoy with or without your furry friends. The walk is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. There will be music by the Bulldogs and The Two Man Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided by Urban Olive and Vine; ice cream provided by Cedar Crest Ice Cream; and cookies by Best Maid Cookies.