St. Croix Co. Farmers Union will grant two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical college. All majors will be considered. The applicant or his/her parent must be a current St. Croix County Farmers Union member. A four-year membership is $100.
The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association will host Garden U on Saturday, March 17 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. A $40 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts. Pre-registration can be done by mailing a check payable to SCVMGA to Barrette-SCVMGA at 1358 County Rd V, Houlton, WI, 54082. Questions can be directed to 715-549- 6438 or stcroixvlymga//scvmga.weebly.com for more information.
On Jan. 30, Moody's Investors Service assigned its Aa1 rating to St. Croix County's $27 million General Obligation Highway Maintenance Facility Bonds. The Aa1 rating is the second-highest offered by the bond rating agency. Bond buyers use the rating as a measure of creditworthiness when considering the purchase of bonds as an investment.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and at the Friday Memorial Library we want to show you how much we love our community. That's why we're teaming up with Family Fresh to encourage you to "Have a Heart and Donate Food for Fines," Feb. 5-17.
For my entire life, education has been at the forefront of my world. As a student, then a teacher, and now as an administrator, I have felt the strong pull of education in two directions. In one direction is the incredibly important and noble responsibility we all share to educate our children. In the opposite direction is the sense of frustration because we are perpetuating an educational system with significant flaws.
Mike Faust was honored recently for all his work with the Somerset Community Foundation. Faust was awarded the Somerset Community Foundation Friend of the Foundation at the Foundation's recent Celebration of Giving. The Friend of the Foundation award is given to a community member who supports the mission of the Somerset Community Foundation, which is to foster, nurture and enhance the quality of life and to serve as a leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy. Faust exemplifies the qualities of philanthropy.
Western Wisconsin Health is excited to announce that the first baby of 2018 has been born! Ilán Yuií Rios was born at 8:24 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Parents, Maria Schwedhelm and Sandro Rios Aponte of Minneapolis drove all the way to Baldwin to have Dennis Hartung, MD, FACOG, and OB-GYN attend the birth of their son. He was also welcomed by his excited big sister. They knew Ilán Yuií was in the breech position and researched Dr. Hartung, specifically,
'Guys on Ice' performance added "Guys on Ice," an ice fishing musical comedy, will be performed Jan. 12-28, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis. The best availability is for the third weekend, where a performance has been added on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Mahmood Lahroodi, the Mechanical Design instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College's River Falls campus, likes his small team. The students worked together to design and construct a four-bar mechanism that turned rotary motion into linear motion driven by an electric motor in their major project for the first semester of the program, which started last August.
The River Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this winter. As part of the Year of South Korea at the UWRF, the River Falls Public Library Gallery (140 Union Street, Lower Level) will host an exhibit of Korean pottery in a special international exhibition, Meet the Beauty of Korean Pottery in River Falls, from Dec. 29 through Jan. 20.