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The Grace Place/Salvation Army annual Christmas party was Sunday, Dec. 19.
Several middle school students from St. Anne's School took part in packaging meals for the Feed My Starving Children project on Thursday, Dec. 2, at St. Joseph's Church in Amery. Approximately 49 students and 18 adults participated in the service project. "A parent suggested we look into a Feed My Starving Children project," said Michelle Rochel, St. Anne's middle school teacher. "What a perfect way for our students to realize how much we have and how much we waste in our country." The group made the trek to Amery after school.
Police Chief Dan Burgess told the board that he had gotten bids back for purchasing a new department vehicle. The board considered all the information at the meeting Monday, Dec. 13. Burgess said that the Crown Victorias -- the traditional squad car -- are getting more difficult to find as many of the larger departments are buying them before the new model is introduced. As an alternative, he began looking at SUVs. They got a bid back from Hudson Ford for a new Ford Expedition for just over $22,000.
It was something like out of a fairy tale. For the past three years, homeowner Lacey Scottum and her husband have been finishing the basement in their 4-bedroom, three-bath Osceola home.
Looking for a place to do one-stop Christmas shopping, and help out local youth as well? St. Anne's is hosting their fifth annual Christmas Boutique and Cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The boutique features home-based businesses and homemade craft items. Vendors can rent an 8-foot table for $10 to display their wares. Proceeds of the table rentals will go towards the St. Anne Home and School general fund. The cookie sale offers a variety of homemade holiday cookies made by St. Anne Home and School families.
The Somerset Music Boosters will host an upcoming concert event for the entire family, with proceeds going to support music in schools and the community. The event, "an Evening with INPULSE, A Cappella Band," is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Somerset High School. INPULSE, an award winning a cappella group, endeavors to advance the art of a cappella vocal music through the education of young singers.
Clear away the last vestiges of Thanksgiving, it is now time to usher in the next major holiday season. For many, that means shopping the sales, addressing the cards, hanging the lights and choosing a tree. Of course, there are plenty of parking lots and stores that sell pre-cut, already-wrapped trees. However, for those people who want to venture into the forest itself and choose a tree, or simply continue a nostalgic tradition, there are plenty of tree farms in the area. St.
Somerset Fire/Rescue Chief Travis Belisle isn't kidding when he said his department's garage was packed. Located behind one of their two engines is their newest acquisition: a 19-foot G-3 boat. The boat brings the number of vehicles in the department's fleet to thirteen: two engines, two tankers, one rescue truck, one rehab/command vehicle, two brush trucks, one squad car, one medical truck, one ATV (Argo) and two boats. Belisle said that a member of his department was approached by a person who wanted to sell them an airboat originally. "It would have required two to three weeks of traini
It has been a long time coming, but the Somerset Fire/Rescue got the official OK from the village board at their monthly meeting Nov. 16. The department had worked the 2010 Country Splash concert at Float-Rite park this past June and invoiced the village for about $4,000. However, they had not received any money so far because the concert venue owners had filed bankruptcy.
"I am hoping to break the stereotype of the 'homeschool hermit.'" Stephen Bezdicek sat in the Magpie coffee shop wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. A typical high school student, except that it was about 9:30 a.m. on a Friday morning. Bezdicek attends Insight School of Wisconsin, a full-time online public school that is made possible by partnership through the Grantsburg School District and Insight Schools Inc.