Even though it was freezing cold outside, community volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents, fans and a whole host of local businesses came together for the seventh annual Special Olympics basketball tournament, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Baldwin-Woodville High School.
St. Croix County government and public libraries have partnered to make mobile Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout from all St. Croix County libraries. A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your laptops, smartphones or tablets to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your devices almost anywhere.
The St. Croix Valley Foundation recently announced the recipients of its most recent competitive grant program. This fall, the organization awarded $33,940 to 14 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program.
What does it mean to be a part of giveBIG St. Croix Valley? It means bringing communities and nonprofits together to make a BIG impact. giveBIG St. Croix Valley, an online fundraiser, returns on April 30. Not only will the fundraiser return to Amery, Osceola, New Richmond, St. Croix Falls and Somerset, but it will expand to include Hudson, River Falls and all of Polk County to make BIG things happen.
Representative Rob Stafsholt (R - New Richmond) was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in to serve his second term as the Representative for Wisconsin’s 29th Assembly District, which represents eastern St. Croix County and western Dunn County.
Agricultural producers in Pierce and St. Croix County who lost property due to recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA's Farm Service Agency offers these loans for losses caused by high winds and snow storms that occurred on April 13, 2018 through April 15, 2018.
"Stepping On" is a free falls prevention program that is proven to reduce falls in those living in the community. Who can benefit? Anyone who is 60 years or over; has had a fall in the past year; fearful of falling; living at home or in an apartment; this program is not intended for those who rely on a walker or wheelchair or those who have dementia.
If you are approaching eligibility for Medicare, the Benefit Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of St. Croix County will help you understand the different pieces of Medicare — Part A, B, C, and D, plus Supplemental Insurance. They will highlight the differences between Supplemental Policies and Medicare Advantage/Cost/Deductible plans, so you can decide which coverage is best for you. You'll also learn some basics about public benefits and the Wisconsin Senior Care Program. Informational Sessions:
The Council on Aging and Disabilities is a governing committee for the Aging & Disability Resource Center, which is the lead agency of municipal government representing the needs, concerns, interests, and well being of older adults and with disabilities in St. Croix County.
Cynthia Kaump announced on Sunday, May 13 — Mother's Day — that she believes the best gift she can give her child and every child is a better financial future as Wisconsin's next State Treasurer. Kaump, a long-time advocate for this office as well as former Director of Communications and Community Outreach, consulted with legislators on a plan to move the office forward and consulted her 9-year-old daughter before she decided to seek the Democratic nomination for the position.