St. Croix County Emergency Support Services announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide targeted location-based alerts and National Weather Service alerts to all residents if they choose to do so. Residents and visitors will now be able to download the Smart911 app to receive key information needed in an emergency. The Smart911 app provides enhanced functionality by sending targeted alerts based on the user's location.
Countryside Plumbing & Heating sponsored an ugly sweater contest during New Richmond's Hometown Holidays Thursday, Nov. 29, but hasn't been able to find the third place winner yet. First place went to Leo Allaire, while second place was a tie between Alissa and Easton Saverine and a man and his two kids. If you know the name of this mysterious winner, contact Cindy Croes at 715-246-2660. The unidentified man is the winner of a gift certificate, available for pick up at the New Richmond Chamber Office.
BALDWIN — Selena Freimark has joined UW Cooperative Extension in St. Croix County as its new Health and Well Being educator. Freimark will work out of the Extension office in the Baldwin Agricultural Service and Education Center, and provide programming related to health promotion for families and community throughout the county.
The Octagon House Museum will begin the holiday tour season with walk-in tours in December on the weekends. Tour hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours start on the hour with the last tour starting at 3 p.m.
Auditions are open to area students in grades 10-12 for The Phipps Children's Theater production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr." Auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. each day, with callbacks on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1-4 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
On Monday, Nov. 19 Brian Zelenak became the President/CEO of St. Croix Electric Cooperative, succeeding Mark Pendergast, who is retiring after 26 years with the co-op that serves more than 11,000 member accounts in St. Croix and the edges of neighboring counties. Although he has spent the past two years as CEO/General Manager of Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative in Aitkin, Minn., Zelenak is no newcomer to St. Croix County: He has lived in Hudson for the past 12 years, serving on the boards of
More than 50 rural emergency services agencies across Wisconsin are receiving a portion of $450,000 in grants from Compeer Financial. The Emergency Response Equipment Program is provided by the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America. The program's mission is to support rural communities in Compeer Financial's territory by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance departments. Grants are funding a variety of needs, including updating communication equipment and
The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given through Nov. 25 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. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, we are led right into the best time of the year: football season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday become occupied with games, parties or tailgating with friends and family. The thought of tailgating brings a familiar scent of chicken wings and nacho cheese. Football season brings an abundance of snacks and appetizers, making it very difficult for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet. Carrots and broccoli are not typically the main course. No one should have to choose between
Ten-year-old Wyatt Mielke shot this 8-point buck on Saturday, Oct. 6 during the Youth Hunt. The buck, shot near Somerset, had a 10-inch spread. Mielke has been hunting with his mom and dad since he was 4 years old. This was his first youth hunt and his first deer. Photo courtesy of Carrie Flandrick