Beth Pabst attends seminar
St. Croix County Register of Deeds Beth Pabst was among registrars and treasurers statewide who attended the WACO Summer Conference in La Crosse June 10-12. Participants took classes on public management, heard speakers from the state Departments of Revenue and Vital Statistics, viewed vendor software and attended association meetings.
A presentation on the 2008 floods in the Cedar Rapids area and the damage to real estate and vital records “was eye-opening and encouraged me to take action toward digitizing and protecting our oldest records in St. Croix County,” Pabst said. “We have the old real estate books filmed as a back-up but need to be aggressive in getting these records in the most up-to-date format to ensure that if a natural disaster occurred in our area that our records would be safe.”
Gives money to groups
St. Croix Electric Cooperative in Hammond donated $5,000 to area organizations in the first half of this year in grants ranging from $100 to $500. Local groups receiving money were Girl Scout Troop 50810 in Roberts, Salvation Army - Grace Place in Somerset and Youth Action, Hudson. Another $5,000 is slated for donation the second half of the year. For an online application, go to www.scecnet.net. Paper applications are available by calling the co-op office weekdays at (715) 796-7000.