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Did you know: Pepper Fest began in 1954 as a way to raise funds to build North Hudson Elementary School and has turned into an annual event to assist community organizations throughout the St. Croix Valley? Proceeds from the volunteer-run, non-profit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations.
The Hudson Lions Club recently presented a $950 check to the Hudson Police Department to support its K-9 Unit. K-9 Officer Robert Larson and his new police dog, Badger, recently completed 12 weeks of training at the St. Paul Police Canine Training Center. Almost $750 of the funds were raised at a meat raffle at Willow River Saloon/Carbone's Pizzeria, with the additional $200 coming from funds raised previously through the club's annual community garage sale and annual calendar raffle.
At 4 p.m. Friday, July 7 a laptop was reported stolen at Bruegger's Bagels on Carmichael Road. The owner was using the computer when she had trouble connecting to the internet and decided to retrieve a notebook from her car instead. She said she may have left the computer on the table or on top of her vehicle, and it could have been stolen from one of those spots. Employees at Brueggers did not find it in the establishment. The laptop is valued at $1,100.
The Octagon House Museum will host the 9th annual Civil War Encampment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22. The encampment is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public and will be held on the Octagon House Museum's south lawn at 1004 Third St. in Hudson.
RiverFest: Party with a Purpose, continues through July 23 with several family friendly activities to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the St. Croix River. The Thursday, July 20 evening concert at 7 p.m. is one of the cornerstone activities for RiverFest. Join the St. Croix Valley Community Band under the direction of Kris Tjornehoj at the Lakefront Park Bandshell for an evening of river themed music. Come early at 6 p.m. for the RiverFest partner displays booths, kids activities and see Scrappy on display, fully re-dressed in his new 2017 trashy outfit.
Sen. Baldwin Town Hall TO THE EDITOR One of the most common issues I hear about when I talk to my friends and neighbors is that people are still struggling because of their healthcare bills. Since 2013 in Wisconsin, Obamacare premiums have gone up 93 percent! The law has been collapsing for years—this isn't a new phenomenon. But what is often forgotten is the fact that Democrats, who passed Obamacare, have not lifted a finger to fix it.
Did you know the St. Croix River is considered a national park? Explore the St. Croix River from another perspective! From mussels to raptors and a variety of living river critters, we invite you to experience the St. Croix River on an ecological-minded cruise featuring river life.
"Play On!," a comedy by Rick Abbot, will run through July 30 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Audience members will see what can happen behind the scenes as a community theater group prepares to open an original mystery play while the author continues to revise the script right up to opening night. Confusion reigns as the actors and technical crew try to adjust to the changes. Anything that can go wrong does.
Western Wisconsin Journal legal and political correspondent Jamie Johnson sat down with Rep. Shannon Zimmerman. Topics included the biennium budget, taxes and the Republican lawmaker's first legislative session. The River Channel is Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television in Hudson and North Hudson Wisconsin. The channels exist on Comcast Channels 15 and 6 in Hudson and North Hudson. It is a public, government, educational and community access television station and YouTube channel .
Halos of the St. Croix Valley honors Jacob Wetterling with the release of 11 butterflies and celebrates all children who have been lost too soon with a memorial event. This is an annual event bringing awareness, love, compassion and support to the child loss community for seven years and counting.