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Let's Go Fishing means a lot more than just a mere invitation to go fishing. For a group in Stillwater, Let's Go Fishing is the name of their organization that takes people fishing on the St. Croix River who would otherwise not have the opportunity to go. Formerly known as the Stillwater Chapter, the group became the 27th Let's Go Fishing chapter in Minnesota in 2010. However within the last month the group has changed its name to the St. Croix Valley Chapter, reflecting the interest and support it has been receiving from both sides of the St.
Mail was stolen from a mailbox in the 1500 block of Laurel Avenue at about 8:15 a.m.
Greenwood High School won the state Division 4 spring baseball championship Thursday morning. Greenwood defeated Lake Country Lutheran 6-4 in the divisional title contest at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton. Greenwood was down by a run when they scored three in the sixth to seal the victory. Westin Wuethrich struck out 11 in six innings. He also had two singles in three at-bats with a stolen base and two runs scored. Greenwood takes home the gold ball with a 16-3 record. B.J.
The Hudson High School class of 2013 -- over 400 students strong -- graduates Saturday night in ceremonies at Newton Field (HHS east gym in case of rain), and we wish each student the best in the years ahead. Graduation is always a proud moment for everyone involved. It's great for the graduates, but maybe even more so for moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, relatives, friends and teachers. It is all of these people who have brought the 2013 graduates to Saturday night's ceremony.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will offer special Father's Day tour of the Octagon House Museum on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Families are invited to take a guided tour and fathers are admitted free when accompanied by a child of any age. Fathers can enjoy the unique architecture and features of the Octagon House and the collection of farming tools, blacksmith equipment, carpentry tools, and much more in the Garden House.
Desmond Bishop appears to be on the chopping block for the Green Bay Packers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the team will either trade or release the veteran inside linebacker if they cannot get him to take a pay cut. Bishop is in the third season of a four-year, $19-million contract. He's due to make almost $3.5 million dollars this year. He missed all of last season after hamstring surgery. The Packers have reworked contracts for last year's final starters at inside linebacker - Brad Jones and A.J.
Sun Prairie and Stevens Point will play Thursday for the Division 1 state high school spring baseball crown near Appleton. Defending champion Sun Prairie advanced to the title game by crushing Stoughton 15-5 in a semifinal ended in five innings by the mercy rule. Connor Funnell was a homer short of the cycle as Sun Prairie scored in all five innings. Stevens Point made the title game with a 14-5 win over Bay Port.
MADISON -- The Hudson Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced today that the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the June 3 fire that occurred in the State Community Corrections office located in the St. Croix Business Park at 2100 O'Neil Road in Hudson. The fire occurred shortly after 6 a.m.
More than 20 years ago, a young man nicknamed Rhino had a physical to join the United States Armed Forces. He was notified that he had failed the physical because he had cancer, something he had not realized. He was in and out of remission, said his friend Brad Vier, and was struggling to pay for things. A group of young men, including Vier, entered the River Falls Day's softball tournament with the hope of winning so they could give the prize money to Rhino to help with his expenses.
It may have been a while in coming but "Sound of Summer" will be celebrated at a special concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School auditorium. The concert will include performances by the HHS Swing Choir, Hudson High Harmony and more than a dozen HHS alumni who are returning to perform. Choral director Kari Heisler describes the event as "an evening of upbeat, fun, entertaining music." Admission is $5.