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"The Elvis Show," a tribute to the king of rock 'n roll, will be performed Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. "The Elvis Show" is a tribute to Elvis Presley's career, including his hits of the '50s, his movies in the '60s, his '68 comeback special, his Grammy-award winning gospel music, and his record-breaking years in Las Vegas in the '70s. Joe Sir has been perfecting his rendition of Elvis for about 20 years, since he was a member of The Sir Brothers, a family band that performed around the Midwest.
The Dirty Shorts Brass Band from the Twin Cities will open the Concert in the Park series on the Lakefront Park band shell at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The band is a second line group performing both traditional and contemporary Dixieland style brass band music using the standard New Orleans instrumentation that includes trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, sousaphone, snare and bass drums. They also do a lot of singing. Second line brass bands are heard throughout the music festivals in New Orleans, and are an important part of Mardi Gras.
Who doesn't remember their kindergarten teacher? Most of us probably do. Retiring kindergarten teacher Lois Cahoy doesn't because she never went to kindergarten. "As much as I love to teach kindergarten, I myself never was able to attend. I grew up in a rural area outside of Sheboygan. Kindergarten was not offered. When I attended first grade, it was in a one room country schoolhouse with all eight grades in one classroom with one teacher.
After defeating Eau Claire Memorial, 3-2, in 12 innings in the sectional semifinal game Tuesday, the Raider baseball team lost to Stevens Point, 11-1, in five innings in the sectional final later in the afternoon in Wisconsin Rapids. Stevens Point jumped out to a 4-0 second inning lead before scoring five runs in the fifth to earn a berth in next week's WIAA State Tournament in Grand Chute. In the sectional semifinal earlier in the day, Blake Amborn delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Hudson to a 3-2 victory over Eau Claire Memorial.
Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten will recommend to the Board of Education at its June 11 meeting the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Mayer as the new Student Services Director. Mayer is a 1992 Hudson High School graduate. For the last five years, Mayer has served as a special education administrator in the White Bear Lake Area School District. In this role, he has had a depth of experience in special education program design, implementation and evaluation.
A boat accident on the St. Croix River Wednesday killed one person and injured two others. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said David Joseph Riley, 40, Afton, Minn., was killed and Patrick Anthony Puhalla, 46, Bayport, Minn., and Daniel Michael Schulte, 55, of Hudson were transported by ambulance with undetermined injuries. The sheriff's report said Puhalla apparently was the owner and operator of the boat when it smashed into a rock face north of the Kinnickinnic State Park beach on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River at about 11:45 p.m.
Another report shows that Wisconsin's economic recovery lags behind most other states. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia ranks Wisconsin 49th in an index of leading economic growth indicators. Wisconsin, with a negative index of .74%, was one of just five states to have an overall decline in those indicators.
Johnny Jolly says he feels great, and it's a blessing to have a second chance. The veteran defensive end practiced with his Green Bay Packer teammates Tuesday for the first time since the end of the 2009 season. The NFL suspended him for three years after a series of drug arrests in his home area of Houston. Jolly says he has not taken codeine in 19 months. He just recently completed court-ordered addiction treatment, after spending time in prison for his offenses. Packers Coach Mike McCarthy says he won't evaluate Jolly's football condition after just one day.
Maintaining his innocence after a report that he could soon face a 100-game suspension for buying performance-enhancing drugs, Ryan Braun said, "The truth has not changed." ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reported Tuesday night that former Miami clinic director Tony Bosch is about to come clean and tell baseball investigators about his dealings with the Milwaukee Brewers slugger and other big league stars.
With the help of reward donations, the DNR continues to investigate the shooting death of a black bear near Star Prairie while it was apparently hibernating. DNR Warden Paul Sickman said a total of $1,750 has been put up including $500 from Star Prairie Fish and Game, $500 from Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, $250 from Mid-State Houndsmen Association and $500 from various private parties. Sickman said the incident is still under investigation. The bear was apparently shot while hibernating in a culvert, decapitated and found in the town of Somerset in February.