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Customers of Habitat for Humanity’s New Richmond ReStore have a chance to exercise their creativity for a chance to win a prize. The New Richmond Restore is holding an upcycling contest. It will run April 1 to May 29. The rules are simple: take an item purchased at any time from the New Richmond ReStore and re-purpose it into something new. Take a before and after shot, along with a short description of the process and materials used, and submit it to the New Richmond ReStore by May 29. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on creativity, imagination and practicality.
West CAP Literacy Program, along with Wisconsin Literacy and its 71 other member agencies across the state, are kicking off the 11th Annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, 2014.The campaign, supported by Alliant Energy Foundation, American Family Insurance, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, aims to recruit 1,200 new volunteer literacy tutors in Wisconsin by Dec.
This summer marks the fourth year of Play & Learn in the Parks, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley’s all-outdoor programming with emphasis on good nutrition and exercise. Designed for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents, groups focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise through active play. Participants are encouraged to try new fruits and vegetables through weekly snacks from local farmer’s markets.
A 17-year-old River Falls High School student was arrested this morning, March 3, for allegedly calling in a bomb threat that forced the high school to be evacuated Friday morning, Feb. 28. According to River Falls Police Sgt. Jeff Sather, police picked up Kyle R. Schultz at his River Falls home this morning. Schultz had called in sick from school. Schultz was taken to the River Falls Police Department where he was questioned. He allegedly confessed to calling in the bomb threat. He allegedly used another student's cell phone to make the call.
A car travelling northbound on Hwy. 35 appears to have rolled over and ended up in the ditch on the right side of the road. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, just north of Radio Road and just past Melgard Momument. The St. Croix County Sheriff's department responded to the scene. It did not appear that anyone was seriously injured. Icy road conditions may have contributed to the rollover. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Viking football player, along with his daughter, Kamie Page, will read from their new children's book "Alan and his Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky." The reading will be at Cultural Cloth in downtown Maiden Rock in Pierce County at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. Page and his daughter will sign copies of their book and greet the audience immediately following the reading. The book is popular with elementary school aged children, especially grades 2-4.
A "Rock and Roll Review" will be presented from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Lakefront Band Shell. The show, part of the free Hudson Concert Series, will be hosted by one of Hudson's early guitar players Rod Knox, and will support the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix County. Three shows will be presented including "New Band" playing grassroots rock, Tommy Bentz Band playing original blues and rock, and host Rod Knox with studio recording players.
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up and his father got fat. Recently I've been watching reruns of the entire Walton's dramatic series. Normally, when a TV cast member died, the producers killed her off and went on with it. But in "The Walton's" when Ellen Corby (Grandma) suffered a heart attack in real life, the writers wrote it into the script and Corby kept right on going, even though she could no longer talk.
A new shop on Main St. hopes to be featuring local vendors when it opens this October. Funktion Junktion will be moving into the space 2nd Chances currently is in. "We want it to be a collection of all different types of crafters, artists, and antique, vintage," said Mary Rohl, "(and to) feature locally made products." Rohl and her fiancé Todd Holmes came up with the idea of Funktion Junktion after renting a space to peddle their own art work in Riverwalk Antiques.
The Mendota Gridiron Club hosted its annual Northwest Badger Golf Classic at the River Falls Golf Club Monday, June 10, featuring new University of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne. Shown with Paul Bunyan's Axe, the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of the Wisconsin-Minnesota game each season, are long-time Badger fans Tom Keup, in front, Todd Voss, back left, Doug Hjersjo, Andersen, Duane Wisse and Dayne. See Sports for more photos. Bob Burrows photo