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For the fourth straight month, St. Croix County had the lowest jobless rate among the state’s 72 counties at 4%. Coming in at No. 2, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, was Pierce County at 4.2% The Madison area of Dane County was third at 4.5%. The DWD said rates decreased or remained the same in 71 of 72 Wisconsin counties between July and August.
Wisconsin State Patrol officials are warning about a phone scam in which a caller identifies himself as a sergeant from the State Patrol Green Bay office and asks for money to resolve a car crash involving a relative of the person called. The State Patrol has received information that people on at least two occasions were called by a man who identified himself as “Sergeant Walker of the State Patrol office in Green Bay.” The fake sergeant asked
MADISON—State Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) announced that he will hold two listening sessions in the 30th Assembly District. A member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, Rep. Knudson looks forward to hearing his constituents’ concerns and ideas regarding the many important issues facing our state. Listening sessions have all been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26.
Carl Corey will discuss his portfolio, "For Love and Money: A Portrait of the Family Business 2011," from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Sept.
Master percussionist Babatunde Lea and his quintet will perform a concert of African rhythms, Afro-Caribbean spiced music, and straight ahead jazz on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Lea has performed with a diversity of artists, such as Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Van Morrison, Oscar Brown Jr. and Pharoah Sanders.
St. Croix County Health and Human Services and the New Richmond Community Commons would like to join together with dedicated members of our communities to reach the common goal of preventing and treating substance abuse within our community. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and treatment the hope is to create a better St.
“Becky’s New Car,” a touching comedy by Steven Dietz, will be performed Sept. 13-29 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
CLAYTON—Cabbage rolls, ham and homemade pies are on the menu at the upcoming Holy Trinity Orthodox Church annual harvest festival. Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. Both the church and dining area are wheelchair-accessible. The event also features a bake and craft sale, ethnic foods, homegrown produce, a raffle, a fish pond and games for kids. The public is invited to arrive early and attend the Divine Liturgy worship service at 9:30 a.m. The church is located about five miles southeast of Clayton at 523 First St. From Hwy.
The UW-River Falls football team will kick off the 2013 season under the lights Friday night, Sept. 6, at home against St. John’s.
The Hudson Raider Cheer & Stunt teams hosted a family picnic to kick off the 2013-14 season, Aug. 22 at the Glover Park Shelter. The teams will begin their season on Friday Sept. 6, at Newton Field when the varsity football team hosts Rice Lake at 7 p.m. The game will also feature Parent’s Night for all of the varsity athletes. Upcoming events include a special Homecoming halftime performance, Friday, Sept. 27, and Junior Cheer Camp, beginning Oct. 1, with the Junior camp participants performing with the Cheer & Stunt Teams at the varsity Raider home football game, Oct.