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Registration for Hudson School District summer swim lessons is open for Hudson residents and nonresidents. Fees are $10 per student per two-week session for levels 1-6, and Waders 1, 2/3 levels are $20 per session. All classes are registered on a first come, first served basis. Lessons are held at the Hudson Middle School pool. For more information or to register, visit www.hudsonraiders.org/for-families/summer-swim-program .
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
Discover the best of area businesses at the 16th annual Spring Showcase on Sunday, March 18, at the Hudson Sports and Civic Center. The Spring Showcase is your opportunity to visit area businesses in one location. In addition, take a chance on a raffle to win big while enjoying a variety of fun, family activities. Admission and activities are free of cost. Explore the mysteries of chemistry, air pressure, sound and music, and the science of the ultra-cold with the amazing 3M Visiting Wizards from 11 a.m. to noon.
Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America announced Raymond A. Hornung IV was presented with scouting's highest honor on Feb. 11 at St. Patrick Church in Hudson. The son of Ray and Liz Hornung, Hornung is a member of Troop 148, chartered by Knights of Columbus 1762 with Scoutmaster Ken Coenen. In order to achieve the rank of Eagle, Hornung had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project. For his project, he wrote a grant for, resourced and built a permanent gaga pit at Hudson Prairie Elementary school.
The ninth annual Bowls for Hope public event held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. Each March, UWRF works with the community to raise funds through the event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley is the benefiting organization.
The St. Croix County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that they will be granting $250 higher education scholarships to graduating seniors in 2018. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical college. All majors will be considered for this scholarship. The applicant or his/her parents must be a current St. Croix County Farm Bureau member. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 25, 2018.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
Out of the 34 compliance checks conducted in 2017, 28 clerks or retailers — 83 percent — upheld the law and refused the sale of tobacco to Pierce County underage youth, according to the Pierce County Health Department. Two of these retailers, BP Amoco in Prescott and Dollar General in River Falls, were randomly selected to receive special recognition this year. The health department wishes to thank and congratulate all tobacco retailers that did not sell tobacco products to minors.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss improvements to U.S. Highway 12 between U.S. Highway 63 and Highway 128 in St. Croix County. The meeting is scheduled 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb 15, at the Village of Baldwin Municipal building, 400 Cedar St., Baldwin. The meeting will be an informal open house. Exhibits showing the plan concepts will be on display. Project representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Wisconsin and the United States, accounting for more than 370,000 deaths each year. While the death rate from heart disease fell about 38 percent from 2003-2013, the burden and risk factors remain alarmingly high. February is American Heart Month, an excellent time to educate individuals that heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing their health conditions.