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Thanks to an AmeriCorps Volunteer grant, the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering a full time paid position designed to expand volunteer participation in park activities. The search is on for the right person. Could it be you? Someone you know?
In recent years, Wisconsin lawmakers have eased regulation on the largest animal feeding operations in the state. Recently proposed changes to the state's administrative rule regarding livestock facility siting, however, could prove a step toward restoring some local regulatory autonomy over all feeding operations. In his May 23 presentation before the St. Croix County Ground and Surface Water Study Group, County Corporate Counsel Attorney Scott Cox outlined current possible avenues for local municipalities to regulate livestock operations.
Employees of Three Square Market of River Falls will have a chance at a new way to work with optional implanted chip technology starting Aug. 1. For those who volunteer, an RFID chip will be implanted in their finger and will allow them to make purchases in their break room "micro market," open doors, log in to computers, use the copy machine and more. The company expects about 50 employees to participate.
It's obvious the world is changing at a rapid rate. What an understatement. The older generation reminisces about the time when the world moved a slower pace. Sitting on the front porch with a glass of lemonade in the evenings after supper, chatting with a neighbor over that white picket fence, taking the time for real conversations face-to-face as opposed to a quick text or Snapchat over a screen.
Registration for the fall hunter education class is now available on the “Go Wild” section of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov. A 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, deadline is set for receiving class materials and the payment of the nonrefundable $10 fee. All registration is done on the DNR website. Class size is limited. There is no minimum age for the class but to receive the full benefits of the class, the student must be 12 years old within six months of class completion.
The River City Chorale is celebrating its ninth season of choral music by presenting a series of concerts in July. Over 140 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, New Richmond, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will perform with the ensemble this summer. The public is invited to attend.
EAU CLAIRE— The Wisconsin Technical College System Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 12 approved a $1.5 million addition to the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) campus at River Falls. The project, along with future planned remodeling at the campus and partnership in the St. Croix Valley Business Incubation Center, is part of an overall effort by CVTC to meet the workforce needs of the region, according to CVTC Vice President of Operations Tom Huffcutt.
The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in partnership with the St. Croix County 4-H Horse Committee and with continued support from the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee are well on the way to a successful year of fundraising towards retiring the note on Horse Barn #1. The stretch goal is to fully retire the note in 2018 and move on to the next project. The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds' "Renovations for the Generations Capital Fund Drive" is a comprehensive, capital fund drive to update and improve the Fairgrounds for generations to come.
Fair tickets will be available starting Monday, July 17. You can be the first one on your block to purchase your season gate pass and advance sale ride tickets for the 2017 Pierce County Fair. "Butter than Any Udder Fair" is the 2017 theme. The fair runs Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13, and features free daily entertainment, as well as over 11,000 fair entries, fabulous food, over 100 commercial exhibits and a great midway.
Starting out in 2002, Tricia Christiansen always envisioned keeping her company in her hometown of Hudson. Recently, the creative studio invited clients, vendors and community partners to mark the 15-year milestone at The Phipps Center for the Arts for a celebration of partnership and positive impact.