Hudson High School senior Harly Lentz had the opportunity to attend the 97th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, along with 40 other Wisconsin 4-Hers this past November. This congress is an opportunity for the Cooperative Extension System to recognize the nation's brightest and best young people. The program is designed to help youth continue their development as the leaders of this millennium. The goal of the congress is to provide skills and knowledge that will empower participants to return to their community and "Make the Best Better."
The World Championship Smooshboard Competition will once again be held during the Hudson Hot Air Affair at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 on the grounds at EP Rock Elementary School, and they are looking for teams brave enough to compete! Preceding the NFL Super Bowl on Feb. 4 will be the Hot Air Affair with the theme of "Touchdown Hudson XXIX." Smooshboard competitors and teams are encouraged to register for the event, then adopt the football theme and dress up for the competition.
'Guys on Ice' performance added "Guys on Ice," an ice fishing musical comedy, will be performed Jan. 12-28, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis. The best availability is for the third weekend, where a performance has been added on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
The first baby of 2018 born at Lakeview Hospital made his appearance at 4:11 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. Charles Stormont, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces, and measuring 19 inches, was born in the Birth Center to parents Samira Azarin and Alex Stormont, from Woodbury. It was an extra-special delivery for Lakeview Birth & Women's Center registered nurse Karissa Ashley.
The River Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this winter. As part of the Year of South Korea at the UWRF, the River Falls Public Library Gallery (140 Union Street, Lower Level) will host an exhibit of Korean pottery in a special international exhibition, Meet the Beauty of Korean Pottery in River Falls, from Dec. 29 through Jan. 20.
At the last St. Croix County Board of Supervisors meeting, there were nonprofits, for-profits and the Hudson Chamber of Commerce that spoke in favor of mass transit. Whenever the word "affordable" is used as it relates to a government issue, our immediate question should be "affordable for whom?" That question is especially pertinent to this issue as a board member stated that up to 76 percent of mass transit throughout the United States is on the backs of the taxpayers. Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else.
This column was written by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.