Merriam-Webster dictionary defines culture in your context as, "the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations." I find it really hard to believe that young men are being taught how to rape. You are suggesting that our high schools, universities, or parents are teaching rape behaviors. You and your like-minded friends are accusing a lot of innocent people of teaching their children rape behaviors. The fact is there is no rape culture, but sadly there are cases of rape. Those rapists should be prosecuted and deserve a harsh punishment.
CPS handling of case is appalling TO THE EDITOR St. Croix County's CPS organization should be renamed. It should be called PTA (Protect The Abuser). Earlier this summer, my grandson was violently pushed into a wall by his father, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resulting neural damage as diagnosed by two physicians. He tells his doctors that dad pushed him because he wouldn't eat the tomatoes on his plate.
St. Croix EDC helped celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 5 with a visit to St. Croix Valley Blow Molding (SCVBM) in the town of Hudson. SCVBM is owned and operated by Jim Bradac, who also owns Ceme-Tube at the same location on Schommer Drive. Ceme-Tube is a plastics-based replacement for cardboard forming tubes used in the installation of light poles, bollards and standards.
The annual Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day is Saturday, Oct. 13. This county-wide celebration offers family-friendly fun for all. Fall activities are scheduled along the historic Yellowstone Trail on Highway 12 from Hudson to Roberts, Hammond and Baldwin. Hudson activities include a vintage and classic car show at Lakefront Park in downtown Hudson, a history speaker, museum tours and geocaching. My Sister's Garden will host a craft fair and booya bazaar, and there is a tree maze at Willow River Company Tree Farm.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson invites the public to attend a presentation by Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross.
Scott Novotny hosts Linda Aaron, Bryan Anderson, Pete Borchers, Emily Carlson, and Paul Dillery in "A Bar of Soap in the Mouth — A Squeaky Clean Comedy Show" on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center. Novotny comments, "Do parents still put bars of soap in their children's mouth? I remember at least two times distinctly where a bar of soap was administered to my mouth and no matter how hard I tried to keep my lips shut that ugly disinfectant found its way into my oral cavity. ... But it set with me.
The Hudson YMCA presented Hudson High School freshman, Luca Pierre, with the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award at its Tuesday, Sept. 25 community board meeting. The award, issued by the Corporation for National and Community service, is given to individuals who contribute more than 250 hours of service to their community during a one-year period. Pierre exceeded the required contribution and for his third time earned the gold award through his involvement with the Hudson YMCA Leaders Club and as a volunteer counselor at YMCA Camp Menogyn.
Hudson Community Education has completed a new selection of fall and winter classes, which are posted on the Community Education page found on the school district's website. Classes for youth starting in October and November will include Karate for Kids, Little Stars & Big Stars Tennis, Acrylic Painting, Robotic Builders-Sports & Adventures, Pop Up Players and Mixed Media (Art) Project, Mindful Kids, Owl Cupcake Tree, Creating with Clay & Gift Making Workshop for Elves.
"Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona," adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by dePaola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Oct. 5-14 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. "Buon Giorno," sing the villagers in the quaint town of Paola, Italy. The mayor and villagers open the show with a tribute to their town's wise old grandma, Strega Nona.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will hold its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes, 441 Stageline Road in Hudson. The meeting is open to public and starts with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and a program.