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MADISON, Jan. 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new program provides…

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A unique mix of fog and frost has led to a breathtaking landscape in the area. Picturesque scenes and reasonable temps and made hiking, snowshoeing and winter drives popular over the past week.

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In the State of State address, Gov. Tony Evers talked about strengthening rural broadband and upgrading the state's unemployment system. 

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The West Central Radon Information Center, which serves Barron, Dunn, Pierce, St. Croix & Sawyer Counties, is involved in a statewide campaign to urge residents to take action during this year’s National Radon Action Month by testing their homes for radon.

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The recruits in the Chippewa Valley Technical College Law Enforcement Academy that ran over 20 weeks through the summer and fall became an especially close-knit group. Tuesday, Dec. 15, thirteen students graduated, qualifying them to serve as law enforcement officers in Wisconsin.

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Start the 2021 off right with a First Day Hike at Baldwin-Woodville’s Giezendanner School Forest on Friday, January 1st. The practice of First Day Hikes began in Massachusetts in 1992 and has spread across the country through America’s State Park association. There are many benefits of a Fir…

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The Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers presented Mark Tyler with their Anthony J. Gradisnik Award during their Fall Conference. The award may be conferred on an individual or group especially from outside the world language teaching profession who shares Mr. Gradisnik’s enthusiasm a…

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If you would have asked anyone 365 days ago, it is doubtful they would have been able to predict what 2020 had in store. There certainly were challenges, but like any other year there were also triumphs. When readers were asked what they would like to see for Baldwin in 2021 answers included…

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The Baldwin-Woodville Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Jerry & Bonnie VanSomeren and Justin Nygaard for lighting up the Windmill for us all to enjoy this holiday season!

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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

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Many would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, during the regular December meeting of the Baldwin Village Board (held virtually) it looked like it is also the busiest time of the year.

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In this unusual year, what isn’t unusual is the commitment people make to others in their communities and organizations. The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation recognizes individuals who are willing to serve and do a little extra. Each year a person from each of the Federation’s seven district…

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Wisconsin Science Olympiad is a rigorous team competition that applies the principles of STEM Education within 28 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. Twenty-one Baldwin-Woodville High School students compe…

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The Baldwin Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Friday, December 18 through New Year’s Day, January 1. During the national holiday campaign, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in g…

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Tucked somewhere deep inside the rows of fresh trees filling the Anderstrom Tree Farm of Roberts, is a manger just waiting to be found by visiting families. This tree farm has been a labor of love for Al and Joyce Anderstrom and they hope area families enjoy searching for a tree and for a sm…

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Next Generation Auto would like to express a sincere thank you to all of its customers who helped make their 10th Annual Turkey Drive a huge success. A portion of the proceeds from every service and repair completed from October 12th through November 20th was used to purchase turkeys and oth…

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If there is anyone who could give Santa a run for his money in the busy department this time of year, it is United Parcel Service (UPS).

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) feels Wisconsin's hunting legacy runs deep and many would certainly agree. As hunters put another gun deer season in the books, preliminary license sale, harvest registration and hunting incident numbers for the 169th nine-day gun have bee…

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A COVID-19 drive-through testing location is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10 and will be held at the United Fire Department in Hammond. This is the last of these scheduled drive-through testing events. The testing location was moved from the location in Somerset to accommodate the flow of tr…

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Baldwin LightStream has begun its annual search for scholarship candidates, according Matt Sparks, Baldwin LightStream’s General Manager. If selected, candidates will be eligible to receive a one-time $1,500 scholarship or a one-time $750 [attending a two-year technical college] scholarship …

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We have concluded the summer months full of fun events! Throughout the summer, we have participated in parades in Siren, Hammond, Ridgeland, and Amery. We also had the opportunity to help out in the community by helping out at the daycare at Peace Lutheran Church, participate in multiple bak…

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The annual Red Kettle Campaign is the single most important fundraiser of the calendar year for Grace Place homeless shelter. The shelter is located in New Richmond and houses homeless families and individuals and can sleep up to 64 individuals at any given time. This year, especially, when …

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Closing out an abnormal year is feeling extremely abnormal to many as they deal with COVID-19 and plan for the holidays.

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For almost 25 years students in Angela Schmoker’s Family and Consumer Education classes at B-W High School have used dough to benefit members of the community. The twists and turns of 2020 did not see them giving up on the annual fundraiser. In order to give to area residents this year, the …

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As COVID-19 numbers rise, cherished events are on the decline. In a statement sent out to B-W Chamber members Nov. 18, it was announced, ”Sadly, today we made the decision to cancel our 31st Annual Horse Parade and Visit from Santa. While we knew it was coming, like many of you know, it stil…

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Help keep the Memory of Loved Ones Bright this holiday season with Adoray’s Love Lights Fundraiser. Love Lights make memorable holiday gifts and offer a unique way to honor or memorialize family, friends, or beloved pets while giving back to the community. A special Love Lights Tree Lighting…

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Residents of the Baldwin Care Center have dealt with the struggles 2020 has presented, including missing in-person visits from loved ones. Throughout their lives they have seen a variety of challenges, but have always remembered that no matter what, there is always something to be thankful for.

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COVID-19 has impacted the ability for The Salvation Army to raise funds to help others in crisis. This year, we are being asked to stay home to help stop the spread of the virus. Many store fronts may not have the iconic bell ringer at their kettle stand. So many things have changed in the l…

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