The Spring Valley Stagehands are making a return to the stage with veteran Ann Turner’s direction of How I Became a Pirate. What child doesn't daydream of being a pirate? Of sailing the Seven Seas, having swash-buckling adventures with the mates and searching for buried treasure?
As summer activities begin to wind down, residents of northwestern Wisconsin begin to turn their attention to fall campfires, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and some of the best fall color displays in the nation.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week announced Whitewater resident Ginny Coburn as the 2021 State Natural Areas Volunteer Steward of the Year for her work within the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest.
St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, River Falls Housing Authority and the City of River Falls are joining efforts in a five-day project called Rock the Block. The joint effort includes new sheds, accessible playground equipment, landscaping, park benches, picnic tables and a disc-golf cou…
St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 as Craft Brewery Day in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo is currently accepting applications for the 13th annual St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen position. The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo is held annual at the St. Croix County Fair Grounds in Glenwood City, Aug. 26-27, 2022. This is fun family event with entertainment f…
Due to the high volume of positive COVID-19 cases, St. Croix County Public Health may not be able to personally contact everyone who tested positive for COVID-19 by phone within 48 hours. Starting Sept. 8, 2021, St. Croix County Public Health will begin sending automated text, phone, and ema…
The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) is accepting applications for its Music Education Competitive Grant Program. Music Education grants support programs that enhance the quality of K-12 music programs for schools located in the St. Croix Valley.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last month announced that more than 80% of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers recently assessed are healthy, continuing a trend of improved surface water quality across the state.
Chippewa Valley Technical College saved students more than $1 million in textbook costs in the 2020-21 school year, thanks to the school’s recently launched affordable Learning program.
St. Croix County resident Jessica Klatt has some questions for the School District of Somerset. Somerset parents have organized and have been attending school board meetings and advocating for medical freedom for their children for months. Each meeting, the parents are met with push-back fro…
Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, Ross Road west of Clints Trail will be closed at US 12 because of concrete work. The closure is anticipated to be in place until Monday, Sept. 27.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd announced Friday afternoon, Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, turned himself into the Gilbert, Arizona Police Department today on the Dunn County warrant pertaining to the homicide. Suggs has been living in the Phoenix, AZ area recently before traveling back to Minne…
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Hammond Community Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lif…
The 1954 Woodville High School Class Reunion was held at the Phoenix Grill and Event Center Aug. 27. Seated in the front row (left to right): Chris Wangen. In the second row: Kathryn (Lund) Passow, Mavis (Kalkbrenner) Lindahl, Janis (Norvold) Helgeson and Walter Olsen. In the back row: Allen…
Autumn in Wisconsin is all about the color. The beauty is breathtaking, and you’ve got to see it to believe it. With over 6 million acres of public lands, 49 state parks, 15 state forests, 44 state biking trails plus hundreds of lakes and rivers to explore, Wisconsin has a fall leaf-peeping …
If you have been around Viking Middle School or Baldwin-Woodville High School this summer, you may have heard the familiar sounds of the B-W Marching Band as they’ve prepared for the beginning of their competitive season over the last month and a half. Students start developing the show duri…
To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday, multiple fire, EMS and police vehicles from Minnesota and Wisconsin took part in a run that started at the new Hudson Fire Hall, which then got onto I-94 and crossed over into Minnesota.
Many United States of America flags were flown Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, but none had to have been bigger than the flag United Fire and Rescue flew over its Baldwin location. Several people pulled into the parking lot to take a picture.
Attorney General Josh Kaul is advising Wisconsinites to be aware of ever-evolving ransomware threats. The COVID-19 health crisis has increased online dependence, which has increased the chance of Wisconsinite exposure to cybersecurity crimes. To date, the FBI has received 41 ransomware repo…
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters of their first opportunity to pursue deer this fall with the opening of the 2021 archery and crossbow deer seasons. These seasons run concurrently statewide from Sept. 18 to Jan. 9, 2022. The archery and crossbow season…
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last week announced the winners of the 2022 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Waterfowl and Pheasant stamp design contest.
Attorney General Josh Kaul last week announced that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) received more than 1,500 contacts to the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT (SUSO) threat reporting system during its first year of its operation.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all hunters to complete a safety course before enjoying Wisconsin’s fields and forests this hunting season. By completing your hunter safety course or quick skills refresh, you play a vital role in keeping Wisconsin a safe place …
To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $6.14 million contract for the replacement of the I-94 bridges over the Rush River west of Baldwin in St. Croix County. Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Starting Monday, Sept. 13 the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of St. Croix County will temporarily pause indoor dining operations at all senior center locations in the County. This temporary pause is out of an abundance of caution due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the County an…
St. Croix County will participate in an Elder Abuse Conference Tuesday, Sept. 14. The conference is free and will focus on aspects of elder abuse including physical, emotional, financial and neglect. The conference will be held at:
(Editor’s Note: Deb Hoy, Parade Marshal for the 2021 Baldwin Windmill Days, was in New York City on 9/11. She shared her thoughts about the day and what occurred afterwards).
One of Don Nelson’s duties when he was a Baldwin-Woodville teacher and coach was to paint the Blackhawk logo and the hash marks before every football game.
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Economic Development Corporations and Family Friendly Workplaces invite you to a no-cost virtual workshop, ‘Workforce Development Begins at Birth’ 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14. Register for the event here: https://frcscv.org/r…
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest, a family-friendly day of music hosted by the Hudson Lions Club, will be Saturday, Sept. 11 at Lakefront Park in downtown Hudson. Admission is free.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the first of three educational webinars, Sowing Seeds for Change, 12 – 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, Hanley Road from Heritage Boulevard to Old State Highway 35 in Hudson will be closed to through traffic to accommodate the next stage of a resurfacing project, and detours will be in effect.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources last week announced its continued partnership with Wisconsin Girl Scout councils for the third-annual Girl Scouts Love State Parks event, Sept. 11-12, 2021. The weekend celebrates Wisconsin State Parks and the Girl Scouts of the USA's (GSUSA) foc…
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.
- B-W volleyball earns two wins over Durand, Somerset
- Spring Valley Stagehands back onstage with "How I Became a Pirate"
- Get Outdoors for National Public Lands Day
- Future Blackhawks in action
- Schweet Stop opens second location in Amery
- Nightmare second quarter dooms B-W against Osceola
- Fall breeze brings in colored leaves
- Marching Band performs in front of home crowd