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Baldwin’s annual town celebration has made its first major decision: its name. “Windmill Days” was the official name chosen by the event’s Executive Committee at a meeting held September 24, 2019.

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Despite a warm start to the Fall season, Saturday September 28 marks the 14th annual Chili Fest on Main Street. All are welcome to attend and enjoy music, raffles, kids activities and all the Chili you can eat.

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A decision was made at the Village Board meeting held on Wednesday, September 11 to purchase Badger Books electronic polling books in anticipation for the upcoming election seasons. This method of polling should prove to be much faster, more accurate and safer than traditional polling.

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Mrs. Stimmel's kindergarten class enjoyed learning about bus safety with Willy Zevenbergen Principal Dachel!

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After beginning their expansion in February 2017, iMARK Molding in Woodville hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 17 to celebrate its completion that added 134,000 square feet, ISO Class 7 Pharma Grade Cleanroom, warehouse, parking, locker rooms and more.

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“As a district we are doing well academically, our school report cards and test scores reflect that,” said Superintendent Eric Russell at the start of the Baldwin-Woodville School Board annual meeting, “Our district’s report card is exceeding expectations and Greenfield’s is even significant…

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Due to swift pushback from business owners on Main Street and Baldwin residents, The Village of Baldwin has effectively decided to reverse a decision made at the August 14 board meeting that made 9th Avenue a one way heading south. The change back to the original one way north direction was …

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The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start (knock on wood). The start of the year is always an exciting time, especially seeing all the smiling faces of the kids! Whether it is the shy smile of the 1st grader or the sarcastic smile of the high schooler, it is all fun.

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Blackhawks and friends prepare to gear up for the 2019 Homecoming week starting Monday, September 16 to Saturday, September 21. Students, staff and parents alike can get ready for a week of fun and exciting activities to join in throughout all of next week.

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“On the 7th day of August, 2019 at about 9:20 p.m. calls came into the St. Croix County dispatch center where Sgt. McAbee responded to an address in the Village of Baldwin Dispatch had received a couple 911 hang ups. Sgt. McAbee responded quickly to find a female on the floor in her bedroom.…

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Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Baldwin beekeeper Dale Wolf has likely heard that honey is not just sweetener – it’s medicine. “Some of those other countries would think you were nuts if they saw you putting honey on your toast,” says Wolf, “you don’t waste that stuff over there. …

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For those that live close to Baldwin-Woodville High School you may hear a slight ping noise for a bit each day. This is just the sound of six-time state champion, Baldwin-Woodville Marching Blackhawks, working towards another successful season. Director, Mr. Adam Bassak, is in his 14th year …

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In May of this year, Flagship Ford began its first major expansion in over 20 years that will nearly double its square footage. The expansion, mostly to the shop and service center, is hoped to be completely finished by March 1 of 2020 if all goes smoothly.

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Food insecurity is an unseen problem in every community even here in the Baldwin/ Woodville / Hammond area. Often parents have a job but have trouble making ends meet. There are many things families can’t cut like gas to get to work; rent; or the power bill.

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“I don’t really like the name ‘cold case’ as I think it implies we have pushed it off to the side and as law enforcement, we never give up, we never quit searching for the answers,” said Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak during a press conference August 23 regarding the 2009 disappearance of Ro…

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The Village Planning Commission and Village Board are in the process of reviewing the 2006-2026 Comprehensive Plan. Baldwin residents are encouraged to fill out an anonymous survey for community input in the Comprehensive Plan.

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Baldwin Library is proud to announce another child who has completed our “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, part of a national effort to encourage school readiness. Caleb read (or had read to him) 1000 books, charting his progress at the library with colorful balloons. He was helped b…

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“I want this to be a butterfly story. I don’t want this to be a story about me” said Mary Ellen Brue as she released six of the many monarch butterflies she has raised over the summer. Her passion for raising and releasing monarchs has been going strong for roughly 16 years and she has no pl…

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Though a final name has not yet been decided, the Town Celebration Meeting held on Tuesday, August 27, confirmed that the new and upcoming Baldwin event will no longer be called “June Bug Days”. The forming committee has decided instead to send out a survey at a later date with some top choi…

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Baldwin Library is proud to announce another child who has completed our “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, part of a national effort to encourage school readiness. Melia Drentlaw read (or had read to her) 1000 books, charting her progress at the library with colorful balloons. She wa…

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Every year the Baldwin Greenhouse donates a portion of the proceeds from their Christmas holiday open house to a community organization or project, this year B-W’s Giezendanner School Forest benefited from their generosity. Several ideas were discussed, and the Carlsons, owners of the Baldwi…

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The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity celebrated their Home Dedication Ceremony Friday, August 16 awarding Amanda Moore and Nick Lee their new house in Baldwin. Members of the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity staff, board members and construction crews, representatives of the USDA-R…

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An attempted escape from the St. Croix County jail has two new charges placed against Brandon Lieffring, 37, the New Richmond man charged with the July death of a 39-year-old Dustin Kalland.

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Again this spring, The Ford Motor Company along with Flagship Ford of Baldwin teamed up with BW Football, BWHS Marching Band and the BW Hawks Softball in the Drive 4UR School Event. Drive 4 UR School began in 2007 as a way for Ford to give back to communities across the country. The idea was…

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How quickly our first two months have flown by. Hi, my name is Morgan Hable and I’m your new Miss Baldwin 2019-2020. I have four amazing ladies accompanying as we proudly represent Baldwin. I would like to introduce the court: Tessa Van Someren, Gabby Monicken, McKenna Chandler, and Madison …

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The Deacons of First United Presbyterian Church of Baldwin kick off the Sunday school year with a family festival, Presby Palooza - 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at the church, 1650 8th Avenue, Baldwin.

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August 6 marked the ever popular National Root Beer Float Day at A&W providing the Baldwin community and those coming off Interstate 94 with delicious floats for free. However, the event revolved around more than just sweet treats. The Baldwin A&W worked with Disabled American Vetera…

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If you have ever walked the trails at Giezendanner School Forest, especially in the spring, you are likely to come away with muddy feet. In fact, in the spring, there are sections of the Plantation Trail that teachers and students are unable to use. Riley Gough realized the need for a board …

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As summer winds down, parents and students are beginning to think about the start of the school year. While students may be dreading the impending homework they will receive, parents are focused on back to school shopping, and teachers are preparing their classrooms. Culver’s is helping to a…

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The second annual Nilssen’s Charity Golf Tournament was held on July 31 with plenty of willing participants and beautiful weather to accompany them. A total of $6,000 dollars was raised for scholarships this year making this event a success in the surrounding communities.

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Starting a brand-new year in a brand-new grade can be daunting for any student, especially for kindergartners coming into a school for the first time. While many are capable of adapting on their own, Greenfield Elementary uses a “Kindergarten Jump-Start” that allows these new blackhawks to s…

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The Baldwin Police Department wants to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out and visited all their emergency services personnel at National Night Out. This year was a fantastic year and it was a pleasure to see everyone who came out. Every year seems to be larger than the last which is grea…

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After a late start in April, the Baldwin Area Medical Center has slowly but surely been deconstructed over the summer. For a while, not much progress could be seen from passersby driving on Highway 63. However, since the salvage process was completed the building appears to be making progres…

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The Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club’s annual nature photography and flower show is held during Baldwin’s upcoming Chili Fest. The public is encouraged to submit entries for both of them. The events will be held at DJ’s Fiesta Event Center located on Baldwin’s Main Street on Friday, Sept.…

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Back in April, Thrivent Financial donated $4,000 to Western Wisconsin Health’s We Care Program. The We Care Program provides a recyclable grocery bag full of food along with community resources for those identified with a need in the hospital or clinic. Jesse Kvitek and Thomas Olek are the t…

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Hudson, WI – July 30, 2019 – Seven hospitals in the St. Croix Valley are the recipients of a grant that helps provide safe transport for patients with an immediate need for mental health care. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that one in five adults experiences mental h…

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On July 24th, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced the preliminary June 2019 unemployment rates for Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the 33 cities with populations greater than 25,000 residents. St. Croix County’s rate was estimated at 3.2%. For comparison, St. Croix’…

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The BW Marching Blackhawks began their 2019 season with their annual Band Camp this past week. The group rehearsed and stayed at Viking Middle School in Woodville for the week. Students participated in sectional and full music rehearsals, drill sessions, team building exercises, and activiti…

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Beginning in 1984, the National Night Out has become an annual event that reinforces positive relationships between law enforcement and the community members they serve. Across the country on the first Tuesday in August, residents attend block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and more a…

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The 2019 St. Croix County Farm City Day is planned for Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Minglewood Dairy. The farm is located at 60 105th Street, Deer Park, WI. Minglewood is owned and operated by Kevin and Roxann Solum, along with their son Ryan and their daughter and son-i…

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For its fourth year, the Village Church is partnering with First Reformed Church for its annual Faith Works event that reaches out to aid community members through acts of service. This year’s event takes place from August 1-4 followed by a community dinner on at Millpond Park to which all a…

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“People predicted the death of libraries once there were computers, but we just feel like we’re busier and busier all the time,” says Baldwin Public Library Director Rebecca Dixen. In an increasingly digital world, resources like libraries and print media are often thought of as “dying anima…

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A traffic crash at the intersection of STH 64 and CTH T, just outside of New Richmond, has claimed the lives of Cody Lynn Cook-Terhume, 34, Somerset,

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