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Central College honored Earl Simmelink, a longtime and generous donor to the college, by naming the atrium in Graham Conference Center in his honor. The Earl Simmelink Atrium was dedicated Friday, Nov. 8, during a meeting with the National Advisory Council.

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The Chippewa Valley Technical College District Board passed a resolution Thursday, Dec. 5 stating its intent to issue $48.8 million in bonds to fund facilities projects to address regional workforce needs.

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Enjoying a few hours out in the snow can provide many benefits. One way to do so is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and take off through the fields and woods. And that is the advantage of snowshoeing; it requires no experience or special skills and is suitable for people of all ages. It expo…

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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-three B-W High School students attended the Boyc…

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Dec. 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is Feb. 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines binge drinking as five-plus drinks per occasion for men and four-plus drinks per occasion for women.

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A decade after the Great Recession slammed the brakes on the U.S. economy, employment in Wisconsin has recovered and surged almost 72,000 jobs higher than its pre-recession peak. A look at the types of jobs created finds higher-paying occupations requiring more education have grown more than…

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A little more than two years after their 2017 graduation from the Respiratory Therapist program at Chippewa Valley Technical College, Megan Wermske and Samantha Gruen help care for some of the most vulnerable patients imaginable. They do it not just in a hospital setting, but on board an air…

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Dr. Katherine P. Frank, Vice President of Academic Innovation and Professor of English at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., has been named the eighth Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

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Don't tell Florence Teeters she's too old to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors as a gun deer hunter, along with ziplining, going to Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year and tending to a garden in her bare feet. Yes, she's 104, but who's counting. She sure isn't.

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Adoray Home Health and Hospice and Adoray Treasures from the Heart is honored to announce that the Spring Valley-Collins Lodge #192 Free & Accepted Masons of Wisconsin presented a check in the amount of $1,316 to the “Raise the Roof” fundraising campaign to help fund a new roof at the Ad…

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Trying to create and maintain healthier communities is the mission of Healthier Together Pierce and St. Croix Counties.

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The Wisconsin American Legion and Operation: Job Ready Veterans invite veterans, service members, and military family members to take part in a free employment transition seminar to be held Jan. 16-18, 2020, at the Ho-Chunk Wisconsin Dells Casino and Resort in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Employers a…

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Last Friday, bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Patty Schachtner (D- Somerset) was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers in Prescott. This legislation will keep Wisconsin in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to help expedite licensing for physicians that want to practice in m…

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Next month starts the beginning of the local election season as incumbent candidates can start circulating nomination papers Sunday, Dec. 1. The following are the incumbent candidates for local Villages and School Boards. The Spring Election is April 7, 2020.

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The Spring Valley Stagehands’ 2019 theatre season will conclude with an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by CJ Breland. Directed by Liz Erickson and Mary Anderson, this classic tale recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a generally greedy, selfish, miserly person w…

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Representatives of the American Legion in St. Croix County recently presented a check for $700 to the Roberts/Hammond Food Pantry, which will be used to support food programs in the community. The funds are earned at the Legion's annual golf tournament to support youth programs. Pictured fro…

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Audrey Severson (Valkyrien Lodge President) and Sandra Calvert (Valkyrien Lodge Secretary) from Sons of Norway Lodge 5-053 presented Family Resource Center with a $500 donation towards their quarterly newsletter and group classes programming on Monday, November 11th.

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Blaine Brothers Inc., a leader in truck and trailer sales, service and repair, announced Monday they have acquired Midwest Truck Service, a family-owned truck and trailer repair and alignment shop, based in Baldwin.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Menomonie in Dunn County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult buck harvested during the 2019 archery deer season that was tested as part of the department's disease su…

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Viking Middle School added two new teachers this year. The Bulletin recently sent them questionnaire asking about their interests, what led them into teaching and others. Here are their responses.

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Rep. Rob Stafsholt announced his candidacy for state Senate in Wisconsin’s 10th District in Osceola Nov. 20. His announcement was made at Core Products surrounded by friends and colleagues vowing to represent the people of the 10th District in Madison.

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Over the past two decades, the taxes paid by Wisconsinites as a share of personal income have fallen by more than two percentage points—one of the largest decreases in the nation. Compared to other states, Wisconsin’s greater reliance on a few state and local taxes means those taxes here ran…

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Spencer Wagner, a student at the Chippewa Falls School District’s Alternative School, has been thinking about college, but he had never been a big fan of lectures and having to learn things that seemed to him to have no practical value. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Pablo Center at the Conflue…

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Start your holiday season with some great music! The St Croix Valley Orchestra will present concerts of classical and Christmas favorites, including Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Polar Express, Sleigh Ride, and a jazzy rendition of Swingin’ on a Star.

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