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St. Croix County will hold the annual Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the county highway shop located at 666 E. Highway 12, Hudson. Hazardous waste from farms and businesses who qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generator will be collected 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6. A business or farm qualifies as a VSQG if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and has less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.
The St. Croix Valley Shrine Club held their annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the New Richmond Golf Club. President Jeremy Fussy, who was completing his two-year term, reported his goal during his tenure was to increase attendance and involvement in the Shrine. He asked for constant feedback from members and his goal was realized. The stag affair also heard reports on the Roadrunners, the upcoming Fall Festival, Little East West Shrine game and plans for the next MSA in Deadwood, S.D., in August 2018.
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Wisconsin. They plan to film episodes of the hit TV series "American Pickers" throughout the region in October. "American Pickers" is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique picking on the History channel. The show follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's 26th annual Outdoor Art Installations is Oct. 4-5. The event showcases faculty and student works of art designed to highlight a specific site on the UWRF campus grounds. This year, students were asked to explore the theme of interactivity in which the viewer of the work becomes a participant in the work. The theme "Wanna do something...some time?" was inspired by interactive works created by this year's guest artist Andy DuCett.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named to the Sierra Club's 2017 list of "Cool Schools." The "Cool Schools" ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools' commitment to sustainability. The 2017 rankings reflect sustainability activities through June 2016.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Center for Dairy Farm Safety will conduct the third annual Dairy Farm Safety Symposium at the World Dairy Expo on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Madison. The symposium is a series of workshops addressing topics related to dairy farm safety. Work-related injuries and fatalities on dairy farms are higher than any other agricultural sector in the United States. The symposium will feature interactive sessions led by national experts designed to assist dairy farm owners, managers and families in making dairy operations a safe place to work and live.
With autumn in the air, many parents have been sending children off to school on the bus each morning. Families with younger children are enjoying new routines as well, with the start of programs like Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley's Play & Learn.
Hero K9 is pleased to announce that an equipment grant has been awarded to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office for their K-9 Garza. A multi-threat vest will be provided to the agency at no cost, thanks to the generosity and support of Flowing Rivers' sponsoring donation of $950.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will officially unveil the Falcon Center for Health, Education and Wellness, the largest building project in university history, at a grand opening celebration set for Sept. 21. The new facility helps address classroom capacity, allows the campus to better integrate technology into curriculum, and expands research opportunities. The day kicks off with a 12:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a public open house from 1-7 p.m. Grand opening festivities are free and open to the public.