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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.
PLUM CITY — Mel Pittman, a Plum City dairy farmer and member of the Republican Party, has announced that he is running for Wisconsin Senate District 31. Pittman is running to bridge the gap between social divisions and to empower citizens to build the best communities for tomorrow's children. His record of service, both past and present, exhibits his desire to engage others in community building. His plan will implement ideas that make communities stronger and more resilient so they may engage the challenges that lie ahead.
EAU CLAIRE — Two educators lauded for their dedication, experience and ability to engage students have earned them the 2017 Roy and Jan Fuerstenberg Teaching Excellence Awards, Chippewa Valley Technical College's top awards for teachers.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide an overview of supply chain (contract vendor) opportunities associated with Foxconn Technology Group at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Cashman Conference Center, WITC-New Richmond campus, 1019 S. Knowles Ave. Tricia Braun, WEDC's chief operating officer, will provide details on Foxconn, its economic
The St. Croix Valley Foundation is accepting applications for their 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.
As another school year gets underway across Wisconsin, drivers are asked to keep a sharp eye out for students and school buses. The State Patrols September Law of the Month details state laws designed to protect students as they head to and from school activities.
STILLWATER — Parading bagpipers, a blazing bonfire, pub food, a stilt-walker, and a fire juggling priest will be a few of the highlights at Bagpipes & Bonfires — a Celtic street festival — at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Stillwater on Saturday, Sept. 23. This popular community event is expected to attract more than 500 people, many in kilts and costume, for a party in a large tent in front of the church.
“This bill does not allow for public debate...is the public even aware? You’re not allowing the public to have adequate input into this issue,” testified Stephanie Bloomingdale. Ms. Bloomingdale is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. She represented many workers who, along with the rest of us, just found out about bills that set up a process to get rid of occupational licensing.
Give blood, get a haircut The American Red Cross is partnering with Sport Clips Haircuts to offer a free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.