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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.
MINNEAPOLIS—An Apple Valley, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to killing a St. Paul woman in a car crash after drinking and driving last summer in Minneapolis. Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 22, to one count of criminal vehicular homicide—driving with alcohol concentration above 0.08.
Longtime Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes once said "Paralyze resistance with persistence." That is certainly true of a group of men dedicated to saving the Prairie View Elementary School building in Hager City. At the Aug. 14 Ellsworth School Board meeting, the board voted a third time to demolish Prairie View, despite a proposal by a group of investors who want to buy the school and repurpose it into Prairie View Senior Living.
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.
Crowning Achievements will be hosting the ninth annual Pageant and Raffle at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Faith Community Church, 1040 Paperjack Drive, New Richmond.
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.