Buying a purebred dairy calf isn't cheap, but one program in St. Croix County is using donations and grants to allow 4-H members to purchase high-quality calves. The Heritage Calf Project was started almost a decade ago with the premise giving a purebred calf to youth who show a desire in the industry.
Maintaining a long-standing tradition isn't always an easy task. But through the help of their 4-H family, Barry and Adele White are expecting to continue the tradition of the 4-H food stand as a staple of the Pierce County Fair. The Whites took over for Cindy and Dennis Baird last year, after they had managed the food stand for the last 25 years. While Barry admitted there are some surprises that came up, he was pleased with their initial year of management.
"It's all about the kids." That motto has propelled the Ellsworth Funsters for decades, and will be on display when the Funsters host the 50th anniversary of the demo derby at the Pierce County Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. Paul Johnson, a five-year member of the Funsters, makes it clear that the kids are always at the center of attention for the Funsters, even at an entertainment event focused on adults like the demo derby.
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Camp Pepin is well known as a destination for summer campers. But a new camp director is looking to use his 25 years of experience to raise the camp to new heights. Steve Heiny started his new position under the auspices of Red Wing Family YMCA in December. It may be his first time working in Wisconsin, but he spent 12 years as an executive director for summer camps in Detroit and Indianapolis. "I was going to be a teacher, but I did this in the summer until I found a 'real' job and I've stayed ever since," Heiny said.
Almost everyone can relate to the stress in throwing a big party. Buying every item that's necessary, the planning and even the worrying makes it almost impossible to manage everything. But a new business in Prescott is trying to let people enjoy their important events. Cardinal Events and Occasions is attempting to make life easier by providing a quality way to organize gatherings and events. Owner Casey Johnson started the company in January with plans of capitalizing on a missing component in the area.
HAGER CITY — There are situations in life that make people question why now or why me. In the case of 10-year-old Ethan Hedeen, it begs the question why so soon. Ethan died unexpectedly March 26 due to complications from an undiagnosed intestinal problem caused by Meckel's diverticulum. Meckel's is a congenital health issue that usually shows symptoms in the first few years of a child's life.