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Boyceville 2019 Cucumber Festival

Boyceville Cucumber Festival was held August 16-18, 2019

Debbie and Gary Stevens receive SCC 4-H Living Memorial Award

by Missy Klatt GLENWOOD CITY —  At this year’s St. Croix County Fair Debbie and Gary Stevens were awarded the 4-H Living Memorial Award on Sunday of the fair. The award is given out by the St. Croix County 4-H Leaders Council yearly to those that have made an impact on the 4-H program in…

Boyceville fire district anticipates saving about $40,000 on new fire station

By LeAnn R. Ralph BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville Community Fire District will save about $40,000 all together on the new fire station currently under construction. The savings in sales tax will be $30,725, said Cory Green, Boyceville fire chief, at the Boyceville Community Fire District Board’s August 14 meeting. In addition, the fire district will…

Gaustad sentenced to 9 years in prison, 12 years of extended supervision

By LeAnn R. Ralph HUDSON — A former Glenwood City High School teacher who pleaded guilty to two of seven felonies related to sex crimes involving a teenaged girl in Missouri has been sentenced to nine years in prison and 12 years of extended supervision. Judge Edward Vlack sentenced Peter L.O. Gaustad, age 46, in…

Motive for Chippewa County homicides may never be known

By LeAnn R. Ralph LAKE HALLIE  — The five people who died at two separate locations in Chippewa County Sunday, July 28, included three people from the gunman’s family, the gunman and one person from another family, and the motive for the murders may never be known. Ritchie German Jr., age, 33, identified by authorities…

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