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Colfax fire district ends 2023 nearly $2,700 over budget

By Editor | April 16, 2024

By LeAnn R. Ralph Editor’s Note: LeAnn R. Ralph serves as chair of the Colfax Community Fire District Board.  COLFAX  —  The Colfax Community Fire District ended 2023 by being nearly $2,700 over the amount budgeted for expenses. There’s a good reason for that, though.  The Colfax Community Fire District has been saving money to…

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Reckless driver pursued in Dunn County

By Editor | April 16, 2024

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at approximately 8:08 a.m., the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a vehicle pursuit initiated by the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) that was entering Dunn County westbound on US Highway 12 toward Elk Mound. The suspect vehicle had reportedly fled after a Trooper approached it when making a traffic…

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Safety improvement project on WIS 128 just north of I-94 to start

By Editor | April 9, 2024

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $45,959 contract with prime contractor Mattison Contractors, Inc. of Knapp for a safety improvement project on northbound WIS 128 just north of the westbound I-94 entrance and exit ramps southwest of Wilson in St. Croix County. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, April…

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Boyceville looks at financing utilities on Sykora Lane

By Editor | April 9, 2024

by Renee Bettendorf BOYCEVILLE-At their meeting on Monday evening, the Boyceville Village Board discussed several items of note including the development of Sykora Lane, the new library building project and some incidents that happened at the airport bathrooms. Sykora Lane, which is located near the post office and could be a new housing development if…

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18 incumbent St. Croix County Board supervisors retain seats, with 1 newcomer

By Editor | April 9, 2024

By LeAnn R.Ralph HUDSON –  A total of 18 incumbent St. Croix County Board supervisors have retained their seats, and one newcomer was elected to the board in the April 2 election.  Three of the 19 supervisory districts on the St. Croix County Board had two candidates on the ballot. For write-in votes to count,…

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Stafsholt bill honoring fallen sheriff’s Deputy Kaitie Leising signed into law

By Editor | April 9, 2024

Madison, WI –Senator Rob Stafsholt (R – New Richmond) released the following statement after his legislation was signed into law that would designate a portion of State Highway 128 in St. Croix County in honor of fallen Deputy Kaitie Leising of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.  “Everyone is heartbroken over the loss of Deputy…

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Wheeler Village Board approves applying for CDBG funds to repair village hall

By Editor | April 9, 2024

By LeAnn R.Ralph WHEELER  —  The Wheeler Village Board has approved applying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair the exterior of the village hall. The funding would be in the form of grant money and/or a loan, said Don Knutson, village clerk-treasurer, at the Wheeler Village Board’s April 3 meeting. Knutson said he…

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St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society to Celebrate 45 Years

By Editor | April 9, 2024

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society (SCVGS) became a chapter of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society on April 19, 1979. It was organized by several individuals who shared a common interest in family history research. Initially the organization served Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties, but Polk County later formed their own society. People joined from…

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Glenwood City has been recognized for the past 8 years

By Editor | April 9, 2024

GCSD receives national recognition for music education support The School District of Glenwood City has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 25th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding…

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Norm Hagen, retires his scissors after 70 years

By Editor | April 9, 2024

by Renee Bettendorf GLENWOOD CITY – On a recent afternoon Norm Hagen, 92, chatted with several friends at his barber shop which has been located in downtown Glenwood City since 1958. The big news of the day was Norm’s retirement which will happen later this month.   “Is there something specific you plan on doing…

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