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ELLSWORTH/RIVER FALLS -- The local organization, Basics for Local Kids, is gearing up for the seventh season of collecting and offering winter-wear to western Wisconsin kids in need. The group asks you to gather your gently used and new winter wear including coats, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, and gloves in child and adult sizes, and drop them off at a collection box near you. Adult size items are needed for the teens. Your donation will give local kids an option to stay warm this winter.
RIVER FALLS -- The River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are partnering to present a moderated legislative candidate forum for Senate District 10 and Assembly District 30 at 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center. A panel discussion will be moderated with prepared questions and written questions will be accepted from the audience and answered as time permits.
PRESCOTT -- As the school district settles into a routine after moving students into new learning spaces, the community has rallied to support the installation of playground equipment at the Intermediate School. The Intermediate School is now home to grades 3-5, as well as the district office and community education. While there are several options for outdoor education and recess, including basketball hoops, four square, hopscotch and a selection of sports equipment, the students will benefit greatly from playground equipment.
Sheila Harsdorf Age : 60 Address : Town of River Falls Job : Legislator, former dairy farmer Education : River Falls High School graduate; bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Minnesota-St. Paul Family : One son
PLUM CITY -- I have been fortunate in my career to work in some quality K-12 school districts. One of the reasons I decided to come to Plum City as...
WESTERN WISCONSIN -- An art colony is something that forms spontaneously. It may begin with someone looking for a simpler life and another artist comes along to help with the move and finds the area attractive and affordable. Back in the 1970s, artists and friends from the Twin Cities discovered the nearly abandoned village of Stockholm. Big brick homes and old wooden farmhouses offered affordable housing, land was cheap and the young artists were thrilled to find such a beautiful place to make their own.
ELLSWORTH -- The New Richmond Tigers come into Friday night’s game against Ellsworth here with size on their advantage. First of all, New Richmond is the biggest school in the conference. That means they have no shortage of players on the roster, of course. The Tigers also have amazing size at a few crucial spots, boasting an offensive line with a 300-pounder and a number of guys up and over 250.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the first ever UW-River Falls Special Olympics – Run with the Cops on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The public is invited to join officers from local law enforcement agencies for this one-of-a-kind event in support of Special Olympics Wisconsin.
STOCKHOLM -- The earth is made up of minerals, rocks, soil and water. So is “EARTH,” Abode Gallery’s new group art exhibit, which opens on Friday, Sept. 30 and runs through Nov. 7 in Stockholm.
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth boys football team hopes to get its season back on track Friday night in the annual homecoming game here at 7 p.m. This week’s opponent is Baldwin-Woodville. The Blackhawks are 1-3 in Middle Border Conference action so far this year. Their lone win came last week in an upset over St. Croix Central, 21-20. “They are going to be living off the energy from a huge win last week,” said co-head coach Jason Janke. “I’m sure that’s their biggest win since they made a deep playoff run about six years ago, losing to Jared Abbrederis’s team.”