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STOCKHOLM, Wis. — Throughout the summer, the village of Stockholm has thrown a party on the second Friday of each month. The last chance in 2017 to enjoy this village-wide festivity, known as the "Stockholm Stroll," with free food and drink, artist demonstrations, games and cozy bonfires, will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The event is free and open to the public.
EAU CLAIRE — Firefighters from 15 departments throughout west-central Wisconsin agreed on the toughest challenge as they prepared for an upcoming state certification test: The ladder challenge was not going to be easy.
LA CROSSE — Rep. Ron Kind announced that his office is now accepting applications from individuals interested in attending one of our nation's service academies. Students must submit their applications by Friday, Oct. 20. "I am always impressed by the motivated, disciplined young men and women that seek to attend our nation's military academies," Kind said. "Each year I am able to nominate outstanding students from western and central Wisconsin to become our military leaders of the future, and I'm looking forward to meeting this year's applicants."
Professor of Economics at George Mason University Walter E. Williams calls "Government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution" the largest threat to our prosperity. Federal revenue is at record levels and still, they are putting us deeper into debt. The Feds will spend more than $4 trillion in 2017. Social Security will eat up most of it at $1 trillion.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a Minnesota case challenging a state law that allows sex offenders to remain locked up indefinitely. The court announced Monday, Oct. 2, that it will not take up the case. In not hearing it, the court allows an early 2017 ruling by a federal appeals court to stand. The appeals decision overturned a lower court decision that found the sex offender program unconstitutional. The appeals ruling removed requirements for immediate changes.
Wisconsin Grocers Association The Wisconsin Grocers Association will recognize Jason Nilssen, owner of Nilssen's Foods, for his outstanding contributions to the grocery industry in Wisconsin with the Excellence in Operations Award at a date to be determined. Nilssen's Foods has locations in Baldwin, Clear Lake, Cumberland, Ellsworth and Glenwood City. Nilssen was nominated by Jim Hopkins of SpartanNash, Nilssen's wholesaler.
BreakAway Arts and Cafe, Caring Hands Massage and Spa, and MindfulMotion Pilates, Fitness and Ayurveda are teaming up to offer two new classes beginning next month in Hastings.
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.
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.