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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named to the Sierra Club's 2017 list of "Cool Schools." The "Cool Schools" ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools' commitment to sustainability. The 2017 rankings reflect sustainability activities through June 2016.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Center for Dairy Farm Safety will conduct the third annual Dairy Farm Safety Symposium at the World Dairy Expo on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Madison. The symposium is a series of workshops addressing topics related to dairy farm safety. Work-related injuries and fatalities on dairy farms are higher than any other agricultural sector in the United States. The symposium will feature interactive sessions led by national experts designed to assist dairy farm owners, managers and families in making dairy operations a safe place to work and live.
PLUM CITY — Mel Pittman, a Plum City dairy farmer and member of the Republican Party, has announced that he is running for Wisconsin Senate District 31. Pittman is running to bridge the gap between social divisions and to empower citizens to build the best communities for tomorrow's children. His record of service, both past and present, exhibits his desire to engage others in community building. His plan will implement ideas that make communities stronger and more resilient so they may engage the challenges that lie ahead.
EAU CLAIRE — Two educators lauded for their dedication, experience and ability to engage students have earned them the 2017 Roy and Jan Fuerstenberg Teaching Excellence Awards, Chippewa Valley Technical College's top awards for teachers.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide an overview of supply chain (contract vendor) opportunities associated with Foxconn Technology Group at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Cashman Conference Center, WITC-New Richmond campus, 1019 S. Knowles Ave. Tricia Braun, WEDC's chief operating officer, will provide details on Foxconn, its economic
Spring Valley School District welcomed four new staff members to area schools, ready to tackle the 2017-2018 school year. The Herald asked them to fill out a questionnaire, in order to introduce them to the community. The first day of school for pre-Kindergarten through ninth grade students is Tuesday, Sept. 7. The first regular school day is Wednesday, Sept. 6 for all students. Elementary picture day set for Friday, Sept. 8; middle and high schoolers should be picture ready for their turn on Sept. 19. Sarah Blegen
As another school year gets underway across Wisconsin, drivers are asked to keep a sharp eye out for students and school buses. The State Patrols September Law of the Month details state laws designed to protect students as they head to and from school activities.
Pierce County will provide free disposal for county households and farmers of unwanted medications during the county Fall Clean Sweep event. The unwanted medications will be collected at the same event that already accepts pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, fuels, cleaning agents, lead, oil and latex based paints, and other chemicals from households and farmers in the county. A charge may be applied for large loads of household hazardous waste/paints.
“This bill does not allow for public debate...is the public even aware? You’re not allowing the public to have adequate input into this issue,” testified Stephanie Bloomingdale. Ms. Bloomingdale is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. She represented many workers who, along with the rest of us, just found out about bills that set up a process to get rid of occupational licensing.
The American Red Cross is partnering with Sport Clips Haircuts to offer a free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.