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River States Truck & Trailer, will be recognized for the third consecutive year at the awards breakfast at Pier Wisconsin at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin 75 recognizes the largest 75 privately held businesses in Wisconsin. The program recognizes more than just revenue — it also recognizes business contributions to the communities in which they are located, the people who build the business, and the overall Wisconsin economy of which they are a part.
EAU CLAIRE — The Dental Clinic at Chippewa Valley Technical College will once again be offering a chance for veterans to receive free dental care. The Give Vets a Smile event is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the clinic at the CVTC Health Education Center, 615 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Any veteran without other dental benefits who has a current military ID or is enrolled in VA Health Care is eligible to participate.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Tynan Pratumwon, Kylie Hommerding, Sor Her, Liz Schultz, Adrian Harvieux, Darielle Dahnke and Molly Ruoho will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building Oct. 13-24. On display will be blown glass, printmaking, ceramics, photography, mixed media installations, painting and drawing. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicates that 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last month, making it the safest September in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II. Traffic fatalities last month were six fewer than September 2016 and 16 fewer compared to the five-year average for September. The deadliest September occurred in 1973 with 116 deaths.
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.