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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.
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