The Prescott football team will hold its first practice of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The girls' golf team's opening practice will follow on Monday, Aug. 6, and the volleyball and cross country teams will begin their seasons on Monday, Aug. 13.
The Red Wing bridge project team has sore feet. I'm not making any excuses, actually there are no excuses. But inevitably on every major bridge project I've worked on there is at least once when project team members stub their toes during the multi-year construction phase and has to re-group. This past week, we stubbed a couple of toes.
BARNEVELD—Cody Hanson, of Plum City, was awarded the 2017 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Ethical Hunter Award by Chief Warden Todd Schaller of the DNR and Nick Laufenberg, of Vortex Optics, in Barneveld. The award was presented May 17, 2018 at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters. Vortex Optics, a worldwide company, has been a corporate sponsor for the award the past two years, gifting the ethical hunter an item from their line of rifle scopes, binoculars and rangefinders manufactured in Barneveld.
Hudson's sixth annual St. Croix RiverFest celebration is set for July 17-22. RiverFest, "A Party with a Purpose," is designed to inspire people of all ages to actively celebrate the St. Croix River while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river's health and beauty. RiverFest is made possible by the support of event sponsor Nor-Lake and other sponsors.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering beginner, family-friendly kayak lessons. Kayaking is a great way to experience the outdoors, get healthy exercise, and have fun. Final session: Paddle down the scenic Kinnickinnic River to the spectacular St. Croix! No previous kayak experience is required. However, you should be comfortable in water over your head. All equipment is provided including kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices (PFDs). PFDs must be worn at all times. Class is limited to 10 participants.
Plum City Middle/High School has named its fourth quarter honor roll recipients. They are as follows: A honor roll 12th grade: Jasmine Bylander, Rebekah Henn, Luke Longsdorf, Jessica Martin, Madelyn Schellhas, Breida Torres and Tayler Whipple. 11th grade: Teresa Ballester, Noah Gansluckner, Mikaili Kannel, Olivia Miller, McKenzie Raethke, Katlin Redding, Owen Sternecker and MacKenzie Wieser. 10th grade: Owen Bartsh, Hannah Batho, John Henn, Mikinzie Ingli, Halli Martin, Zackory Phillips, Vanessa Seipel and Hannah White.
Third grade students in Mrs. Jansen's Cardinal Time Extensions Group at Malone Intermediate School in Prescott participated in the 2018 Air, Air Everywhere Poetry Contest presented by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Students researched and wrote a short poem about air celebrating the fact that air pollution has declined in Wisconsin. The poems were judged on content, grammar and spelling, and neatness. The top 3 students from each third grade class moved on to the State Level within the DNR. Congratulations on great writing!
The Hudson Hot Air Affair kicked off the 2019 theme of "Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean" with a boat cruise on June 18. The 2019 event will be held Feb. 1-3.
The Merri Heirs 4-H Club and Plum City FFA held their annual Dairy Breakfast Saturday, June 2 at the Legion Park in Plum City. The breakfast included regular and blueberry pancakes served with local fresh maple syrup, sausages, scrambled eggs, cheese curds, pudding and milk. Several door prizes were given out from local businesses. Hay rides were offered courtesy of the Curt Henn Family. Children and guest of all ages enjoyed a ride through the park and into town. The Plum City FFA and Merri-Heirs 4-H Club would like to thank everyone that helped to make this a successful event.
The students of Ellsworth Elementary School recently completed a fundraiser campaign to support the local military veterans from Pierce County. The "Pennies for Veterans" drive began in early May and concluded on May 25. Collectively, students in grades 4YK through 5 raised $1,230.