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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
Out of the 34 compliance checks conducted in 2017, 28 clerks or retailers — 83 percent — upheld the law and refused the sale of tobacco to Pierce County underage youth, according to the Pierce County Health Department. Two of these retailers, BP Amoco in Prescott and Dollar General in River Falls, were randomly selected to receive special recognition this year. The health department wishes to thank and congratulate all tobacco retailers that did not sell tobacco products to minors.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin taking this year’s annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 21. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River.
WOODBURY — Marie Frederick, member of Artists of Woodbury, is the creative genius behind the Bold North Art Experience. "I thought that it would be a great diversion, and fun experience for people to celebrate art during the festivities of Super Bowl LII," she said. "As an artist in the area, and art educator, I know many talented artists and decided to pull together a group for a sale January 28 to February 10 when people are celebrating the Super Bowl."
Jessica A. Bivens, 22, River Falls, waived extradition Jan. 5 to Washington County, Minn, where she was charged May 18 with felony fifth degree possess schedule 1,2,3,4,-- not small amount of marijuana. Kyle M. Brown, 37, Ellsworth, posted two $2,000 signature bonds on two disorderly conduct charges and one battery charge Jan. 4. The charges resulted from incidents Jan. 4 in Ellsworth.
Ellsworth Community School District has announced school will be closed Monday, Jan. 22 due to a predicted a snowstorm. The Ellsworth Elementary Open House, scheduled for Monday night, Jan. 22 has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Other area schools who have cancelled school, as of 8 p.m. Sunday night, include Hastings, Goodhue and Red Wing.
MADISON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Wisconsin USDA Farm Service Agency state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs. Each state committee has five members, one chairperson and four members. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee include: • Committee Chair Lisa Condon — Horicon
MADISON — Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day on Feb. 21 in Madison. The event is hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union. WFU President Darin Von Ruden urged WFU members from all corners of the state to make the trip to Madison. "Decisions that are made at the Capitol have a tremendous impact on our lives in rural Wisconsin. Farm and Rural Lobby Day is a chance to work together to strengthen the voices of family farmers and our rural communities," Von Ruden said.
Looking for a unique Valentine gift for your loved one or friends? Look no further than a Singing Valentine from the Croix Chordsmen. You may have seen them loaded into cars, dressed in fancy tuxedos, popping into businesses and homes to serenade unsuspecting Valentines.
EAU CLAIRE — Applications are being accepted for three positions on the Chippewa Valley Technical College Board of Trustees. The open positions include one member who is an employer, one who is an employee and one school district administrator. Successful candidates will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2018. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Send applications to Lauren Sullivan, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.