On Friday, April 26, 2019, 16 fifth grade students represented Prescott in the Regional Math Masters Competition at St. Croix Central Middle School in Hammond.
In the April 25 Herald, Rep. Petryk asks his constituents to be sure to fill out his "survey." The document has merit for trying to elicit opinions from citizens, but a survey it is not. For starters, a survey of any merit about politics must be done independent of the politicians circulating it. Petryk's document is sent out by and returned to his office. It is then likely tabulated by his staff and the results, therefore, will have to be suspect and partisan.
As St. Croix County Public Health and St. Croix Valley Immunization Coalition recognizes National Infant Immunization Week (April 27-May 4), they would like to remind everyone of the importance and safety of immunizations. One of the essential services of Public Health departments is prevention of communicable diseases including vaccine preventable diseases. Serious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, smallpox and whooping cough were all common until vaccines were developed.
Irish tenor Anthony Kearns will perform with the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts.
Plum City School District was closed on Monday, April 21, but Tanya Bechel's Plum fourth grade class found time to clean up their community and celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 24. The students swept up sand, raked, placed mulch, pruned and picked up litter around Legion Park and the duck pond for the event the Plum City Master Gardeners helped coordinate.
Pierce County Farm Bureau recently donated a set of books to the Prescott Public Library. These books were the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom book of the year for each of the past nine years. The books donated include: "Fresh-Picked Poetry," "John Deere, That's Who!," "Time for Cranberries," "Sugarbush Spring," "The Beeman," "First Peas to the Table," Fantastic Farm Machines," "Farmer George Plants a Nation," and "Seed Soil Sun." These books will be used to provide the public with a better understanding of agriculture.
On Sunday, April 7, 34 English Lutheran Church Sunday School kids delivered 50 baskets they had made to Preferred Senior Living residents and 18 homes of those in the congregation unable to attend worship services. They even decorated the bus for their deliveries!
This year's Spring Valley Empty Bowls marked another great success! Event founder and leader Jim Herold retired last year. Becky Leland (former K-6 art teacher) moved into his position and new hire Jalissa Bankston came on board. It was awesome to see that despite the changes the event surpassed previous year totals. During the course of the four years $20,000 has been donated to the local food shelf, as well as the Spring Valley schools' weekend meal backpack program. The event on March 5 brought in $3,000.