Some of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians are about to meet up for the Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) 2018 High School State Honors Music Project.
Peanut butter and banana, bacon and cheddar? These are the new doggie treat flavors baked fresh for Osceola Farmer’s Market and offered by Little Farm in the Valley.
Members of the Polk County Amateur Radio Association will participate in a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 and 24 at Fresh Pastures Neighborhood farm (2316 State Road 35, Milltown).
The Annual St. Croix Regional Medical Center’s Salad Luncheon, known for its varied selection of delicious food, music, fine service and a great cause, will be held Friday, June 15 at St. Croix Falls High School between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
e recognized with a silver level honor from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Response to Intervention Center. OES Principal Peggy Weber brought the news to the school board’s attention at last week’s regular meeting.
Recipe for an executive director at a small-town arts center: Mix equal parts event planner, volunteer coordinator and visionary. Add a dash of diplomacy and a pinch of ambition. Stir gently.
A plane engine drones in the sky above William Patten’s Osceola townhouse. It’s a fitting backdrop for the centenarian’s stories. In the final years of World War II he flew a B-17 bomber. Now, days shy of a century old, Patten recalls his days as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force with rich detail.
An Amery teen died in the hospital Friday, June 1, the result of injuries from a crash in the neighboring town of Black Brook. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, her death represents the second fatality caused by the May 27 collision.
“Explore, Learn, and Protect!” The Junior Ranger motto will ring out this summer at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as children participate in activity-based programs about rivers and fishing. Park rangers and volunteers will present these free programs regularly throughout the summer…
Joyful Morning Coffee Shop in Dresser invites you to enjoy an evening with Christian music legend Randy Stonehill on June 15 starting at 7 p.m. This is a free concert open to the public, and a free will offering will be taken.
A St. Croix Falls quartet took first in a state competition May 19, the second time in four years that a group from the city has won a state barbershop championship.
The Dresser Police Review Committee will establish a set of procedures and regulations before addressing a recent complaint brought by a resident.
Did the Pony Express ever deliver mail to Osceola? Who was the longest serving local postmaster? What part did the railroad play in bringing mail to our area?
An Osceola restaurant has earned this year’s St. Croix Watershed Stewardship Award. In May, the St. Croix River Association recognized the Watershed Cafe and its owners, Rita and Steve Rasmuson, for their contributions to stewardship of the St. Croix River and its broader watershed.
Noted for its elaborate and extensive system of hiking, biking and foot trails, St. Croix Falls will host its first annual City of Trails Festival this weekend, June 8-10.
Crews finished paving the area around the Highway 8 interchange in Forest Lake and were able to re-open the northbound I-35 ramp to eastbound Highway 8 ahead of schedule on Saturday morning, June 2.
Polk County has contracted with CodeRED to allow everyone throughout the county the opportunity to receive free emergency alert notifications that require immediate action or awareness. These notifications could include but are not limited to emergency evacuations, missing children alerts, e…
Kids of all abilities would be able to use a playground being planned by the Osceola Community Health Foundation for the medical center campus. The foundation is currently raising funds for the project and hopes to build it with the help of local volunteers in late summer.
Motorists can expect single lane closures on State Highway 35 beginning May 29, when the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin an improvement project between Frederic and Siren in Polk and Burnett counties. Proposed improvements include roadway surface mill and overlay…
Although she grew up on golf courses in Wisconsin and played collegiate golf at Stanford University, Casey Danielson seems to enjoy the comforts, and successes, of playing in Minnesota.
The Osceola Area Ambulance Service just took delivery of a 2018 Freightliner Road Rescue Ambulance by Everest Emergency Vehicles, Inc. Funds have been used not only for the new ambulance purchase but to also equip it with the necessary essentials such as Stryker power load system, Stryker po…
Area manufacturers and skilled tradespeople gathered last week at the site of the future Discovery Center Fab Lab and Workforce Development Center for a hard hat luncheon hosted by the Inspire…Building a Center of Discovery fundraising campaign.
After some confusion about the original deadline, warning lights and gates are planned for the 248th Street railroad crossing by the end of this year.
In his first public statement regarding a recent allegation of drunken driving in February, Dresser Police Chief Ryan Haass told the village board he’d taken action to ensure nothing similar happens in the future.
Several changes within the Dresser-Osceola-Garfield Fire Association, colloquially known as DOG Fire, have prompted the organization to change its name to Allied Emergency Services.
The Osceola Area Chamber and Main Street Program was recognized for its outstanding downtown revitalization efforts at the 27th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony on Friday, April 27, in Ripon.
In the fall of 2017, the Majestic Falls Day Spa changed hands and is now called the Victorian Wellness Day Retreat and Spa of St. Croix Falls. The Majestic Day Spa has moved to Taylors Falls.
When Joanne Ritten came out of semi-retirement last September to serve as Polk County’s interim clerk of circuit court, it was her second such appointment to the typically-elected office. The first was in 2012. Ritten, then the clerk of court’s chief deputy, was named clerk for the remainder…
Passenger trains running via the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway will get a late start this season. The service is typically running by May, with an oft sold-out Mothers Day brunch ride. This year, the first passenger train will depart the station June 30.
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative awarded $56,250 to the sons and daughters of co-op members in Class of 2018 through its Community Service Scholarship program. Forty-five scholarship recipients will each receive $1,250 to continue their education after high school.
The St. Croix River is currently below 683 feet and is forecast is to remain below the slow-no-wake threshold, the Washington County Sheriff's Office announced last night.
After 34 years as school board president, Timm Johnson passed the role to the vice president, Craig Brunclik, at the board’s May 2 meeting. Johnson, who will step in as vice president, plans to help Brunclik learn the ropes.
MADISON — In a surprise ceremony at his school today, Michael Wilson, a school counselor at St. Croix Falls High School, was named Wisconsin’s 2019 Special Services Teacher of the Year.
The Osceola School Board approved election results for Brooke Kulzer, director, and Rosanne Anderson, treasurer, at last week’s meeting. Kulzer and Anderson took their oath of office and were congratulated by their family and fellow board members. Although this election was held on April 3, …
Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, traffic will be reduced to single lane on northbound Interstate 35 between Highway 97 and Highway 8 as crews finish a lane shift and road configuration for the I-35 North Metro Split project in Columbus and Forest Lake. The lane restrictions will be in plac…