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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Several road projects are planned for Dresser after the village board approved roadwork contracts last Monday.

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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.

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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.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office notified the press May 21 that a motorcycle driver injured in a May 14 crash in Clam Falls had died.

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“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…

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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. 

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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.

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Local farm meets growing demand

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Getting ready for the conference season, the Braves fell 5-1 to Minnesota state tourney qualifier in 2017 Champlin Logators 5-1 last Wednesday at Oakey Park.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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The Braves fell 13-12 in a wild marathon 4.5 hour game against Menomonie. The game lasted 12 innings and featured 37 hits — 20 hits by Osceola and 17 by Menomonie.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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, …