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  • Spring Valley High School earns silver rank in ‘Best High Schools in America’

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Spring Valley Middle-High School principal Gretchen Cipriano recently notified the staff and school board about the high school’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

  • Vino in the Valley now open for 10th season

    MAIDEN ROCK, WI – Vino in the Valley, located in the beautiful Rush River Valley, is now open for its 10th fantastic season of good vino, a good view, and good vibes. Owner Larry Brenner met with this reporter Friday, April 29 to talk about this 10th season, which starts today.

  • Heritage of Elmwood hosts open house

    ELMWOOD, WI – The Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home hosted a community open house on Tuesday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This was a nice opportunity to meet new staff, such as Interim Administrator Betsy Henck and Nursing Director Tami Jackson. It was also a good time to get lots of good information about services provided at Heritage of Elmwood, both in-house and through their several associated service providers, like St. Croix Hospice and Genesis Rehab Services. Both had information booths set up, with representatives on hand to inform visitors about what they can do.

  • St. Croix County Public Health celebrates National Public Health Week

    NEW RICHMOND, WI -- Each year, St. Croix County Public Health celebrates National Public Health Week, which was April 4-10, 2016. With a national theme of “Making the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation – by 2030,” St. Croix County Public Health challenged county employees and the public to take daily steps to improve their own health, while learning how hunger, education, access to health care and our environment impact the overall health of our county.

    
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LATEST NEWS
  • St. Croix County to collect hazardous waste

    HUDSON, WI – St. Croix County will hold the annual Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection on May 20-21 at the county highway shop located at 666 E Hwy 12 in the Town of Hudson. 

  • Xcel Energy makes generous donation to United Way St. Croix Valley

    HUDSON, WI -- In April, Xcel Energy presented a donation of $70,787 to United Way St. Croix Valley Executive Director Ann Searles. Also present were representatives from United Way partner agency Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

  • SPRING VALLEY, WI -- SVCCF is the Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund. As we embark on our 5th year, we thought it would be good to share with you information about who we are and what we do. 

    SVCCF is a non-profit organization fully staffed by volunteers from the SV community. It was founded in 2012 with purpose of “supporting our own” in the community who are fighting a battle against cancer. One hundred percent of every dollar donated or raised by our fundraising activities is used to provide emotional and financial support to those community members. Each month, we send cards of encouragement and gift cards for local businesses to these community members to help with the basic needs of gas, food, medicine, and other necessities while receiving their treatments.  

SCHOOL
  • GLENWOOD CITY, WI - The Spring Valley golf team has been posting some really good scores this spring in their meets throughout the conference. The only problem is that the team from Mondovi is golfing slightly better lately.

    Valley has been getting solid scores from their top five golfers, especially conference point leader sophomore Tyler Leach. Last week Leach led all scorers in the nine-hole event at Glen Hills Golf Course, shooting an even par 36 to lead all golfers.

  • SPRING VALLEY, WI - They have been flirting with their potential at times this season, and the Spring Valley softball team finally put it together for a win in conference play when it mattered most, at home against Pepin/Alma.

    SV 10, Pepin/Alma 5
    “We played a solid game all around,” said Head Coach Sharla Bauer. “We made important plays, offensively and defensively, at key times. We had minimal errors and hit the ball at the right time in the right situations.”

  • Elmwood Softball

    ELMWOOD, WI - The girls had a game Friday against Colfax, which they won 5-1. This puts them at 5-2 for the conference.

OBITUARIES
  • Richard Peterson

    Richard Boyd Peterson, aged 95, of Baldwin, Wisconsin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

  • John Reinkey

    John J. Reinkey, age 86 of Elmwood, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood.

  • Fred Bartko, age 73 of Menomonie, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at The Neighbors of Dunn County, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

    Memorial Funeral service will be on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Lutheran Church, Wilson, Wisconsin.

COMMUNITY
  • Additional help needed for run across Wisconsin

    SOUTH ST. PAUL MN -- Wisconsin Friends, we are once reaching out to you for some assistance. As you all know by now, from May 7 through May 14, 2016 Break the Stigma Project will be running across Wisconsin - 300 miles from Algoma to Hudson - in 40 miles per day on average.

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A scene from the 2016 VMS play The Lion King Jr., with Claire Finger singing the solo. Footage by Paul J. Seeling-Gateway News
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