Sailer's Food Market and Meat Processing, Inc., of Elmwood, won the 2018 Best of Show Award at the Governor's Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair. Sailer's earned the honor for its salami, which told to Egg Innovations for $2,000. The auction celebrated its 27th year. In total, this year's auction raised more than $100,000. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, which supports Wisconsin 4-H activities including 4-H conferences, teaching materials and workshops, and overall development of 4-H youth.
In the late 1950's, when I was in middle school, my dad decided to buy a popcorn wagon as an adjunct to his retail business, Armstrong's Gift and Variety Store, located on Main Street in River Falls, Wisconsin. River Falls is a town on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, 40 miles from the Twin Cities. In the 1950's, it had a population of 5,000. It also had a state teachers' college, that educated not only elementary and secondary teachers but also students majoring in agriculture. The college barns, which were on campus, gave off an aroma of manure that gave rise to the nickname "MOO U."
The hospitals are in desperate need of all all blood types to help those who have been injured in the natural disasters that have occured around the nation. The blood types are A+,A-, B+, B-, O+ and O-. Insert these letters :A, B, or O in the blanks to find out the message from the Red Cross. "With_ut _, _ & _, we c_n't s_ve _nyb_dy. Ple_se help s_me_ne be wh_le _g_in."
At the June 27-30 Convention in La Crosse, the Sons of Norway elected two local women to serve as directors for District 5: Sandra Olson of Woodville and Audrey Severson of Ellsworth. The Sons of Norway has five zones in the U.S. and they will represent Zone 1, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee with 50 lodges in these six states. Olson will become youth director and has also been chosen to serve as a delegate to the Sons of Norway's International Convention in Bloomington, Minn., next month.
Swan Vision Gallery in Maiden Rock announces its third special exhibit of 2018: The Uncanny Valley: Dean Lucker's Log Men, which features new and recent sculpture by critically acclaimed artist Dean Lucker.
Once again, the St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Association will sponsor a fun contest for kids at the Pierce County Fair, where they can enter their biggest vegetables and flowers. This contest is open to all kids under the age of 16; they need not be affiliated with 4-H or any other youth organization.
It is time to start thinking about fall canning season! Now is a good time to check over any pressure canner you may use to make sure that it is working properly. The dial gauges on canners should be tested every year to make sure they are working properly. Even brand new gauges should be tested! The Pierce County UW-Extension Office offers dial gauge testing, free of charge. The dial gauge is tested against a calibrated reference gauge to determine accuracy. Only the lid of
The Ellsworth youth traveling 10A baseball team completed its undefeated season on Thursday, July 26, after defeating the North St. Paul Polars 5-2 at Kent Hrbek Fields in Bloomington. Thursday's championship win sealed the Ellsworth team's 20-0 Metro Baseball League record. The MBL 10A division has 47 teams throughout the Minnesota metro area and Western Wisconsin. "All the players and coaches proudly represented Ellsworth throughout the season with their hard work, dedication and great sportsmanship," Julie Stoltenburg said.
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It takes a dedicated and generous community to make great things happen. The Performing Arts Center at Prescott High School is a prime example. A strong base of donors helped move the Performing Arts Center and with much care and devotion, helped create a space where students, families and community members can enjoy a wide range of entertainment. From that effort, Prescott Arts Commitment Team (PACT) was formed. Still a community-based organization, PACT is dedicated to advancing community arts in Prescott and partnering with