The Octagon House Museum will host the 10th annual Civil War Encampment 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22. The encampment is a free event and open to the public. It will be held on the south lawn of the Octagon House Museum at 1004 Third St. in Hudson.
RiverFest: Party with a Purpose, continues through July 22 with several family-friendly activities to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the St. Croix River in Hudson.
From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 St. Croix County will host an open house at the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson. This open house will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the County Outdoor Recreation Plan. There will be a short presentation at 7 p.m.
President Trump admires dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. They have complete control of their people and government. Trump is turning Democrats and Republicans against one another with his rallies, lies and tweets. We are being pulled into his madness. He now has control of the Supreme Court and will continue to appoint judges to gain further control of the justice system of the United States.
Wisconsin LRB-2457, a bill worth $2.4 billion in economic activity and 18,000 new jobs in a single year alone, would have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. The bill failed. Now here in St. Croix County, we have a pending resolution on the August ballot. It will undoubtedly take the vocal will of the people to bring the Green Rush to Wisconsin. Here's why I like it:
As a nurse practitioner, if a patient threatened violence, I was required to notify the local police and to notify the individual to whom the treat had been made. Why should I hold a patient accountable but not another individual who is threatening someone or encouraging to be violent?
BARNEVELD—Cody Hanson, of Plum City, was awarded the 2017 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Ethical Hunter Award by Chief Warden Todd Schaller of the DNR and Nick Laufenberg, of Vortex Optics, in Barneveld. The award was presented May 17, 2018 at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters. Vortex Optics, a worldwide company, has been a corporate sponsor for the award the past two years, gifting the ethical hunter an item from their line of rifle scopes, binoculars and rangefinders manufactured in Barneveld.
Hudson's sixth annual St. Croix RiverFest celebration is set for July 17-22. RiverFest, "A Party with a Purpose," is designed to inspire people of all ages to actively celebrate the St. Croix River while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river's health and beauty. RiverFest is made possible by the support of event sponsor Nor-Lake and other sponsors.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering beginner, family-friendly kayak lessons. Kayaking is a great way to experience the outdoors, get healthy exercise, and have fun. Final session: Paddle down the scenic Kinnickinnic River to the spectacular St. Croix! No previous kayak experience is required. However, you should be comfortable in water over your head. All equipment is provided including kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices (PFDs). PFDs must be worn at all times. Class is limited to 10 participants.
Hudson Booster Days will kick of with the 2018 Hudson Ambassador Coronation at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at Bethel Highlands (504 Frontage Road, Hudson). Tickets can be purchased through a candidate or at the door for $8. Doors open at 6:30, coronation starts at 7 p.m.