Hammond, WI

2021-10-04 Hammond, WI Local News

Pioneer Press

Lower St. Croix Valley Bike Trail gets picnic shelter and tables

Four years ago, officials gathered to mark the opening of the Lower St. Croix Valley Bike Trail on the east side of St. Croix Trail/Washington County 18 between Interstate 94 and Afton’s Old Village. The 4-mile trail and the bridge over Valley Creek in Afton underwent a makeover in 2017...
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Boys claim 1st place, girls claim 2nd at Red Wing Invitational

The Owatonna boys and girls cross country teams made their way to Red Wing Friday, as both teams took part in the Red Wing Invitational. Both found success, with the boys team taking first place with a final team score of 30 points, and the girls team taking second place with a team score of 55 points, just trailing first-place Northfield (33).

Washington County Explorer poised to become Minnesota State Trooper

HUGO, Minn. (FOX 9) - A Hugo, Minnesota man is on the doorstep of a lifelong goal to serve and protect as a member of law enforcement. Andrew Schommer is currently attending the Minnesota State Patrol Training Academy at Camp Ripley, but he’s been serving his community for years well before ever putting on a badge.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Belwin Conservancy marks 50 years, school partnership

Belwin Conservancy in Afton will celebrate its 50th year with a free open house Saturday in an event that will mark its enduring partnership with St. Paul Public Schools. The 1,500-acre nature preserve has played host each year to thousands of district third- and fifth-graders who travel by bus to learn about science in the outdoors.

Lori J. Haigh

Lori Jane Haigh (Schuster) of Cambridge passed away on Sept. 22, 2021, after her years-long battle with cancer. She was 46 years old. Lori was born March 17, 1975, in St. Paul and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1993. After earning two baccalaureate degrees from Moorhead State University as a member of Gamma Phi Beta, Lori worked in many fields, to include: insurance, residential mortgages and daycare before finding her passion in early childhood education.

Faribault girls cross country claims 3rd at Red Wing Invite, boys snag 7th

The Faribault girls cross country team once again showed its stuff against a couple Section 1AA competitors at Friday’s Red Wing Invite. Northfield won with a score of 33 ahead of Owatonna’s 55 points, but Faribault paced the middle of the field in third place with 93 points, ahead of section rivals Red Wing (102) and Winona (131). Rochester Area Home School (146) and Tartan (148) also competed Friday.
River Falls Journal

George Turner

George B. Turner born May 14, 1941 passed away at his home on September 30, 2021 after succumbing to lung disease. To those of us who knew this man we will mourn our loss, laugh about his stories, cry until we are angry, and in time finally be happy that he is just at peace now. He will share his heavenly space with his wife, Marlene M. Turner, who preceded him in death. He left on this earth two adult children who will tell the story of their life with this man, their names are Lee R. Turner and Joann M. Brinkman (Turner) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A special thank you to his companion, Barb Vold for staying with him through his journey. No services will be held at this time. Cards can be received at 2021 2nd St. West, Menomonie, WI 54751. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
River Falls Journal

Thomas M. Erdman

Thomas Michael Erdman, much-loved husband, dad, grandpa, age 64 of Baldwin, Wisconsin; passed away on September 28, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, Minnesota from COVID-19. He was born at Hudson Memorial Hospital, Hudson, Wisconsin March 15, 1957 to Richard and Donna (Nelson) Erdman of Hammond, Wisconsin. He attended St...

St. Croix Curling Center readies for fourth season

The St. Croix Curling Center is gearing up for its fourth year with the start of the fall season in early November. The curling center, which was established in 2018, uses St. Mary’s Point Hockey Arena, which is located at 2489 Itasca Ave S, Lakeland, MN 55043. Starting this season,...

Treehouse AirBNB

If you’re looking for a mini vacation that feels like you’ve travelled a great distance but is really close to home, Kelli Hanson has found just the place. The Lofty Lodge Treehouse is one of the most incredible AirBNBs in the east metro. The Treehouse at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove costs $295 per night to stay at. For more information, click here.
Hastings Star Gazette

Hastings School Board election preview

Hastings’s residence will have a chance to election three members to the Hastings School Board on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Election Day is less than a month away with early voting available now. Application for absentee ballots can be picked at the Hastings Middle School Main Office 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Red Wing's 117-Year-Old Sheldon Theatre Persists

Red Wing is Hallmark-movie idyllic. That’s thanks in large part to the fact that the hamlet, as famous for its boots as for its pottery, has hung on to most of its historic places. Case in point: the 117-year-old Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts. The 468-seat jewel box has been a vaudeville theater and a film house and, these days, is a concert and performing arts center. Oh, and it’s persisted—surviving two world wars, the 1918 flu, the Great Depression, and COVID-19. Not to mention the disasters. “The Sheldon has burned twice and exploded once,” says the theater’s new executive director, Jeff Larson. But, to the delight of Red Wing’s residents, it still stands—and keeps playing.