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Saints host Cards for doubleheader action

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Luck/Frederic golf take second at golf meet

“Little Eagles Early Learning Center”

Update on unidentified human bones

Centuria approves sewer rate increase

Destination Imagination enchanting at Unity

Signs of the times in St. Croix Falls

Trails race gets go ahead

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Landfill monitoring discussed by council

Man threatens to slit bouncer’s throat

Angels Island in need of water

Ultimate goal of cancer fundraisers: More birthdays

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Frederic Soo Line Depot/Museum opens May 25

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Signs of the time
T.A. Doughty-St. Hilaire
At the St. Croix Falls City Council meeting on Monday night, signs were just one item on the agenda.
Alderwoman Joy Zasadny broached the item, noting that she had first considered the issue of signage.
“Signage reflects on a city,” observed Zasadny. “And we seem to have a hodgepodge of random signage.”
Zasadny went on to say that the city should look into developing a uniform standard, which would include the fonts and colors used as well as an approval process. She went on to cite the Village of Osceola's directional signage as an example of what the city should look to.
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“Little Eagles Early Learning Center”
By Lynda Berg Olds
Unity has been planning for the development of a child care center for some time now. In fact, there has been a waiting list since the first board presentation (and subsequent reporting on same), back in November of 2017. Well hold onto Eagle tail feathers as the timeline was rolled-out at Tuesday night's meeting of the Unity School Board – with the actual opening of the center planned for October of this year!
But first, a building must be constructed. Superintendent Brandon Robinson laid it all out:
“The Child Care Center proposal we are providing has been years in the making. Since that first meeting in November, the definite need for such a program has been identified.. Quality child care services are needed in our area. They are difficult to find and there are waiting lists as there aren't very many providers.
“We took a look at a lot of different options and one of the things was a lot of schools that have child care have space in their facilities – but we do we tried to arrive at what we felt would be a good solution for our district for our immediate and long term needs. In both spring planning sessions of 2018 and 2019, we spent a lot of time on the subject and added a child care center to our long-range plan.
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​Saints host Cards for doubleheader action
T.A. Doughty-St. Hilaire
The St. Croix Falls Saints hosted the ball teams from Luck/Frederic for some doubleheader action last Thursday and the Saints came through to victory on their home turf.
The Saints boys were able to take victory thanks to consistent scoring starting out in the first inning rounding the bases three times and getting a jump on things. They made more progress in the bottom of the third when they scored another two runs all the while keeping the Cardinals scoreless. The game went seven inning and had a final score of 6-1, St. Croix Falls.
The Saints girls also walked away with another victory under their belt.
It was again through their consistent ability to score throughout the innings getting a strong start with five runs by the bottom of the second inning. The girls in blue also added another three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Saints were able to keep the Cardinal girls from rounding the bases thanks to some good pitching. The Cards were able to send a couple of players across the place, but it wasn't quite enough for their hosts who steadily outpaced them during the game. Final score: 8-2, St. Croix Falls.

Angels Island in need of water
By Lynda Berg Olds
Two citizens were pre-registered to address the Milltown Village Board at Monday night's regular meeting. The first was Nancy Lemay, who was there to facilitate getting water to Angels Island Park; the second was Ray Arellano, who wanted to communicate with the board about property he evidently owns on the corner of Bank Street and Milltown Avenue.
Arellano began by noting that some folks present at this meeting undoubtedly were familiar with him.
“I've been a property owner here in Milltown for a long time. I was under the impression at one time that the property was in my sister's name...but on Aug. 5 (last year) I found out that I still owned the property. I've been telling the city since I came back (from jail) that I am here and I am putting the building up for sale. I would like to one time the city made me an offer of $13,000 for the property, but that was 40 years ago, so this goes back a long time.
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