At the St. Croix Falls School board meeting last Tuesday the board discussed the current and future state of the ski co-op they currently belong to with Chisago City School District.
The issue came up at a meeting about one month ago when an interested parent asked that their student be allowed to compete and that the St. Croix Falls School District remain in the co-op.
That is where things get a little complicated. In the years since the last time an athlete from St. Croix Falls competed with the team (approximately six), the neighboring district has had three different athletic directors. One of the athletic directors solicited the State of Minnesota to dissolve the co-op. Due to that move, the co-op will be considered solvent for only the next school year before it is dissolved.
Board members noted that the expense to the school is $700, a user fee of $205 will also have to be paid by the student to the Chisago District. The student will also be responsible for their own lift ticket to Wild Mountain where the team practices. With the aforementioned stipulations in place, the board voted to stay in the co-op for the remaining year.
Jacob Ostrowski, 30, of St. Croix Falls, was airlifted to Regions Hospital early Saturday morning with life-threatening injuries following a head-on collision with a drunk driver who crossed into his lane on Highway 65.
It was 6:40 a.m. on Aug. 31 when the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle head on-crash on Highway 65 just north of the Polk/St. Croix County line in Polk County. According to the Patrol Sergeant, a northbound vehicle was “attempting to negotiate a curve” when it crossed into the southbound lane and struck a southbound vehicle.
The operator of the southbound vehicle was Ostrowski, who remains at Regions Hospital in critical condition - while the driver of the northbound vehicle, Adam Weiler, 35, of Turtle Lake, was arrested for his 5th OWI and went to jail.
Polk County deputies arrested Weiler, who was charged on Tuesday with four felonies: injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle (repeater), OWI-fourth offense, OWI causing injury and knowingly operating while revoked causing great bodily harm. He is also charged with tampering with an ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor. He was held on $10,000 cash bond. Weiler's preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 11 in Polk County Circuit Court.
The Luck Cardinal Football Team hosted their first home game against the Shell Lake Lakers last Friday and it has fans hoping for another exciting season.
Luck started the game off on the right foot with two touchdowns in the first quarter with one successful two-point conversion. Making the score 14-0 at the beginning of the second.
The second quarter saw Luck earn another 14 points, but it would appear that the Lakers were starting to find their sea legs and they managed to get a touchdown with a two-point conversion making the score 24-8 at halftime.
It was the Jensen's ball during much of the game whether it was Wyatt, Bennett or Levi, they all had their hands on and were moving the ball.
Everybody is talking about it. “Red light therapy” is the new buzz word around town – but this alternative health treatment is not a fad and has in fact been around for over 30 years, originally discovered by NASA. According to a preponderance of data collected by Evie Swanson, of Evie's Light Healing in Frederic, red light therapy has been scientifically proven with thousands of clinical tests by NASA, The Mayo Clinic, universities and many medical equipment providers.
Evidently, light therapy is the “go-to treatment” for wound healing in NASA, the US Government, Military Combat, Navy Special Op’s and Submarine service personnel. It is also embraced by professional sports teams, such as the NFL. Swanson even noted that in Russia, for example, it is one of their standard treatments when one visits a hospital or clinic.