A local boy, Ethan Fick (parents are Tim & Julie Fick), was recently diagnosed with B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A GoFundMe has been started to cover expenses from lost time at work, weekly travel to Rochester, and uncovered medical bills. Here is a link to the GoFundMe page where you can make a donation.
Here is the Stepping Stones monthly newsletter for July.
Awhile back I shared that Backroads Safari moved from the Connorsville area to Baldwin and changed their name to Safari Country. They had planned to open this summer, but recently shared the following on Facebook: We are very sad to announce that we are unable to open this year. Due to some unforeseen construction and supply issues along with permitting challenges, we just don’t have enough time to get everything completed. We are continuing to work hard to finalize the finishing touches to open at the beginning of the 2024 season. You can follow them on Facebook.
Maurices is having a fashion show on Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm.
On August 12th there will be a fundraiser for the Loga and Bleskacek families who lost two boys in a car accident earlier this summer. I'm sharing it here because I couldn't find a flyer of any kind. If anyone has seen one, please let me know. It appears to be a poker run. Books can be found at the Sandbar, Kerns Kurbside, or the Half Throttle Saloon. At 4pm there will be food, music, and raffles at the Elmwood auditorium.
WQOW was at the Red Cedar Speedway on Friday. Watch the video clip here.
An updated picture of the pheasants at the Dunn County Fish and Game.
A few weeks ago, someone on Facebook posted about some possible drones they saw flying over Menomonie on the evening of July 4th. It turned out to be skydivers. Kerry McCauley, Menomonie resident and owner of Skydive Twin Cities, was part of that group. In addition to owning Skydive Twin Cities, Kerry is pilot ferry and author (I believe the books can be found at Dragon Tale Books). I'm hoping to do a story about Kerry at some point, but in the meantime, check out his Facebook page, website, and YouTube channel.
A picture from the Menomonie Community Garden Facebook page.