Hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday!

Nicole Rommel and Little Miss Rommel were recently honored at a baby shower composed of members of her work family.

Kay and Eddie Jensen recently celebrated 50 years of matrimony with a nice meal out with family. A little bird told me that Orville and Lynda Hagen also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago.

When Diane Cain and daughter Cortney get together for sightseeing, they always do the neatest things — their latest was touring the Quincy Copper Mine at Copper Harbor, Michigan.

Congratulations to Miss BRF’s second attendant, Cassidy Bunnell. It will be a busy year; the first parade of course was the Karner Blue Festival. Then the Melrose parade was on July 4 and I believe helping at the Jackson County Beef Cookout. And speaking of the Beef Cookout, this event has been held for 19 years and Hope Laufenberg said they are planning even greater things to celebrate its 20th year next year.

Congratulations to former Hixtonites, Mike and Amy Modjeski on the acquisition of a new son in law! Katie Modjeski and James Fenlon were married in San Diego over the holiday weekend. They will be living in Scottsdale, Arizona where Jim will be working as an anesthesiologist and Katie will be working in a Scottsdale dental practice.

The youth group is back from a successful mission trip to Indianapolis.

Tonight, July 12, is the Hixton volunteer fundraiser gathering at the fire hall. Food will be served (free-will donation). There will be fire truck and hay wagon rides and a drawing for prizes will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and 500 will be sold. Fireworks donated by the Hixton Travel Plaza will be held at dusk.

It will be kick off Pop Tab Week at the Rochester Ronald McDonald House. The collection of pop tabs generates about $15,000 every year. Shannon Bunnell takes various things over there on a regular basis.

Recently Ruth Casper of Hixton, one of this past year’s Jackson County’s Women in History, nominated for that honor based on her efforts to organize the Hixton First Responders, was contacted by a representative of Love Wisconsin who wanted to know more of her story. There is a five-part write-up on the Love Wisconsin Facebook page.

Madison Markee recieved the 10th Kelly Mauck Memorial Scholarship.

Benjamin Bleskacek was the guest of honor at a baby shower July 8 at the home of his grandparents Scott and Andrea Hudson.

Softball excitement continues for Ari Charles. Last week it was Mankato, this weekend she was in Waukegan, Illinois for an 18U tournament. The girls took third place.

Six local Veterans accompanied by Roy and Jill LaBar, recently returned from a stay at Camp American Legion in Tomahawk.

Nate Yeskie, grandson of Bob Yeskie of Hixton, was named D1baseball.com’s Assistant Coach of the Year. He is the pitching coach for the University of Oregon who recently was in the College World Series.

The Hixton United Methodist Church serves a Free Seniors lunch on the third Monday of the month at the Hixton Village Hall from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. They play cards after lunch.

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