News in Brief

2013-07-17T12:03:00Z 2013-07-17T12:06:29Z News in Brief La Crosse Tribune
July 17, 2013 12:03 pm

The following is a selection of brief news items from this week's edition:

Pre-school day camp offered

Pre-school age children between the ages of 3 and 5, or will be entering kindergarten in the fall, are invited to a summer camp opportunity on Friday, July 26 and Friday, Aug. 9 from 9:30-11 a.m.

The July 26 camp will be held at the Jackson County UW-Extension office, 227 S. 11th St. in Black River Falls, with a pool party theme. The Aug. 9 camp will meet at Lunda Community Park for a morning of treasure hunt activities. Each day will include a snack, craft and storytelling plus activities planned around the morning’s theme.

Parents or caregivers are welcome to stay and join. Registration deadlines are July 23 for the first camp and Aug. 6 for the August camp. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office at (715) 284-4257 or for more information or to register. Information needed includes names of campers, additional family members attending, a contact phone number and mailing address. There is no charge for this summer camp.

Partners of BRMH awards scholarships

The Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital have awarded scholarships to three applicants.

The $2,000 Health Career Scholarship recipient is Brooke Murphy of Rochester, Minn., and a graduate of Black River Falls High School. Murphy is attending Mayo School of Health Sciences for Physical Therapy. She is the spouse of John Murphy.

The $1,000 Technical College Scholarship and the $400 David and Donna Demask Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarship were awarded to Hailee Gearing of Alma Center, who is attending Chippewa Valley Technical College pursuing a degree in diagnostic medical sonography.  She is the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Gearing.

The $1,000 Mary Larkin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Maria Lee of Black River Falls. She is a recent graduate of Black River Falls High School and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Richard and Judy Lee.

Blood drive at Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, July 19 from noon to 5 p.m. in the high school commons.

High school and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of donations during the school year. By participating donors also are helping the school earn scholarship money for student volunteers involved with blood drives throughout the year.

Walk-ins are accepted, or to schedule an appointment call (800) 733-2767 or visit

Block party to focus on orthopaedics

Black River Memorial Hospital is hosting a community block party on Aug. 5 starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Summer Hoopla is part of the hospital’s campaign to increase awareness of its orthopaedic services. Orthopaedic surgeon Todd Duellman will discuss his minimally invasive options for hip and knee replacements, including the anterior approach that results in less pain than standard hip replacements. Duellman is one of few doctors in the state who can perform the procedure.

The Summer Hoopla will include door prizes, tailgate food, lawn games, hospital tours and hula hoop competitions.

Pre-registration is required. Participants can register online at or by calling (715) 284-1325.

As part of the orthopaedic services campaign, hospital staff also created a hula hooping video, which can be seen at

Melrose Area Pool Donations

The Melrose Area Pool received numerous donations and memorials during the second quarter of 2013, totaling $1,745.

Among donations was $1,500 from the Quad County Wild Turkey Association from its banquet and $95 from the village-wide garage sale, run by Mary Hatlevig and another donation from the Red School Homemakers.

Memorials received were:

* In memory Nancy Stern: Cathy Kyser and family; Eric and Lisa Nordstrom; Aaron and Kim Byom; Mark and Mary Hatlevig; Colman and Violet Olson.

* In memory of Fred Johnson: Colman and Violet Olson; Eric and Lisa Nordstrom; Ann Nordstrom.

* In memory of Bob Kunes: Colman and Violet Olson.

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