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Wow, I can’t believe how fast this past week has gone. Seems like just yesterday I was working on my column and here I am again, a week later with lots of neat happenings in the Hixton area.Congratulation to this year’s addition of women honored as Jackson County Women of History: Charlotte Thompson, Clarice Franke, Delores Severson, Luane Meyer and Kathleen Peterson. They join a long line of wonderful women who have made a difference.

More information on that 150 years of wisdom gathering. There was a great turnout to help Pat (50), Mike (60) and Matt Bush (40). Great food, great visiting and Cody’s DJ Service to add great music to the gathering.

Congratulations to Grace Engebretson who was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Way to go, Grace.

Local farmers were invited to Lincoln High School in Alma Center March 23 for an assembly in appreciation of national ag week. Kim Bremmer was keynote speaker.

For the fourth graders, ag day was spent playing trivia about agriculture products, and then getting to hold baby chicks brought over by Darci Lynn Daniels.

By the time you read this, hopefully everyone made the deadline for handing in your entries for the HYO Easter Coloring contest. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in six age categories including 6th grade—adult category which will be awarded before the hunt begins.

These prizes have always been so neat, that I wish I were a kid again. The names of the candy-guessing contests will be announced then also. This year’s egg hunt will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jensen Community Park. No early arrivals, please. The park will be closed at 2 p.m. for setup. Children, preschool through fifth grade, bring your baskets and hand in the emptied eggs. There will be additional prizes given away at the hunt. (Must be present to win). Easter Bunnies will be there and photos can be taken.

Little Miss Danika Rommel got some media attention as she made the “Look who’s 8 (months) from WKBT Channel 8.

This year’s Black River Falls Figure Skating Club’s Seasons of Memories ice show turned out very well. As always, it was a family affair for the Bunnell family. Along with skating, Cassidy coaches several ice show groups as well as several individual skaters as their private coach. Shannon was joined by Carah and Amber in helping to make sure things ran smoothly. And this was the first year skating for Brielle. There are 102 members in the club, nine board members, 11 coaches and many, many volunteers.

It was another busy skating weekend for Noelle Bergerson. She was in the Ghostbusters group, Synchro team and the opening number acts in the ice show. This is her eighth show she has skated in, Between shows there was a family celebration of mom Nicole’s birthday/Easter, highlighted by a cake made by Papa Randy.

I have been enjoying seeing lots of memories and pictures being posted for the town of Garden Valley’s upcoming 150-year celebration.

It’s always nice to watch a video and spot someone you know. This particular video was a BRF school-sponsored spot with the students including Cassidy Bunnell and Whitney Hentsch.

Dalton Kolve had a big smile as he held up a Boys Team Championship plaque. He is a member of the Whitehall Boys Track team that took first place out of 19 teams at the Cashton Invitational indoor track meet held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Additions to the March Happening list: Veronica Janke, Margaret Burnett and Becca Hudson. Hope you had a Happy Birthday, ladies!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny will be 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the BRF Middle School commons and gym. Cost $6 per person, age 2 and under are free. Tickets will be sold at the door. Easter Egg hunt will begin at 11:15 at the high school track and field, and there will be games, door prizes, raffles, face painting, castle bounce and photos with the Easter bunny.

Hixton Rod and Gun Club will be starting its Spring Trap League, with six-week, two-person teams at the park’s lower shelter on Monday nights. Practice night is April 2. League runs April 9 through May 14. Fun night/make-up night May 21 (you can shoot ahead). For more information contact Greta Gearing at 715-299-8866.

A successful Easter Egg Hunt in Northfield was reported on March 24 at the York Park. More than 100 children attended. And more than 2,000 eggs were waiting to be found. Donna Christenson was the adult winner of the coloring contest.

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