You know, up until the fourth quarter, I thought the Pack might pull it off. No such luck, but you can’t say it wasn’t an exciting game. My Jason was there with his cousin Bryan along with a shot of rain, which didn’t dampen his enthusiasm any. It was great to see Bart Starr and other members of earlier teams there and the kid always manages to get an autograph or two or three.

Hubby and his brother Jake continued the Johnson family birthday tradition by traveling to Roberts to help another brother, Buck, celebrate his birthday by bringing his favorite cake—hubby‘s favorite of course. They left early and you can be sure that he was back in time for the Packer game with 10 minutes to spare.

It seems we have a lot of talented people with interesting hobbies in the area. I really enjoyed reading about Jerry Linsmeyer and his hobby of replicating lumberjack camps in small scale right down to the buildings, harnesses and other equipment.

Congratulations to Town of Hixton’s outgoing Treasurer Kotty Lien who was honored at the October meeting of the Hixton Town Board to thank her for almost 25 years of service.

I just learned of another fairly recently opened business in the area—Living Water Weddings, Retreats and Cabin Getaways located between Hixton and York just more than six miles off of the Interstate. In the last couple of years, several great events have taken place there. Owner Melanie Simon says it is a seasonal venue, starting in May, but they have already booked several events for 2018.

I hear there a lot of folks from the area who are planning to attend the Fall Harvest Craft and Vendor Potpourri at the Black River Falls Middle School on Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm. The Boys & Girls Club—Lunda Center is proud to sponsor the Potpourri Fundraiser in Black River Falls with 100 percent of teh proceeds going to the group.

From other years, I just KNOW that there are going to be a lot of creative costumes on folks showing up at the Hixton Fire Department’s Annual Halloween Dance on Saturday. Three top kids prizes will be awarded earlier in the evening and the adults will be judged at 11 p.m. for the $100 prize. Throughout the evening, don’t forget the music of Ginny and the Right Combination.

There will be a special worship service at New Hope Community Lutheran Church on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to honor Mavis Jessie for her 28 years serving as the congregational organist. There will be special music provided by the New Hope singers as well as past and current pastors sharing their thoughts. A fellowship meal will be served after the worship service. Everyone is welcome.

Hope to see you at the Hixton Youth Organization’s Annual Halloween party at the Village Hall on Oct. 31. Looking forward to seeing the creativity shown at the pumpkin decorating contest and the fun of the party. Once again, thanks to Cain’s Orchard who will greet you with apples at the door! I have it on good authority that the Hixton Rod and Gun Club will be on hand as they have in the past with hot chocolate to warm up tummies and hot dogs to help neutralize the sugar overload.

The Taylor Hixton American Legion and Auxiliary’s Veterans Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the café at the Taylor General Store. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are needed to be made by Nov. 4 by calling Sherry at 715-284- 4175 or Lynda at 715-963-2931. Program to follow the meal.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a chicken dinner prepared by Rooster Andy’s catering on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per ticket and pre-sale tickets are preferred. Call 715-284-9009 to order. It will be held in the Theisen’s parking lot. Beverages and baked goods available on site and delivery is available for large orders. All proceeds will benefit your Jackson County K-9 program.

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