April showers bring snow plowers. We have a new season—sprinter—which combines winter in spring.
Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have banded together to argue the quote that “No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” I’ve been getting a lot of things like this after the predicted snows came. I still marvel at how one place can get a couple of inches of the white stuff, then another place just down the road got hit with more ice, and still farther a few places got 12 inches of snow again. Yup, sprinter in Wisconsin. Thanks to all the snow plowers for keeping the roads clear.
It’s funny about spring snowstorms. You all know how verbal I am about not being a fan of snow, but the morning after we got dumped on, I looked out the window and saw clumps of snow on our pine trees against a sky so blue it almost took my breath away. One of those perfect pictures that should be put on a Christmas card. So, even though I will be pretty much be back under house arrest until the yard firms up again, this time I liked it. And much of it is already gone. We even saw a couple of deer lying down and lounging in the bare spots under the pines like they had all the time in the world.
The Hixton Little League isn’t going to let spring snows get in the way. Practice begins on April 26.
I don’t mind so much being homebound since I’ve discovered the fine art of putting together online jigsaw puzzles. I found a free site that offers thousands of different subjects. I am doing 50-piece ones and can usually get one done from five to eight minutes so I don’t get bored. Some of the pictures are so colorful, they perk me right up. Others are so restful that when I do them at bedtime, I’ve had the best sleep that I’ve had in years. And the best thing about them? I don’t put them together only to find out I am missing that last puzzle piece.
Toner Band performed at the Downtown Friday Nights Concert Series at the Chestnut Center for the Arts in Marshfield on April 6. Toner will appear Live at Revolution in Black River Falls May 4 from 6 to 10 p,m.
Another Hunter Safety Course is completed and I learned that Neil Strandberg has taught the course for 32 years and taught more than 1,000 students — a wonderful accomplishment.
Congratulations to Olivia Hefty who was named a Youth Rotar for March.
Brandi Shramek was named to the Dean’s list at Viterbo University for the fall 2017 semester.
Sydney Jelinek was announced as being a BUZZ award winner from Lincoln Elementary School.
Sending get well wishes to Cassidy Bunnell.
Jackson County HCE is sponsoring its 15th Annual Yard and Garden workshop April 14 at the Jackson County Extension Education Center. Registration will be 8:45 to 9 a.m. Falls Greenhouse will tell everyone about new items for the garden, Making a Garden Butterfly with Amy Schoolcraft ($5 charge), and Theisen’s will show what is available for care of plants and garden. There will be refreshments, door prizes and displays.
Black River Child Care is having a chocolate spring fundraiser. They are offering nine flavors of Seroogy’s chocolate candy bars at $1.50 each. Sale will run through May 4.
Lincoln Junior High presented the “Misadventures of the Musketeers” last week in the school auditorium. It was both adventurous and full of comedy. McKenna Jarrett played the lady in waiting. She held a secret that was revealed at the end of the play. She had switched babies (the queen and her own daughter at birth) so her daughter could be raised as a queen. She admitted to this at the very end. Sounds like everyone did a great job.
Happy Birthday to son Jason on the 9th. Sure is a funny feeling when your youngest is now in his 30s.