River Valley

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Aug

New businesses welcomed to downtown Lansing

Main Street Lansing recently welcomed two new businesses to the downtown area with a ribbon cutting and presentation of “first dollar” certifications. Pictured in the top photo at right are the owners of Gracie’s Hutch (60 South Front Street), Kely and Brent Hutchinson, cutting the ribbon and holding the “first dollar” certificate. Also pictured (left to right) are Main Street Lansing members Jana Schoh, Mary Palmborg, Bruce Palmborg, Arlene Lynes, Joe Papp, Sue Papp and Judy Schild. In the bottom photo, cutting the ribbon and holding the “first dollar” certificate is Megan Manning, owner of Nutmegs Cafe and Bakery (367 Main Street). Also pictured (left to right) are Main Street Lansing members Sue Papp, Judy Schild, Arlene Lynes, Mary Palmborg, Jana Schoh, Bruce Palmborg and Joe Papp. Submitted photos.

Wed
13
Aug

Finney the Fish found!

Buddy Hill, ten-year-old son of Troy and Stephanie Hill of Lansing, is the winner of this year’s Find Finney Contest, hosted each year by The Standard newspaper in conjunction with Lansing Fish Days. With the help of his grandfather, Tom Garrett, Buddy discovered Finney’s hiding place July 31 near the entrance of Mt. Hosmer Park to win $50 in Downtown Dollars donated by Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank and Main Street Lansing, pizza coupons donated by Kwik Star, a $25 gift certificate donated by Studio K, a large specialty pizza donated by Expresso and a $25 gift certificate donated by Carquest.

Wed
13
Aug

Lansing Fish Days enjoys success

The Lansing Fish Days 2014 celebration was enjoyed by large crowds despite "competition" with a certain music festival downriver. The Back Home Boys brought it home Saturday night, August 9 after a full day of family fun, games, food, fireworks and much more.
Additional photos from this year's event can be found by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

Wed
23
Jul

Ferryville to host River Bluff Daze July 26

A busy and noisy day is in store for everyone in Ferryville, WI Saturday, July 26 during the annual River Bluff Days celebration. The day begins at 9 a.m. with Market in the Park featuring Amish goods, produce and a variety of products in Sugar Creek Park.
Also at 9 a.m., many antique tractors will be arriving at the Ferryville Community Center to register for the antique tractor pull. At noon, the 8th Annual Antique Tractor Pull begins for all to enjoy. To register for the Antique Tractor Pull, go to www.ferryvilletractor.com. The Antique Tractor Pull is hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association. Raffle tickets are on sale now and drawings for a 55-inch Toshiba LCD TV, Rugar 30 06 Rifle with Bushnell Scope, and cash prizes of $250, $100, $75 & $25 in the afternoon at the event.

Wed
16
Jul

Ferryville to host River Bluff Daze July 26

A summer hike to Sugar Creek Bluff is a new addition this year to the annual River Bluff Daze celebration in Ferryville, WI July 26.  This hike will be co-sponsored with Mississippi Valley Conservancy as part of the Linked to the Land series and is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Fransciscan Healthcare of LaCrosse, WI. Participants should meet at the Ferryville Boat Landing on the north end of town. Access is from Market Street at the south end of the Cheapo Depot building. Treats and instructions will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. and then everyone will carpool to the trailhead off North Buck Creek Road.

Wed
16
Jul

Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library to host presentation by Hugh Conway this Thursday

Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library will be presenting “Our Irish Heritage,” part of the library’s “Lansing’s Roots” series, Thursday, July 17 beginning at 7 p.m. Locally raised historian and author Hugh Conway will share stories about growing up on the farm and his Irish heritage. Conway grew up on a ridge-top farm in Lafayette Township near the Wexford. He contributes a monthly column to The Standard entitled “Wexford Wanderings.”
A program planned for August 14 will focus on the myths and questions about what happened to Chief Black Hawk after the Battle of Bad Axe north of Lansing.

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