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Around Town Briefs 11/23/17

YARD SIGNS: The Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputy Union is kicking off a new campaign by selling “We Back the Badge” yard signs.

The signs are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours.

All proceeds will be donated to Wisconisn C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors).

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CHRISTMAS FAIR: The 18th annual Fall Creek Community Christmas Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Fall Creek Fire Hall on U.S. 12 at the east end of the village.

The fair, which is sponsored jointly by the women of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Fall Creek First Responders, involves several area churches, community organizations and individuals.

There will be nearly 70 vendors offering items for sale including lefse, cookies, breads, candy, crafts, Christmas decorations, hand-embroidered and knit items, jewelry, original art work, handmade soaps, wood crafts, books and honey.

Coffee and sweets will be served at 9 a.m. and lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch items include a taco bar, hot beefs, chili dogs, scalloped potatoes, homemade pies and bars.

Drawings for door prizes will take place throughout the day and a drawing for a handmade queen-sized quilt will be at 1:45 p.m. Raffle tickets are available at the door.

For more information, call 715-877-2485 or 715-563-0043.

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COFFEE WITH A COP: Members of the community are invited to meet officers from the Menomonie Police Deparment from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Caribou Coffee in Dick’s Fresh Market, 1408 Ninth St. East, Menomonie, to discuss community issues and build relationships over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Menomonie has held 12 Coffee with a Cop events since September 2015.

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SCHOLARSHIPS: The College of Human Sciences and Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality at Iowa State University awarded scholarships to students for the 2017-18 school year.

Following are the area recipients:

Hudson: Nicole Marg, early childhood education major, Mary Zetta Lind Scholarship.

Hailey Vierck, apparel, merchandising and design major, Textiles and Clothing Scholarship.

New Richmond: Kennedy Kramer, apparel, merchandising and design major, Dorothy M. and Robert J. Kirkpatrick Scholarship.

Cole Kramer, hospitality management major, Grace Olsen HRIM Scholarship.

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AWARD: Deb Wik has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award for October at UW-Stout.

Wik, of Downsville, is a risk management specialist in Safety and Risk Management.

Wik received a certificate of recognition, a UW-Stout coffee mug and $100.

Students, faculty and staff may nominate a university staff member who demonstrates a commitment to excellence and the university community.

The award, now in its 11th year, was established by the Chancellor’s Office.

From staff reports

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