The Westby Syttende Mai celebration turns 50 this year, and there are a lot of fun events planned! The celebration runs Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th with pre-events on Thursday and Friday. Special thanks to the Westby Syttende Mai Royalty who stopped by this morning to tell us all about the celebration! To see a full list of events, click here!
Josie Hoflsien (2nd Attendant), Katelyn Dunnum (Princess), and Hailey Jubera (1st Attendant)
WEEK OF MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018
Asia Rave is a freshmen at Black River Falls. This past fall, Asia played JV volleyball and she was on the starting lineup for basketball.
Asia also wrestled for the high school wrestling team and the state of Wisconsin girl's wrestling team. She was this year's WWF Women’s
High School Folk Style Champion. Asia also participates in Track. On the first track meet of the season, in Eau Claire, Asia broke the Black River Falls High School Girl's shot put record with a throw of 37’8”.
Duchess Kate, wife of Prince William, smiled and waved as she left hospital on Monday after giving birth to a boy who is now fifth in line to the British throne. She looked surprisingly refreshed. Pretty sure she had a styling team hiding in the hospital, because nobody looks that amazing 7 hours after giving birth...but nonetheless, the baby was born at 6.01 a.m. on Monday, April 23rd and weighed 8 lbs 7oz. William was present for the birth at St Mary’s Hospital in west London where their other two children, George and Charlotte, were also born. “Thrice the worry now,” William told reporters, holding up three fingers as he got into a car to take his wife and newborn son back to Kensington Palace. “We didn’t keep you waiting too long this time.” When asked about a name for the boy, William said: “You’ll find out sooner or later.” Bookmakers have Albert, Arthur, Jack and Fred as the favored names for a boy.
She how Kate pays homage to Princess Diana, click here!
See all three of Kate and William's children as newborns, click here!
How does baby number 3 fit into the royal family? Click here
WEEK OF MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
Liam is 6 years old and goes to St. Mary's Pre-School in Winona. He's been wrestling for 3 years and loves his father being his coach! Liam can't wait to be a 1st grader next year!
15 month old Rykal Wasson was diagnosed with Pneumonia on Dec 10, 2017 and transported to Madison Children's Hospital on December 13th. He was diagnosed with Pneumococcal HUS. HUS is a rare disease that killed his healthy red blood cells and put him into complete kidney failure. Over Christmas, Rykal was on dialysis 24 hours a day. He was then changed to a dialysis cycler, which he is still on every night. Unfortunately, Rykal is still in complete kidney failure and will need a kidney transplant.
Join us for a benefit to support Rykal and his family during this difficult time!
Saturday, May 5th at Champions Riverside Resort in Galesville from 10am until 7pm
Silent auction, bake sale, raffles, and a live auction starting at 5pm! If you'd like to learn more about Rykal's journey and learn more about his benefit, CLICK HERE!
WEEK OF MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018
Angelina is a 7th grader at Tomah Middle School and is on the High Honor Roll. She is on the Student Council and is also involved in the Science Club. Angelina plays alto saxophone and the baritone sax in both band and jazz band. Angelina is also a beautiful figure skater! She is a member of the Tri-State Toepick Figure Skating club, where she is working on her juvenile moves in the field level. Recently she competed and placed at the Badger State Games in Mosinee, Wisconsin. She is now qualified for the state games of America, in Virginia, in 2019.
I don't know if my weight was a factor in being single for so many years, or not, but I believe it's possible. If I'm being brutally honest (here goes), I am not physically attracted to excessively overweight people. So when I was overweight, I would think to myself...why would someone be attracted to me if I'm 80 pounds overweight? I thought about that a lot actually and it makes sense. Let's make something very clear; I have nothing against people who are overweight. What I DO know is that I'm personally not a fan of MY body being overloaded with excess weight because it's not healthy for ME.
“Brittany, you're beautiful on the inside and the outside.” That's what people would tell me all the time. I never believed them about the outside part. I would dress myself to look presentable in the body that I had, but the truth is I was always pretty uncomfortable in my body. I was uncomfortable until I met Kevin. I like to call him “Mr. Awesome” because that's what he is. We were set up on a blind date on October 14, 2015 and we both went into it with very low expectations. At that time, I was about 70 pounds overweight. I had gotten used to being rejected and that's why I stopped putting myself out there. But, this time I gave it a chance. And thank God I did. He saw past the extra weight and saw the true me. He got to know my heart and fell in love with me for who I was. And because we were so happy and in love, we enjoyed a lot of going out to dinner, cocktails, etc. while we were getting to know each other. I put another 10 pounds in the first year of our relationship. That “fat and happy” thing is a real doozy but it's a real thing! I felt comfortable with him and I knew he loved me for me. Yet, I still wasn't happy with myself.
The night of Saturday, January 21, 2017 Kevin proposed to me and made me the happiest woman on Earth! The very next morning, our lives changed in the blink of an eye. I fell 10 feet off of a stage at Wedding World and suffered a brain injury. Being that I lived to tell the tale...wow, was that a wake up call. Being that I was going to the doctor more frequently during my recovery, I was having a lot more conversations with my doctor. One in particular solidified what I had known all along. It was time that I do something about my weight before it would become a real medical issue.
That brings us to the best decision I ever made. Walking in the door at NuYou Weight Loss and More in Onalaska at the end of February 2017! With their guidance and their Weight Loss Programs, I lost 80 pounds and over 80 inches (while only losing 3 pounds of muscle) in just 9 months. All of those years of suffering and being unhappy...and in just 9 months...I got my life back! Their programs work! You follow them and you will get the results. It's simple.
On our wedding day (on our 2 year anniversary of meeting) I felt like the most beautiful bride in my wedding dress. That was something I didn't think I would ever get the chance to experience. Both; being a bride and feeling or looking beautiful in my wedding dress. Hands down the best day of my life, so far. Thank you NuYou! See my results with NuYou Here!
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WEEK OF MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
Jacob is a 5th grader at Southern Bluffs Elementary School.
He plays baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and wrestles.
He also enjoys running 5k's and skiing. His favorite subjects in school are social studies and math.
He has participated in the school's Geography Bees and Vocabulary Showdowns and served on the student leadership team last year.