Erica Schaefer, Edgar, a student who is studying accounting at UW-Whitewater, will receive the Harish Batra graduate scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The UW-Whitewater Foundation awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to students
Stratford Continuing Education will offer four Edgar classes in early 2020. Two Sunday classes are “Body Weight Burn” at 5-6 p.m. and “Simply Yoga Basics” 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Jan. 26 through April 26. Two Tuesday classes are Jan. 28 through April 28. They are “Zumba,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. and “Simply Yoga Basics” at 6:407:40 p.m. Advance sign up is required. For more information and to sign up visit www. stratfordclasses.com.
The Edgar Area Trail Supporters (EATS) announce that winter skiing trails are available at the Scotch Creek Woodland Preserve, but request that trail hikers do not step on and destroy the groomed ski trails.
“The ski tracks are essential to skiing,” said EATS president Bruce Kralcik. “They are and have been the focus of the whole trail system. It takes between two and three hours to groom the ski trail, after every snowfall, depending on conditions. The ski trail is eight feet wide at its narrowest, making plenty of room to walk beside the
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ski track, not on it. Please, anyone who visits our trails, respect the pleasure that is derived from a groomed ski trail by those of us who ski. Skiers come to our village from miles around just to ski our trails. Nine Mile Forest is not far away, but we offer a much more intimate experience for skiers who have no need to go fast, and just want to enjoy the beauty of winter in the forest.”
Kralcik also reminded hikers with dogs to put the animals on a leash. “Come on out and walk your dog on a leash,” he said. “It is a village ordinance and common sense, as not everyone is comfortable around a dog running up to them when they go for a walk or run, or snowshoe, or ski.”
Kralcik said EATS takes care of trail grooming duties in the preserve but that a snowmobile used in setting tracks is currently out of commission.
“Our SkiDoo trail groomer is down for the foreseeable future with electrical problems,” he said. “ This won’t be an inexpensive repair.”
For more information on the Edgar ski trails, call Kralcik at 715-352-2055.
Feed the families
The kitchen staff at Edgar Public Schools will hold their fourth annual food drive for the Edgar/Marathon Circle of Joy food pantry. Breakfast items, such as cereal, Pop Tarts and oatmeal, and after school snacks, such as granola bars and crackers, are suggested donations. For every 100 items, the kitchen staff will donate a turkey roast in a food basket. If the school collects 1,000 items, the staff will provide the entire school with ice cream treats for lunch in January.
Last year, the food drive provided seven Edgar Public School families with needed food for the Christmas break.
St. Stephen’s ELCA has announced Christmas service times. There will be a Sunday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. worship with a children’s Christmas program.
The church will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve worship on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. after a 6:30 p.m. musical prelude. Christmas Day worship is Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m.
The St. Stephen ELCA, Edgar, quilting group will meet the first and the third Thursday of each month through May in the church basement. The next session is Dec. 19. More volunteers are needed. Sewing may be done at home. Material for quilts may be dropped off in the church basement any time.
The Edgar Branch Public Library will hold an Adult Night to learn origami, the Japanese art of paperfolding, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Adults are invited to a children- free night of crafts and socializing.
The Edgar Book Club will meet to discuss “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” by Samantha Silva at the Edgar Branch Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The book is a fictitious twist on the story of author Charles Dickens. New members of the book club are always welcome.