Help Wanted: Part-time Public Works Laborer (LTE)- Send Resume Today!

Work can begin no sooner than January 4, 2021. No phone calls please. 

Village of Star Prairie



The Village of Star Prairie is a small community of 551 residents located in northwestern St. Croix County, WI. LTE will be responsible for completing tasks associated with all aspects of the Public Works Department which include, parks, facilities, streets, water and sewer. Position will report directly to the Maintenance Operator with some rotational On-Call responsibilities. Maximum of 1,040 hours, typically worked 7am-3pm, during the 2021 calendar year. Pay will correspond with relevant qualifications and experience; expect $15hr-$18hr. LTE position may be renewed annually. Open until filled with preference to those applying by December 15th. Position to begin on 1/4/21. Email resumes to: or mail to PO BOX 13, Star Prairie, WI 54026. No phone calls.

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FREE COVID-19 Drive-through testing sites: Hammond & Somerset alternating Thursdays 10am-6pm (10/22/2020-12/10/2020)

For Immediate Release

St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Army National Guard to provide two free COVID-19 drive-through testing sites. Testing will be administered by the Wisconsin Army National Guard at the Hammond and Somerset Fire Departments from October 22 through December 10. The two sites will be open on alternating Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm. 

The full press release and flyer are attached. A link to the press release and our COVID-19 testing page are linked below:

COVID-19 Testing Page

Press Release Online

Press Release: Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings until Jan 19, 2021

On November 20, Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order 95, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1, regarding face coverings in certain situations for people over the age of 5. ​Face coverings are required to be worn whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space.​ 
Please read Executive Order 95 and Emergency Order 1​.
On November 10, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #94, advising Wisconsinites to stay home, urges precautions Wisconsinites should take to stay safe if they have to leave their home, and encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers, and the surrounding community.

Please read Executive Order 94​
You can do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying safer at home whenever possible, wearing a face covering, and washing your hands frequently.

St. Croix County Public Health Advisory Statement and Best Practices

Press Release Health Advisory 6/22/2020

St. Croix County Health Advisory Page

Press Release Health Advisory 5/15/2020

Final Health Advisory- Specific Recommendations 5/15/2020

Additional Resources offering best practices/guidance for local businesses:

WI Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Best Practices to ReOpen
Business Reopening Guides
WI Restaurant Association Reopening Checklist

WI Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guide

River Island Deck Replaced- Thank you to Star Prairie Fish & Game!

Attached are photos from the River Island Park project. Photo credit: Dan Scheeringa

The tear off was completed by Craig Matthys, Tom Johnson and myself (Dan Scheeringa). 

Star Prairie Fish and Game members completed the installation.

SPF&G members involved were: Erv Ericksen, Diz Madsen, John Peterson, Chuck Magoon, Bill Jasperson, Chuck Frawley

In the group photos, the SPF&G members are (l to r) Diz Madsen, Chuck Magoon, John Peterson and Erv Ericksen. 

The project was completed using a grant from Star Prairie Fish and Game to purchase materials. The village was able to procure materials for $200 less than the maximum of the $1835 grant request, and have enough left over lumber to replace decking on a couple of the fishing docks along the Apple River in the park next spring. 

Village employees Amanda Engesether, Nathan Licht and Martin Schwan were instrumental in the logistics helping get this project moving

Big thanks to all volunteers! 

-Trustee & Park Committee Chair Dan Scheeringa