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April 6, 2016
Bethany Mazur always called 9-year-old Travis Anderson her "little buddy." Mazur was killed in a car accident last summer in Polk County, but her mother, Kim, is carrying on her memory through a scholarship fund for special needs children. Its first major fundraiser will be a noncompetitive talent show at The Phipps. (Submitted photo)
‘Butterflies’ scholarship, talent show to aid special needs kids
April 6, 2016 - 10:13am
March 23, 2016
Natalie Place, of Beldenville, introduced her 15-month-old son Wyatt to the Easter Bunny at the Ellsworth Funsters Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 19 at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
The Funsters put the ‘fun’ in egg hunting
March 23, 2016 - 2:15pm
Rene Sailer led the Elmwood St. Patrick’s Day parade as grand marshal with her fellow passengers on Saturday, March 19. The parade is a tradition re-engergized by sisters Sandy Wohler, Mary Sailer, Betty Cotts and Deb Crownhart, who revived the green march down Main Street a few years ago. The tradition was originally started by their mother. Families carrying their “coats of arms” partake, as well as green bedecked and bejeweled “Irish for a day” participants.  (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Top o’ the morning to ye
March 23, 2016 - 1:58pm
February 24, 2016
Spring Valley Fire Chief Terry Shafer present Deputy Fire Chief Nathan Sorenson with the SVFD Firefighter of the Year award Feb. 12 at the Red Barn. (Submitted photo)
Deputy chief earns top nod
February 24, 2016 - 2:40pm
December 29, 2015
Four friends, who all turned 13 within weeks of each other, asked those attending their combined birthday party to bring food shelf donations in lieu of gift. They are Ethan White (front); (back, from left): Kennedy Farrell, Kodi Bull and Gage Johnson. (Submitted photo)
Donate to celebrate: Four teens collect donations for birthdays
December 29, 2015 - 11:26am
December 24, 2015
Andrew Schiller, 7, and Victor Schiller, 3, of Prescott, told Santa Claus their wish list when he stopped at the Prescott Chamber office Sunday, Dec. 6. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Santa sighted all over Pierce County
December 24, 2015 - 10:52am
December 2, 2015
Prescott Lion Dick Hoffman, center, was honored by former Lions District Governor Larry Butler, left, and present Lions District Governor Jay Nesseth, right, with the Melvin Jones Award on the occasion of Hoffman’s 35 years in the club. It was the first such award to be given to a Prescott Lions member. (Submitted photo
Hoffman’s community service recognized
December 2, 2015 - 11:05am
November 18, 2015
Deputy Robby Jaeger presents Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove a $1,000 donation for Shop with a Cop from the Pierce County Peace Officers Benevolent Association as Prescott police chief Gary Krutke, Spring Valley police chief John DuBois, Lt. Steve Albarado, Chief Deputy Jason Matthys and Elmwood police chief Mike Schaffer look on. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Shop with a Cop brings holiday cheer
November 18, 2015 - 11:36am
November 13, 2015
An Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party was held at Zion Covenant Church Wednesday, Nov. 4. The children packed 82 shoebox gifts with items such as school supplies, toothbrushes, soap, washcloths, combs, socks, toys, candy and a note with a picture of themselves. Last year we heard back by e-mail from five children in Tanzania who received a shoebox sent from our group. (Submitted photo)
Zion opens collection site for ‘Operation Christmas Child’
November 13, 2015 - 10:14am
October 21, 2015
Colleen and Alan Streich, along with sons Brycen and Finnley, decorate their haunted Halloween yard as a family. They welcome passers-by to stop and take a look at their handiwork on West Kinne Street in Ellsworth. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
A spooky spectacle: Ellsworth family decks out yard as fun tradition
October 21, 2015 - 11:53am
Local resident Pam Dwyer won a $1 million prize in the Wisconsin Powerball recently. She said the prize has helped her and her husband find more financial stability in their lives. (Submitted photo)
If I had a million dollars...
October 21, 2015 - 11:42am
September 16, 2015
Brother Michael Mandernach of Sacred Heart Parish will serve as the 2015 Spring Valley Dam Days grand marshal. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Brother Michael named Dam Days grand marshal
September 16, 2015 - 10:30am
September 2, 2015
Prescott Daze Parade grand marshal Jim Shiely stands in his yard on Lake Street, with his beloved St. Croix River in the background. Shiely has loved the river his entire life and is known around town for his work with the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, Friends of Freedom Park and the Great Rivers Confluence Project. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Self-proclaimed ‘river nut’ will serve as grand marshal
September 2, 2015 - 12:09pm
August 26, 2015
Totally Awesome 80s makes for rocking celebration
August 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
The youngster you see peeking between the horses handled this team of Belgians like a pro during the El Paso Days Old-Fashioned Horse Pull at Ruth Arena near Adolph’s Log Cabin Bar on Saturday, Aug. 22. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
An El Paso-style, country good time
August 26, 2015 - 1:54pm