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September 28, 2016
The Orpen family (left) had their first photo shoot in years last year, as it’s usually December Orpen who is behind the camera lens. Pictured are Hunter, Shawn, December, Carly, Tyler, Courtney, Ryan and Carter Orpen. At the far right is Courtney Orpen and her fiance Mikey Stelter with their daughter Sophia visiting Tyler Orpen’s crash site on County Road FF in Clifton. (Photo courtesy of December Orpen)
MighTY, strong and invincible: Orpen family grateful for support after son’s death
September 28, 2016 - 9:13am
September 22, 2016
Zack, Kory and Courtney Phillips want to raise Alzheimer’s awareness in hopes of raising funds to contribute to a cure. Zack’s football team has pitched in, as well as Courtney’s Plum City volleyball team. (Photo courtesy of Kory Phillips)
Tackling Alzheimer’s in memory of grandpa
September 22, 2016 - 12:48pm
September 18, 2016
Harry Bergmark is the Plum City Care Center Resident of the Month for September. (Photos courtesy of Plum City Care Center)
Carry on, ‘Happy Harry’
September 18, 2016 - 10:00am
September 5, 2016
Prescott native Chris Falteisek near Alvdal, Norway during his maternal ancestral journey overseas early this summer. He was able to visit many places his ancestors lived, attended church and worked. (Photo courtesy of Chris Falteisek)
Returning to his roots: Chris Falteisek’s ancestral journey
September 5, 2016 - 3:03pm
August 24, 2016
Prescott police investigator Jesse Nealy presents Lori Ryden, the wife of fallen Prescott police officer Jackie Ryden (who died 10 years ago while on duty Sept. 2, 2006) with a flag at the Prescott City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 22, commemorating the 10-year anniversary. (Herald photo by Naomi N. Lugo)
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
August 24, 2016 - 10:22am
August 23, 2016
Pierce County law enforcement officers represented their departments at River City Stitch in Prescott last week, where they were presented with t-shirts designed in their honor. Pictured are (from left): Investigator Kristopher Stewart, Chief Michael Schaffer, Chief John DuBois, Kim French, Amanda Hines. Chief Gordon Young, Chief Eric Ladwig and Pierce County Peace Officers Benevolent Association President Robby Jaeger. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
August 23, 2016 - 10:30am
March 9, 2016
Frank During is not only a veterinarian in Ellsworth, but an American citizen. During is the only one of his 10-member family living in the U.S. He decided to become a citizen and has now voted in two elections. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
A veterinarian by day, he’s U.S. citizen always
March 9, 2016 - 8:44am
February 10, 2016
Ellsworth Native, and Our House Senior Living resident Milton Halls was honored for his service in the U.S. Air Force last Thursday. From left are Halls’s daughter in law Eileen Halls, River Falls American Legion Post 121 Cmdr. Jim Miller, Halls, and Neal Bennett of Interim Healthcare and Hospice. Halls received a pin, and certificate honoring his military service. (River Falls Journal photo by Gretta Stark)
This veteran gets special honor at senior care facility
February 10, 2016 - 11:42am
Gina Girdeen of Ellsworth took intensive training in Key West, Fla., last month and became certified as a funeral celebrant. Celebrants work with funeral directors, clergy and families to help assure departed loved ones receive an honorable tribute. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Life storyteller helps grieving families in loss
February 10, 2016 - 10:43am
January 13, 2016
Amanda Hamann, a member of the U.S. Air Force now in Alaska, salutes her grandfather, Grover Storm, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Ellsworth. Hamann is carrying on the military service to the nation once done by her granddad and his three brothers. (Submitted photo)
WWII memories shared by former paratrooper
January 13, 2016 - 1:14pm
December 9, 2015
The Atkins family operates the Driftless Farm Animal Sanctuary in the Town of Gilman. From left to right are: Olin, age 14, April’s mother Judy, Sam, 11, April and Bill (standing), Elle, 11, and Elise, nine, along with their dogs, “Millie” and “Bo.” (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Atkins family opens farm animal sanctuary
December 9, 2015 - 1:25pm
November 24, 2015
Brothers Sam and Noah Hines from the Ellsworth area 4H Club Healthful Workers station themselves as Salvation Army bell ringers at ShopKo in River Falls. As soon as they did, a little girl named Addison appeared to drop in some coins for her donation. (Submitted photo)
Red Kettle Campaign needs public's help to reach goal
November 24, 2015 - 9:51am
November 2, 2015
The Mitten Tree - Give the gift of warmth during November
November 2, 2015 - 12:44pm
October 21, 2015
BLK collecting coats for kids
October 21, 2015 - 8:58am
October 7, 2015
Tom and Donna Winkler are pictured with Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles (left) and former Pierce County social worker Susan Conley (right) on Hailee and Tristan's official adoption day. (Submitted photo)
Fostering our children
October 7, 2015 - 1:07pm
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