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December 9, 2015
Dakota Jamison's parents are counting down the days until his autism assist dog, "Tank," is ready to come live in their home. (Submitted photo)
There’s hope in the form of ‘Tank’
December 9, 2015 - 12:11pm
December 2, 2015
Erin Baskin, who will be the new administrator at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, has assumed duties as interim administrator. Baskin must successfully complete state and federal exams before she can obtain her administrator’s license. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Social worker steps up to administrator post
December 2, 2015 - 10:58am
October 20, 2015
CVTC clinic offering free dental care for vets Nov. 14
October 20, 2015 - 10:15am
October 14, 2015
Mary Jane Gruber loves living independently in her own apartment in Spring Valley. Here she is pictured with her self-published book, "I Didn't Stop to Smell the Roses." (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
The power of remaining at home
October 14, 2015 - 12:32pm
October 7, 2015
This is Hannah Dyke one day after her boyfriend, Ben Force beat her.  Force is in jail now awaiting sentencing. Dyke's outward injuries have healed but she has conitinuing problems with the head injuries she sustained. (Submitted photo)
Victim of beating is a “survivor and fearless”: Hannah Dyke tells her story of that horrific night
October 7, 2015 - 1:03pm
September 9, 2015
Ashly Bell (front right), who is diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis, is pictured with her great-grandmother Arnine Gavin. Standing behind her is her sister Justina Turek (left) and her mother, Jennifer Smith. A benefit for Bell is planned for Sept. 19 at the Red Barn Bar & Grill. (Submitted photo)
Taking one day at a time: Living with autoimmune encephalitis
September 9, 2015 - 3:38pm
August 19, 2015
John O’Keefe helps in the kitchen when the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visits Ellsworth. The bloodmobile’s next scheduled stop at Zion Covenant Church is Monday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Ex-blood donor finds way to help in kitchen
August 19, 2015 - 2:38pm
June 24, 2015
Dr. Dan Sherry retired this spring from Mayo Clinic Health System in Ellsworth after a career in medicine spanning over 40 years, the last 31 of which were spent locally. The veteran physician designed and set up the clinic here in 1983. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Sherry joined in medical advances over four decades
June 24, 2015 - 3:12pm
June 11, 2015
Dark purple pinwheels representing each adult protection referral Pierce County received in 2014 were placed in the garden at the entrance of the Pierce County Office Building in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. The total is 151, 82 of which were for individuals over the age of 60. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Elder abuse on the rise, including in Pierce County
June 11, 2015 - 9:14am
May 27, 2015
Board members for the newly formed Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put discuss their nonprofit status options at a January 2015 board meeting. (Submitted photo)
Group focuses on helping seniors stay in their homes
May 27, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 19, 2015
Shown during the presentation was Bob Hering, director of membership for the Zor Shrine Divan; Rod Rommel, club secretary and member of the hospital board of governors; and Jennifer Sutch, director of development for the hospital. (Submitted photo).
St. Croix Valley Shrine Club presents check to hospital
May 19, 2015 - 1:55pm
May 7, 2015
Ellsworth Community School District Nurse Sharlene Kreye (left) stands with Aiden Murphy, a third grader at Hillcrest Elementary, and Aiden’s mother Melissa Murphy. Thanks to a routine vision screening when Aiden was in 4YK, Aiden was eventually diagnosed with  Optic Chiasmal Glioma. (Photo by Sarah Young)
A reason to celebrate
May 7, 2015 - 3:21pm
April 17, 2015
For the last five years, New Richmond native Michaela Emerson has been on dialysis in need of a kidney transplant. (Submitted photos)
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
April 17, 2015 - 1:09pm
April 15, 2015
Name sought for "SimMan"
April 15, 2015 - 1:36pm
Four-year-old Gabe Karshbaum of rural Plum City and his diabetes alert dog, Izzy, take a break after having a juice box. They are pictured with Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers instructor Erin Coulter, who spent four days with the Karshbaums upon Izzy’s arrival. (Photo by Sarah Young)
Diabetes alert dog is an answered prayer
April 15, 2015 - 9:33am