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PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 5/1/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 4/28/17 Town Roads Review
TOWN OF EL PASO: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 5/3/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 3/14/17 Meeting Minutes
Robert A. Gutting, 66
Marland M. Magee, 81
Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Gabriel F. Sallander, 36
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April 21, 2017
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
My name is Dr. Ed Ward, and I am a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. A hospitalist is a medical specialist who sees patients...
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 3, 2017
Lawmakers address heroin, meth epidemic in Wisconsin
With issues stemming from meth and heroin abuse becoming more prevalent in Wisconsin, lawmakers have turned their attention to fighting addiction...
March 3, 2017 - 9:01am
February 20, 2017
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
For two years the Healthier Together coalition has collected data and information from Pierce and St. Croix counties in order to determine the...
February 20, 2017 - 8:00am
February 1, 2017
COLUMN: Are you getting reliable nutrition information?
The internet contains an abundance of nutrition and health information. Social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter have increased our access to instant information through nutrition articles and blogs. The ability to easily swap nutrition knowledge is awesome!
February 1, 2017 - 11:17am
January 10, 2017
Curing dementia the best solution
The goal for the Alzheimer's Association was to find a cure for dementia-related diseases by the year 2020. The organization has recently moved...
January 10, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
Obesity numbers up almost 9 percent in Wisconsin
The Pierce County Health Department recently reported Wisconsin’s percentage of obese adults has risen from 30.7 percent to 39.4 percent, with 29.8 percent of Pierce County adults in that group. These percentages show that nearly four out of every 10 adults in Wisconsin and three...
December 23, 2016 - 8:08am
December 1, 2016
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
There’s a beautiful building on your way out of town. Right there on the right. Certainly you’ve seen it, whether it’s in Ellsworth north...
December 1, 2016 - 4:02pm
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
According to a fact sheet highlighting the underfunding of Wisconsin’s facilities compiled by “Leading Age Wisconsin,” the state’s Medicaid...
December 1, 2016 - 2:31pm
November 29, 2016
'You get what you pay for' (part 2): A 'Shining Star' in Plum City
When the director comes to Plum City Care Center for a routine visit, Ruth Hartung, a cook there for 41 years, makes the trip uniquely special....
November 29, 2016 - 1:47pm
November 11, 2016
Compassion, comfort and caring: Veteran finds friend in county nurse
RIVER FALLS -- Freedom isn’t free. The price many veterans paid for America’s freedom far exceeds what most people could fathom. River Falls...
November 11, 2016 - 10:12am
October 17, 2016
Local coats for kids program returns
ELLSWORTH/RIVER FALLS -- The local organization, Basics for Local Kids, is gearing up for the seventh season of collecting and offering winter-wear...
October 17, 2016 - 10:01am
August 10, 2016
West Nile virus confirmed in Pierce County bird
PIERCE COUNTY -- The Pierce County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Pierce County on July 29 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Pierce County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus...
August 10, 2016 - 4:40pm
August 2, 2016
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Breastfeeding Awareness Month is designed to increase knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding and the support resources available. It is also a time to recognize breastfeeding mothers as well as those organizations, professionals and volunteers offering support within their...
August 2, 2016 - 1:59pm
July 19, 2016
Flu Mist option not recommended for 2016-17 influenza season
Pierce County residents are strongly encouraged to protect themselves with a flu shot before the season arrives. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) recently announced that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), best known as nasal spray, or by the trade name...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
May 26, 2016
St. Croix Valley Foundation Leaders Forum: building dementia-friendly communities
A half-day forum focusing on making the St. Croix County area dementia friendly will be held from 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. This forum is designed for elected officials, city administrators, and leaders within the business, education,...
May 26, 2016 - 7:58am