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Puttin’ on the Ritz: Ellsworth Chamber ‘dolls up’ for annual awards
Wisconsin roundup: Primary day arrives; western Wis. could see fallout from Minn. liquor bill; 8 more state news stories
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Road weight limits in effect
Wisconsin roundup: Capitol streaker may have been drunk; one-quarter of Milwaukee's 911 calls not emergencies; 12 more state news stories
crime and courts
SVE wrestling: Five Cards headed to Madison with unfinished business
Ellsworth boys tennis: School board approves funding for a team
Prescott wrestling: Pair of juniors no longer flying under the radar
PHOTO GALLERY: Ice fishing tourneys draw out anglers
MBC boys basketball: Benson's near triple-double paces Ellsworth
Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
Connie Moga, 91
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
Real Estate Showcase
February 18, 2017
Playground meeting set to gather ideas
Maiden Rock Village Board Maiden Rock parents are encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the new village hall to discuss the future of the town's playground. Trustee Steve Pomahatch has taken it upon himself to send notices to area parents. Those interested...
February 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 15, 2017
Challengers dismayed at latest ballot development
Bay City Three Bay City men have filed complaints with the Wisconsin Elections Commission after learning they will not be on the April 4 ballot...
February 15, 2017 - 9:46am
February 8, 2017
Village edges closer to taking over Huppert Water Utility
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth Village Board voted unanimously Monday, Feb. 6, to hire a law firm experienced in dealing with the Public Service Commission to represent the village in preparing a purchase agreement between the village and Ray Huppert Utility, Inc. Boardman & Clark...
February 8, 2017 - 4:19pm
February 7, 2017
Diving into expensive water system repairs
Spring Valley Village Board At its Wednesday, Feb. 1 meeting, the Spring Valley Village Board unanimously voted to hear bids on a new well, water...
February 7, 2017 - 9:36pm
February 2, 2017
Questions arise about school board president authority
SPRING VALLEY -- Not all Spring Valley School Board members were aware of a school board statement made to the media in December supporting a...
February 2, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 1, 2017
New jail facility: Stocking the building for occupancy
Pierce County Board As the opening of the new Pierce County Sheriff's Department/Jail approaches, building supplies are getting stocked in preparation. On Oct. 27, Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant provided $53,193 in funding to Pierce County for a new emergency...
February 1, 2017 - 3:32pm
January 31, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Beloit College leader after threats: ‘Let us reject hate;' UW advises Muslim students not to leave U.S.; and 11 more state news stories
BELOIT -- Beloit College president Scott Bierman tells his campus community, "Let us reject hate together." That's after threats against two students at campus dorm rooms since last Friday. The private school says an anti-Semitic note was slipped past the door of a student's room...
January 31, 2017 - 7:36am
January 30, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: State will soon seek Medicaid changes for childless adults; Feds: State ACT exam inadequate for federal accountability; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Childless adults would pay more for Medicaid, take drug tests and have their coverage limited to four years in a request the state will soon make to the Trump administration. State Medicaid director Michael Heifetz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the feds will soon be...
January 30, 2017 - 8:53am
January 23, 2017
Taking out the trash: rates change in Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth Village Board unanimously approved a garbage removal 1.9 percent “cost of living” price increase at the Jan. 9 meeting. Effective April 1, stickers will no longer be available for residents to purchase for garbage disposal. All residents will be required...
January 23, 2017 - 8:00am
January 18, 2017
New county-wide mass notification system in play
ELLSWORTH -- As of Jan. 1, Pierce County has a new mass notification system from which to send emergency alerts through several forms of media. Pierce County Emergency Management Director Gary Brown said the county has had a mass notification system for many years, but upgraded to...
January 18, 2017 - 4:14pm
January 17, 2017
Caucus identifies challengers for Bay City board
BAY CITY -- A man involved in a proposed nature trail dispute with the village of Bay City will be on the April 4 ballot for Bay City Village...
January 17, 2017 - 1:50pm
Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day set for Feb. 8
MADISON -- Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the annual Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day.
January 17, 2017 - 7:00am
January 16, 2017
Pierce County Deer Advisory Council meets Jan. 18
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Deer Advisory Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Ellsworth High School Library to discuss...
January 16, 2017 - 2:50pm
Recount costs show Pierce County well under budget
Presidential recount estimates far exceeded their actual costs in many Wisconsin counties, including several in western Wisconsin. With 71 of 72 counties’ results turned in, the recount costs tallied $1.86 million, according to Wisconsin Elections Commission data. Estimates provided...
January 16, 2017 - 8:00am
January 15, 2017
Water rate increase recommendation higher than anticipated
SPRING VALLEY -- At the Jan. 5 meeting, the Spring Valley Village Board deliberated a water rate increase in which the village would have to pay $51,000 alone in taxes. After submitting a $20,000 increase request to the Public Service Commission, the PSC recommended a $78,000 increase...
January 15, 2017 - 8:00am