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Mill rate increase less than expected; elementary school named
Wisconsin roundup: Xcel Energy customers can expect 3 percent rate hikes; fewer voting absentee this year; 12 more state news stories
Wisconsin roundup: Democrats want federal monitoring of state elections; suspended UW student returns to court on sex allegations; 9 more state news stories
Charges: Suspect used car to injure man
Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
crime and courts
WIAA football: Former all-conference lineman excels as a running back
WIAA cross country: Panthers wrap up season with pack mentality
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
Do you descend from Pierce County pioneers?
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Harold K. Olson, 87
Ricky D. Rodewald, 62
Mary C. Hilden, age 87, of River Falls, WI . died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the River Falls Area Hospital.
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
Real Estate Showcase
November 7, 2013
It’s not her grandma’s library any more, she says
TO THE EDITOR: As I grow older and find myself reminiscing, one of my fondest memories is visiting the public library with my grandma. We would pull open a drawer filled with cards, find a title, write down a bunch of numbers and letters, and then go on a hunt through the stacks...
November 7, 2013 - 12:59pm
October 9, 2013
Letter: Vietnam vet says better late than never
TO THE EDITOR: The year 1968 was not good for me. Spilled some blood. Saw and experienced stuff I wish I hadn’t. Lost some friends. Coming home wasn’t much better. Cursed, screamed and spit at. Never a word of thanks for our service. No heroes were we. I thought I had left...
October 9, 2013 - 1:55pm
Letter: World War II vets denied access to their memorial
TO THE EDITOR: Our World War II vets are in their 80’s and 90’s. They fought and sacrificed in some of the worst battles the world has ever seen. These brave and courageous men went to war and won the battle against evil. These men stormed the beaches of Normandy and fought...
October 9, 2013 - 1:54pm
September 18, 2013
Letter: Wedding party got in on fire department water fights, she says
TO THE EDITOR: So, this happened on Saturday, Sept. 7. What can I say...the people of Prescott know how to have fun. This story begins with a young beautiful bride named Lauren Ptacek and her sweetheart groom Zechariah Bock-”Zech” for short. They had a beautiful, modest Catholic...
September 18, 2013 - 1:07pm
September 12, 2013
Letter: Basics for Local Kids in need of donations, he says
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to reminder your readers that it is time to clean out the coat closet. Please clean out your closets and donate coats, snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens or hats in any size, and drop them off at the collection bins in Ellsworth at Associated Bank,...
September 12, 2013 - 9:38am
September 4, 2013
Letter: Ellsworth residents set example of ‘Small Town Goodness,’ writer says
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, I had the good fortune to meet some of the many good people from the Ellsworth area and would like to share this story with their friends. Around 7 p.m. on Aug. 17, a friend and I stopped for a bite to eat at the Dairy Queen in Ellsworth. When we returned...
September 4, 2013 - 10:53am
August 28, 2013
Letter: Horse rescue worthy of public support for hay need, she says
TO THE EDITOR: I’m writing about an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people, animals and the community this weekend. Refuge Farms Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, on Hwy. 29 east of Spring Valley, needs donations to purchase this winter’s hay supply. The cost of hay...
August 28, 2013 - 1:57pm
August 21, 2013
Letter: Kids got unfair treatment from carnival workers, he says
TO THE EDITOR: This year, I took my three- and five-year-olds to the Pierce County Fair. My kids look forward to all the events every year. However, this year, I found myself consoling my kids because of the unfair treatment they got from Mr. Ed’s carnival workers. In previous...
August 21, 2013 - 12:28pm
Letter: She appreciates summer workers at fairgrounds
TO THE EDITOR: My appreciation goes to all the hard-working school kids that work at the fairgrounds in the summer. They were always busy mowing lawns, picking up branches, trimming trees and getting ready for the fair. They even sweep up sand off the road that runs through the grounds. I...
August 21, 2013 - 12:27pm
July 17, 2013
Letter: Maybe parochial or private school could help kids with drinking problem, he says
TO THE EDITOR: NAMI News: An I.O.O.U. presentation was held at Kinni Falls halfway house in River Falls. C.I.T. was discussed at the business meeting and a committee member was set up for that. Support group will be at 6:30 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church in River Falls on Thursday,...
July 17, 2013 - 1:08pm
July 10, 2013
Letter: Night crawler money box had sentimental value, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Night crawler money box thief: Just to let you know we weren’t in the night crawler business to make money, as you could see, at the price of $1.00 per dozen. I’m sure you needed the money to buy food and clothes, and not foolish things. The money in the box was...
July 10, 2013 - 12:01pm
June 12, 2013
Letter: Organize group, take over courthouse yard, put up community's want, he says
TO THE EDITOR: The stately trees that graced our courthouse have been taken down. Many of you asked the powers that be not to destroy them and hold a public meeting to address the issue. It fell on deaf ears. The injunction filed by someone was denied by the judge whom you elected...
June 12, 2013 - 10:38am
Letter: Not possible to appreciate courthouse beauty behind trees, she says
TO THE EDITOR: To all the devout, vociferous tree lovers in Pierce County: I also love trees; however, I favor the removal of the two trees in front of the courthouse. It was not possible to appreciate the true beauty of the courthouse, as it was "hidden" behind two huge trees. We...
June 12, 2013 - 10:36am
Letter: She's trying to understand reporter's intent in article
TO THE EDITOR: I feel I need to voice my opinion on the article a couple weeks ago about the young man killed in the party bus accident. I did not know the young man who died, and do not know the family. I am trying to understand why the reporter put in the section about the brother...
June 12, 2013 - 10:26am
June 5, 2013
Letter: She wonders why story about brother had to be printed
TO THE EDITOR: I became very angry after reading your story on Joel Velure. I do not know him or his family. My heart goes out to them. But why, in the last paragraph, did you have to print the story about his brother? That has nothing to do with this accident or him and his family. Maybe...
June 5, 2013 - 1:29pm