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Vieth honored by county board for 100 years of Vieth's General Store & Tavren
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Tough questions from appeal judges towards state's ban of SSM
Update: Peterson in 'fair' condition after early morning crash
Another successful year for the Pierce County Fair
Tax levy, mill rate down in Ellsworth school district budget plan
crime and courts
Tough start for PHS volleyball team vs. Hastings
Young team but experienced core for PC spikers to build around
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: McCarthy to decide on Packer QB snaps in final preseason game
Confident Cardinals approach 2014 prep volleyball season
PIERCE COUNTY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Ellsworth's Natalie Feuerhelm and Emery Whalen
Singer, songwriter and super talented
A bit of local at the State Fair
Party pals in El Paso
Auditions for Spring Valley show this weekend
arts and entertainment
Licole Opdahl, 47
Adolph "Bud" Hanken, 85
Daniel Truckenbrod, 53
Dianne M. Brenner, 77
Sandy D. Kinneman, 72
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/3/14 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Public Notice - Hazardous Materials, Right-To-Know
PIERCE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL: 8/27/14 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 9/3/14 Hearing - Rochelle Wrisky Permit
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/6/14 at Border Properties LLC, Prescott, WI
Old Cowbelle; Message in the blue
Money & Politics: AG race matchup could be a sizzler
Old Cowbelle: School time again
Cow Belle: Community Prayer Chain?
Old Cowbelle: Heritage
August 11, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Minneapolis nightclub where shooting took place shut down
MINNEAPOLIS - The city of Minneapolis has shut down the nightclub where Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph and eight others were shot. City officials revoked the 400 Soundbar's license after the shooting early Saturday and the owner reportedly agreed to the closure. Two of nine...
August 11, 2014 - 5:09pm
August 10, 2014
From cars to karaoke: Saturday Night at the Pierce County Fair
A record number of entries plus the normal huge crowd of spectators were highlights of the Ellsworth Funsters annual Demolition Derby at the Pierce County Fair Saturday evening. This year's derby was a memorial to honor long-time derby driver Wayne Peterson, who passed away in...
life / events
August 10, 2014 - 11:32am
August 9, 2014
Good weather sets fair up for big weekend
Another year of almost perfect weather has the Pierce County Fair set for a big weekend of attendance. With the forecast for Saturday and Sunday practically the same as Friday's, sizeable crowds should be expected as there were Friday evening for the annual tractor pull and FFA...
life / events
August 9, 2014 - 8:54am
Long around fair, now Brunner’s behind scenes
Rose Brunner remembers coming to the Pierce County Fair when she was growing up. As a member of the Rock Elm Skyrockets, Brunner submitted entries in sewing, crocheting, crafts and baking, she said. More recently, her children have shown animals, including a son bringing steers...
life / events
August 9, 2014 - 7:57am
August 8, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Teen who moved to Saint Paul accused of murder in Wisconsin
RACINE - A teen who recently moved to St. Paul was arrested in Racine, Wisconsin, after the 15-year-old was accused of killing another teen in Racine and then bragging about in an online rap video. Tommy Canady is charged as an adult with murder and robbery in the death of 19-year-old...
August 8, 2014 - 4:48pm
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Eau Claire teen in critical condition after accident
EAU CLAIRE - A 17-year-old Eau Claire boy was fighting for his life at last word, after he fell off the hood of a mini-van and was run over. It happened around seven last night in the parking lot at Eau Claire Memorial High School. Police said the teen was apparently riding...
August 8, 2014 - 9:41am
August 6, 2014
New fair food provides 'smoke and mirrors' experience
Nitro Ice Cream, a new food vendor at the Pierce County Fair this year, uses science to give customers dessert and a show. Its ice cream is made from liquid nitrogen that turns into gas, flash freezes and creates a spectacle before being turned into food. “There’s all kinds...
life / events
August 6, 2014 - 9:29pm
Maintenance of Pierce County Fairgrounds more than just routine before 2014 fair
There are always buildings and grounds projects to be done at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. “It’s just part of routine maintenance,” said Groundskeeper Ken Hines, who’s assisted by a crew of eight volunteer youths. However, some of the efforts are more extensive than...
life / events
August 6, 2014 - 9:21pm
Pierce County Fair pre-fair activities
While the 131st Pierce County Fair doesn't officially open until Thursday, there was plenty going on Wednesday, the "pre-fair" period. There was plenty of judging, plenty of setting up, plenty bringing in animals and exhibits and grandstand pulls for both ponies and horses. Each...
August 6, 2014 - 9:13pm
Upper Mississippi River barge traffic to resume Friday
ST. PAUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to have barge traffic moving on the Mississippi River in the next couple of days. Spokesman...
August 6, 2014 - 4:12pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Patriot Guard honors fallen Officer Patrick
WEST ST. PAUL - Minnesota Patriot Guard members are among the thousands honoring fallen officer Scott Patrick in West St. Paul. Vice President Mark Lea says their members are here to show honor, dignity and respect for Officer Patrick, who gave his life to protect our freedoms...
August 6, 2014 - 3:55pm
August 5, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Man killed in Beloit house fire IDed
BELOIT - A man who died in an overnight house fire in Beloit is identified as 53-year-old Thomas Jenks. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. It started around three this morning in a single-family home. Authorities said one person was out of the house by the...
August 5, 2014 - 1:40pm
August 4, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Report says Navy ships made in Marinette too heavy
A new federal audit shows that four-out-of-six Navy littoral combat ships built in Wisconsin and Alabama are too heavy -- and it might affect the ships' performance. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the USS Freedom, made at Marinette Marine, did not meet its distance...
August 4, 2014 - 4:14pm
July 29, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Ventura wins defamation lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- Former Governor Jesse Ventura has won his defamation lawsuit against the estate of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. After nearly a week of deliberations, a jury awarded Ventura $1.8 million for defamation and damages. However, today's verdict was not...
July 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
July 26, 2014
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gov. Walker worried about unacompanied children crossing border
MADISON – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he is worried the unaccompanied children crossing the border with Mexico will eventually drain the country’s support system. Walker says he isn’t entirely against the idea of Wisconsin providing some temporary shelter to the...
July 26, 2014 - 8:24am