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Failure to yield factor in Ellsworth collision
Recount underway in western Wisconsin
Minnesota man arrested for seventh OWI
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Prep girls basketball: Prescott wins a low-scoring affair
Prep boys basketball: Plum City/Elmwood grinds out a win; Spring Valley wins
Photos: Ellsworth can't seize victory
Collegiate update: Seifert has season-high nine points against Carthage
Prep boys basketball: Ellsworth couldn't seize victory; Both Cardinals win
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
‘Silent Night’ marks 20 years of holiday cheer
'You get what you pay for' (part 2): A 'Shining Star' in Plum City
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PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 12/5/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/6/16 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/5/16 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 12/7/16 Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Wallace J. Harvey Estate; Case No. 16PR75
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 23, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Real Estate Showcase
September 3, 2014
Cow Belle: Drawn by the Word
I am the proud owner of a packet of Pastor Paul Oman’s inspirational note cards (via Shannon). I don’t know if I will ever use them, maybe frame them all instead. The designs on mine are “I am the good shepherd,” featuring Jesus with a snowy lamb in his arms, with the three...
September 3, 2014 - 2:55pm
August 28, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Request for prayers
--Ina Murray Maybe this is the reason I was prompted to start a community prayer chain. Because I am in need of prayers too. I do thank all of you who have already promised to pray for me. I am facing serious surgery in a little while, and cannot see ahead to know what the...
August 28, 2014 - 10:09am
August 24, 2014
Wild Side: Masters of Camoflage
Eastern gray tree frogs are common around our place. We see them stuck to the front windows of our house on damp mornings. Their toe pads allow...
August 24, 2014 - 11:06am
August 21, 2014
Old Cowbelle; Message in the blue
--Ina Murray The morning is warming, not hot, just right for sitting on the deck and counting blessings. Relaxing in one of four deck chairs, a gift from a few years ago, complete with glass top table, I sit back and enjoy the privilege of being idle. Guilt washes over me,...
August 21, 2014 - 8:34am
August 14, 2014
Old Cowbelle: School time again
--Ina Murray, columnist So very quickly that time is here again, coming up autumn. Even though it has been about 50 years since I sent anyone off to kindergarten, I still feel it. I get that lonesome feeling that I did when our kids went back to school. Throughout the...
August 14, 2014 - 9:31am
August 7, 2014
Cow Belle: Community Prayer Chain?
--Ina Murray A recent request for prayer asked that a friend be added to anyone who had access to a prayer chain. In the past, we have had “prayer chains” in our church, but when our women’s group and most of our “circles” disbanded, our regular prayer chain got...
August 7, 2014 - 10:45am
July 30, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Heritage
--Ina Murray, columnist Our Savior’s Church featured a Norwegian/English service last Sunday. It was interesting, even if I couldn’t understand any of the Norwegian part. Cousin Don Olson from Menomonie did the part of the Klokker (Sexton) and Carmen Peterson did the...
July 30, 2014 - 12:56pm
July 17, 2014
Old Cowbelle: I am rich!
--Ina Murray, columnist Yes, I am rich. Not in the way most people consider rich, with a huge bank account and posh living conditions. I am rich in other ways. At the moment, I am sitting at my dining room table that is covered with a lavender lunch cloth. A beautiful...
July 17, 2014 - 12:36pm
July 10, 2014
Old Cowbelle: The Future of Churches
--Ina Murray, columnist Our thoughts and prayers are following our Mission Trip young people and adults as they leave for Waterloo, Ia., on the 13th. It is wonderful to think about the hundreds of young people willing to go and do! To help those less fortunate...
July 10, 2014 - 8:51am
July 2, 2014
Old Cow Belle: Old Lady Entertainment?
It sounds kind of weird for an 87-year-old woman to be connected to Facebook, but let me explain. I have grands and great-grandchildren that I seldom see. Some live far away and some close, but everyone is so busy and their paths go in all directions, so it’s hard to see them...
July 2, 2014 - 2:14pm
June 26, 2014
Wild Side: Monarchs are in trouble; give them milkweed
--Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist Monarchs are the iconic North American summer butterfly; beautiful insects with dark orange, black and white...
June 26, 2014 - 8:21am
Old Cowbelle: Missed opportunities
--Ina Murray Isn’t it funny how sometimes we miss opportunities that are right under our noses, thinking we have to drive a lot of miles and pay a lot of money to find special places. Like the Ellsworth Archery Range, right in our own home town, on the west side of Ellsworth....
June 26, 2014 - 8:11am
June 19, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Staying Put
There are a lot of good people in our world today, people who really care about helping others. A “Staying Put” chapter is being formed in our area with the purpose of providing assistance to those who need help to stay in their own homes as long as possible. Details are being...
June 19, 2014 - 10:58am
June 17, 2014
Cow Belle: 125th Anniversary
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has been my “Church Home” for the past 65 years, ever since Husband and I and (then) one-year-old Sandy became members. It has been and still is one of the most important facets of our lives. This year, on June 22, Our Savior’s will celebrate...
June 17, 2014 - 3:20pm
June 5, 2014
Old Cowbelle: El Paso, Wisconsin
Five roads all lead downhill and converge to a wide spot in the road that is known as El Paso. It might be just a teeny dot on the map (if it is on the map at all), but this little area is full of surprises! The famous Rush River runs right through it, and its banks are often lined...
June 5, 2014 - 9:26am