Skip to main content
Pierce County Herald
Wisconsin roundup: Employment in St. Croix, Pierce counties lagging; Dunn County sheriff addresses water deaths; nine more state news stories
Multi-faceted journalist joins Herald staff
Vista Croix moves forward with development plans; Steamboat site may break ground by fall
Wisconsin roundup: Rodgers won't dish on 'Bachelorette' brother; Baldwin heralds state's 'cheese, brats and beer' at DNC; eight more state news stories
Motorcyclist hits ditch, is ejected
crime and courts
Ellsworth 12U softball takes third at state
Plum City loses to Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
Volleyball: Welsch, club team place 3rd at nationals
New UFO Days activities promise an ‘out of this world’ time
Meet the Elmwood royalty candidates
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Real Estate Showcase
Old Cowbelle: Storms, Diets and Hugs
--Ina Murray Doesn’t it make you wonder how long we can be so blessed, avoiding the disastrous storms that have been raging all around the states? It seems like there are more and fiercer each year. Or is it just that we hear about them sooner via TV? Sometimes...
May 29, 2014 - 4:49pm
May 22, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Echos
--Ina Murray A few weeks ago I featured a poem I had written about out little dead-end road. Over 50 years ago my Mom, Lillian, also wrote about this little road. It was written when our old farmhouse was the only house on the road. Our house, the barn, granary and a corn crib...
May 22, 2014 - 8:58am
May 16, 2014
Wild Side: A dangerous fungus among us
By Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist Among the most abundant organisms on earth are the fungi. They live in the soil, in plants, in rivers and...
May 16, 2014 - 9:11am
May 15, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Anniversary
Sixty-seven years ago, on May 17, 1947, the love of my life and I were married. Such a simple wedding! I don’t think the whole thing cost more than a hundred dollars! (Today’s weddings cost thousands.) I bought my wedding dress (silk jersey with a square Grecian neckline...
May 15, 2014 - 8:22am
May 7, 2014
Cow Belle: In memory of my mom (Betta) on Mother's Day
Dead End Road Long years ago, the spot I live was once a dead-end road; a little world of solitude, a place where cares unload. With bracken bush and goldenrod, old elms on either side stood tall like guarding sentinels, filling their role with pride. ‘Twas on...
May 7, 2014 - 1:06pm
May 2, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Second Childhood?
--Ina Murray Easter Sunday was again a very special day. The joy of the resurrection, beautiful church service with Easter lilies on every available space in the chancel, their delightful scent filling the air, and a good sermon and hymns of praise. The day was warm...
May 2, 2014 - 8:41am
April 24, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Dinner with Joyce
One Saturday, Sonia and I joined Joyce for dinner (lunch to some of you) at the Spring Valley Health Care Center. The residents are allowed to have an occasional guest for a meal, with pre-planned notice. That day, we had the privilege of eating in the private dining room, which...
April 24, 2014 - 9:17am
April 10, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Easter
--Ina Murray Listening to Rosie’s song, “He bled and died for me; He suffered and cried for me, He hung on the tree for me….that I might live”; again we have a hard time thinking about the very real pain Jesus suffered for us. Just think of spikes through the wrists...
April 10, 2014 - 1:23pm
April 5, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Sizes ... Small, Medium, Large
Isn’t it funny how “things” change over the years, sometimes without our even being aware of it? Like sizes. How food serving portions in restaurants and cafes have increased over the past, including the prices. This was proven to me when I attended a diabetes class a few...
April 5, 2014 - 12:44pm
March 27, 2014
From an old Cow Belle: Simplify.... Simplify
With Easter Day approaching in a couple of weeks, I look back and remember how difficult we made everything in the past. In those days, on Easter Sunday, we HAD to have new clothes. (How silly is that?) Those of us who liked to sew would probably sit up late the night before, putting...
March 27, 2014 - 10:43am
March 19, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Spring begins ... tomorrow?
--Ina Murray Today, on the 4th of March, while I am typing this, there still is about five feet of snow on the deck, and it worries me that it may collapse under its load. The calendar says that spring begins on the 20th of March. This column should appear on that week,...
March 19, 2014 - 10:10am
March 12, 2014
Wild Side: Homeland security air force in peril
A bat flew by my nose as I was sitting on the patio last evening. The swooshing flutter startled me from my book. Bats were flying laps around...
March 12, 2014 - 8:36am
March 6, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Peace; Past, Present, Future
--by Ina Murray These long, cold winter days seemed like a good time to sort old papers. Really old…some from the late 80’s! Uff Da. So, I fired up the fireplace and began feeding it with our past financial history, old tax papers. It turned out to be kind of sad,...
March 6, 2014 - 2:02pm
March 4, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Excitement ... Full Circle
--by Ina Murray We come into this world, bald and toothless; and a lot of us leave the world in the same way, bald and toothless. (Of course, with enhancements.) Along the way, especially in the latter part, we gain a sense of humor in order to cope with it all....
March 4, 2014 - 10:41am
February 19, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Super Bowl ... Super Soul Sunday
-- by Ina Murray Super Bowl Sunday is excitement for those who have favorite teams playing, but since neither the Packers nor Vikings were in it, it didn’t interest me much. So I planned to watch the much advertised “Kitten Bowl.” Duh! Those little kittens were so...
February 19, 2014 - 9:00am