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Pierce County Herald
Pole shed goes up in flames
Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
Local auctioneer inducted into National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame
Wisconsin roundup: Equipment issue does not delay St. Croix River Crossing; state ACT scores drop; 10 more state news stories
Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
crime and courts
Volleyball: Spring Valley goes 1-2 at RF quad
Football: Panthers start season with big win at Spooner
Football: Mistakes are minimized in Spring Valley win vs. SCF
Football: Early touchdown doesn’t hurt Wolves in 42-7 victory
Football: Prescott works through some roster turnover
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Ricky D. Rodewald, 62
Dale D. Jensen, 80
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
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August 22, 2016
One-vehicle crash sends Plum City woman to hospital
TOWN OF UNION -- A rural Plum City woman’s vehicle vaulted over a private driveway, sending her to the hospital Tuesday morning. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on County Road S in the town of Union about 1.25 miles west of 370th Avenue at...
August 22, 2016 - 5:57pm
August 10, 2016
RF man airlifted after rollover crash
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A River Falls man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle multiple times during a traffic stop attempt by law enforcement late Tuesday night near Diamond Bluff. A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a southbound...
August 10, 2016 - 9:19am
July 15, 2016
Woman, 65, injured after crash in rural Prescott
A Watertown, Wis., woman was hospitalized Thursday after a rollover crash in rural Prescott. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called at 6:25 p.m. to Highway 35 near 1200th Street in the town of Oak Grove for a crash with a person trapped inside. The driver,...
July 15, 2016 - 9:05am
July 11, 2016
Ellsworth man airlifted after Saturday crash
An Ellsworth man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a power pole near River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Geordan D. Godwin. He was taken to River Falls Area Hospital, where...
July 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 7, 2016
River Falls teen dies after fiery crash
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A River Falls teen died last night after a fiery crash in the town of Clifton. Tyler James Orpen, 16, was pronounced dead at River Falls Area Hospital after being taken there by ambulance. He is the son of December and Shawn Orpen of River Falls. A 61-year-old St....
July 7, 2016 - 8:10am
July 6, 2016
Storms pound Pierce, St. Croix counties; freak deer mishap kills Minnesota motorist; Superior trailer park residents told they must move; eight more state news stories
More than 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin are without power Wednesday morning in the wake of heavy wind storms. Scattered outages remained Wednesday morning in St. Croix and Pierce counties, where storms inundated the area with reports of flash flooding and lightning...
July 6, 2016 - 8:47am
July 1, 2016
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
The search for a missing Maiden Rock woman ended Thursday when her body was found in a car at the scene of an apparent crash. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 64-year-old Kathleen J. McCabe. Deputies were alerted to the crash at 11:08 a.m. Thursday on Highway...
July 1, 2016 - 8:03am
June 20, 2016
Human services leader Schmidt injured in motorcycle crash
Pierce County’s director of human services was seriously injured last week in a motorcycle crash. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reported...
June 20, 2016 - 7:43am
June 13, 2016
Crash injures Maiden Rock girl, 16
A Pierce County teenager was hospitalized Monday morning after a crash near Bay City. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver, a 16-year-old...
June 13, 2016 - 12:06pm
May 31, 2016
Two killed in Memorial Day crash
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH -- A man and woman from the Twin Cities died in the Town of Ellsworth early Monday evening after their motorcycle struck a vehicle that was attempting to turn east off Hwy. 10. James D. Marinaro, 58, of New Brighton and Denise M. Thomas, 52, of Blaine, Minn., were...
May 31, 2016 - 6:31am
May 12, 2016
Two injured in rural Spring Valley crash
Two men were hospitalized late Wednesday in a Pierce County crash that authorities said involved alcohol. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at 9:58 p.m. at Highway 29 and County Road BB in the town of Gilman. The drivers of...
May 12, 2016 - 8:58am
April 18, 2016
Motorcyclist crashes near Hudson after 132-mph pursuit on I-94
A Twin Cities motorcyclist being chased by an officer at speeds in excess of 130 mph was injured early Monday in a crash along Interstate 94 in St. Croix County. The driver, identified by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office as 20-year-old Eden Prairie resident Zachary G. Mills,...
News/crime and courts
April 18, 2016 - 12:54pm
March 7, 2016
Authorities: medical emergency preceded Pierce County crash
A 50-year-old motorist sustained minor injuries after his vehicle crashed Saturday morning in rural Pierce County. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 5:17 a.m. at County Road A and 370th Avenue in the town of Salem, where deputies discovered...
March 7, 2016 - 8:00am
February 29, 2016
Two hospitalized after crash in rural River Falls
Two people were hospitalized Friday after the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 65 in River Falls. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, River Falls resident Rebecca C. Keller, 63, was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries....
February 29, 2016 - 8:15am
February 1, 2016
Man in critical condition after alcohol-related head-on crash
A Hudson man was airlifted from the scene of a head-on crash in the town of Troy that left him with serious injuries. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Klatt identified the man as 28-year-old Jeffrey J. Saas. The driver of the other vehicle, 50-year-old Prescott resident...
February 1, 2016 - 2:43pm