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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
October 21, 2011
What's an artist? PCHA asks for names
By definition, the word "artist" has a wide range of meanings. And those meanings do not necessarily apply in the fashion most people might understand....
October 21, 2011 - 1:56pm
September 28, 2011
PCHA Open House Oct. 2
The Pierce County Historical Association (PCHA) will host its annual fall open house on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the River Bluffs History Center, W6321 E. Main St., Bay City. Historian Edward G. Langer and fingerstyle guitarist Bill Hammond will be featured. Light refreshments...
September 28, 2011 - 10:56am
August 31, 2011
Scottish Heritage Festival planned
The sixth annual Scottish Heritage Festival will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, 1901 Vine St. Activities include: Bag pipe music at 9:45 a.m.
events / life
August 31, 2011 - 12:53pm
Who were 'nail pounders' who built homes, barns?
Way back when, groups of farmers got together to "raise a barn" or perhaps a house--simple jobs? Not really, but most assuredly a lot faster...
August 31, 2011 - 9:40am
August 24, 2011
Who were those electricians and plumbers, PCHA asks
There's a song whose lyrics run to the following phrase: "You light up my life." Everyone's life. There was electricity in homes in Ellsworth and River Falls--produced by a power plant on the Rush River (near the rod and gun club) and a dam/power source on the Kinnickkinnic River....
August 24, 2011 - 2:59pm
Letter: PCHA appreciates fair assistance, Lawrence project underway, she says
TO THE EDITOR: The Pierce County Historical Association extends sincerest appreciation to local residents who visited us at the Freier School during the county fair. So much help was received in identifying photos in the some-20 notebooks. About 75 percent or better were identified,...
opinion / letters
August 24, 2011 - 10:06am
August 4, 2011
PCHA wants to know about those yellow wheels
Stagecoaches were pulled by a four-horse or six-horse hitch team. These four-wheeled coaches traversed the county on its primitive roads. No...
August 4, 2011 - 3:41pm
Seeding, threshing, custom harvesting once done by hand
Broadcasting. What is that? It is hand-strewn seeds for oats, barley, rye and any other grain crop done by hand. Individuals dropped kernels...
August 4, 2011 - 1:30pm
August 3, 2011
Letter: Quote wasn't left off memorial, he clarifies
TO THE EDITOR: I enjoy reading "From an Old Cow Belle." While Ina Murray revels in her being elderly, she also exhibits a great deal of naivete when she repeats erroneous information that she or someone else sees on the Internet. She did it again this week when her entire column...
opinion / letters
August 3, 2011 - 9:14am
July 27, 2011
Old Cowbelle: Change the Words of History?
Many of you readers my age clearly remember the days of WWII and the announcement made by then-President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, telling us this: "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941---a date which will live in infamy---the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked." I...
columns / life
July 27, 2011 - 1:13pm
July 20, 2011
PCHA seeks info on transients from the past
Back in the early days of mechanized transportation, there were people who "rode the rails," but they had to watch out for the railroad yard security guys who tried to catch them and throw them off the trains. These transients were called "hobos" and they had camps in known locations--they...
July 20, 2011 - 9:28am
June 16, 2011
Pierce County Historical Association wants to know about music, music, music
Early in American history, and also here in Pierce County, people entertained themselves with simple things: Pa's fiddle, maybe also an accordion or banjo, or maybe a harmonica could be found. Folks sang, folks danced, but not in the ballrooms that would later be scattered around...
June 16, 2011 - 4:20pm
Churn, churn, churn
Rob Cesena shows his daughter Gabby how to churn ice cream at the Octagon House Museum in Hudson. The museum will offer free tours for fathers, when they are accompanied by a child of any age, from 2-4:30 p.m. Father's Day Sunday, June 19. This year's tour theme is the "Civil War...
events / life
June 16, 2011 - 3:12pm
June 1, 2011
Share Civil War information with PCHA
April of 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the War Between the States--or Civil War. This particular war was fought over numerous political, economic and social issues, which included the rights of the states vs. a strong centralized national government.
June 1, 2011 - 10:31am
May 25, 2011
Editorial: A flight to remember; A day to honor
Six years ago a physician assistant working in a small clinic in Ohio decided World War II veterans should have the chance to visit the national memorial dedicated to them. The memorial in Washington, D.C., had been opened in May 2004 with much fanfare. But as he talked to his elderly...
opinion / editorials
May 25, 2011 - 1:18pm