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VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 6/5/17 Board Meeting Agenda
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TOWN OF ISABELLE: 2017 Board of Review/ Open Book
SUMMONS: Short Term Financial v. Michelle Savino; Case 17-SC-154
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 6/7/17 Meeting Agenda
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May 23, 2017
Spring cleaning means charity work for Martell man
Many people brought items to River Falls' Spring Cleanup event May 8-13. But town of Martell resident Dana Pruitt had a different mission. He...
May 23, 2017 - 6:03am
February 10, 2017
Guns and safe go missing in Martell burglary
TOWN OF MARTELL -- A River Falls teenager was one of two people charged in connection with a Pierce County burglary where a safe and guns went...
News/crime and courts
February 10, 2017 - 11:00am
February 5, 2017
Finding your roots: Martell Township
TOWN OF MARTELL -- Editor’s note: This is the ninth article in the “Finding Your Roots” series by the Pierce County Historical Association...
February 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 3, 2017
Prep girls basketball: Martell leads Spartans past Cardinals
Senior Tori Martell scored 22 points for Somerset (6-3, 3-1) as they earned a 77-41 victory over Prescott (3-3, 1-3) in Middle Border Conference girls basketball on Tuesday night. Heather Furlong led the Cardinals in scoring with 14 points. Allie Murphy and MacKenzie Carey each scored...
January 3, 2017 - 11:25pm
September 29, 2016
WATCH: Hank & Mabel’s store makes a return
TOWN OF MARTELL -- About 10 people gathered around a picnic table the last weekend in August, reminiscing about the old Hank & Mabel’s...
September 29, 2016 - 3:38pm
August 8, 2016
Two-vehicle crash sends one woman to hospital
TOWN OF MARTELL -- A crash Monday morning in the town of Martell near the Red Barn sent an elderly Spring Valley woman to the hospital. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at about 10:55 a.m. Police determined a southbound vehicle,...
August 8, 2016 - 4:33pm
July 3, 2016
Shifting gears, truck driving school expands to Wisconsin
TOWN OF MARTELL -- Hoping to target aspiring Wisconsin truckers, Interstate Truck Driving School, based in South St. Paul, is looking to expand its course offerings to a new site in the Town of Martell near the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and state Highway 29. An existing building...
July 3, 2016 - 10:00am
February 24, 2016
Plan to hike levy for new shop hits snag
TOWN OF MARTELL -- There won’t be any increase in the Town of Martell tax levy for 2016 (beginning in 2017) for the purpose of building a new...
February 24, 2016 - 11:12am
October 14, 2015
Cell towers will be built in Martell, Salem
Two new cellphone towers will be constructed in Pierce County, land management director Andy Pichotta confirmed: one in Salem and one in Martell. The Salem tower is to be located in Section 5, T25N, R16W. Access to the site, which is owned by the David Gilles Trust, will be off...
October 14, 2015 - 12:51pm
September 9, 2015
Height exemptions for cell towers granted: Facilities proposed in Salem and Martell
A request from Verizon Wireless for height exemptions on two proposed communication service facilities -- one in the Town of Salem and the other in the Town of Martell -- was granted by the Pierce County Land Management Committee Wednesday. The proposal calls for these cell phone...
September 9, 2015 - 11:10am
July 22, 2015
Preserving history in Martell: Committee gets old schoolhouse running
For people like Francine Rudesill, preserving the Old Martell Schoolhouse is about more than just preserving history. The lifetime resident...
July 22, 2015 - 1:56pm
July 10, 2015
UPDATE: Old Martell grocery store fire cause undetermined (+ video)
Fire heavily damaged a vintage Pierce County building -- the former Martell grocery store -- early Thursday evening. Owner Dan Knutson, who...
July 10, 2015 - 10:24am
June 19, 2015
Plum City man injured in town of Martell crash
A Pierce County man was hospitalized Friday morning after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 63 in the town of Martell. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, 28-year-old Joshua Larson, was on Highway 63 near 850th Avenue at 6:35 a.m. when he lost control...
June 19, 2015 - 11:30am
April 1, 2015
Grass fire threatens house, pole shed
TOWN OF MARTELL -- A grass fire which threatened two buildings was fought by the Ellsworth Fire Department Tuesday, March 31. The fire was reported at 3:04 p.m. at the Dan Burgess property, W5191 810th Ave., Spring Valley. It is believed to have been caused by open burning. At 3:06...
April 1, 2015 - 2:05pm
February 7, 2014
UPDATE: Two-vehicle accident with injuries on Hwy. 63
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident with injuries took place just at 12 p.m. Friday in the Pierce County town of Martell just north of Lawton. Barbara...
February 7, 2014 - 2:06pm