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June 4, 2009
Pierce County 4-H intern hopes to make future of helping youth
The 4-H organization seems to have made an impression on Chad Richardson. Richardson's involvement in 4-H began with his family. He said his grandmother, Mary Ann Hurlburt, had been a leader of the Prairie Pioneers, the club in his native Durand area he joined as a youngster. Just...
June 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
May 7, 2009
Market decline affects Pierce County recycling center sales
Market decline affects recycling center sales By Bill Kirk A total of 3,057 tons of recyclable materials generating $373,724 in gross material sales was marketed by Pierce County's recycling center last year, according to the annual report from the solid waste department. The declining...
May 7, 2009 - 5:12pm
Accomplice in deer poaching incident acquitted
"This case is all about trust. One person took advantage of it; the other person was exploited by it." Those were attorney Aaron Nelson's words to describe Daniel Place's thoughts about the deer poaching incident last November 15. Nelson was saying the words during the closing...
news / outdoors
May 7, 2009 - 4:32pm
Shooter in deer poaching incident gets license suspended
The shooter in the deer poaching incident last November expressed his remorse Wednesday. "Mr. (Nicholas) Thayer is devastated, embarrassed and ashamed," said his attorney Aaron Nelson during Thayer's plea hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court. Thayer, 28, was charged with hunting...
news / outdoors
May 7, 2009 - 11:47am
May 1, 2009
UPDATE: Farming accident victim identified
The victim from Friday's morning farming accident has been identified. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that Gailynn R. Poston, 60, was the victim, in a press release. Around 8:20 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff's Department was notified of a tractor rollover with...
news / life
May 1, 2009 - 9:55am
April 30, 2009
Public Health: Currently, no cases of swine flu in County
The swine flu epidemic that is making national and international headlines hasn't made its way to Pierce County. But, that doesn't mean County Health workers aren't taking action. In a press release sent to local media outlets Thursday morning, Sue Galoff, Interim Director for...
April 30, 2009 - 2:06pm
Kephart a finalist for Minnesota job
Two West-central Wisconsin men are among finalists for the job of Winona (Minn.) County administrator, according to a news report. The Winona Daily News reported Wednesday Duane Hebert, administrator in Barron County, and Curt Kephart, previously administrative coordinator in Pierce...
April 30, 2009 - 10:05am
April 28, 2009
County supervisor charged with disorderly conduct
A Pierce County Board member has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly disrupting a UW-River Falls student meeting and using obscenities. Witnesses said Benjamin Plunkett, 35, interrupted a Student Senate ethics committee meeting.
April 28, 2009 - 1:35pm
Authorities identify man in submerged SUV
Jeremy C. Christensen, 23, of Lake City, was the man found inside a SUV that was submerged in Mud Lake, Pierce County Sheriff's Department said this morning. Deputies released the man's name at 8:54 a.m. Around noon Monday, someone alerted authorities that a sport utility vehicle...
April 28, 2009 - 10:07am
Lannan retires as county surveyor
Bob Lannan feels at home when he's outdoors. "I've loved it since I was a baby," he said. "It's my preferred habitat." For over 40 years, Lannan has made the outdoors his profession - first as a forester in Michigan for over 30 and then the last 11 as a surveyor, with eight of those...
April 28, 2009 - 9:30am
April 27, 2009
Man gets probation for felony theft
A Beldenville man was sentenced Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court to two years probation for felony theft. Gerald A. Langer, 56, was originally facing two felony thefts--one for $2,500-$5,000 and the other for over $10,000--from separate incidents. As part of the plea agreement,...
April 27, 2009 - 1:57pm
April 22, 2009
Support for disabled students offered at Ellsworth event
Support for disabled students offered at event By Bill Kirk When he was growing up in Milwaukee, Dick Rinehart's parents were told he wouldn't be able to have a traditional education. Today, Rinehart owns and operates supermarkets in River Falls, Amery and Osceola.
April 22, 2009 - 5:22pm
Gilles' successor to be named next month
The Pierce County Board has had a vacancy since last month, when Supervisor Bill Gilles died suddenly at age 48. Tuesday, the board approved the recommendation of having Board Chair Paul Barkla appoint a candidate to fill Gilles' seat, to gain board action by the May meeting. The...
April 22, 2009 - 4:47pm
April 13, 2009
Man arrested on stolen property, drug-related counts
A search warrant Friday by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department resulted in an arrest for receiving stolen property and multiple drug-related...
April 13, 2009 - 4:16pm