Skip to main content
Pierce County Herald
Filings for spring’s election opened Dec. 1
Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
Failure to yield factor in Ellsworth collision
crime and courts
Ellsworth Invitational: Hosts earn victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prep girls basketball: Cardinals grounded by zone
Prep boys basketball: Shots fall, Panthers earn road win
Prep boys basketball: Plum City/Elmwood grinds out a win; Spring Valley wins
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
‘Silent Night’ marks 20 years of holiday cheer
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 12/5/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/6/16 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/5/16 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 12/7/16 Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Wallace J. Harvey Estate; Case No. 16PR75
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Cynthia Beebe, 64
Tim M. Blodgett, 76
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 23, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Real Estate Showcase
November 13, 2016
Herald hits a homerun in new sports reporter
ELLSWORTH -- If he’s lucky, he won’t have to work a day in his life. At least, that’s how the saying goes and that’s what the Pierce...
November 13, 2016 - 6:20pm
September 6, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW report: Recession's 'long shadow' finally lifts in Wisconsin; U.S. Labor Secretary: Labor Day is more than honoring work; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- "The long shadow of the Great Recession is finally lifting in Wisconsin." Those are the first words in a new report on the state's workforce from the UW Madison Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The liberal think tank says the state's recovery remains "comparatively unimpressive"...
News/crime and courts
September 6, 2016 - 8:50am
August 1, 2016
Supercross racing is coming to Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH -- High-flying, fast paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for this summer’s premier event, the Pierce...
August 1, 2016 - 9:00am
June 16, 2016
Construction to start on Ellsworth tennis courts
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth will soon have a brand new set of tennis courts at Summit Hill Park. The Ellsworth Village Board approved a bid for the tennis courts during a regular meeting on June 6. The bid includes a total cost of $243,803.40 from Menomonie-based Pember Companies, Inc.,...
June 16, 2016 - 7:21am
May 26, 2016
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
Pierce County was once famous for its beekeepers and honey production. Hives around here averaged more than 80 pounds of honey each year. Light...
May 26, 2016 - 9:04am
May 20, 2016
Kayaking the Kinnickinnic
Thrive Women’s Outdoor Adventures, a ministry of Faith Community Church’s women’s ministry, offers a wide variety of outdoor activities...
May 20, 2016 - 11:08am
May 13, 2016
Wild Side: Rush River once produced bushels of big brookies
Brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, are colorful fish and the only stream trout native to Wisconsin. They once thrived in cold streams like the...
May 13, 2016 - 9:25am
May 11, 2016
Ellsworth tennis courts go to bid
ELLSWORTH -- The Village of Ellsworth is now seeking bids for the reconstruction of the Summit Hill Park tennis courts for potential construction this summer. The project, estimated to cost around $250,000, has been in discussion between the village and the Ellsworth Community School...
May 11, 2016 - 10:35am
April 27, 2016
Wild Side: April showers bring out flowers in the forest
Recent showers and some mild thunderstorms temporarily delayed the early corn planting around here. I had a reprieve from farm-related work and...
April 27, 2016 - 2:44pm
April 14, 2016
Wild Side: Why go fishing in the fast lane?
Now that it has stopped snowing and the sun is out, my thoughts have turned to springtime and fishing again. There are few things more enjoyable...
April 14, 2016 - 1:37pm
March 4, 2016
Wild Side: Sweet sign of an early spring
This has been a wimpy winter with less than half of the average number of below zero nights and less than half the average snowfall. We had a...
March 4, 2016 - 12:16pm
February 18, 2016
Wild Side: Wild grapes climb for sunlight
Snowshoeing around our woods recently, I was struck by how many wild grape vines are clambering up into the tree tops. Last summer’s abundant...
February 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
February 5, 2016
Wild Side: Arctic songbirds on winter vacation
A good remedy for seasonal affective disorder, or cabin fever, is to get outside and get some exercise. Volunteers for the Kinnickinnic River...
February 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
January 21, 2016
Wild Side: Prairie enthusiasts restore oak savanna
Many of us enjoy strolling through a park-like setting with scattered trees and grassy ground vegetation. This seems to be a common human predilection....
January 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
January 20, 2016
Plans in works for new tennis courts
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth High School tennis teams have not played a home match in years due to the deteriorating condition of the tennis courts located at Summit Hill Park.However, relief may be on the way. Thanks to a potential grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA),...
January 20, 2016 - 11:50am