PLUM CITY -- Principal Michael Kennedy said the Plum City High School Class of 2017 was a resourceful group. One example he shared was that the class managed to make homecoming special despite the football game, a staple in homecoming tradition, being canceled. With that in mind, Kennedy said the class is prepared to succeed in life regardless of what life throws at them. He said all of this in regards to the class motto, "Life's a garden, dig it," a quote from Joe Dirt, a 2002 movie.
EAU CLAIRE -- Two new members of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Board of Trustees come from the western side of the CVTC district. Paul Bauer is an employer member from Ellsworth and Cheryl Maplethorpe is an additional member from River Falls. They were welcomed to the board last month at the reorganizational meeting that also involved election of board officers for the new fiscal year.
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth Police Department will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 in East End Park for the 33rd annual “National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out involves more than 16,540 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, more than 38.1 million people are expected to take part in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” National Night Out is designed to:
WISCONSIN -- Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and the American Pickers team are returning to Wisconsin to film episodes of their hit series in August. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The show follows Wolfe and Fritz, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
Boys Basketball Elk Mound 60, Spring Valley 41 Girls Basketball No. 4 Durand 53, Prescott 23 Bloomer 53, Ellsworth 23 Wrestling No.
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Vikings should suspend running back Adrian Peterson "until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system." In a written statement released this morning, the governor calls it an "awful situation," saying "Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be "innocent until proven guilty." However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota.