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Tami Langer was elected the 2009 Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce President Thursday night during the organization's annual dinner at the Spring Valley Banquet Hall. Langer, branch manager for M&I Bank in Ellsworth, was vice-president this year. Peggy Nelson, Village of Ellsworth Clerk/Treasurer, was elected as vice-president. Laurie Cox, chamber coordinator, will be secretary, while Joanne Gulbranson of Jo-Jo's Jewelry was elected to another year as treasurer. Attorney Lars Loberg and Ellsworth Schools Superintendent Barry Cain were elected to the board of directors.
As one goes back for their second or third helping of turkey on Thursday, the question has probably been asked more than once -- what do we really know about turkeys? First, there are multiple kinds of turkeys. The one that is traditionally seen in Thanksgiving dinners are the broad-breasted white, one of the most commonly grown turkeys. The broad-breasted white is a domesticated turkey, meaning it's a large poultry bird raised for food. The broad-breasted white is faster, but heavier than its brethren.
PRESCOTT -- Chris Falteisek has been a church accompanist for over 30 years, has performed in five U.S. states, in addition to three concerts in Norway, and has recorded 14 albums. For all those successes, his latest project might be the most personal to him. "Remembering," a musical celebrating the lives of Nancy and Candace Simon, will be presented at 7 p.m. next Monday at St.
Over a thousand deer were harvested in Pierce County during the opening weekend of the nine-day gun-deer season. While a majority of those were taken down by shotgun, or a rifle, one particular deer lost the battle versus a car. Pierce County Sheriff's Department Dispatch received a call about 3:30 p.m. Sunday about a car, driven by Amy Binkowski of River Falls, deer collision near W7270 State Highway 65 in Beldenville. Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and found the deer in bad shape.
For the second time in two months, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department has busted another large marijuana operation in the county. And this time, it has also come with an arrest. Mario Cuevas-Alvarez, 31, was arrested Monday in a wooded area in the Town of Salem. He was apprehended and taken to the Pierce County Jail where he was booked in for manufacturing marijuana. Investigator Mike Waltz explained that on Saturday, a person scouting hunting spots came upon that location and notified the Sheriff's Department.
A Spring Valley man was charged last month in Pierce County Court with felony theft. Peter J. Flanigan, 34, is accused of taking over $10,000 during a four-year span. If found guilty, Flanigan faces a maximum penalty of $25,000 dollars and/or 10 years prison. His next court appearance is a Nov. 24 preliminary hearing. According to the criminal complaint, a Maiden Rock man hired Flanigan to install heating and air conditioning in a house. Between Sept.
STOCKHOLM - Mary Logue has been a writer for over 30 years and admits she has suffered writer's block more than once. For a woman who has lived in New York City, France and Belgium, one would never guess that one of the places Logue goes for inspiration is tiny Stockholm. About 20 years ago, she was seeking a place to get away and do some writing.
Charges were filed in Pierce County Court Monday against a Minnesota man accused of sexually assaulting three children. Bruce J. Joelson, 43, St. Paul, faces two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age, Class B felonies, and one count of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, a Class C felony. The Class B felonies carry a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison, while the Class C felony penalty is a fine of up to $100,000 and/ or 40 years prison. The criminal complaint reports three incidents in 2004 in the Town of Isabelle.
Those who were eligible to vote in Pierce County Tuesday went to each of their polling places and cast their vote in multiple elections, including president, house of representative and numerous state races. At the same time, that wasn't the only election going on in Pierce County. The five school districts in the county the Herald covers -- Ellsworth, Elmwood, Plum City, Prescott and Spring Valley -- each held a mock election for president. While Barack Obama and John McCain garnered most of the votes, there were a few surprises as well.