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A woman was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 65 in the town of River Falls late Saturday morning. At approximately 11:17 a.m., Pierce County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 770th Avenue for an accident with injury and road blockage. When they arrived, deputies determined there were three vehicles involved in the crash -- all with moderate to severe damage. Two vehicles were disabled in the middle of the lanes of travel.
Law enforcement officials investigating the Schaffhausen murder case ask for the public's help to find a laptop with a bag and cell phone belonging to Aaron Schaffhausen, who's accused of murdering his three young daughters in River Falls July 10. Police believe these items may have been ditched somewhere before Schaffhausen turned himself in. The items are a Sony VAIO laptop with a Targus laptop bag, as well as a cell phone. Schaffhausen's trial is set to begin April 1 and is anticipated to last four weeks. Lt. Cathy Borgschatz of the St.
Today let us begin with two very productive upper Midwestern writers who continue to write about our neighborhoods with relish and sometimes very dramatic substance. First, there's Jerry Apps, a retired University of Wisconsin professor who's written 30 books of fiction and non-fiction. In the past, Apps has used his own life experiences as a farm boy and later county agent as the basis for such novels as "In a Pickle," a funny whodunit about a Wisconsin pickle factory that ends up being a repository for a local preacher.
Youth baseball coach Matt Graetz and a player's dad, Carl Brunholz, will appear on the Judge Joe Brown Syndicated TV show 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 on Channel 29. Last summer a ball hit by Brunholz's son, Wyatt, broke the windshield of a car parked near the field in Afton, Minn., and the owner wanted the player or the coach to pay up. They refused and the case was picked by the Judge Joe Brown staff to be settled on television.
A single-family home on Kennedy Street on River Falls' southwest side was left burned and uninhabitable, according to River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson. Fire officials also confirmed that property owners and Dan and Sandra Waletzko escaped their residence at 322 Kennedy St. without injury, later declining help from the Red Cross to stay with nearby family. Firefighters battled what proved to be a very difficult blaze from 6 p.m. to almost 10 p.m. They returned to put out hot spots inside the house at 1 a.m.
The Old Gem Theater Young Performers Ensemble students, including, from left, top to bottom: Kailyn Wienke, Taylor Ramaeker, Afton Noll, Hannah Oman, Liam Rohow, Amy Lippman, and Emma Wallraff, will perform an original adaptation of 'Snow White,' at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9; 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. The Old Gen Theatre is located at 116 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information.
A "Sound of Music" medley will be among the performances taking place for this Saturday's, Nov. 10, Variety Show and Marketplace charity event to support the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Those attending will enjoy a soup supper and dessert, plus great family entertainment, including singing, dancing and skits with a magician and a ventriloquist. The entertainment, which also includes impersonations of Carol Burnett, Elvis and Katy Perry, starts at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School auditorium. Emcees are Tim and Crystal Knotek, and Tim Schultz.
Glass by Pauly will host a fall show and sale at Quarry Glassblowing Studio, 901 Quarry Road, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. There will be live glass blowing demonstrations by Pauly Cudd. For more information visit: Glass by Pauly .
Early Wednesday morning, with nearly all voting units reporting, the Republican incumbents were the winners in four local Wisconsin Assembly Districts. At that time, all voting units in Pierce and St.
Democrat Tammy Baldwin handily defeated former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson by a margin of about 150,000 votes of nearly 3 millon cast. The historic win means Wisconsinites will be represented for the first time by a woman and the first ever openly gay Senator. "I didn't run to make history, I ran to make a difference," she said.