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Pierce County residents are among the healthiest in the state, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This is the 10th release of County Health Rankings in Wisconsin by UWPHI. County Health Rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in nearly every county in every state across the nation and show that how long and well people live depends on multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care.
The Volunteers in Partnership with River Falls Area Hospital will host a pie sale starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 29 in the First National Bank lobby, 104 E Locust St. in River Falls. Proceeds go to hospital projects and high school scholarships.
Douglas and Renée Sigwarth of Troy Township, were awarded the unique distinction of creating a permanent blown glass installation for the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend. The installation consists of 180 blown glass spheres arranged into three 18-foot structures suspended from the building's north facing "La Pointe." The Sigwarths installed their piece, "Interconnection," in the newly completed building last December. The Sigwarths were commissioned by the James and Karen Hyde Foundation to create a large scale piece that would be a permanent fixture in the new location for MOWA.
A group from the UW-River Falls football team, including head coach Matt Walker (far left, No. 62), leap into the frigid water of Riley Lake in Eden Prairie, Minn. during the Eden Prairie Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, March 9. Forty-two UWRF student-athletes and coaches participated in the event and raised over $4,000 for Special Olympics.
The White Sidewalls Rock 'n' Roll Revue and the Michael Patrick Records' Ryan present "Love Potion #10" at the Old Gem Theater, 116 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond. The musical is a meld of comedy, intrigue, romance and the songs of the golden age of rock and roll. Shows will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are $20 and available online at OGT or call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for reservations.
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of famous folks from Badgerland. I remember that one of these folks was the fellow who bred the famous silver mink, which was the greatest mink ever known (with my apologies to PETA). Another famous Wisconsinite was Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers.
Looking for fresh ideas in new home building, home remodeling and improvement, home decorating, design, and landscaping? With over 60 vendors at the upcoming St. Croix Valley Home Builders Association Home, Remodeling & Garden show you'll be able to gather a multitude of ideas to help you create your dream home--from the ground up or by re-inventing the home you're in! Find everything you need under one roof at the Hudson Sports & Civic Center on Hanley Road in Hudson. The show will be open to the public on Friday, March 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m.
Pierce County Farm Bureau members attending Ag Day in Madison on March 6 included, left to right, Phil Verges, Monica Krings, Ray Matzek, John Krings, John Matzek, Mel Pittman, and Dean Bergseng. Farm Bureau members met to discuss agricultural issues with state legislators.
Arthur Phillips, a Minnesota native and author of the new novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," a New York Times Notable Book selection, will be in River Falls at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book and the creative writing process. Phillips will appear on the UWRF campus for this free event at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. He is the author of "Prague: A Novel," and "The Egyptologist." The Washington Post has declared that Phillips is "one of the best writers in America." His appearance at UWRF is sponsored by Valley Reads, a program of ArtReach St.
The snow stopped falling in the morning on Valentines' Day, some blue sky appeared between the clouds and the trees sparkled with a new coating of snow. After a breakfast watching the birds at the feeder we put on snowshoes and hiked around. It was a beautiful scene with all the tree branches outlined in white. We had to be careful about hitting tree branches to avoid cascades of snow down our necks. Despite the cold and all the times we've had to clear away snow, we haven't grown weary of winter.