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State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) joined four other Assembly lawmakers in sending a letter to Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Joan Ballweg -- authors of Wisconsin bills to limit local control of frac sand mining -- opposing the legislation’s failure to honor the principle of local control. Their letter reads: “As representatives of western Wisconsin, we have seen firsthand the economic benefits created by the nonmetallic mining industry.
More than 50 youth in English Lutheran Church’s confirmation program will gather food from the community in the next few weeks to help supply Thanksgiving baskets the congregation will put together for families in need in the Ellsworth area. In recent years, this tradition has been growing, and last year 33 households received boxes full of canned goods and staples as well as frozen turkeys and all the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including pumpkin pie. The youth will go out to Ellsworth neighborhoods with their adult confirmation guides on Wednesday, Nov.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 134 youth ages 1–19 years died as a result of an unintentional firearms death in 2010, according to information from Police Chief Eric Ladwig of the Ellsworth Police Department. “As we get our guns out for another deer hunting season, I want to remind all gun owners that you are responsible for making sure your weapon does not fall into the hands of children and others who are unaware how quickly curiosity can result in catastrophe,” the chief said. “Your guns should always be unloaded prior to them being taken into the home,” h
Do-it-yourself projects can be rewarding, but may require caution. Many homeowners are injured while trying to trim trees near overhead electrical wires, for example. They often underestimate the danger potential, according to information from the Tree Care Industry Association. Terrible accidents can happen when a homeowner uses pole-mounted cutting tools and/or metal ladders to trim backyard trees and shrubs. Too often, an energized overhead wire isn’t noticed and is touched by pruning tools, causing injury or death. Tree limbs can conduct electricity.
U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy is hosting a Veteran History Project workshop to train volunteers to preserve personal accounts of veterans from 4-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
HUDSON — Area residents should be wary of businesses that offer to help obtain copies of real estate records, cautions St. Croix County Register of Deeds Beth Pabst. She said several St. Croix County residents have recently got letters from companies offering to help obtain grant deeds. Companies like this are very bold and indicate the property owner must comply and respond by a certain date, said Pabst. “Buying or refinancing a house is a huge endeavor with plenty of paperwork,” Pabst said.
Fans of the 1970s comedy sketch show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will have a lot to laugh about when Ellsworth High School presents “Spamalot,” by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, Thursdays-Saturdays, Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. at Ellsworth High School. “We are one of the very first high schools to attempt this musical.
As the weather cools, the focus of homeowners shifts back indoors again. It’s that time to make the domicile suitable for the grueling elements to come. A Fall Check List regarding preparations has been made available from Angie’s List. Some of the following tips address those outdoor chores, too. —Service the heating system. As much as 80 percent of emergency calls answered by heating specialists are the result of improper maintenance. Schedule an appointment soon to beat the rush and help avoid a breakdown in the middle of a freeze. —Check and replace filters.
By Sarah Young The River Falls Town Board passed a resolution to support an increase in the town tax levy for 2013 by 11.7% at its regular board meeting Monday night, Oct.
River Falls police arrested a 34-year-old rural River Falls man for allegedly punching and choking his girlfriend. At one point he blamed the fight on the woman because it was ‘her time of the month.’ The incident occurred after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 321 Lewis St. The alleged victim was heard screaming for help by neighbors and may have been dragged into the house. Inside, she was found crying hysterically and bleeding from the nose and mouth. The first officer on the scene drew his gun.