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The 50th Spring Valley Dam Days was special indeed, with an appearance by the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, flyovers by a Vietnam War-era helicopter, the famous Lions Club hamburgers, of course, and capped off by the coronation of Miss Spring Valley after a one-year program hiatus. The 2017-2018 Miss Spring Valley Leigha Prudlow was crowned Sunday, Sept. 20, along with Princesses Briana Link, Taylor Falde and Karyn Wood. Link was also named Miss Congeniality. Candidate profiles
Ellsworth Middle School students recently had the privilege of meeting Eva Schloss, 88, Holocaust survivor and step sister to Anne Frank. This passionate writer, speaker, and film contributor captivated a group of nearly 400 students and staff in the school's cafeteria on Thursday, Sept. 14.
United Way St. Croix Valley launched its 2017 campaign Sept. 15. The annual fundraising campaign funds local nonprofits, school programs and targeted initiatives serving residents in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties. This year's campaign theme is "We Fight for Strong Communities," which emphasizes United Way St. Croix Valley's support for the health, education and financial stability of all people within the three-county area.
Agnes Ballering was born to Alfred and Mary Ballering on Dec. 22, 1928. Agnes was the second youngest of 12 children; six boys and six girls. Her family lived in a small home on Milwaukee's west side. Her father worked for International Harvester and her mother was a homemaker. Raising 12 children was a full-time job.
We understand there are some valid concerns about the viability or the sincerity of our intents for the repurposing of the Prairie View School. We would like to address these issues to calm any fears you may have in the hopes there's still time to persuade you to reconsider the demolition of Prairie View School.
The tractor and truck pull did a combined event at the Pierce County Fair to bring double the excitement for spectators to enjoy. Pullers from across Wisconsin and Minnesota entertained the crowd while providing fun and excitement. Many styles and sizes of tractors and trucks competed for the prize money. A show of local tractors and trucks highlighted the evening. Truck pull results 6,000 pound pure stock Curtis Frandrup — 318 Micky Nesseth — 304 5,800 pound improved stock Nick Ecker — 323.8
As the Ellsworth Panthers take on the Somerset Spartans at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 for their homecoming game, they're hoping to live up to the homecoming theme: Surf over the Spartans. For those wanting to get into the spirit, head over the Ellsworth High School at 5 p.m. for the annual homecoming parade and annual chili cook-off fundraiser. Last week's game Ellsworth bounced back from its first loss of the season to state-ranked St. Croix Central in a big way last Friday, Sept. 8.
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services linemen, Bryon Gilles and Brett Pauly, joined volunteer line crews from 17 other Wisconsin electric cooperatives aiding in Florida's massive recovery effort, helping rebuild shattered electric systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation. The Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, a statewide trade group, put out a call for help Sept. 7, anticipating Irma's landfall and the huge storm's potential to simultaneously batter the entire state.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 4-11. Burglary A burglary was reported at 1:50 p.m. Sept. 4 at 195 W. Grove St. Arrests • Angela Duffy, 40, Prescott, was arrested at 10:27 a.m. Sept. 5 for operating after revocation (alcohol related) after a traffic stop at in the 100 block of North Chestnut Street. She was taken to Pierce County Jail and cited for operating after revocation and failure to install an ignition interlock device.
District Finance Bookkeeper Ava Maxwell told taxpayers to expect a lower mill rate this year when she presented the proposed 2017-18 budget to the School Board at Ellsworth School District's Annual Meeting Monday, Aug. 28. According to Maxwell, the rate for the 2017-18 school year drops to below the rates last seen prior to construction of the new elementary school due to the elimination of debt tied to the middle school and high school.