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Pierce County Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson and Patrol Superintendent Al Thoner offer the following advice for safe winter driving and answer frequently asked winter driving questions. Why don't the plows run all night? For county highways, the Pierce County Highway Department follows the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) policy for the state highways in Pierce County, for
Starting Sunday, Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies began running federal court-mandated TV and print ads highlighting the negative health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as how the tobacco industry designed cigarettes to be more addictive. These ads are a result of a 2006 federal court ruling which ordered the tobacco companies to issue corrective statements after finding that they had deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking and industry plans to market tobacco to kids. Some of the statements included in the ads are:
Prescott High School sophomore Anna Welter is the Dec. 6 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by media specialist Joan Simon, who said "Anna is an avid reader and an active member of the PHS Library Book club and the PHS Library creative writing club called "Writer's Block." A gifted writer, Anna recently had one of her works published in an online magazine title "Teen Ink." Anna shines inside and out and is always willing to participate in the activities the library hosts.
Readers submitted their recent deer hunting photos. Scroll through the gallery above.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 20-27. Suspicious photographer An Ellsworth woman reported at 8:57 a.m. Nov. 20 a car driving past her home more than once in the 400 block of West Nelson Street, holding a phone out the window taking photos. She wanted the incident documented. Dumped mattress
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 13-19. Problem with homecoming float? An Ellsworth man called at 1:39 p.m. Nov. 13 to request a meeting with the police chief concerning issues with a float that was in the Ellsworth schools homecoming parade this past fall. He told police a group of people wants to speak with the chief. The chief gave him his hours of availability, but a time was not settled upon. Arrest
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 5-13. Snapchat scare A complainant forwarded Snapchat photos of a juvenile holding a gun to his head at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 6. The email was also sent to the Ellsworth Middle School principal. The school performed a threats assessment with the juvenile and family was notified. Accidents
The City of Prescott will mail a short survey to all Prescott residents seeking input on two proposed public bus routes on Nov. 20. Residents are encouraged to look for the survey in their mail on Nov. 21/22 and to respond on the city's website at https://www.prescottwi.org or by dropping off your response to Prescott City Hall or the Prescott Public Library — 800 Borner St. by Dec. 20 2017. Potential community impact
At the Nov. 6 Ellsworth Village Board meeting, trustees accepted a $265,001.95 bid from RM Schlosser Excavating of Durand for Dar-Ray water system improvements. Construction is set to begin in the spring. "This dollar amount is all part of the total costs for Dar-Ray, which we won't know the total until the project is completed next year," Village Clerk Peggy Nelson said. "Assessment of the 49 users each was $9,662 for 20 years at 5 percent interest. If the total cost should be less than what was estimated, assessments would be reduced."
Twenty years ago, Maurine and Richard Huppert donated and painted the Accelerated Reader Tree at Prairie View Elementary School. They painted the leaves each year, and until a few years ago, Maurine continued to write the names of the leaf earners on their leaf each year. Maurine said the reason they donated the tree was to recognize students for their academic achievements. Their son was very athletic and was proud to have his name on a plaque, but when his record was broken, his name was taped over with the new record holder's name.