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Editor's note: This is the final article in the "Finding Your Roots" series by the Pierce County Historical Association offering readers a glimpse of Pierce County's pioneer history, by township. The Plum Creek Valley was home to a Dakota settlement by the 1400s. The area was contested hunting ground between the Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Dakota (Sioux) peoples at various times in history.
As folks dig out their green garb in preparation for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, the Pierce County Herald newsroom decided to write about our favorite holidays throughout the year. Read about our picks below and be sure to vote for you favorite holiday in the poll.
The following county highways will have weight restrictions posted effective at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21: • County Road CC from U.S. Highway 10 to State Highway 29 • County Road D from State Highway 35 to U.S. Highway 10 The weight limits are 6 tons per axle and 10 tons per tandem axles under 8 feet apart. A permitting procedure is in place for agricultural users that can demonstrate need. An application form can be filled out at the Pierce County Highway Department in Ellsworth, or found on the Pierce County website at www.co.pierce.wi.us .
PEPIN -- Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday party Saturday, Feb. 4 was quite a hit. Organizers estimate 300 to 400 people attended; one couple drove from Oklahoma City for the event. Festivities took place at the author’s birthsite in rural Pepin and at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society’s museum in the village of Pepin.
In honor of Groundhog Day Thursday Feb. 2, the Pierce County Herald Staff chose their favorite movie featuring Bill Murray — star of the 1993 classic "Groundhog Day" directed by Harold Ramis. After reading about the staff picks, vote in the PCH poll to the right. ‘Groundhog Day’ is my worst nightmare
The Green Bay Packers play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. In preparation for the game, the Pierce County Herald newsroom looked back on the team's storied history. Here are their picks for the greatest Packers moments: Lombardi Trophy comes home to Titletown
A look back at the top stories from 2016.
The Pierce County Herald newsroom picked their top Christmas movies — which is your favorite?
PLUM CITY -- Each month, the Plum City Care Center picks a resident of the month to highlight. September’s honoree is Harry Bergmark. Bergmark was born Feb. 8, 1921 in...
RIVER FALLS -- The corpse flower at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is entering its blooming cycle and estimated to bloom within 7 to 10 days. The corpse flower previously...