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Nearly 1,100 farmers and agriculturists from across Wisconsin attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's 98th annual meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, Dec. 1-4 in Wisconsin Dells. Delegates from Pierce County included Laura Benitz of Maiden Rock, Peter Kimball of River Falls and Kevin Knutson of Beldenville. Farm Bureau delegates adopted the policies that will guide the legislative agenda for the state's largest general farm organization in 2018. Resolutions were submitted by delegates as part of a grassroots policy development process.
On Nov. 21, St. Joseph Parish School students in Mrs. Ironside's kindergarten class memorized, dressed up and recited nursery rhymes for friends and families. Photos courtesy of St. Joseph Parish School
Prescott High School senior George Wazlawik is the Dec. 13 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by math teacher Bryce McCauley, who said "I have chosen George as the student of the week because of his positive attitude and hard work in the math classroom. As a senior, George is taking AP Calculus where he is an active participant who is always ready for class and willing to help others. In addition, he has done some volunteering during Cardinal Time to help tutor students that need extra support in math.
The first quarter Prescott High School honor roll accolades for the 2017-2018 school year go to: A honor roll Freshmen: Tori Benck, Anthony Braun, Grace Carlson, Austin Fox, Jessica Geerdes, Lauren Hanson, Breanne Hudak, Marissa Jansen, Jade Johnson, Emma Kreager, Sophia Lebakken, Isabella Lenz, Walker Lenz, Emily Linder, Connor Lubich, Carl Meyer, Hayden Pattridge, Delaney Sanford, Talbot Stites, Benjamin Strandmark, Madeleine Tibayan, Sophia Tibayan, Jessica Urman and Max Wazlawik.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Tenant troubles • Police responded at 8:36 p.m. Nov. 27 to 575 N. Maple St., where a main floor of an apartment was flooded with water. Police assisted by turning off the water to the leaking valve. The landlord arrived a short time later.
Readers submitted their recent deer hunting photos. Scroll through the gallery above. PREVIOUSLY: Target the Hunt: Pierce County hunters' showcase
Plum City Middle/High School has named its first quarter honor roll recipients for the 2017-2018 school year. They are as follows: A honor roll 12th grade: Jasmine Bylander, Morgan Duden, Carson Heath, Rebekah Henn, Tanner Luhmann, Jessica Martin, Breida Torres and Tayler Whipple. 11th grade: Tomiris Askarbekova, Teresa Ballester, Robert Brunner, Veronika Burbela, Noah Gansluckner, Katherine Hassing, Mikaili Kannel, Olivia Miller, Justin Nunez, McKenzie Raethke, Katlin Redding, Owen Sternecker and Mackenzie Wieser.
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.