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HAGER CITY -- Anyone interested in hunting and recreational shooting is invited to attend a hunter education course beginning March 27. The course begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs for seven sessions at Prairie View Elementary School in Hager City. Cost is $10.
Let’s talk about mental health, obesity and alcohol abuse. Here? Now? These are three subjects we only talk about behind closed doors, correct? That’s in the process of changing. Getting these sensitive stigmas out of the dark corners of St. Croix and Pierce counties is long overdue and from what I can see will not simply be a passing fancy.
These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department Feb. 27-March 12. Traffic troubles
Town of Trimbelle Editor's note: This is the 15th 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. Trimbelle Township was organized on March 2, 1855 in a meeting at Franklin Otis's home. The first election was held in April 1855 with Otis chosen as chairman, John McEwen as clerk and Aaron Cornelison as the first treasurer.
ELLSWORTH -- The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Feb. 27-March 6. Two days, two arrests Kenneth Meixner, 25, homeless, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. Feb. 27 after a complainant reported damage he allegedly did to a vending machine, clothing thrown on the floors and a broken, locked door at 234 N. Broadway St. He was taken to Pierce County Jail.
Cops witness drug deal, make arrests Deputies on patrol at 11:58 a.m. March 9 witnessed a possible drug deal happen in the Holiday Station store parking lot at 432 W. Main St. Several arrests were made.
Ellsworth In 2001, when Hancock Lodge served its first pancake breakfast, there was never any thought of it being an annual tradition. The goal was to raise money to pay for the Ellsworth Masonic Center completed that year. The event proved to be popular, and over the years building loans were repaid and more than $20,000 was raised to support the Masonic Lodge Ellsworth High School scholarship program and other charities.
Town of Spring Lake Editor's note: This is the 14th 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 first real activity in the area was when the Eau Galle Company began logging operations on the rivers and creeks around the future Spring Valley and Elmwood areas in 1857.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Feb. 19-27.
RIVER FALLS -- Following competitions at the end of February, one University of Wisconsin-River Falls western equestrian team member qualified for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships in May while she and four other team members earned the right to compete at the IHSA semi-finals March 24-25.