Pierce County Herald newsroom
RIVER FALLS -- Lisa Larson is an honorary chair at the 2017 Relay For Life of River Falls-Pierce County “Cancer. Not Here. Not There. Not Anywhere.” The event is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 24, at River Falls High School. To meet Larson is to bring a warm, welcoming ray of sunshine into your day. She beat the specter of breast cancer and survived its cruel side effects.
Town of Trenton Editor's note: This is the 16th 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. Trenton Township has a long history of Native American settlement. The Mississippian culture had a presence around 1000 — 1200 A.D. and left behind nearly 100 mounds in Sections 3 and 4, now known as the Adams site by archaeologists. Some of these were large effigy, or animal-shaped mounds, which have disappeared in modern times.
A credit card skimmer was reportedly used in February at a gas station at W3903 670th Ave., Spring Valley. A caller reported March 15 that data collected from the device was used to make purchases in Lake Hallie, Wis. Driver didn’t stop until Minnesota A deputy on patrol March 16 attempted to stop a vehicle at Highway 63 and 825th Street in Hager City for an equipment violation. The driver didn't stop until it reached Minnesota due to warrants in Wisconsin, the officer reported.
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.