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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.
These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department Feb. 6-19. Traffic troubles • William Maloney, 24, St. Paul, was cited for operating after suspension, operating without insurance and failure to transfer a title after a traffic stop at 6:04 p.m. Feb. 16 at Acres Road and Kasson Drive. The vehicle was towed to impound. • Elita M. Myklebust Twohig, 22, Menomonie, was cited for failure to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle after a traffic stop at 9:31 p.m. Feb. 7 at County Road F and Highway 29.
RIVER FALLS -- Each March the University of Wisconsin-River Falls works with the community to raise funds through the Bowls for Hope event where proceeds raised help a worthy organization make a difference in the St. Croix Valley. This year, Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County – Moolah for Milk program has been selected as the benefiting organization.
Wisconsin Newspaper Association On Friday, Feb. 24, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation presented awards to winners of the 2016 Better Newspaper and Advertising Contest at the Madison Marriott West during the group's 163rd annual convention. The 2016 Better Newspaper and Advertising Contest included 3,034 entries from 122 newspapers. Eligible entries were published between Sept. 1, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016. Entries were judged by members of the Illinois Press Association.
Spring Valley The Spring Valley Stagehands theatre season launches with the musical classic "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Final touches are being made before this energetic production hits the stage March 23. Directed by Ann Turner and Gary Lukes, this show promises to be filled with vibrant colors and nonstop dancing and singing at a fast pace that will leave you wanting more.