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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.
TOWN OF ROCK ELM -- Editor’s note: This is the 12th 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.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dance Theatre will present their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-18 in the Blanche Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. UWRF Dance Theatre, a modern dance company, has brought an artistic dance program to students who love to dance for over 30 years. UWRF Dance Theatre strives to provide rich dance experiences and performances to River Falls and the surrounding communities.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
TOWN OF OAK GROVE/PRESCOTT -- Editor’s note: This is the tenth 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. Oak Grove Township was set off from the Town(ship) of Prescott in 1857, but the history of the area starts much earlier.
Deborah G. Bohmbach, 51, Hager City, pleaded innocent and posted a $2,000 signature bond on a disorderly conduct charge Jan. 24. The charge resulted from a Jan. 24 incident in the town of Trenton. Elijah R. Buck, 19, Welch, Minn., pleaded innocent and was ordered to pay $500 cash bail on counts of intentionally point firearm at person, discharge firearm within 100 yards of building and disorderly conduct Jan. 23. The charges stemmed from an Aug. 6 incident in the town of Ellsworth.
RIVER FALLS -- Jeff Berkhof still remembers the first time he saw the R.A. Karges Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. “It was the spring of 1992 and I was visiting campus for the first time as a prospective student,” said Berkhof. “I thought Karges was just fine. It looked like a great place to play. I never imagined there would be a day when it wouldn’t be big enough or adequate enough.”