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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.”
The following incidents were investigated by the Pierce County Sheriff's Office Jan. 30-Feb. 6. Bluffs Bar burglarized A burglary was reported at 3:51 a.m. Feb. 6, at Bluff’s Bar, N1833 785th St., Hager City. The case was under investigation.
Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8,000, depending on household income, marital status and number of children in the household.
TOWN OF MARTELL -- Editor’s note: This is the ninth 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. Martell Township was set apart in 1854 when Pierce County was formed. Pierce County was divided into three large townships at the time: Martell, Greenwood and Prescott. Martell was later subdivided into several townships.
ELLSWORTH -- The first round of voting in the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce “Best of” Awards competition came to a close at midnight Sunday, Jan. 29. More than 600 voters helped narrow down the field to determine the three finalists in each of six “Best of” categories. The finalists who will now compete for their “Best of” titles were announced via the Ellsworth Chamber’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The finalists in each category are:
PEPIN -- The public is invited to join the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society of Pepin Saturday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the 150th birthday of the popular author and cultural icon who was born in a log cabin near Pepin in 1867. The festivities will be held both at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Wayside cabin at the author’s birth site and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Society’s museum (306 Third St., Pepin).
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is asking the public to recognize the best that the business community has to offer.
ELLSWORTH -- Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Ellsworth Senior Citizens Center (312 W. Main St., Ellsworth). Under the title “Music from the Backyard & Front Porch,” Pelon will perform on approximately 20 ancient and modern wind, string and free-reed instruments, as well as sing. This program features the music of America's indigenous peoples, songs and instruments of America's many immigrants and Pelon's own compositions.
MADISON -- Leaders from Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties will travel to the state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for the annual Greater St. Croix Valley Legislative Day.