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As the filing deadline passed Tuesday, Jan. 2, one contest had developed for one Spring Valley district on the 17-member Pierce County Board of Supervisors. Spring elections will be held April 3, with primary elections preceding on Feb. 20 if necessary. The following seats and issues will go before voters in April: Pierce County Board
EAU CLAIRE — Melissa Diedtrich stood out from her 16 fellow Chippewa Valley Law Enforcement Academy graduates. She was elected class leader, was also a squad leader, and selected to be one of the speakers to speak at the Dec. 20 graduation ceremony. The fact that she was a 37-year-old mother of three in a class of 20-somethings also made her stand out. The close-knit group affectionately gave her the nickname "Mom." It suits her well, as serving others seems to be woven into Diedtrich's personality.
Vehicle theft An Elmwood caller reported Dec. 18 that a woman to whom he'd loan his truck hadn't returned it. The complainant reported his debit card was also missing and that his bank had discovered unauthorized charges. Critter patrol
Julie Hines, Pierce County Register of Deeds, wants to inform residents of a new free online subscription service that allows the public to have their name and property monitored within the Register of Deeds office in order to track possible fraudulent activity. Subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording activities within the office. When subscribing to this free service, the subscriber will have the option to choose one of the following notification methods — email or phone.
Experts from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will present a seminar focusing on effective ways to market livestock Jan. 19-20, 2018, at the UWRF Mann Valley Farm in River Falls. With a focus on beef and pork, highlights of the seminar include: • Cutting demonstrations • Value-added products • Direct marketing panel • Financial loan availability • Labeling requirements
The State Senate District 10 primary election is scheduled for Dec. 19, ahead of the special election on Jan. 16. There are five candidates on the primary election ballot vying to replace Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, who resigned last month after Gov. Scott Walker appointed her to be the state’s Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection secretary.
Prescott School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth annual AP® District Honor Roll. Only 25 Wisconsin school districts and seven Minnesota Districts were recognized for this achievement. To be included on the eighth annual Honor Roll, Prescott School District had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicates 46 people were killed in traffic-related crashes last month. That's well below the 75 traffic deaths in November of last year and below November's five-year average of 53. Through November of this year, 555 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes including 77 motorcyclists, 56 pedestrians and seven bicyclists. Traffic deaths through November were five less compared to the same period last year.
Winter tends to slow down life in this region, but for observers of the Red Wing Bridge project, you'll notice a steady effort of activity despite the cold temperatures. We have a strong target for accomplishing a lot of work by spring 2018 and that means you'll see contractor Zenith Tech Inc. and subcontractors hard at work this winter.
Actors in third through eighth grade participated in the Drama Rama Festival on Nov. 4 at Viking Middle School in Woodville, Wis. Prescott had a strong showing with 61 actors participating in Published Manuscript or Extemporaneous categories. During their six- to 10-minute performance, Prescott Middle School and Malone Intermediate School students were judged on voice, character, stage movement and overall interpretation of their play. Teams practiced with volunteer coaches for five or six weeks. The festival was comprised of students from Prescott, Osceola, Amery and Baldwin-Woodville.