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ELLSWORTH — Amy Viellieux is Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' Live Better Community Service Award winner. She received the award and a $100 Visa gift card Monday, Oct. 30, for her selfless volunteer work through St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice and Narcotics-Anonymous.
Pierce County Farm Service Agency will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections Monday, Nov. 6. Producers must return ballots to the Ellsworth U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by Dec. 4 to ensure that their vote is counted. "The 2017 Pierce County Committee election is held in Local Administrative Area #1. LAA#1 includes the townships of Clifton, River Falls, Martell, Gilman and Spring Lake", County Executive Director Aaron Moore explained.
Deputies assisted River Falls police at 11:34 p.m. Oct. 24 on an armed robbery call at 914 Sycamore St. Deputies searched the area after the suspects left on foot. Problematic hunters • A deputy on patrol at 6:16 p.m. Oct. 26 witnessed multiple duck hunters shooting after legal shooting hours at Pepin Street and Lake Pepin Boulevard in Bay City. Information was passed along to a game warden.
About 200 people gathered Oct. 12 at Stillwater Middle School for the Make It OK Community Conversation. Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The event included Minnesota Public Radio presenter John Moe, who hosted the first season of the "Hilarious World of Depression" podcasts earlier this year sponsored by HealthPartners and Make It OK. Moe said he continues to hear from listeners who find inspiration from the comedians who have dealt with depression.
Members of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services are helping stock food shelves in Pierce and Pepin counties through the co-op's Operation Round Up program. Eight food pantries were each awarded $1,200 at the board's October meeting — Pierce County Food Pantry, Elmwood Food Pantry, Plum City Food Pantry, Prescott Area Food Shelf, River Falls Food Pantry, Spring Valley Community Food Pantry, Pepin County Food Pantry and Pepin-Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran-Food Pantry. The donations were presented to pantry representatives during the regional Hunger Prevention Council meeting Oct. 25.
The community is invited to First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., Hudson, beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday Nov. 2 to take a walk in the shoes of someone with dementia through the use of the internationally known Virtual Dementia Tour. The tour is a 10-minute sensory experience that gives those with full cognition the ability to understand what the disease of dementia sounds, looks and feels like.
EAU CLAIRE — Bob Juhnke of River Falls spent some time shopping his newly developed skills around the career fair Oct. 18 at the Manufacturing Education Center at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.
Hunters can help fill local food pantries by donating their deer. Meat is a hot commodity in area food pantries — it's expensive, in high demand and donations of meat are not as frequent as other foods — so pantries rely on programs like Donate a Deer. Hunters can help pantries in Pierce and St. Croix counties this fall by: • Legally harvest a deer in Wisconsin • Field dress the deer • Register the deer at a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources registration station • Drop off deer at an approved site by Jan. 31, 2018
A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. is expanding its college scholarship opportunity to Wisconsin college and post-secondary students. The company is one of the largest in the nation and strives to not only be the best in transport but also do their part in helping students by making the financial aspects of college a little easier. A-1 Auto Transport media consultant, Jason Mueller, stated the following:
River States Truck & Trailer, will be recognized for the third consecutive year at the awards breakfast at Pier Wisconsin at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin 75 recognizes the largest 75 privately held businesses in Wisconsin. The program recognizes more than just revenue — it also recognizes business contributions to the communities in which they are located, the people who build the business, and the overall Wisconsin economy of which they are a part.