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ELLSWORTH — To celebrate Arbor Day, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services delivered more than 960 evergreen tree seedlings to fourth-graders within the Durand, Ellsworth, Elmwood, Pepin, Plum City, Prescott, River Falls and Spring Valley school districts throughout the week. Each student, through a partnership with Fourth Grade Foresters USA, received an individually packaged seedling with instructions and safety tips for planting and caring for their tree.
If you are looking for an evening of family fun, head to the eighth annual May Fair Event & Sale Saturday, May 13 at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds Commercial Building in Glenwood City. Gates will open for the inspection of auction items beginning at 4 p.m.l the formal program starts at 5 p.m. The May Fair Event & Sale is sponsored by The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in cooperation with the St. Croix County 4-H Horse and Dairy Committees. The building will be heated.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.
You can't make everyone happy. This is especially true in journalism. The Pierce County Herald received a letter from Ellsworth resident Harlen Menk, who accused the Herald and all RiverTown publications of favoring Republicans. He said he has "been convinced for many of the 37 years" that he has lived in Ellsworth that the "Rivertowns Publishing syndicate and specifically the Pierce County Herald are strongly biased in support of the Republican agenda in Wisconsin."
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association State of the Air Report released last week. The good news is that the number of people exposed to these unhealthy particulates dropped from 166 million to 125 million based on three-year measurements covering 2012-14 and 2013-15.
In 2016, Wisconsin recorded over 2,800 work zone crashes that resulted in 1,110 injuries and nine fatalities. To enhance the safety of highway workers and motorists, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is implementing use of temporary portable rumble strips on a state highway improvement project scheduled for this construction season. The rumble strips provide an audible and vibratory warning to motorists entering a construction zone and have helped to reduce speeds and crashes in work zones in other states.
Andrea Myklebust of Black Cat Farmstead in Stockholm, Wis., has recently been awarded a $14,587 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project, "Local Linen: Exploring the Feasibility of Small-scale Mechanized Processing of Fiber Flax for Linen Production in Minnesota and Wisconsin."
A Level 3 predatory offender that the Minnesota Department of Corrections had been seeking since April 14 is back in custody.
The public is welcome to attend an open house Wednesday, May 3, at the Red Wing Public Library Foot Room to learn about the new Red Wing bridge construction schedule and community effects. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation will host the event from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with a presentation scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come and go during the two-hour open house.
Attention runners and walkers! After last year's fantastic attendance, Body Works will be hosting its second annual 5K Fitness Walk and Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Body Works, 1380 N. Acres Road, Prescott. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Prescott Middle School Choir.