St. Francis fifth grader Sam Hines was selected as the winner of the D.A.R.E. essay contest at the annual Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officers Association Conference. He received recognition and D.A.R.E. prizes. He will also be recognized at a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game on Dec. 29. Currently Hines is a sixth grader at Ellsworth Middle School. Below is his award-winning essay. Hines' DARE essay
On Friday night, Aug. 11 at the Pierce County Fair it wasn't long before you heard the roar of the combined tractor and truck pull starting in the grandstand. The tractor and truck pull did a combined event to bring double the excitement for spectators. Pullers from across Wisconsin and Minnesota entertained the crowd while providing fun and excitement. Many styles and sizes of tractors and trucks competed for the prize money. A very nice show of local tractors and trucks highlighted the evening. 2018 Pierce County Fair Truck Pull Results
Snake Discovery, presented by Emily Roberts, brought reptiles to Ellsworth's East End Park Thursday, Aug. 23. Roberts teaches kids (and adults) about reptiles during fun and educational programs. Her hands-on approach to learning grabs the attention of all ages; plus, plenty of props and live examples create a well-rounded, engaging program for everyone. For more information and to learn more about Roberts go to " target="_blank">www.snakediscovery.com.
Last week, the Prescott Police Department received multiple complaints from residents who had received phone calls or were left voicemail messages asking them to call 805-710-3136. The call or message told this person they were delinquent on their tax bill. The message said that if they didn't call this number then "The local cops will take you into custody." This type of phone call is a phone scam, trying to get the person receiving the call to call the scammer back with a threat of something happening if they do not.
Is the news you get the right news for you? I asked myself that question, and it turns out I was just another victim of complex marketing schemes. Just like millions of other Americans most of my information came from the politically-biased major news channels.
St. Croix County Public Health and Community Development have learned of a manure spill reported in the Town of Rush River on Sept. 11, 2018. The reported spill occurred at 2061 30th Ave., Baldwin, which is a half mile from the Rush River. The area is sparsely populated and there are no wells within a short distance of the spill location. However, this area has several sinkholes that could be a conduit to groundwater. Residents who are concerned should consider testing their well water for bacteria.
SPRING VALLEY -- On the morning of Friday, Sept. 14, Spring Valley Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to Spring Valley Elementary School for a report of a gas leak at the exterior rear of the building. A gas line going to the kitchen area had broken at a bend in the pipe near the roofline. Upon arrival of police, the school was being evacuated and all students and staff were out a short time later and went to a prearranged meeting point.
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest offers a day's worth of local and area talent at the fourth annual festival Sept. 8. The free family-friendly day of music will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU, east of Hudson. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.
Anyone interested in hunting and recreational shooting is invited to attend a hunter education course beginning Sept. 6, 2018. The course will be held at the Ellsworth Fire South Station, at the Red Wing Airport (W7138 148th Ave., Bay City), starting at 6:30 p.m. The class will meet for six sessions. A fee of $10 will be charged for the course.
There are only a handful of foods that are just too delicious to resist, and bacon is one of them! With this in mind, the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau presents the sixth annual Bacon Bash, the nation's largest free bacon festival, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.