Pierce County Herald newsroom
TOWN OF ROCK ELM -- Editor’s note: This is the 12th 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.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dance Theatre will present their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-18 in the Blanche Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. UWRF Dance Theatre, a modern dance company, has brought an artistic dance program to students who love to dance for over 30 years. UWRF Dance Theatre strives to provide rich dance experiences and performances to River Falls and the surrounding communities.
RIVER FALLS -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars.
TOWN OF OAK GROVE/PRESCOTT -- Editor’s note: This is the tenth 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. Oak Grove Township was set off from the Town(ship) of Prescott in 1857, but the history of the area starts much earlier.
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: