Within the week, the Pierce County Board will be posting applications for an Administrative Coordinator in hopes to internally recruit an eligible candidate. The motion to exclusively pursue internal recruitment was carried at the Pierce County Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 28. Interviews will be held in October, Human Resources Manager Allison Preble said. Pierce County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff Holst said he believes there are internal candidates that could and would apply.
Complex problems, confusion and miscommunication. The dairy industry is experiencing all three and then some. Finding a definitive solution or even a definitive reason for the depressed milk market might mean wading through a big pile of manure. In the mix is a confusing and volatile milk pricing system, tight farming budgets, newly imposed tariffs, contradictory farming regulations and a weary outlook on dairy farming's future. The life of a price-taker
Four days after Jessica Bradley's husband Clayton suffered a stroke the morning of June 9, 2018, the doctors told Jessica he would not survive. He went into a coma and was put on full life support. "I was told... to pull the plug on him," Jessica said. Jessica said the doctors never expected him to breathe, walk or talk ever again on his own. "They said, 'Is that the life you want for your husband?'," Jessica said. "No, that is not the life I want for my husband but I want to give him a chance."
The town of Martell's 113-year-old schoolhouse still sits humbly at its original location on Highway 63 like an aged esteemed neighbor harboring many stories. Bushes and young spritely willow trees hug the perimeter of the white building topped with a boarded-up belfry. "My wife is a master gardener and she planted all these," Thomas Meyer said. His wife, a Martell resident, was once a student at the one-room school before it closed in 1962.
Over 500 American Legion motorcycle riders cruised into Prescott on Aug. 23 around noon to gas up and later rally at the high school. It was one of a few stops on their 13th annual five-state Legacy Run. The run raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which benefits children of U.S. military personnel killed on active duty post-Sept. 11 and children of veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Their 1,100-mile journey began in Kansas on Aug. 19 and took them through Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, ending in Anoka, Minnesota.
People of Prescott can watch and support The American Legion Riders as they ride through downtown Prescott on Thursday, Aug. 23 at around 10:30 a.m. to noon and attend the rally at Prescott High School. The riders will be travelling on their 13th annual American Legion Legacy Run. The motorcycle riders are journeying together on a 1,100-mile ride that runs through five states, beginning in Kansas and hitting Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin along the way to raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship.
Ruth Esanbock sits at Sneaker's bartop, ahead of the block window. The light pouring in from Spring Valley's downtown street floods around her from behind, darkening her face and the bittersweet look she keeps in her eyes. She has owned Sneaker's Pub and Eatery alongside her son Chad and sister Beth for 22 years. They've seen life happen in the walls of the pub. "Everybody's like family to us," she said. "We've endured their births, weddings, deaths. We watched their kids grow up and then we put them to work. Hired them down the road."
A survey inviting the community to give input on the update or demolition of the elementary school will be sent out after minor revisions are made according to the Spring Valley School Board's meeting discussion on Monday, Aug. 20.
Hollywood acts in Hudson, Wis.? You read that right. The theme begs for high-quality entertainment and classy, flashy displays of talent. Reading the dance performance title and understanding Hollywood's terribly monumental reputation, it should be expected that there be impossible feats of reenactments of famous black-and-white scenes engrained in so many brains of the generations who grew up on the old-timey acts.
A garden full of color and life may simply seem like a nice addition to a landscape, but one like the Grow to Share Community Garden in River Falls has the power to end hunger and harvest generations of inspiration for the outdoors and healthy eating. For people who may not have access to fresh and locally-grown foods or struggle to buy them on their own, the community garden at the end of Hanson Drive provides much-desired nutritious produce each summer. Volunteers tend the garden and harvest the vegetables nearly twice a week.