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.
After allegedly stealing and operating three different pickup trucks, resisting a Pierce County Deputy and damaging a squad car radio antenna wire, Joseph Edward Anthony Smalley of Wabasha, Minn. was arrested in the Town of Oak Grove on Friday, Aug. 10. Smalley has been charged with two felony counts of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, taking and driving a vehicle without owner's consent and abandoning the vehicle, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property. According to a criminal complaint:
To inform the public of misleading veterans' charities, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance joined with the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General and state charity regulators in Washington, DC. According to a recent news release, enforcement actions against untrustworthy veterans' charities were announced on July 19.
About 130 volunteers from the Plum City American Legion and community are bringing back decades-old activities to the 2018 Plum City Summer Festival, taking place Friday through Sunday, July 20-22. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Plum City Summer Festival, participants will have the opportunity to play or watch Tug-O-War over Plum Creek, compete in a toilet bowl race, perform in a lip synch show and cool off with a classic slushy.