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The Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited is delighted to announce the completion of a conservation project on the Trimbelle River west of Ellsworth. This project is another example of the vision of Kiap-TU- Wish in the 21st century: to conserve, protect and restore cold water streams. The project area is on the Mike and Suzanne Holst property along County Highway O about one mile south of U.S. Highway 10. There is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources easement on the property and it is open to public fishing.
The River City Chorale is celebrating its ninth season of choral music by presenting a series of concerts in July. Over 140 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, New Richmond, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will perform with the ensemble this summer. The public is invited to attend.
Fair tickets will be available starting Monday, July 17. You can be the first one on your block to purchase your season gate pass and advance sale ride tickets for the 2017 Pierce County Fair. "Butter than Any Udder Fair" is the 2017 theme. The fair runs Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13, and features free daily entertainment, as well as over 11,000 fair entries, fabulous food, over 100 commercial exhibits and a great midway.
Construction will pick up July 10-14 on the Minnesota side for the Red Wing Bridge project, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. Here is the schedule of expected work: Minnesota • Temporary crossover and bypass construction work is scheduled to start on Highway 61 in the project area. Drivers can expect to see lane closures for this work.
Isn't it a shame that sometimes it takes a tragedy to open our eyes? The tornado that left a swath of destruction in its wake through Pierce County Wednesday, June 28, could have been much worse. Someone could have died; luckily, no one did. It's amazing with how quickly the storm swooped in; only one concussion and a few scrapes were tallied.
The interdisciplinary team at Plum City Care Center recently completed the Wisconsin Dementia Training Project. The online training provides an overview of dementia including types, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and research. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Health Services and a group of stakeholders developed dementia care guiding principles for caregivers, providers and other professionals.
ELLSWORTH — Nominations for Pierce County's Most Admired Senior Citizen are due July 21. An entry form and copy of the rules can be obtained by calling the Pierce County Fair Office at 715-273-6874 or by visiting the fair website at www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php and click on "Most Admired Senior Citizen."
RICHFIELD, Minn. — A 24-year-old man is dead after a drive-by shooting in Richfield on Monday night, police say. Officers found a man lying on on the street, with at least one gunshot wound to the chest around 11:20 p.m. Monday. Callers reported to 911 dispatchers that they heard four to five shots fired in the area, Richfield police say. Witnesses said the shots came from a 1990s gray minivan with a sliding door on the driver's side. Four people were in the van, witnesses told police. Paramedics treated the victim but he died at the scene.
When Pepin photographer Midge Bolt looks through her camera's lens, she sees more than what's in front of her. She sees into the past. Bolt's lifelong fascination with historic images led her to develop a unique process in which she layers an old photograph in front of a present-day image of the same scene. She will display her trademarked "Time&Again" pictures of the Lake Pepin area in a new exhibit at Abode Gallery in Stockholm, with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 7.
BELLEVILLE, Wis. — Duluth Holdings Inc. announced sales increased more than 20 percent in fiscal first quarter that ended April 30, 2017. Duluth Holdings does business as Duluth Trading Company, a lifestyle brand of men's and women's casual wear, workwear and accessories. Highlights for the quarter, the company said in a news statement, include: • Net sales increased 21.9 percent to $83.7 million compared to $68.6 million in the prior-year first quarter • Gross margin increased 30 basis points to 58.1 percent compared to 57.8 percent in the prior-year first quarter