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Wisconsin is known as the dairyland, Packerland and especially most recently, a winter wonderland. But now it has the privilege of being the land from which national royalty hails. Twenty-year-old Maiden Rock native Hannah Sjostrom has the sweet responsibility of being named the 2019 American Honey Queen after competing against three other states. Sjostrom said she won her title after a week-long "job interview" at the American Beekeeping Federation Conference and Tradeshow in South Carolina, where her knowledge of beekeeping and communication skills were tested.
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to ice fish 11 a.m. to noon for free on Feb. 23 at Roger Nelson's Pond on County Road A. All fishing gear and some training will be provided by President of the Ellsworth Funsters Paul Johnson and the rest of his group for this fifth annual fishing tournament. Nearly $2,000 in prizes will be given out which include full fishing gear packages and a boy's and girl's bike. Those who catch the smallest fish and the largest fish will be given prizes, with lots of other prizes given in between.
It's no exaggeration to say Minnesotans and Wisconsinites have endured Antarctic-like temperatures this past week. According to the Australian Government's Antarctic Division, low winter temperatures on the icy continent can dive to minus-40 degrees. Local residents in Wisconsin and Minnesota saw temperatures within striking distance of those numbers these past few days.
News stations across the state, magazines like the Smithsonian, lifestyle websites and niche design companies have flocked to the fairytale-like image of a peculiar 1970s earthbound house that has recently gone up for sale. "People are always thinking of a mythical creature that might live here," Edina Realty realtor Dale Antiel said during a recent tour of the place. It shares an inclined driveway with another residential property and hides at the top of a tree-covered hillside.
The bright green false front building sits humbly on Great River Road in Stockholm, still waiting to feed and quench the thirsts of locals and tourists after so many years. The place used to fuel passersby. The original Texaco gas sign still stands at the corner to serve as a landmark, but for many years it has been known as a pub. The building has seen a few owners and names in its time, but recently it was adopted by Plum City native Bryoni Eggenberger with the help of her sister-in-law and loyal employee Kim Raethke.
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.
For 40 years Elmwood has celebrated UFO Days and approximately 40 UFO sightings have been reported from the small town since the early 1970s. But to keep the younger generations in-the-know about Elmwood's past sightings, retired professor and former UFO investigator Bill Johnson presents a talk on UFOs for the festival. When Johnson was visiting UFO days in 2014 and a teenage girl selling T-shirts couldn't tell him why they celebrate UFO days, he recognized the need to keep alive the actual accounts of the witnesses who first saw the aerial phenomena, he said.