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Boating crash near state park claims life

June 6, 2013 in River Falls Journal

A boat accident on the St. Croix River near Kinnickinnic State Park resulted in the death of a Minnesota man and injuries two a couple of other men, one from Hudson, just before midnight Wednesday, June 5. Continue Reading

Pierce among Wisconsin’s healthiest counties

March 26, 2013 in River Falls Journal

Pierce County residents are among the healthiest in the state, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Continue Reading

Healthy habits can save money

March 6, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

We know not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Continue Reading

Pierce jail insurance, space issues heard

March 5, 2013 in River Falls Journal

The Pierce County Jail Ad Hoc Committee started its round of interviews Feb. 21 with those who deal directly with the jail on a firsthand basis. Continue Reading

Wild Side: Enjoy a winter hike

February 13, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

After a week of cold and windy weather it’s a joy to go outside without freezing my face. We are not made for hibernating in winter. We are made for walking. Recent reports about the adverse health effects of sitting make me want to get off my duff and hike around, even though I enjoy reading a good book by the fire while the wind and snow howl through the trees outside. Continue Reading

Make a difference, join Big Brothers Big Sisters

January 23, 2013 in River Falls Journal

On Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters is holding informational events for anyone interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters. Continue Reading

Give daffodils, give hope

January 23, 2013 in River Falls Journal

The American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days campaign is underway in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. You can assist in the fight against cancer and support cancer research, education, advocacy and services by making a purchase. Continue Reading

Choir opens new season

January 9, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

The Pierce County Ecumenical Choir is about to begin a new season. All interested singers are welcome to join the group. This year, the group will be under the direction of Ann Turner and will present “No Stone Could Hold Him.” Continue Reading

Trees can be ordered for spring planting

October 10, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

The Pierce County Land Conservation Department is offering several varieties of evergreen and deciduous trees as well as shrubs for spring planting. Continue Reading

Pierce Legal Clinic set for Aug. 28

August 22, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

The State Bar of Wisconsin Volunteer Lawyers Program and the St. Croix Valley Bar Association are sponsoring a free legal clinic to provide general legal information to the community on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Pierce County Community Room (next to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, contact Pierce County Clerk of Circuit Court’s office at (715) 273-3531 or Phil Helgeson at Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., at (715) 262-5551. Continue Reading