THE NEW FORTY 40 days and 40 nights
It all started where so many things start with me these days - in the flotsam and jetsam that mingle together randomly in my premenopausal brain. It is a very dangerous situation for someone like me t... Posted on 3/15/13 at 3:42 PM
NEW PLATEAUS A Generation Back From the Dead
This is a piece about our connection to ancestors, their way of life in the Midwest, and these discoveries through one little old lady.
My Aunt Olive Hendrickson was born in South Dakota and now liv... Posted on 7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Slowed Mind
Busy days at work make for slower mind at night. It is crowded in there.
Busy life makes one tired. A tired mind can be a slower mind. Sleep is possible.
Not a bad thing...and so far the family is d... Posted on 9/16/11 at 4:41 PM
POWERFULPERSPECTIVES Everybody Who Didn't Run
The year my friend Faye turned 50, she wanted to run a 10K. She asked if we could run the race together and I was happy to oblige. Her goal was to run the distance without walking and finish in a resp... Posted on 2/9/11 at 4:55 PM
With 13 months before the curtain goes up on Pierce County’s edition of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, local organizers traveled to rural Waterloo Wednesday to watch this year’s hosts in Dodge County showcase their program to Wisconsin agricultural press.
Editor’s Note: By a stroke of luck, Pierce County Historical Association member Dan Geister found a rare 1870 plat map. The 38x54-inch map showing landowners at that time is the only known one in existence and the earliest found to date. The next earliest is the 1877-78 atlas.
It was one for the books when the Wildcat girls’ basketball team earned the first regional championship in the local history of that sport. Members of the team included Molly Baumgartner, Carlye Greene, Ashley Magee, Jackie Obermueller, Molly Schock, Abigail Brendum, Erin May, Katy Rohl, Jessica Bartelt, Christina Koehler, Katie Liddle and Sara Elling. First-year head coach Rita Hurtgen said they were playing as good as any team she’d ever seen.
The River Falls guardsmen of Co. A., 1st Battalion 128 Infantry (Mechanized) won trophies for marksmanship in 1969. Left to right, Richard Enloe accepted the M1 marksmanship trophy for the winner., Spc.-4 John Goulette (not pictured), battalion executive officer Major Edmond Branigan presented Spc.-4 Jon Olson with the pistol trophy, and looking on at the far right is Unit Commander 2nd Lt. Jules Jensen.
The high school stock market team of Mike Pearson, My Vu and Nate VanBeek managed to earn over $180,000 in a 10-week contest, placing first among 165 teams in northwest Wisconsin. Lee Lueck, social studies advisor, got on their case early on and encouraged them to become active investors.
For the past two years Echo Viner, Ursula Peterson and Dan Geister have been working on a history of Beldenville, resulting in “Pierce County’s Heritage: Volume Nine.” Viner touched up photographs, Peterson edited and Geister wrote during what was a team effort.
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