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PRESCOTT--Prescott High School students will be greeted by a new principal next fall--and a familiar face. At the May regular meeting, the Prescott School Board accepted the recommendation by Superintendent Roger Hulne to appoint Dave Vortherms to the position recently vacated by Dave Bunn. According to Hulne, "His progressive professional growth and deep knowledge about the Prescott High School management were positive attributes in the selection process." Hulne added there were many qualified candidates.
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, to the 2200 block of Larry Lane, where a 51-year-old Prescott man told officers he had been robbed at knifepoint. The man said he used the website Craigslist to communicate with another male and they agreed to meet in the area to have sex, Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery said.
LAKE HALLIE - A young boy was said to be put into a medically-induced coma, after he was rescued from a submerged van that was pushed from a boat-landing into the Chippewa River. WEAU TV of Eau Claire quoted Logan Buchli's relatives as saying he was in an induced coma yesterday at a hospital near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. The incident happened late Saturday at the Lake Hallie Sportsmen's Club. The TV station said an uncle pulled the child's young sister out the van, which was being used to reconnect a boat after a day of fishing.
A Cottage Grove, Minn., man was in fair condition Monday, 16 hours after he was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with injuries after two motorcycles collided late Sunday afternoon on Hwy. 35, south of CTH E in the town of Diamond Bluff. Dennis J. Monn, 52, was transported by helicopter while another victim, James D. Sershen, 21, of Northfield, Minn., was transported by Prescott Area Ambulance to Regions with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said Sershen was in good condition Monday morning.
Have-a-Heart in River Falls is having a charity Bike Ride and Car Show Saturday, June 15, at the Gas Lite, between Ellsworth and Prescott. Bill Fleischman, owner, has donated his bar for the event for four years now and his generosity is appreciated. Bike Ride registration will be at 9 a.m. at the No Name Saloon. The ride starts at 10 a.m. and ends at the Gas Lite for a Pig Roast, Karaoke and Raffles, 50/50, etc.
LA CROSSE - Ellsworth's Alex Campbell will come away with a podium finish in his final WIAA State Track and Field Meet. Campbell placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, five inches, which is the same mark as his seed going into the state meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the UW-La Crosse campus. The winning jump was by Seymour junior Sandy Cohen, who leaped 45-6.
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident resulted in injuries Thursday morning at the intersection of Hwys 63 and 29 and 850th St. in Martell and Gilman townships. A Cadillac SUV driven by Tiffany J. Jaeger, 32, Red Wing, was eastbound on Hwy. 29 when it failed to stop at a stop sign. It then collided with a White GMC Sierra driven by Laurie L. Evaska, 50, Hammond, who was southbound on Hwy. 63. Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Theis reports the accident occurred at 11:21 a.m. Jaeger was transported via ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited announces it has received a $39,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for stream habitat restoration on the Trimbelle River, located in Western Wisconsin. In conjunction Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Pierce County Land Conservation Department, the chapter is currently working on the "Bring Back the Natives" stream habitat restoration project on the Trimbelle River.
STAR PRAIRIE - More reward money is being offered to help authorities find the people who illegally shot a hibernating bear in northwest Wisconsin. The DNR said the bear was shot in February while sleeping in a culvert near Star Prairie. It was dragged to place near Somerset where it was decapitated. The Star Prairie Fish-and-Game Association put up a $500 reward for information leading to the shooter's conviction. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, the Mid-State Houdsmen Association, and others have added to the reward fund. It now totals $1,700.
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in those nine counties, Kinnickinnic State Park near Prescott is detailed as a good excursion from neighboring St.