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EL PASO - An Elmwood man was injured Tuesday afternoon when the car he was driving entered the ditch and rolled. Steven J. Traynor, 60, was driving his 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, eastbound on 650th Ave., when he entered the north ditch. The car continued in the ditch when it struck the guardrail near W3162 650th Ave. The accident happened at 4:34 p.m., according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Mike Vodinelich then reports after the car went through the guardrail, it rolled before coming to rest on its side.
Two people were transported to area hospitals early Tuesday following a rollover accident that closed U.S. Hwy. 10 for a time. Brian Shilts, 41, Ellsworth, was westbound on USH 10 and attempting to make a right-hand turn into a driveway when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Sarah Leonard, 39, Ellsworth. The accident happened around 7:20 a.m., in front of W9098 US Highway 10 in the town of Trimbelle. Leonard's vehicle overturned and came to rest on the roadway, according to Pierce County Sheriff's deputy Tonette May. Shilts' vehicle came to rest in the north ditch.
HUDSON -- The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, is staging the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday in Lakefront Park. The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to Hudson every year. This year the festival offers even more art in the park, with 80-plus juried artists. Acoustic musicians will add to the atmosphere of fine art and fall flavors. The two-day event will begin Saturday, Sept 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spirit of the St.
PRESCOTT - On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm, the M&I Bank at 1049 Campbell Street in Prescott was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash. A single individual dressed in camouflage and wearing a mask entered the bank and demanded money from two tellers and a customer. No weapon was displayed. The robber was observed leaving the bank on a bicycle. The suspect is a male in his early 20s about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was wearing a brown and green hooded camouflage jacket, pants and a mask.
PRESCOTT -- An individual dressed in a camouflage coat,hood and a black bandana reportedly robbed a Prescott bank about 12:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, and was last seen leaving the area on foot. Pierce County authorities were alerted to the robbery when an individual, visiting a drive-up window at the bank, noticed a bank employee behind the security glass indicating a robbery was unfolding inside. While officers were en route, a customer reported seeing the camo-clad figure fleeing the M & I Bank, 1049 Campbell St.
Chippewa Valley Technical College will hold a class in River Falls to meet the training requirements necessary to receive a concealed carry license. The class will be held this Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in Room 114 of CVTC's River Falls Campus, located at 500 S. Wasson Ln., River Falls. The instructor is Judi A. Anibas, a certified Department of Justice (DOJ) firearms instructor. This four-hour course will fulfill the training portion of the law. Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be issued to the student.
HASTINGS - There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge. That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend. Here is the revised schedule for the project: Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews will roll the 545-foot main span out onto the river. During that time, boat traffic on the river will be shut down. The channel should reopen by Saturday afternoon or evening. The span will sit on two barges until it is ready to be floated down and lifted up.
MARTELL--A garage sale will be going on at the Martell School this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be the second day of the fundraising sale being held at the former school to continue repairs and finish painting the 107-year-old school building. New items will be added for sale. Food will be available as well as baked goods. Good usable household items and antiques, collectibles, books and lots of other items are for sale. Anyone who has items to donate (no clothing) is asked to call (715) 273-6376 for drop-off times.
PLUM CITY--The Plum City Educational Foundation, Inc., will hold a "Ribfest" Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Plum City Legion Park, with serving from 4-8 p.m. The menu will include: ribs, scalloped potatoes, corn, dinner roll, cookie and milk or water. There will be a choice of a full rack dinner or a half rack dinner.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department received a call around 8:15 a.m. Monday morning of a body floating in the back channel of the Mississippi River in the town of Trenton. The body of Ohsang Woo, 40, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., was recovered and transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. Investigator Tom Bauer said preliminary findings of the autopsy indicate Woo died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bauer added Woo wasn't reported missing and said the last time he can confirm Woo was alive was August 21. His car was found nearby.