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When Cindy Kongshaug's choir performed the "Country Legends" concert back in 2007, it was such a hit and she had many, many requests since to do it again. Kongshaug has always used the excuse she didn't have a band to play the country music. One night when she was talking to Dee J Traudt of the "TC Cats Band," Dee J said, "Well, we all play by ear, so we could learn the western songs." They have been working on some Johnny Cash, George Jones and Conway Twitty songs, so it worked and now The Return of The Country Legends is a fact.
We know not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows healthy habits can save us money. Mary Lestrud, nutrition coordinator for UW-Extension in St. Croix and Pierce counties, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2012. 1. Stop (or don't start) smoking. Simple math reveals big savings. For example, if you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day at $5 per pack and quit smoking, you could save up to $150 per month or $1,800 per year.
We look forward to future expeditions, whether it's over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house, a vacation in the tropics, or a fishing trip into the wilds of Canada. Poring over maps, imagining what the lakes, rivers and terrain look like and what lives there, offers plenty of winter enjoyment. Maps are models of the world. We read maps and dream of what the world is like in places where we've never been or what once-familiar places look like now.
The office of U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) announced aides to the congressman will hold office hours across the Third Congressional District. Included will be Friday, March 8, 10-11 a.m., Pierce County Board room, 414 W.
PRESCOTT--The public is invited to join in prayer and fellowship at World Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. this Friday at Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical movement of Christian women worldwide to observe a common day of prayer each year. Women, men, and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate. The 2013 program has been prepared by the women of France, who have chosen the theme, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me." An offering will be collected, providing grants around the world. The church is located at 1435 St. Croix St.
Joshua W. Brookshaw, 37, of rural Ellsworth, was transported directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Tuesday after he lost control of his snowmobile and was ejected. Pierce County Chief Deputy Jason Matthys provided the victim's name and age later Tuesday morning. In an earlier press release, sheriff's deputy Donny Knutson said authorities were notified of the accident in the town of Ellsworth at 11:30 p.m.
A 40-year-old Prescott man was said to have suffered a lower back injury Saturday night when he lost control of his snowmobile after hitting a bump in the trail, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Matthew Krech was transported by ambulance from the county trail near the junction of CTH QQ and 1170th St., just south of STH 29 in the town of Clifton. Authorities said he was thrown from his machine after he hit a bump. He was taken to the River Falls Area Hospital. Assisting deputies at the scene were Prescott Area fire and ambulance personnel, Prescott police and a paramedi
The body found in a burned-out car Saturday morning has been identified as that of Jeffrey Dennis Matthews, 46, N3571 840th St., Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department released the name Monday morning. The body was found Saturday morning, Feb. 16, after authorities received a report at 8:20 a.m. that a burned vehicle was spotted at N3530 840th St. in the Town of Trenton. Officers arrived and located the vehicle in an unoccupied farm yard.
Human remains were found Saturday morning inside a burned out car in Trenton Township five miles southwest of Ellsworth. Pierce County Sheriff's deputies investigated the report of the burnt car which was spotted at N3530, 840th St in Trenton Township. Officers arrived and located the vehicle in an abandoned farm yard. The fire reportedly occurred overnight and when investigators checked the interior of the car the human remains were found. The remains were removed from the vehicle and transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul for autopsy and identification.
SPRING VALLEY--The Spring Valley Stagehands will hold auditions for "Oliver" at the Spring Valley Theater this Sunday from 8-10 p.m., and next Monday and Tuesday, from 6-9 p.m. "Oliver" is the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and joins up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by Fagin, an elderly mentor. A large cast of characters needs to be filled.