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ELMWOOD--Former Elmwood resident Vicky Emerson returns to the Pierce County area Saturday, Jan. 19, with a concert at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm to celebrate the launch of her new CD, "Dust and Echoes." Emerson will be joined by Mother Banjo, a Minneapolis-based songwriter and friend. "I am so thrilled to be performing at the WideSpot," she said.
RIVER FALLS--Our Neighbors' Place annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Our Neighbors' Place Day Center, 136 North Riverwalk, River Falls. The community is invited to attend the annual meeting to learn more about the organization and its mission to provide resources and services to homeless residents from Pierce and St.
Master Gardeners will hear what's new in the garden world they can enjoy in 2013 or what's new one can put in a container because smaller, deck gardens seem to be the rage. Carrie Larsen, River Falls and a Proven Winners representative, will brighten the evening at the Thursday, Jan.
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." Practices will be held Sundays at 2 p.m. starting this Sunday at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.
Ellsworth firefighters were dispatched to a house in the town of Martell mid-morning Wednesday. Fire Chief Brent Langer said while deceiving from the outside, the inside was heavily damaged due to smoke. Two occuapnts escaped the fire in the single-story ranch-style home but, reportedly, smoke inhalation caused one to be transported to an area hospital. Pierce County authorities received the alarm about 9:45 a.m. A dispatcher relayed to fire units that a county highway truck driver, passing by, noticed heavy smoke and visible flames.
A 25-year-old River Falls woman died Thursday, Jan. 3, as the result of a head-on collision, north of Ellsworth, on State Highway 65. Katherine R. Kennedy was northbound on STH 65 when she lost control, negotiating a curve, near CTH J. Her car crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Toyota, driven by William G. Platz, 50, River Falls. Kennedy was on her way to work at Helmer Printing.
An Ellsworth man spent an unknown period of time trapped in his overturned car in freezing temperatures early Sunday before being freed by firefighters and being transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Andrew F. Lacoursiere, 49, was apparently westbound on Hwy. 10 near the intersection with CTH J early Sunday morning when his vehicle left the road and struck trees and two lawn ornaments, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. The accident was was reported at 7:40 a.m.
The Prescott Police Department has received complaints over attempts to defraud elderly city residents of money. Chief Mike R. Bondarenko asked people who have elderly parents or relatives in the city to make them aware of the scam to prevent them from becoming fraud victims. "Elderly people have received telephone calls from individuals with foreign-sounding accents pretending to represent an insurance company with a fictitious name.
An Ellsworth man and Apple Valley, Minn., woman were both transported to River Falls Area Hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident in the town of Oak Grove late Saturday morning. Sheriff's Deputy Tonette May said Karina Clausen, 18, of Apple Valley, was northbound on County Road E around 11:40 a.m. when she failed to stop at the intersection with Hwy. 10. As she crossed the highway, her car was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Jeffrey Vold, 47.
First National Bank of River Falls-Prescott Office has supported the Prescott Secret Santa Program. At the bank, employees annually participate in an "I Made a Difference" campaign. They raise funds in a number of ways, but one of the most popular is making a donation to be able to wear jeans on a Friday. Each year, employees nominate various non-profit endeavors they would like to support with their donations. One chosen by the Prescott office was Secret Santa.