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ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Health Department reports a dead crow found in the county July 28 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Pierce County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird means that residents of Pierce County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” Sue Galoff, Health Officer/Director said. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosq
Local authors will be at Fox Den Books, 120 S. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, for a meet and greet.
If your fuzzy friend has the fluffiest head you've ever seen or is the most friendly dog in the neighborhood, or perhaps knows a funny trick or two, bring him to Vezina's Veterinary at 1350 S. Wasson Lane for a "Fuzzy Friend Fun Dog Show" for all ages, rain nor shine, starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.
UW-River Falls is one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.
St. Croix Animal Friends, a group of individuals working to build a shelter in the county for homeless companion animals, will hold a candlelight vigil for the pets that have touched lives in so many ways. The vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Prospect Park, 511 Wisconsin St. in Hudson.
The singing group, “The Hot Flashes” will be making its ﬁrst appearance at Hudson’s Lakefront Park Bandshell on Tuesday, Aug. 13. These “seasoned” ladies will take to the stage at 7 p.m., as part of the summer “Music in the Park” season, sponsored by the City of Hudson.
A 23-year-old Knapp man wouldn’t release the headlock he had on another man pinned beneath him in a swampy detention basin behind Junior’s Bar and Jimmy John’s restaurant in downtown River Falls after 2 a.m. Sunday. And that’s not all: --The victim, a 22-year-old Ellsworth man, later said the Knapp man was his best buddy. The Ellsworth man said he tried to prevent this good friend from getting into another fight after they left Junior’s Bar at closing.
Two brothers passed to Fellow Craft on Saturday, Aug. 3. Deputy Grand Master William "Bill" Beetcher was present to watch his son being passed to Fellowcraft along with Tony Jilek. Left to right is Bill Beetcher, his son William, Tony Jilek, Michael Wilson, who presided in the East and District Deputy Gary Stang .
“The Producers,” an outrageous musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and the book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, will be performed through Aug. 4 at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. His fortune changes when he is visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops. Leo counsels Max to raise far more money than he needs, then make sure the show is awful.