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Pierce County Fair Manager Ann Webb has released this year's fair schedule with a variety of activities that will appeal to fairgoers. The Pierce County Fair will be Aug. 10-13 starting with the pre-fair motocross at 7 p.m. Friday, July 28 in the grandstands. In honor of the strong agricultural background of Pierce County, the 2017 theme is "Butter than Any Udder Fair."
To accommodate heavy traffic volumes expected over the Memorial Day weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is asking contractors to temporarily halt construction work on many highway improvement projects across the state.
The final inmate was apprehended Friday afternoon, May 26, after a transport van carrying nine prisoners was taken over.
Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts and community memorials. Some veterans will stand on their own two feet, some will use canes, walkers and wheelchairs. All will stand in pride and sorrow as the names of those who died since Memorial Day 2016 are read. America's "Greatest Generation" is disappearing.
"Mental health is health" is the Minnesota Department of Human Services' theme for May's Mental Health Month. The slogan is a reminder that not only are mental illnesses common and treatable, but access to mental and chemical health care is an essential part of everyone's health.
Do you have a very special friend or relative who is over 60 years old? He or she could be one of Pierce County's most admired senior citizens. No matter what your age, you can nominate your favorite Pierce County senior citizen. Fill out an entry form as completely as you can, then have that special friend or relative sign the statement at the end of the entry.
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. That buys time for careful, thoughtful change.
The fourth in a series of "Tech Talks," part of the Kinnickinnic River Corridor community planning process, will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 135 E. Division St., River Falls. Titled "Hydro Facilities and Relicensing," the event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Approximately 150 community members are expected to attend.
Wisconsin families work too hard to let the government waste their money on flashy buildings and unnecessary projects. In the spirit of the great, late Sen. Bill Proxmire, I am continuing his work shedding light on government agencies and projects that waste your hard-earned tax dollars.
Tricia M. Davis, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named interim dean. Davis will start July 1, succeeding Brad Caskey who is leaving UW-River Falls after 27 years. Caskey served as dean for the past eight years and has been named the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.