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MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident with injuries took place just at 12 p.m. Friday in the Pierce County town of Martell just north of Lawton. Barbara Gagliardi, 56, Hudson, was southbound on Hwy. 63 when she attempted to make a U-turn in the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 690th Ave, according to Pierce County Sheriff's Sergeant Chad Koranda in a news release. While attempting the U-turn, Gagliardi entered into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Ernest Schutz, 70, Trimbelle, causing the collision.
OAK GROVE TOWNSHIP - Nearly 24 hours after a fatal accident took place in Oak Grove Townhip, another vehicle accident took place in the township Friday not too far from where Thursday's accident took place. Two cars drove off the road into a field next to the intersection of CTH. E and Hwy. 10 late Friday afternoon. Injuries were reported and one person was taken by stretcher into an ambulance. A vehicle driven by Jeremy Lokrantz, 27, of River Falls, according to the sheriff's report, pulled from the Stop sign into the path of a vehicle traveling westbound on Hwy.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - River Falls prep cross country runner Trent Powell placed fourth and the Hudson girls team finished 10th at the 101st WIAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday at The Ridges Golf Course. Powell placed fourth in the Division 1 boys' race. His finishing time on the 5000-meter course was 15:58.13. Madison West's Olin Hacker took first in 15:46.19. Hudson's Jack Kadidlo also ran in the D-1 boys' race. He finished in 19th place with a time of 16:23. Hudson's girls were 10th in the D-1 girls standings with 276 points. Sixteen teams competed in the meet.
SPRING VALLEY - There are two tours inside the Spring Valley Haunted House, which will take place this weekend and next. For the kids and for the brave. A building on McKay Ave. in Spring Valley across from Sneaker's Pub and Grill, owned by Magician and Illusionist William Reed, has been completely decked out as a Haunted House which is fundraiser for both the Dunn County Humane Society for the Spring Valley High School Cheerleaders, as they raised fund for a trip to the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
OSCEOLA - The Prescott Pirates edged River Falls 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Tournament played in the dark night of Friday evening. The first game of the tournament, Osceola vs. Sparta, went 11 innings and delayed the start of the Prescott-River Falls contest which was to be at 9 p.m.
The 130th Pierce County Fair concluded Sunday in Ellsworth. Almost picture perfect weather drew large crowds to the fair this year according to Fair Director Ann Webb. She also said there were no incidents or any problems with the newly established "social garden" where fairgoers could drink beer in an enclosed area on the fairgrounds. Highlights on Sunday included the truck pull, the Gopher State Lawn Tractor Pull, and two performances by the Colleen Raye Family Show. Sunday was also Veterans Day at the Fair and was ceremony was held honoring Pierce County Veterans from American L
HAGER CITY - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Hager Heights Drive-In Restaurant Saturday afternoon. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department report, at 3:27 p.m. Jacob Knecht, 48, of Minneapolis was standing at the driver's side window of a 2007 Saturn speaking to the occupant when he was struck from the side by a 1997 Dodge Ram truck driven by Jerry Sullivan, 77, of Bay City. Sullivan was looking for a parking spot coming into the parking lot from 170th Ave. Knecht was reportedly knocked to the ground in front of the Saturn.
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident led to an injury late Friday afternoon at the north intersection of Hwys. 29 and 63 in Martell Township. A little after a 5 p.m. an accident report came into Pierce County Dispatch. The two-vehicle accident led to a rollover of one of the vehicle which came to a rest on its roof in a field on the west side of the road. The driver of the vehicle was reported with a head injury. Ellsworth Ambulance and Fire services were at the scene along with Pierce County Sheriff's officials.
The usual big draws for a Friday evening at the Pierce County Fair did so again as the Fairground lots were full and persons sought other parking options around the Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. The annual Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction along Tractor Pull both went on without being hitched by the weather despite the clouds that rolled in midway through the evening. Sunny weather is expected all day Saturday which could lead to another good day attendance both during the day and for the Ellsworth Funsters Demolition Derby in evening which begins at 7 p.m. at the Grandstand.
The Pierce County Public Health Department has updated information about Southside Mobile Dental Services. Currently, Southside Community Health Services is going through several internal organizational changes, as well as working toward the opening of a new facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. At this time, local officials are unsure when the mobile dental van will return to the Pierce County area.