An Ellsworth woman was injured Thursday night when her vehicle struck a deer and caused her airbags to deploy. Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 18 at Highway 65 and County Road J's south intersection. Sandra A. Mctie, 64, was traveling south on Highway 65 in a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage when she struck a deer, causing the airbags to deploy. EMS transported Mctie to Mayo Red Wing Hospital for undisclosed injuries. Ellsworth Area Ambulance assisted PCSO on the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the PCSO.
In recognition of World Polio Day, the River Falls Rotary Club has invited co-presenters Charles Cogan and Kyle Haugen to give an update on the world-wide fight against polio at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the River Falls Rotary meeting. Rotary meetings take place every Tuesday, 7—8 a.m. at Ezekiel Lutheran Church. Breakfast is served and all are welcome.
"The Lost World," a 1925 silent feature film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam, will be accompanied by Dennis James on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Explorer Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) is lambasted in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon.
PEPIN — How does a reclusive, 19th century "lady poet" like Emily Dickinson become the subject of a zany lesbian comedy? It takes a little brazen creativity, a lot of scholarly research, and the inspired casting of SNL comedian Molly Shannon as Dickinson, with Minnesota actress Susan Ziegler as her lover. "Wild Nights with Emily," written and directed by Madeleine Olnek, will screen at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of the 11th annual Flyway Film Festival.
Area farmers and agribusiness people are invited to attend the 68th annual Pierce County Dairy Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Elmwood Auditorium. The banquet is organized by the Pierce County Dairy Promotion Committee with support from AgSource/CRI, University of Wisconsin-Extension in Pierce County and area agribusinesses.
With autumn in the air, many parents have been sending children off to school on the bus each morning. Families with younger children are enjoying new routines as well, with the start of programs like Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley's Play & Learn.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will delve into the supernatural with a new Victorian Superstitions and Ghost Stories Tour at the Octagon House Museum. Set for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., this tour offers a glimpse into Victorian superstitions and customs surrounding death. Take a candlelit tour of the museum as guides share stories of how Victorians warded off the Grim Reaper, prevent hauntings and avoid evil spirits. Learn how Victorians honored their dead and hear ghostly tales of spirits from Hudson's past.
The annual Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day is Saturday, Oct. 13. This county-wide celebration offers family-friendly fun for all. Fall activities are scheduled along the historic Yellowstone Trail on Highway 12 from Hudson to Roberts, Hammond and Baldwin. Hudson activities include a vintage and classic car show at Lakefront Park in downtown Hudson, a history speaker, museum tours and geocaching. My Sister's Garden will host a craft fair and booya bazaar, and there is a tree maze at Willow River Company Tree Farm.
"Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona," adapted for the stage by Thomas W. Olson, based on the books by dePaola, with music composed and orchestrated by Roberta Carlson, with additional orchestrations by Thomas Charles Speltz, will be performed by The Phipps Children's Theater Oct. 5-14 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. "Buon Giorno," sing the villagers in the quaint town of Paola, Italy. The mayor and villagers open the show with a tribute to their town's wise old grandma, Strega Nona.
The St. Croix County Historical Society will hold its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes, 441 Stageline Road in Hudson. The meeting is open to public and starts with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and a program.