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New Centerville United Methodist Church, 36 County Road Y, east of River Falls is hosting a Pie & Ice Cream Social, 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. There will be pie, ice cream, barbecues, hot dogs, coffee, lemonade, and musical entertainment.
Colleen Raye and her talented family will return to the Pierce County Fair this year. The Colleen Raye Family Show will feature Colleen Raye, Reed Grimm, Jennifer Grimm, Trey Grimm and Sophie Grimm. They will perform on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, and will include a large variety of music for all ages. Raye, an Ellsworth native, currently has six different theatrical productions that can be seen in Performing Art Centers, Casinos and Arts Association in the Midwest Region.
NEWPORT - Police say a man was robbed at knifepoint last week after he went to a secluded area of Newport to meet another male for sex. Police were called at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, to the 2200 block of Larry Lane, where a 51-year-old Prescott man told officers he had been robbed at knifepoint. The man said he used the website Craigslist to communicate with another male and they agreed to meet in the area to have sex, Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery said.
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in those nine counties, Kinnickinnic State Park near Prescott is detailed as a good excursion from neighboring St.
Stating the problem is easy. Finding the solution isn't. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone to deny that drunken driving is a huge problem in Wisconsin. But so far we've made little or no progress in reversing the deadly and embarrassing statistics. Statewide, 225 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2011, the most recent year for which nationwide statistics are available. That year 2,984 were injured.
SPRING VALLEY--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed its Highland Ridge Campground at the Eau Galle Dam and Recreation Site in Spring Valley due to excessive storm damage. The park received more than 14 inches of heavy snowfall, resulting in excessive tree damage. The Corps is in the process of evaluating the number of damaged trees and will work to restore the site's safety.
SPRING VALLEY--A training session is scheduled for people wishing to be new volunteers at Refuge Farms Horse Rescue and Sanctuary in Spring Valley this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Both the indoor and outdoor portions on this day will be offered at Refuge Farms, 3035 Hwy. 29, just east of Hwy. 128, east of Spring Valley. Those interested in attending the session are encouraged to dress in layers for both the indoor and outdoor portions of the program. Volunteers are needed for care of the horses and grounds, fundraising and assisting with the equine-assisted therapy program, Horses Helping.
UW-River Falls will host Composer Fang Man for a three-day residency on March 19-21. The residency will conclude with a concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
We know not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows healthy habits can save us money. Mary Lestrud, nutrition coordinator for UW-Extension in St. Croix and Pierce counties, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2012. 1. Stop (or don't start) smoking. Simple math reveals big savings. For example, if you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day at $5 per pack and quit smoking, you could save up to $150 per month or $1,800 per year.
MADISON - Seven Rivertowns area wrestlers were able to win their fifth place matches at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. In Division 2, Ellsworth's Tristen Mueller (35-23) blanked Evansville/Albany freshman Jordan Meyer (31-9) 9-0 at 132 pounds and teammate Logan Kemmerer (24-3) got a decisive takedown in the third period to beat Wautoma/Wild Rose junior Bryce Bennot (35-11) by a 9-4 score at 152. In Division 1, Hudson's Dima Hawksford(41-5) used double-underhook throw to put Mukwonago senior Kirk Zylke (26-11) on his back for a 1:50 pinf