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The following Pierce County highways will have weight restrictions posted effective at noon Tuesday, March 6, 2018: • County Road CC from U.S. Highway 10 to State Highway 29 • County Road D from State Highway 35 to U.S. Highway 10 The weight limits are 6 tons per axle and 10 tons per tandem axles under 8 feet apart. A permitting procedure is in place for agricultural users that can demonstrate need. An application form can be filled out at the Pierce County Highway Department in
Respect the Flag TO THE EDITOR From the book "Let's be right on Flag Etiquette" approved by Congress July 7, 1976. "The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise." I agree Shawn White is the greatest snowboarder in the world and I humbly congratulate and admire him for that. But when he wins he shouldn't drag the American flag on the ground behind him; life a puppy dog on a leash.
The second quarter Prescott High School honor roll accolades for the 2017-2018 school year go to: A honor roll Freshmen: Tori Benck, Anthony Braun, Grace Carlson, Austin Fox, Jessica Geerdes, Evan Horn, Breanne Hudak, Marissa Jansen, Chloe Johnson, Jade Johnson, Emma Kreager, Sophia Lebakken, Isabella Lenz, Walker Lenz, Emily Linder, Connor Lubich, Carl Meyer, Hayden Pattridge, Delaney Sanford, Talbot Stites, Benjamin Strandmark, Madeleine Tibayan, Sophia Tibayan, Jessica Urman and Max Wazlawik.
Ellsworth High School students who earned a place on the second quarter honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows: Seniors
Prescott High School sophomore Brandon Rundquist is the Feb. 21 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by language arts teacher Tracey Budworth, who said "Brandon is a very conscientious student. He is actively engaged in group work and class discussions, asks thought-provoking questions and offers great insight. He is continually improving as a reader, writer, listener, and speaker." Rundquist is the son of Michael and Nicole Rundquist, whom he considers his role models, along with his music instructors and coaches.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Feb. 12-18. Arrests • Kari Blank, 35, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at 310 W. Main St. • Joseph Trumble, 34, River Falls, was arrested for a probation violation at 1:19 p.m. Feb. 14 at 310 W. Main St. • Daniel Lowe, 23, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:18 p.m. Feb. 15 at 310 W. Main St. • Angela A. Olson, 38, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 9:40 a.m. Feb. 16 at 310 W. Main St.
All Pierce County educators for grades 5-12 are encouraged to build environmental awareness into their lesson plans at the beginning of each school year to prepare students for the annual Pierce County Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest hosted by the Land Conservation Department. Participating students gain an appreciation for natural resource conservation and environmental quality protection or enhancement. They also gain some understanding and knowledge about local agencies involved with environmental issues, confidence in public speaking and leadership skills.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Arrests • Stephanie Peabody, 21, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:02 p.m. Dec. 18 at 310 W. Main St. She was taken to the jail without incident. • Andrew Krech, 35, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 11:26 a.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St. • Jon Dahl, 37, Red Wing, Minn., was arrested for a probation violation at 1:31 p.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St.
Julie Hines, Register of Deeds for Pierce County, announced that applications are now available at the Register of Deeds Office, as well as the UW Extension Office of Pierce County for the 2018 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Prescott High School sophomore Anna Mercord is the Jan. 10 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by science teacher Jason Brazzale, who said "Anna is willing to participate in class, respectful of her classmates and works well in group as well as individual activities. She is consistently producing high quality work and grasps scientific principles. Bravo, Anna!"