Complex problems, confusion and miscommunication. The dairy industry is experiencing all three and then some. Finding a definitive solution or even a definitive reason for the depressed milk market might mean wading through a big pile of manure. In the mix is a confusing and volatile milk pricing system, tight farming budgets, newly imposed tariffs, contradictory farming regulations and a weary outlook on dairy farming's future. The life of a price-taker
Four days after Jessica Bradley's husband Clayton suffered a stroke the morning of June 9, 2018, the doctors told Jessica he would not survive. He went into a coma and was put on full life support. "I was told... to pull the plug on him," Jessica said. Jessica said the doctors never expected him to breathe, walk or talk ever again on his own. "They said, 'Is that the life you want for your husband?'," Jessica said. "No, that is not the life I want for my husband but I want to give him a chance."
The town of Martell's 113-year-old schoolhouse still sits humbly at its original location on Highway 63 like an aged esteemed neighbor harboring many stories. Bushes and young spritely willow trees hug the perimeter of the white building topped with a boarded-up belfry. "My wife is a master gardener and she planted all these," Thomas Meyer said. His wife, a Martell resident, was once a student at the one-room school before it closed in 1962.
Over 500 American Legion motorcycle riders cruised into Prescott on Aug. 23 around noon to gas up and later rally at the high school. It was one of a few stops on their 13th annual five-state Legacy Run. The run raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which benefits children of U.S. military personnel killed on active duty post-Sept. 11 and children of veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Their 1,100-mile journey began in Kansas on Aug. 19 and took them through Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, ending in Anoka, Minnesota.
Hollywood acts in Hudson, Wis.? You read that right. The theme begs for high-quality entertainment and classy, flashy displays of talent. Reading the dance performance title and understanding Hollywood's terribly monumental reputation, it should be expected that there be impossible feats of reenactments of famous black-and-white scenes engrained in so many brains of the generations who grew up on the old-timey acts.
A garden full of color and life may simply seem like a nice addition to a landscape, but one like the Grow to Share Community Garden in River Falls has the power to end hunger and harvest generations of inspiration for the outdoors and healthy eating. For people who may not have access to fresh and locally-grown foods or struggle to buy them on their own, the community garden at the end of Hanson Drive provides much-desired nutritious produce each summer. Volunteers tend the garden and harvest the vegetables nearly twice a week.
After allegedly stealing and operating three different pickup trucks, resisting a Pierce County Deputy and damaging a squad car radio antenna wire, Joseph Edward Anthony Smalley of Wabasha, Minn. was arrested in the Town of Oak Grove on Friday, Aug. 10. Smalley has been charged with two felony counts of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, taking and driving a vehicle without owner's consent and abandoning the vehicle, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property. According to a criminal complaint:
After receiving a call from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 9, an Ellsworth man returned home from work to find that his vehicle was stolen and another person's belongings were inside his house. The man accused, Ronald William Marshall of Minneapolis, was arrested in River Falls by River Falls police that same day for operating the Ellsworth man's motor vehicle without his consent and criminal trespassing. According to a criminal complaint:
Spring Valley Village Board members discussed former Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy Robby Joel Jaeger's court case during the board's Aug. 2 meeting. Jaeger pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor theft in exchange for a deferred judgment on his first count, felony theft during his July 31 sentencing. He will receive two years probation for each of his misdemeanor counts, running concurrently. The felony would be re-filed if Jaeger is revoked from probation, commits new crimes or fails to pay restitution in the 60 days after the amount is determined.
Two young boys stood and walked to the podium when Ellsworth Village Board Chair Gerald DeWolfe called for public comment on non-agenda items at the monthly meeting Aug. 6. Anthony Madsen and Alex Pazdernik proposed the idea of building a skate park, possibly at Summit Park in an unused area by the volleyball courts. The park, modeled after Prescott's well-maintained park, would bring members of the community together and allow people of all ages to skateboard, scooter or bike, Pazdernik said.