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A Hammond woman was transported to Baldwin Area Medical Center Sunday afternooon after the motorcycle she was driving ran onto the shoulder and overturned, ejecting her. Laura Kasel, 36, was taken by Ellsworth Area Ambulance following the 1:18 p.m. crash. The extent of her injuries wasn't disclosed. Pierce County Sheriff's Department deputy Pete Koch said Kasel was traveling on CTH Y, just north of 870th Avenue in the town of Martell when the crash occurred. Ellsworth Fire crews also assisted at the scene.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Pewaukee native Mark Wilson kept his Number-one spot in the PGA's Fed-Ex Cup season point standings - but only because Luke Donald didn't win the Heritage tournament. Donald would have taken over the top-spot in the Fed-Ex standings, and he would have become the top player in the World Golf Rankings, had he won a playoff yesterday at Hilton Head Island. But Brandt Snedecker won the three-hole playoff, and Wilson maintained his Fed-Ex Cup lead by 63 points over the second-place Donald. Wilson tied for 21st at the Heritage.
A horse died Wednesday afternoon after the trailer in which it was riding separated from the tow vehicle and slid into the Mississippi River. Melanie Lunsmann of New Richmond was driving a Toyota Highlander northbound on US Highway 63 around 4:45 p.m. when a pin came loose from the hitch of the trailer and the trailer separated from the receiver of the truck, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. The trailer then ran off the roadway into the back waters of the Mississippi River off Highway 63 with the horse inside.
MADISON - New Richmond's Joel Neumann and St. Croix Central's Marcus Malecek both advanced through the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday. It took Neumann four overtimes to win by criteria over Stoughton's Jessie Nelson in the first round at heavyweight.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football improved its chances of getting a Rose Bowl bid last night, when the Badgers moved up two spots to fifth in the new BCS Standings. Ohio State also moved up two places to number-six. But Wisconsin expanded its lead over the Buckeyes in the computer ratings from 76-hundredths-of-a-point to 81-hundredths. The Big Ten co-champion that's in the highest spot in the final BCS Standings next Sunday night will get the Rose Bowl bid - and they'll possibly face number-three Texas Christian on New Year's Day in Pasadena.
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central region, the opening weekend buck harvest is up 13 percent. The antlerless harvest (preliminary estimate) is down five percent and the total deer harvest for opening weekend in is up 3 percent, compared to opening weekend in 2009. In Pierce County however the hunt numbers were down slightly from 2009.
Once again Rivertown Newspaper Group is sponsoring a Boutique and Craft Calendar. The calendar will be printed Nov. 14-20 in all Rivertown publications including River Falls, Hudson, New Richmond and Ellsworth in Wisconsin and Red Wing, Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount papers in Minnesota -- adding up to 118,000 print editions, including weekend shoppers. Online, the calendar will be prominently displayed on all Web site homepages. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Call Ilana at 888-425-2220, ext.
Pierce County deputies kept an eye on rising water Thursday evening, staying alert for rising water along the Rush and Trimbelle rivers in and around Martell and off County Road A between Plum City and Maiden Rock. But there were no immediate reports of evacuations. Ellsworth area school bus drivers kept in radio contact with their bus garage about routes to take but seemed to have no real problems. In the 24-hour period from 5 a.m. Thursday through Friday morning, the city of River Falls received 1.93 inches of rain.
Volunteers and exhibitors worked through the weekend making final preparations for Farm Technology Days, and while rain necessitated temporary closing of some Tent City roads to vehicles, things were rolling along Monday morning. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with the River Falls High School band playing at the Family Living Tent.
Strong storms moved through Pierce County shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, damaging several homes and downing trees to leave a handful of roads blocked. Julie Stoltenburg was home with her two-week old baby at W 6303 870th St. in the town of Trimbelle when she heard the storm sirens, got nervous and took her daughter to the basement. She called husband Jeff at work, who began making his way home. The couple's toddler son was not home at the time. "I heard a lot of crashing," said Julie about after she went to the basement.