Zach Dwyer is a senior journalism student at UW-River Falls. He is an intern reporter for RiverTown Multimedia during the summer of 2018 covering features and sports. He was previously a news intern in the summer of 2017 for the Red Wing Republican Eagle.
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A semi crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 10 in Prescott around 11 a.m. on Monday. Xcel Energy reported that over 600 people lost power. Zach Dwyer / RiverTown Multimedia
SPRING VALLEY — Ethan Hayes may only be 21 years old, but he has been involved with the Spring Valley Stagehands since before he was a freshman in high school. He will get his second chance at directing a play this month as the community theatre will present "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on July 19-22 and 26-29.
The Ellsworth Village Board will hold a non-binding referendum in November to gauge taxpayer support for the incurring up to $3 million in debt for the creation of additional library space in Ellsworth. The decision Monday night came at the library building/space committee's request. The $3 million cover the costs of acquiring a new space to remodel for expansion and achieve adequate standards for libraries put forth by the state.
With a brand-new school comes new opportunities and events. On Aug. 3, Ellsworth Elementary School will host its first back-to-school event to provide families with donated school supplies for the upcoming year.
Gov. Scott Walker and other state representatives traveled throughout Wisconsin to 13 different cheese companies and facilities to celebrate Wisconsin Cheese Day on June 25. In conjunction with National Dairy Month, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf visited the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery to speak at the event and present CEO Paul Bauer with a certificate of appreciation from Walker.
PEPIN, Wis. — Opportunities can come out of the most unlikely of places. In Pepin, it looks to be out with the crops and in with the flowers. Tom Brockman of Afton, Minn., is in converting his Lucky Dog Farm from growing crops into planting about 135 acres of flowers. The Conservation Reserve Program or CRP is working with Brockman to convert his 150-acre Pepin farm into a place to grow perennial flowers.
Making it to the highest level of a sport isn't an easy accomplishment. But one dedicated fighter from Hudson is trying to make his mark on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Chase Waldon, a River Falls native who now lives in Hudson, is closing in on the biggest fight of his MMA career in late July.