St. Francis Church in Ellsworth was with filled with the Christmas spirit when St. Francis Catholic Elementary School performed "Miracle at Midnight" for family and friends Dec. 12 and 13. The star of the show, Baby Jesus, was played by Noah Thoner, son of Jeffrey and Natasha Thoner during the dress rehearsal performance on Wednesday afternoon and for the Thursday evening performance. Jude Hanson stole the show in the starring role. Jude is the nephew of fifth grader Jianna Jean who portrayed Mary in the program.
Students in Mrs. Darla Ironside's kindergarten class at St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott memorized and recited nursery rhymes Tuesday, Nov. 20. They included Mackenzie McCarthy, Lauren Myers, Sawyer Murphy, Paxton Schommer, Max Brady, Katarina Meyer, A.J. Sabelko, Naomi Murphy, Irene Babcock, Tanner Lansing, Jake Henrick and Benny Block. Photo courtesy of Darla Ironside
The next round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in! Please don't forget to send us your photos if you haven't yet! Send them to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include name of the hunter, age (if a child), town of residence, area where deer was harvested (general vicinity is fine as we know you don't want to give away your secret spots), number of points and inch spread (if a buck), weight if known and any other details you find interesting.
On Dec. 4 the Republican legislators of Wisconsin voted to limit the powers of the incoming governor and the incoming attorney general. This is in stark contrast to the well publicized hand written note by George H.W. Bush to the then incoming President Clinton, stating that he was in support of his efforts to be successful.
Plum City Middle/High School has named its first quarter honor roll recipients. They are as follows: A honor roll 12th grade: Paige Benson, Robert Brunner, Noah Gansluckner, Charles Girdeen, Katherine Hassing, Mikaili Kannel, Tyler Maxwell, Olivia Miller, Justin Nunez, McKenzie Raethke, Katlin Redding, Owen Sternecker and Mackenzie Wieser. 11th grade: Owen Bartsh, Hannah Batho, John Henn, Zackory Phillips, Vanessa Seipel and Hannah White. 10th grade: Annalise Fenter, Ethan Holmstadt, Hunter Joslyn, KayLee Krogstad, Kyle Malles and Natalie Mark.
Ave Maria Academy students held their Christmas Program at Molly's on Main in Plum City Thursday, Dec. 13. "The Heart of Christmas" was the program's name. Photos courtesy of Ave Maria Academy
The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking the public's help in nominating Chamber business, citizen of the year, community organization of the year and educator of the year. The Chamber wants to recognize businesses, organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions to the community. The awards are presented at the annual Chamber dinner, which is being held Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Old Ptacek's Event Center (1449 Orrin Road). Visit the Chamber website at prescottwi.com and follow the link to nominate a worthy business,
Second graders in Mrs. Ruth Robey's class at St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott performed a Thanksgiving play recently. An informative Native American welcome including Pilgrims and members of the Wampahnoag Tribe was the focus of the play. It is nearly 400 years since the 102 Separatists sailed to America on the Mayflower bringing families, prayer and shared beliefs. hey crossed the Atlantic ocean in a journey that took over two months.
Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is launching a research project to identify the county's tourism brand with help from a $13,144 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Data collected from the project will help Pierce County establish a new brand and develop marketing materials to attract travelers to the area.
RIVER FALLS -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss multiple improvements to WIS 29 between South Junction County Highway QQ and WIS 65 in Pierce County 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at the River Falls High School located at 818 Cemetery Road, River Falls.