Area News

Busy Easter weekend in Prescott

This Easter weekend is packed full of events in the Prescott area. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Freedom Park beginning at noon and going until 2 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the American Legion Post 61 in Prescott. There’s also the 54th annual spring (fourth…

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Street project underway in Prescott

This year’s street project in the City of Prescott got off to an early start as work crews began putting up road signs this week. The project is the second phase of the Albert and College streets work to install curb and gutter along with water and  sewer lines and mains upgrade. If all goes…

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City of Prescott to close lane on Hwy. 10 due to collapsed portion of wall

Heavy rains, dropping as much as three inches of water on Prescott Wednesday, April 17, caused the partial collapse of a retaining wall just below the condominiums overlooking the St. Croix River and along Highway 10 heading towards downtown Prescott. Due to fears about the structural integrity of the wall, the right lane, of eastbound…

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Rep. Ron Kind Supports Bill to Protect Wisconsinites with Pre-Existing Conditions and Make Health Care More Affordable

La Crosse –  U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of the Third Congressional District of Wisconsin cosponsored the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019, which will protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, lower health insurance premiums for Wisconsin families, expand access to quality health care coverage for the uninsured, and give states more…

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U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (S. 679) to protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship. Under current bankruptcy law, disability benefits paid…

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Prescott School Board Meeting updated agenda for April 17 meeting

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PRESCOTT BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – 7:30 pm 1010 Dexter St. Prescott, WI 54021 AGENDA A. Call to Order (subject to Section 19.83 Wisconsin Statutes) B. Adopt Agenda C. Roll Call Motion to Convene in Executive Session D. The Board will consider a motion to convene in…

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Assemblyman Petryk Votes to Remove “R-Word” from state code

MADISON – State Assemblyman Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) of the 93 State Assembly District recently voted for a bill to remove the “R-word” from Wisconsin’s administrative code. “The R-word is an archaic term and carries a negative connotations for those in the disabilities community,” said Petryk. “It is unfortunate that the term can be found in…

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Bill sponsored by Congressman Kind passes Ways and Means Committee

WASHINGTON – Recently the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means passed a bipartisan landmark retirement bill package, aimed at strengthening American’s long-term savings and financial security. The bill included provisions authored by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of the Third Congressional District of Wisconsin, including provisions to allow small businesses to pool retirement accounts, and…

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Oak Grove Town Board Meeting on Monday

OAK GROVE TWP. – The Oak Grove Town Board will meet on Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall on 1100th St. The board will discussion and take possible on a Conditional Use Permit for Dairyland Power Co-op to expand its substation on 1170th St. Also on the town board agenda includes…

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Fatal one-vehicle accident in Diamond Bluff on April 11

DIAMOND BLUFF – On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 11:57 pm, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle crash with injuries on State Highway 35 .2 miles north of 375th Ave. in Diamond Bluff Township. It was determined that Allen Mitchell, 64, Pepin, was operating a 2004 Saturn Vue southbound on…

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