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.
St. Croix County Emergency Support Services announces the new Smart911 mobile app to provide targeted location-based alerts and National Weather Service alerts to all residents if they choose to do so. Residents and visitors will now be able to download the Smart911 app to receive key information needed in an emergency. The Smart911 app provides enhanced functionality by sending targeted alerts based on the user's location.
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.
BALDWIN — Selena Freimark has joined UW Cooperative Extension in St. Croix County as its new Health and Well Being educator. Freimark will work out of the Extension office in the Baldwin Agricultural Service and Education Center, and provide programming related to health promotion for families and community throughout the county.
The Octagon House Museum will begin the holiday tour season with walk-in tours in December on the weekends. Tour hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours start on the hour with the last tour starting at 3 p.m.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Prescott City Hall (800 Borner St.) to discuss improvements to State Highway 29 between U.S. Highway 10 and the south junction of County Road QQ in Pierce County. The meeting, an informal open house, will exhibit plan concepts. Project representatives will be available for discussion on an individual basis.
Auditions are open to area students in grades 10-12 for The Phipps Children's Theater production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr." Auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. each day, with callbacks on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1-4 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The 20th anniversary celebration for River Falls Community Foundation took place recently in conjunction with the announcing of current grant recipients. RFCF friends, donors, current and past board members and grantees all gathered at River Falls Golf Club on Oct. 16 to celebrate the lasting impact RFCF grants have made in the community over the past two decades and to announce the latest grant recipients. RFCF President Melissa Kolb provided a recap of RFCF's accomplishments of the past year, such as the success of RFCF-supported Sporting World.