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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Here is Joanne Baier and Mark Moran, a former appraiser on the PBS TV “Antiques Roadshow.” Photo by Megan Frye.
Here is Joanne Baier and Mark Moran, a former appraiser on the PBS TV “Antiques Roadshow.” Photo by Megan Frye.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:01 AM

ELMWOOD, WI – “Did I make a good investment or not?” That is what I asked Mark Moran, a former appraiser on the “Antiques Roadshow” who was present at the 5th Annual “What's it worth?” event sponsored by the Woodville Historical Society on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Woodville Community Center (Lions Den). Before I reveal Mark's answer I'd like to share some of the highlights of the day.

  • ‘What's it Worth?’ – an Elmwood perspective

    ELMWOOD, WI – “Did I make a good investment or not?” That is what I asked Mark Moran, a former appraiser on the “Antiques Roadshow” who was present at the 5th Annual “What's it worth?” event sponsored by the Woodville Historical Society on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Woodville Community Center (Lions Den). Before I reveal Mark's answer I'd like to share some of the highlights of the day.

  • Successful Fall Festival at Gilman Lutheran Church

    TOWN OF GILMAN, WI – In spite of the surprise morning snowfall on Sunday, October 14, the Lutheran Church in Gilman Township held an inspiring and successful Fall Festival. This annual event features a Sunday morning worship service and hearty dinner. The church was nearly full for the worship service and definitely full for the Fall Festival dinner fundraiser with Pie and Silent auction that followed worship and brought home the “dough.”

  • Cheese Grater & Danbana Dash, SV-Collins Lodge #192 donate to WW Health

    BALDWIN, WI – The Western Wisconsin Health Foundation is honored to announce that the Cheesegrater & Danbana Dash presented a check for $15,500 and the Spring Valley-Collins Lodge #192 presented a check in the amount of $1,276. The funds are designated to be used for mental health needs in the region.

  • BP kits available at local libraries including SV

    RIVER FALLS, WI – Through a grant from the Pierce County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), Vibrant Health Family Clinics began a project to expand residents’ access and ability to self-monitor their blood pressure.

  • News from the Elmwood Public Library

    ELMWOOD, WI – Elmwood Public Library has a beautiful Seasonal Basket, Wine Basket, and a beautiful purse to raffle off. For every food item donated for the Elmwood Food Pantry, you will be entered in the drawing to win the Seasonal Basket, Wine Basket, or the beautiful purse.

  • PC Badger Boys and Girls State representatives

    PLUM CITY, WI – Badger Boys State is sponsored by the Wisconsin American Legion.  Badger Girls State is sponsored by the Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary.  Senior High School students are selected after they apply, based on leadership qualities in school and in the community. 

  • Annual Elmwood Area Fire Department BBQ Chicken Dinner is another winner! (Part II)

    ELMWOOD, WI – There were fantastic prizes again to be won at the 11th Annual Elmwood Area Fire Department BBQ Chicken Dinner event. Here are the winners of the raffle tickets, the basket raffles, gun raffles, etc. 

  • One woman on horseback travels all 48 states for domestic violence awareness

    PLUM CITY, WI – Meredith Cherry and her horse, 10-year-old Peruvian Paso Mustang, Apollo, were in the Plum City, Wisconsin area recently.  They are planning to travel all 48 States to bring awareness to domestic violence.

  • Annual Dam Days celebrated in Spring Valley (Part II) [ALBUM]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – Dam Days 51’s Sunday morning was absolutely gorgeous, and people got out for a bite at the American Legion’s Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale, the other delicious food stands were open and busy. As the morning gave way to afternoon, people started to grab their spot along the curb on McKay Avenue in anticipation for the 51st Annual Dam Days Grande Parade that started pretty much on time at 2 p.m. with about 75 special units led by this year’s Grand Marshals: the Huepfel Family of Matt, Mary, Ella and Mary Huepfel.

  • Annual Elmwood Area Fire Department BBQ Chicken Dinner is another winner!

    ELMWOOD, WI – The 11th Annual Elmwood Area Fire Department BBQ Chicken Dinner fundraiser was another winner in 2018. It was well supported again by a hungry community (and visitors from other communities too) that turned out for a delicious BBQ chicken dinner while contributing to a great cause.

  • Annual Dam Days celebrated in Spring Valley [ALBUM]

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – It is rather amazing that the Spring Valley Middle High School (SVMHS) was damaged by high winds and driving rain last Thursday evening, September 20, but the rest of the Village of Spring Valley essentially escaped any of that damage. The skies started clearing to blue and sunny on Friday afternoon and it was perfect all weekend for the 51st Annual Spring Valley Dam Days Celebration.

  • Corps to draw down Eau Galle reservoir for winter maintenance

    ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began drawing down its Eau Galle Reservoir (Lake George) in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, 2 feet, starting on Monday, September 24, 2018, in order to perform maintenance work on the dam this winter.

  • Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reports farm tractor fatality

    ELLSWORTH, WI – On Friday September 21, 2018 at 1:26 PM the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a tractor accident with injury at a residence on 300th Ave. in Hartland Township.

  • Thursday night storm damages Spring Valley Middle-High School

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Middle-High School was in the path of a severe rainstorm with high winds or possibly a tornado last, Thursday, September 20. The storm had passed through Minnesota where, in southern Minnesota the National Weather Service has now confirmed ten tornados. The school was occupied with students for a varsity volleyball match, a Hunter Safety class, an electrical recertification class and banner construction for the upcoming Homecoming activities next week.

  • Elmwood Public Library News

    ELMWOOD, WI – Here is the news from the Elmwood Public Library as shared from Library Director Katie Schneider in an interview on Friday, September 14 at the comfy Elmwood Library located at 111 Main Street in Elmwood, Wisconsin.

  • Sailer’s keeps bringing home the ‘bacon!' (Part II)

    ELMWOOD, WI – Also, on July 19, 20 and 21, two additional big slabs of “bacon” awards rolled in for Sailer’s from the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) from their annual convention and American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) in in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • St. Croix and Pierce Counties earn silver Healthy Communities Designation

    RIVER FALLS, WI – St. Croix and Pierce Counties have been recognized for their work to improve local health by receiving a Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation.

  • SV Elementary School evacuated following gas leak

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – On Friday, September 14, Spring Valley Police, Fire, EMS were dispatched to the Spring Valley Elementary School for a report of a gas leak at the exterior rear of the building. A gas line going to the kitchen area had broken at a bend in the pipe near the roofline.

  • SV Lions honor Huepfel family as 51st Annual Dam Days Grand Marshals

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Spring Valley Lions Club the sponsor of the Spring Valley Dam Days Celebrations has chosen to honor the Huepfel family: Matt, Mary (Matt’s bride of 37 years), Ella (Matt’s mom) and Mary (Matt’s sister).

  • Friends of SV Library Dam Days Book Sale this Friday and Saturday

    SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Friends of the Library Dam Days Book Sale will be held on Friday, September 21 from 10am-2pm and on Saturday, September 22 from 11am-3pm. Hardcovers will be sold for 50¢ and paperbacks for 25¢.

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