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County hears jail security system updates

Work on a security system upgrade began Jan. 12 at Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center, according to information presented to Pierce County commissioners by Mike Graner, administrator of the facility. Graner told the commissioners at their regular meeting Jan. 5 the ...

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Pierce County

Late in December, Heart of America Medical Center personnel received and administered the first of several doses of vaccine for COVID-19 that would later extend to care center and high-risk patients and the community. “The first round was for healthcare workers and any employee at HAMC. ...

Ely student recognized for heroic act

What began as a disappointing Halloween for 12-year-old Rugby resident Carter Christenson ended with an experience his family would never forget and recent recognition for heroism from the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department. His mom, Mary Christenson, recalled the events that unfolded after her ...

Sheriff’s office reports 41 calls for December

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reported 41 calls for December. Deputies made seven arrests, which included two for driving under the influence, two for driving under a suspended license and one for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a person under 21. One arrest was made for ...

Correction

A story in the Jan. 2 edition of the Tribune incorrectly said Recreation Manager Jamie Wald oversaw a drain tile project near the softball diamonds. Although Wald made observations and statements about the project, she did not oversee it. Recreation Committee Chair Joel Berg supervised the ...

Council discusses elevator propane tank, rec and street projects

The Rugby City Council reviewed repairs to damage at baseball diamonds near Ellery Park and revisited a request from 2013 to locate a 30,000-gallon propane tank near homes at their meeting Monday, Jan. 4. In their regular monthly meeting, the council heard from Cameron Erickson of Rugby ...

Last man standing

Two years before Gabriel Scheet became Rugby’s last remaining World War II veteran, he and fellow Last Man’s Club member Duane Baillie met at the Clarence Larson American Legion Post to discuss the future of their shrinking group. “We were down to three about two years ago when George ...