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Details for November election in Pierce County

Pierce County will be conducting the Nov. 3 general election as a mail ballot election with one physical polling location. A mail ballot election requires at least one physical polling location and for the county auditor-treasurer to mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters that ...

Measure proposes to help 911 costs

A measure to raise fees for 911 services on telephones in Pierce County will go before voters for the second time in six years in the Nov. 3 general election. Pierce County Measure 1 proposes a 50-cent increase on the current $1 fee for local 911 services. The text of the ballot measure ...

Rugby Citywide Rummage Sale set for Sept. 26

After several months of uncertainty for local bargain hunters, the Rugby Citywide Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. A global pandemic changed plans for the sale, normally held earlier in the year. Other community traditions, such as the Rugby Lions’ Music in the Park were ...

Great Plains mobile food pantry makes Rugby stop

The Great Plains Food Bank mobile food pantry made a stop in Rugby Tuesday, Sept. 1, assisting people in need with fresh fruits, cereals, juices and other staples. Jared Slinde, communications manager for the Great Plains Food Bank, said the organization has been helping to feed people for 37 ...

New director takes helm at Prairie Village Museum

Jennifer Willis’ first few days as the Prairie Village Museum’s new executive director have kept her busy discussing projects, exhibits and events. “I’ve been here a week now, and almost 24/7, my thoughts are on museums and doing the research online about different things that I can ...

Sheriff’s office sees busy August

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reported a total of 62 calls for the month of August, according to information from Sheriff Josh Siegler. Twelve of the calls resulted in arrests. Two arrests were made for possession of methamphetamine, one for possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, ...

Lake region District Health Unit offers free COVID-19 tests

Lake Region District Health Unit’s Pierce County office now offers local testing for COVID-19 every Thursday between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. by appointment only. Nurse Samantha Wentz of LRDU said people seeking tests should call her at 776-6783 for an appointment. “There’s a little bit ...