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Wisconsin afternoon roundup: FAA investigates Lambeau drone; early voting OK'd -- for now; nine more state news stories
Problem properties may face fines if they don’t shape up
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Former caregiver, 55, sentenced to prison
Tips lead to arrest in church burglaries
crime and courts
Volleyball: Spring Valley goes 1-2 at RF quad
Football: Panthers start season with big win at Spooner
Football: Mistakes are minimized in Spring Valley win vs. SCF
Football: Early touchdown doesn’t hurt Wolves in 42-7 victory
Football: Prescott works through some roster turnover
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
WATCH: Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Norma Jean Eichman, 66
Mary Lou 'Doatsie' Catura, 72
Ruthann Hovde, 84
Lyle A. McGee Jr., 72
Kenneth A. Anderson, 59
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
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August 22, 2016
Why does Plum City need a referendum?
Editor's note: This column is written by Plum City School District Superintendent Mary Baier to inform readers about the upcoming referendum questions on the Nov. 8 ballot for district voters. The District of Plum City has managed its finances skillfully and efficiently over the past...
August 22, 2016 - 8:38am
August 21, 2016
UW-River Falls will continue Scholarship Guarantee program
RIVER FALLS -- In an effort to help students access excellent, high-quality education at an affordable price, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will continue its Scholarship Guarantee program to new incoming students for the 2017-18 academic year. The program, aimed at providing...
August 21, 2016 - 9:00am
August 18, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Suspected infiltrator discovered by Feingold camp; Hudson medical device company being sold; six more state news stories
MADISON -- A conservative activist reportedly tried getting a job with Russ Feingold's Democratic U.S. Senate campaign, apparently to dig up dirt on that candidate. Feingold's election opponent, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, says his campaign had nothing to do with it. The Feingold camp...
August 18, 2016 - 8:06am
August 15, 2016
Are students ready for life after school?
ELLSWORTH -- Are students these days ready for the real world when they graduate high school/college? Do they know how to balance a checkbook,...
August 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
August 12, 2016
First bid package sent out for new elementary
ELLSWORTH -- The first bid package for the new elementary school in Ellsworth, which includes civil engineering, structural, landscape and electrical...
August 12, 2016 - 5:21pm
August 9, 2016
Feingold wins in Wisconsin; Kind easily retains seat
Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold won the opportunity Tuesday for a rematch with GOP incumbent Ron Johnson. Pundits called the primary election race shortly after 8:30 p.m., giving Feingold the nod over fellow Democrat Scott Harbach. Feingold earned 90 percent of the ballots cast. “Our...
August 9, 2016 - 10:15pm
August 8, 2016
Goodbye, portable classrooms, hello new staff
PRESCOTT -- The July 20 Prescott School Board meeting was dominated by hiring staff and determining the final fate of the portable classrooms at Malone Elementary school. The following staff’s employment was approved: Sean Cudd, part-time certified occupational therapy assistant...
August 8, 2016 - 3:30pm
August 4, 2016
Low interest rate for new school will save millions
ELLSWORTH -- The new elementary school in Ellsworth has been progressing this summer. The latest step towards construction has been the the securing of financing. On July 21, the bonds for the financing of the school sold at an interest rate of 2.82 percent. A rate of 4 percent was...
August 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 29, 2016
District will buy property to expand playground
ELMWOOD -- The Elmwood School Board will buy property in order to expand the existing elementary playground. A special meeting was held Monday, July 25 for the public to vote on the purchase, which was approved. Superintendent Paul Blanford said the board will purchase 327 S. Scott...
July 29, 2016 - 9:39am
July 26, 2016
Referendum projects take center stage
SPRING VALLEY -- Facility repair and maintenance referendum projects are well underway in the Spring Valley School District. At the July 5 special school board meeting, a number of bids were accepted: Flat roof replacement and adding insulation at the elementary school (commons area),...
July 26, 2016 - 6:43pm
July 24, 2016
District hopes to expand elementary playground
ELMWOOD -- The Elmwood School Board is hoping to buy property in order to expand the existing elementary playground. A special meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 for the public to vote on the purchase. Superintendent Paul Blanford said the board is hoping to purchase...
July 24, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 22, 2016
District approved $100K for Fund 46
ELLSWORTH -- The motion to add $100,000 to a capital investment fund passed unopposed during the July 11 Ellsworth School Board meeting. The move is the result of the recent passing of “Fund 46” which allows the school board to establish a fund from surplus assets at the end of...
July 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
July 19, 2016
Plum City referendum given green light
PLUM CITY -- Plum City School District voters will have two referendum questions on the Nov. 8 ballot after resolutions were passed Monday night by the Plum City School Board. The board will ask voters two questions: To authorize the school district budget to exceed revenue limits...
July 19, 2016 - 11:08am
July 7, 2016
Long-term capital savings fund given green light
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth School Board established a tentative capital improvement plan stretching to the year 2025 Tuesday, June 28, a requirement in authorizing the formation of a long-term capital improvements trust fund. A recent law passed authorizes school boards to establish...
July 7, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 24, 2016
SUPERINTENDENT SCOOP: Step by step: We rebuild
PRESCOTT -- The following is a column written by Prescott School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Spicuzza. As of June 8, summer has arrived...
June 24, 2016 - 1:49pm