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TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
(Pub. Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and 12, 2016)STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT PIERCE COUNTY
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 10/3/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/29/16 Special Highway Committee Meeting
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 10/3/16 Town Board Meeting
Irma J. Helmueller, 89
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Dr. Gary A. Palmquist, 62
LeRoy Edson Burgess, 96
Kay L. Beder, 49
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
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August 31, 2016
Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth Community School District taxpayers would see an increased total school levy and mill rate in the proposed 2016-2017 budget as presented at the Aug. 29 annual school board meeting. The plan calls for a total school levy of $10,022,338, which would be about $915,000...
August 31, 2016 - 3:09pm
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Gov. Scott Walker's office says it has asked the state Health Services agency to investigate reports of medical errors and staffing shortages at the state veterans' nursing home in Waupaca County. The Madison Capital Times says employees at King, along with residents and their relatives,...
August 31, 2016 - 1:01pm
Campers denied year-round access; land dispute continues to simmer
BAY CITY -- The Bay City Village Board denied a request to allow year-round campers in the village during the Aug. 10 meeting. At the July meeting, campers showed up to voice wanting to stay at the campgrounds year-round. The board cited liability and insurance needs as their main...
August 31, 2016 - 8:54am
August 29, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON-- The Republican lawmaker who represents the state Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County joins Democrats who want a state audit of the facility. Luther Olsen says he also wants to know if another agency should take over the home from state Veterans' Affairs department...
August 29, 2016 - 7:57am
August 28, 2016
Residents convince city to pay more Lake Street costs
PRESCOTT -- After hearing strong opinions from Lake Street residents at a public hearing in July, the Prescott City Council agreed to cover 50 percent of assessment costs to have Lake Street platted. State statute allows only one way to special assess for an assessor’s plat, and...
August 28, 2016 - 10:00am
August 27, 2016
Rabbits need rules too
ELMWOOD -- Rabbits need rules too. A public hearing was held before the regular Elmwood village board meeting Aug. 15 to discuss an ordinance change concerning the number of rabbits that can be kept for educational purposes or 4-H projects. Village board trustee Dolores Radtke detailed...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
August 23, 2016
Problem properties may face fines if they don’t shape up
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott City Council waived a third reading in order to approve a “chronic nuisance premises” law at its Aug. 8 meeting. The new ordinance will allow property owners of troubled premises where law enforcement is frequently called to a establish a plan to fix problems...
August 23, 2016 - 3:01pm
August 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Walker says he's undecided on UW tuition proposal; No federal disaster aid for Buffalo, Trempealeau counties; 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's thinking about asking lawmakers to keep freezing UW tuition for just one year instead of two in his next state budget. The Republican Walker has also responded to speculation that he might suggest lower tuition as part of his budget package...
August 19, 2016 - 9:56am
August 18, 2016
After year without, K-9 returns to sheriff’s department
ELLSWORTH -- The K-9 unit is about to become a reality again at the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Just a few days after marking the one-year...
August 18, 2016 - 1:39pm
August 16, 2016
New village hall takes shape
MAIDEN ROCK -- The new Maiden Rock Village Hall project is ahead of schedule, according to village clerk Shirley Gilles. The village board discussed its progress at the Aug. 1 meeting. The footings and foundation are in and compacting sand was taking place last week at the County...
August 16, 2016 - 9:28am
August 15, 2016
Pierce County libraries again requesting funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Act 150 took center stage at the Aug. 1 Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, which affects the funding of the county’s libraries. Pierce libraries currently receive 70 percent reimbursement from the county, but would like that number to rise. Pierce...
August 15, 2016 - 8:00am
August 13, 2016
Concrete work set to begin this fall
SPRING VALLEY -- A public hearing on the assessment of sidewalk and curb improvements was held before the regular monthly Spring Valley Village Board meeting Aug. 3. The area in discussion is a 2-block long section of McKay Avenue (both sides), plus one more building one block south....
August 13, 2016 - 11:00am
August 12, 2016
Demand for broadband: Fill out a survey
MADISON -- State officials are asking area residents to take another survey concerning high speed internet access. The State Broadband Office at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission announced the release of its “High Speed Internet Access Demand Survey” Aug. 2. This is a chance...
August 12, 2016 - 8:41am
August 9, 2016
Fuchs wins Pierce County Treasurer's race
Unofficial election results declare Republican Kathy Fuchs the winner of the Pierce County Treasurer’s seat following the Aug. 9 primary election...
August 9, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 5, 2016
Leaking valves may drain more than water
ELLSWORTH -- The village of Ellsworth may be facing a hefty price tag to repair leaking water valves along Maple and Main streets -- 25 in all...
August 5, 2016 - 10:44am