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Filings for spring’s election opened Dec. 1
Hudson man charged in River Falls rape case
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Wisconsin news: Walker to consider limiting recounts as Wisconsin effort enters second day; 10 more state news stories
Failure to yield factor in Ellsworth collision
crime and courts
Ellsworth Invitational: Hosts earn victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prep girls basketball: Cardinals grounded by zone
Prep boys basketball: Shots fall, Panthers earn road win
Prep boys basketball: Plum City/Elmwood grinds out a win; Spring Valley wins
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
‘Silent Night’ marks 20 years of holiday cheer
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 12/5/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/6/16 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/5/16 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 12/7/16 Meeting Agenda
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Wallace J. Harvey Estate; Case No. 16PR75
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Cynthia Beebe, 64
Tim M. Blodgett, 76
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 23, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 16, 2016): 'Disaster for democracy;' time to bury this relic
Real Estate Showcase
December 2, 2016
Filings for spring’s election opened Dec. 1
PIERCE COUNTY -- Wasn’t the election just over? With the Nov. 8 presidential election barely in the past (less than a month) and headlines of recounts still dominating the news, it’s time for local candidates to turn their attention toward Spring 2017 elections. The nomination...
December 2, 2016 - 3:14pm
December 1, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW System chancellors seeking more funding; hand recounts for majority of counties; 8 more state news stories
OSHKOSH -- After absorbing budget cuts in 10 of the last 12 years, chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are hoping lawmakers will give them a little more money this time. The system is asking for an additional $42 million from the state. UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca...
December 1, 2016 - 11:06am
November 30, 2016
Local officials brace for Wisconsin recount
The process of recounting every presidential ballot cast in Wisconsin begins this week, including Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Wisconsin's...
November 30, 2016 - 8:53am
November 29, 2016
Judge: Elmwood can’t bar inspection of records
ELLSWORTH -- The village of Elmwood’s police department can’t bar a citizen’s request to inspect reports, a judge ruled last week in Pierce...
November 29, 2016 - 7:32am
November 22, 2016
Pierce County Board approves library funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County taxpayers will see a slight decrease on the county portion of their property tax bills for 2017 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the budget at its Nov. 8 meeting. Department heads and standing committees were directed by county administration...
November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 19, 2016
Property valuation goes up, mil rate comes down
ELMWOOD -- While the Elmwood School District total tax levy for 2017 will increase slightly, the 2017 formula lowers the mil rate to 14.63 from 15.22 (one year ago). The district received a 4.97 percent increase ($120,031) in general aid for this year. “As a result, we are seeing...
November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 18, 2016
Boats struggle to leave harbor; dredging on the horizon
BAY CITY -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the Bay City campground harbor and access channel has filled with so much...
November 18, 2016 - 5:33pm
November 16, 2016
Oak Grove PC denies shooting range recommendation
TOWN OF OAK GROVE -- The Oak Grove Planning Commission saw another packed house and emotionally charged meeting Nov. 10, where its members unanimously...
November 16, 2016 - 9:54am
November 10, 2016
Proposed wedding venue plans hit a wall
TOWN OF EL PASO -- A town of El Paso woman and her fiancé want to open a wedding venue on their 26-acre property, but town officials say a better business plan must be presented before they’d consider recommending its approval to the town board. Rita Strauss and Matt LaFond bought...
November 10, 2016 - 9:02pm
November 9, 2016
Affordable housing project in the works
ELLSWORTH -- A private nonprofit corporation specializing in economic development, housing development and property management is proposing to build affordable housing in Ellsworth. At the Nov. 7 meeting, Ellsworth Village Board members discussed Impact Seven’s proposal to construct...
November 9, 2016 - 9:19pm
Votes tallied for 4 Pierce County offices
ELLSWORTH -- While there are no surprises in Pierce County register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer and district attorney races as all candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 9:09am
Trump heads for White House after stunning defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight...
November 9, 2016 - 8:36am
Plum City School District voters pass 2 referendum questions
PLUM CITY -- The Plum City School District voters have spoken and the answer was loud and clear. They approved two referendum questions on the...
November 9, 2016 - 12:14am
November 7, 2016
WATCH: Touring the proposed Bay City nature trail
BAY CITY -- A land dispute between the Village of Bay City and Resident David Meixner has been an ongoing saga for more than a year. Village...
November 7, 2016 - 8:06pm
Dentistry building site intricacies examined
SPRING VALLEY -- Digging in the dirt was the talk of the Spring Valley Village Board meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26. Specifically, the soil at the site of the new Spring Valley Dentistry building. The new building will sit on the site of the former Spring Valley Health & Rehabilitation...
November 7, 2016 - 6:28pm