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NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-56, Dominic Johnson
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 4/3/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: Notice to Dog Owners
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 4/3/17 Board Meeting Agenda
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 4/26/17, Case No. 17-CV-53, Elisha Fahs
Ethan T. Hedeen, 10
Kermit J. Nauman, 73
Barry Anderson, 72
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Glen O. Brathall, 74
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EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 22, 2017)
Real Estate Showcase
March 25, 2017
EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
If the hundreds of condolences and comments on social media are any indication, the recent death of a popular teacher has a wide-reaching effect on this community. Ellsworth High School business education teacher and Panther’s Den mentor Judith “Judi” Helmer died Tuesday, March...
March 25, 2017 - 8:00am
March 17, 2017
EDITORIAL (March 15, 2017): Can we talk? Healthier Together cannot be ignored
Let’s talk about mental health, obesity and alcohol abuse. Here? Now? These are three subjects we only talk about behind closed doors, correct? That’s in the process of changing. Getting these sensitive stigmas out of the dark corners of St. Croix and Pierce counties is long...
March 17, 2017 - 3:07pm
February 25, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 22, 2017): Bill reduce public transparency
U.S. governments, large and small, have a duty to inform the public about the actions they intend to take, the laws they enact and the money they spend. The mandatory publication in a newspaper of public notices detailing these decisions helps ensure a democratic process. It keeps...
February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
February 17, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
“Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blame another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.” — author Dee Dee Artner. Not taking responsibility for one’s own actions is becoming...
February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 11, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 8, 2017): Magazine will feature county’s melting pot
With the United States erupting with debates and protests about immigration policies in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order...
February 11, 2017 - 11:00am
February 4, 2017
EDITORIAL (Feb. 1, 2017): Sanctuary
Editor’s note: This editorial was published in the Hudson Star-Observer, the Herald’s sister newspaper. The community-wide conversation of whether to welcome Syrian refugee families to Hudson, left seemingly unresolved, was continued with a comment made by St. Croix County Supervisor...
February 4, 2017 - 11:00am
February 2, 2017
Groundhog Day poll: What's your favorite Bill Murray movie?
In honor of Groundhog Day Thursday Feb. 2, the Pierce County Herald Staff chose their favorite movie featuring Bill Murray — star of the 1993...
February 2, 2017 - 1:36pm
January 22, 2017
EDITORIAL (Jan. 18, 2017): Seeing new candidates is refreshing
The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution limits a president to two terms in office. There’s a reason for that. In 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a third term as president. His fourth term began in 1945, but he died after just three months.
January 22, 2017 - 9:00am
POLL: Greatest moment in Green Bay Packers history
The Green Bay Packers play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22. In preparation for the game, the Pierce County Herald...
January 22, 2017 - 8:00am
January 14, 2017
EDITORIAL (Jan. 11, 2017): Before you cast stones...
The Herald appreciates that people see it as a source of investigative journalism. We take pride in digging into stories, gleaning facts from a sometimes muddied swirl of confusion, emotions and perspectives. This past year there has been enough village and town government news to...
January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL (Dec. 28, 2016): Realize you are enough
Not all New Year’s resolutions have to be ways to improve ourselves. Many resolutions focus on losing weight, quitting bad habits, taking up healthy practices such as going to the gym, maybe organizing the cavernous closet beneath your stairs, or vowing to visit aunt Edna once a...
January 1, 2017 - 9:00am
December 29, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 21, 2016): Putting everything in perspective
Forget piles of glitzy gifts under a tree. Forget frustration built up from battling crowds at store checkouts, dismay over post-holiday credit cards bills and guilt over not getting to every single holiday event. This year, my family has been given a gift money cannot buy. In November,...
December 29, 2016 - 10:00am
December 16, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 14, 2016): Do questionable verdicts spell trouble?
Is it a recent pattern that's afflicted Pierce County justice? If so, to the casual observer it's a troubling one. Last week, River Falls man Ricardo Moreno was acquitted on stalking charges. He was accused by a number of women over several months of accosting them in public, then...
December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
December 6, 2016
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he asked for a declaration of war after the...
December 6, 2016 - 3:05pm
December 2, 2016
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
A newspaper’s job is to be as accurate and thorough as possible in an effort to inform the public about the happenings of the community, whether that’s in the realm of courts, education, government, health or features. A newspaper is record of a community’s history. A look back...
December 2, 2016 - 7:39am