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New staff gear up for new year
UPDATE: Fire destroys pole shed at horse stable
Wisconsin roundup: Meth-related inmates outpace OWI in Eau Claire; man in court on dog-dragging charges; seven more state news stories
Judge agrees to December trial for Nunez
Kuehni to be charged again with homicide, will be released on bail
crime and courts
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Volleyball: Panthers return large group of starters
Volleyball: Prescott continues high expectations
Volleyball: Spring Valley goes 1-2 at RF quad
Football: Panthers start season with big win at Spooner
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
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
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
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
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
Kathleen Vinehout column: Have an opinion about your internet connection? Let your voice be heard!
Real Estate Showcase
May 7, 2015
Borner Farm permit okayed by council
PRESCOTT—A special use permit for the Borner Farm was approved by the Prescott City Council last month. The council heard support for the farm from members of the public and the local plan commission recommended permit approval, but some concerns were expressed. Should the pizza...
May 7, 2015 - 10:17am
May 5, 2015
Educators take issue with bill to require pre-graduation civics test; DOJ asks judge to toss Abrahamson lawsuit; 8 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- Educators are speaking out against a bill to require Wisconsin students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate. The Assembly State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the bill, proposed by freshman Republican...
May 5, 2015 - 9:20am
May 4, 2015
UPDATED: Baldwin woman among 4 killed in weekend 'cycle crashes; fifth Barron Co. turkey flock struck by avian flu; 9 more Wisconsin stories
A sunny weekend turned tragic for at least four Wisconsin motorcyclists who were killed in various crashes. Three of the reported deaths occurred in the northwest quarter of the state. In Polk County, officials said Susan Dewaele, 45, of Baldwin was a passenger on a motorcycle that...
May 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
April 30, 2015
Abrahamson bumped from leadership chair by conservative Roggensack; dead waterfowl unrelated to avian flu outbreak say Iowa officials; 11 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority replaced Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson with one of their own Wednesday. Pat Roggensack received four votes in an e-mail ballot, on the same day that election officials certified results of the statewide referendum...
April 30, 2015 - 8:46am
April 29, 2015
Amended 70 mph freeway speed rule advances; CUB fights to keep funding; girls BB coach sought on sex charges flees; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Senate's Transportation Committee is expected to vote Thursday on a compromise bill to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on freeways with traditional on- and off ramps. The Assembly voted 76- to 22 last month to raise the state's top speed limit from 65- to...
April 29, 2015 - 9:01am
April 28, 2015
Healthy Homes and Garden Gig at Badlands May 16
St. Croix County HCE (Home Community Education) is hosting their second HEALTHY HOMES AND GARDENS GIG on Saturday, May 16, at the Badlands Sno-park...
April 28, 2015 - 12:33pm
April 27, 2015
Lawmaker again presses for tougher first-time OWI penalties; field work in high-gear this week; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A Wisconsin lawmaker will try again to approve a major crackdown on drunk driving. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon says he'll introduce seven bills -- including one that forces first-time Operating While Intoxicated offenders to appear in court. Other lawmakers...
April 27, 2015 - 9:20am
April 24, 2015
Second Barron Co. flock stricken by bird flu, some exports suspended; taxpayers won't be funding Walker's travels; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- State agricultural officials said Thursday that a flock of 90,000 turkeys in Barron County will be destroyed following the detection of H5 avian influenza. This is the sixth case in Wisconsin and the second in Barron County. While lethal to domestic poultry, the strain...
April 24, 2015 - 9:22am
Kelly’s made county rounds to fairgrounds
Just call him “Mister Maintenance.” Matt Kelly has been part of Pierce County’s maintenance team in several different county departments....
April 24, 2015 - 8:25am
April 23, 2015
Ex-con nabbed in 'Dells casino after 10-month flight; majority of Wisconsinites don't favor Walker presidential run; 9 more state stories
WISCONSIN DELLS -- Eric Hall, the man who allegedly stole an SUV and burglarized two River Falls businesses as part of a multi-county crime spree, has finally been captured. Hall, who has been wanted for numerous crimes throughout Wisconsin since being released from prison last June...
April 23, 2015 - 9:02am
April 22, 2015
Ag group says legal immigration limits could hurt Wisconsin farmers; Joint Finance considers $2 jump for hunting, fishing licenses, not picking up dead deer; 15 more state news briefs
A national agriculture group says Wisconsin farmers could be hurt if new limits on legal immigration are imposed Gov. Scott Walker raised the issue this week. The potential 2016 White House hopeful told interviewer Glenn Beck that “adjustments” will be needed in the legal immigration...
April 22, 2015 - 9:25am
April 21, 2015
Report: More Wisconsinites slipped below poverty line in 2013; gifts pour in for family of man killed in freak van-deer crash; 12 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- More Wisconsinites kept falling into poverty in 2013, despite a modest increase in jobs that year, according to a study being released Tuesday by UW Madison. The seventh annual Wisconsin Poverty Measure showed that 10.9 percent of state residents lived in poverty in 2013,...
April 21, 2015 - 9:19am
April 20, 2015
Bird flu outbreak prompts ban on some area poultry transport; UW-RF ice cream, Ellsworth curds touted by trade group in China; 9 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- Officials have ordered a ban on the moving of poultry in three Wisconsin counties where chickens and turkeys have been struck by the bird flu. State Veterinarian Paul McGraw announced the ban late Friday to prohibit moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets...
April 20, 2015 - 9:40am
April 17, 2015
Joint Finance takes up Ed. Approval Board issue; Crooks rips Abrahamson, may seek Chief Justice post; 10 more Wisconsin stories
MADISON -- A committee that's re-writing Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget was to resume work Friday. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee will decide whether a 71-year-old board that regulates for-profit colleges should be disbanded. Walker wants to eliminate the Educational...
April 17, 2015 - 9:27am
April 16, 2015
Garden availability, park project heard by PC board
PLUM CITY—As spring-like weather approached, Plum City Village Board members’ attentions early last week turned to the outdoors, specifically the community garden and local park. The garden club isn’t going to have a community garden this year, the board heard. However, any...
April 16, 2015 - 10:00am