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Pierce County Herald
Pierce County Sheriff’s Blotter: Hunters and scammers gone wild; mystery noose
River Falls man gets 9 years in prison: Assault victim: ‘I can finally begin again’
Facility referendum survey inconclusive
Dravis barn stands sentry for a century
Filings for spring’s election open Dec. 1
crime and courts
Parker Hines returns home with Air Force wrestling
Boys Basketball: Prescott seeks another state tournament run
Boys Basketball: Prescott’s Hamilton draws Division 1 attention
Girls Basketball: Wolves rebound with win over Gilmanton Tuesday
Sports schedule through Tuesday, Dec. 1
Red Kettle Campaign needs public's help to reach goal
New pastor values outreach to community over building
Shop with a Cop brings holiday cheer
Zion opens collection site for ‘Operation Christmas Child’
Freedom is not free
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/1/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
FORECLOSURE: US Bank v. Carla M. Newman; Case No. 15-CV-79
FORECLOSURE: Bank of America v. Matthew Schneider; Case No. 13-CV-260
PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2016 Spring Election Notice (Revised)
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/1/15 Public Hearing - New Town Shop
Marjorie Ann Hildebrandt, 86
Joe Menter, 78
Ronald Feuerhelm, 88
Howard J. Ott, 67
Kathleen Vinehout column: Enjoying Thanksgiving on the farm
Ron Kind column: Fighting to improve rail safety
Kathleen Vinehout column: Wisconsin report card provides info on progress, problems
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature continues focus on reform, workforce development
Warren Petryk column: Petryk legislation passes the Assembly with bipartisan support
crimes and court
August 13, 2013
WISCONSIN STATE NEWS BRIEFS: State Fair draws over a million patrons
WEST ALLIS - The Wisconsin State Fair that ended yesterday attracted its biggest crowds since 1969. Officials said today that about 1,000,012...
August 13, 2013 - 12:46pm
February 10, 2010
Jury awards $23.2 million in malpractice case against Willmar, Minn., clinic, hospital
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Kandiyohi County jury has awarded $23.2 million to a Paynesville, Minn., family whose daughter is severely handicapped due to complications during her birth in June 2007 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. The verdict was returned Tuesday evening in Kandiyohi...
February 10, 2010 - 4:35pm
January 23, 2010
Swenson enters not guilty plea
ELLSWORTH -- With a new attorney by his side, a Hager City man pleaded not guilty Friday to 11 criminal counts that could put him behind bars...
January 23, 2010 - 4:03pm
December 17, 2009
Deer poacher now charged with perjury
The events of Nov. 15, 2008 are still having a profound effect on Nicholas Thayer to this day. On that day, the 29-year-old Ellsworth native admitted to killing a deer with a gun, which was illegal at that time. For that, he was charged with hunting a deer during closed season and...
December 17, 2009 - 3:05pm
November 24, 2009
Prescott police warn public about skittling
PRESCOTT--Prescott Police Chief Mike R. Bondarenko issued a warning to parents to be aware of "skittling," which is slang for a new form of drug abuse that has become popular among local teenagers. "Skittling" is getting high from ingesting large doses of over-the-counter cold remedies...
November 24, 2009 - 10:50am
November 3, 2009
Hager City man charged with sex crimes
A 39-year-old Hager City man who ran away last year with his high school-age cousin has been accused of sexually assaulting and secretly videotaping family members. Wade Swenson was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court last week with multiple felonies--including second degree sexual...
November 3, 2009 - 10:31am
October 30, 2009
Elmwood woman gets probation for battery case
An Elmwood woman was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Circuit Court to one year probation for substantial battery. Diana L. Carsten, 49, was found guilty of the charge earlier this month in a jury trial. The charge stems from an incident last November at the Long Branch Bar in...
October 30, 2009 - 4:36pm
October 21, 2009
RF teen gets three years probation for police battery
A River Falls teenager was sentenced Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court to three years probation for battery and spitting on police officers. Jeramy R. Stuart, 18, 1450 S. Wasson Lane, No. 72, was charged with the two felonies in separate incidents back in July. The battery...
October 21, 2009 - 2:53pm
June 17, 2009
Three already in race for county judge
Although the general election is 10 months away, at least three local lawyers have set their sights on the Pierce County judgeship held for nearly...
June 17, 2009 - 1:36pm
June 15, 2009
State Supreme Court reprimands Brandt
A Pierce County lawyer has been reprimanded by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and assessed $13,690 for failing to supervise an employee who embezzled $104,000 and for running up five drunk driving convictions. In a 17-page opinion filed last week, the Supreme Court rejected an Office...
June 15, 2009 - 4:35pm