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Puttin’ on the Ritz: Ellsworth Chamber ‘dolls up’ for annual awards
Wisconsin roundup: Primary day arrives; western Wis. could see fallout from Minn. liquor bill; 8 more state news stories
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Road weight limits in effect
Wisconsin roundup: Capitol streaker may have been drunk; one-quarter of Milwaukee's 911 calls not emergencies; 12 more state news stories
crime and courts
WIAA girls basketball: Third time the charm for Spring Valley
WIAA girls basketball: Haas, Burr too much for Ellsworth
SVE wrestling: Five Cards headed to Madison with unfinished business
Ellsworth boys tennis: School board approves funding for a team
Prescott wrestling: Pair of juniors no longer flying under the radar
Spring Valley Cardinals
Coalition to address alcohol abuse, obesity, mental health
Ezekiel Lutheran Church hosts concert to benefit Haiti
UW-River Falls Dance Theatre to present annual spring concert
Turnout for Laura Ingalls Wilder birthday triples expectations
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids- 2017 Steel Culvert
PIERCE COUNTY: 2/28/17 Information Services Committee Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 3/1/17 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE: 2/23/17 Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2/22/17 Elementary Facility Comm. Meeting
Mary J. Linder, 62
Thomas Ryan, 94
Lars E. Haugrose, 90
Marilyn Elaine Brown, 71
Connie Moga, 91
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Feb. 15, 2017)
EDITORIAL (Feb. 15, 2017): Living in a blame culture
Paineful Prose: Not always an axe to grind
Kathleen Vinehout column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines
Ron Kind column: Higher Education Action Plan
Real Estate Showcase
November 1, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column:Local referenda replace lack of state education funds
From Arrowhead to West Salem, voters across the state are considering the future of their school districts when they go to the polls. Citizens...
November 1, 2016 - 11:09am
October 30, 2016
MARY BAIER COLUMN: Nov. 8 is time to make a choice
PLUM CITY -- As we approach Nov. 8, there are probably many who will be relieved to vote and move on to Nov. 9. Yet, the American Democracy depends...
October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Final tax levy garners lower total on tax bills
SPRING VALLEY -- The total Spring Valley School District tax levy was finalized at about $28,000 more that the original projection, Superintendent Dr. Donald Haack confirmed at the Oct. 17 school board meeting. “State aid was decreased a little bit from the early estimate and that...
October 30, 2016 - 10:00am
October 25, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
MADISON -- Almost 34,000 Wisconsin youngsters are going to private schools this fall with state funded vouchers, 5 percent more than last year. Milwaukee's long running voucher program remains the state's largest with 28,000 students, 2 percent more than last fall. Racine's voucher...
October 25, 2016 - 10:24am
October 24, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Public schools lose $2.4M for special-needs vouchers; Madison native pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge; 11 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin public schools will lose $2.4 million in state funds this year, as more than 200 students with special needs use tax vouchers to go to private schools. The Journal Sentinel says Milwaukee is among 22 districts in the state that are being affected. Some observers...
October 24, 2016 - 9:39am
October 21, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Despite large job losses, state unemployment rate lowest since '01; Ivanka Trump talks about education, business laws; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent...
October 21, 2016 - 8:49am
October 19, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Achievement tests: Not even half of state kids proficient in basics; Obama to Trump: "Stop whining" about election rigging; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Less than half the students taking Wisconsin's latest statewide achievement test showed they were proficient in English, math and science. Almost 383,000 youngsters took the "Forward Exam" this past spring -- and 41 percent of the public and private voucher school students...
October 19, 2016 - 8:56am
October 18, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: Final U.S. Senate debate set; Trump suggests Ryan might have reason for cool support; 10 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday night for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 p.m. from Milwaukee's Marquette Law...
October 18, 2016 - 12:03pm
October 13, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Residents question public school money going to private schools
“I am paying for private schools with my taxes?” the women from Pepin asked following my presentation at a recent Town Hall meeting. “Yes,...
October 13, 2016 - 9:32am
October 12, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: School leaders outline Act 10 fallout; Trump plans return to Wisconsin; 9 more state news stories
MILWAUKEE -- A survey of Wisconsin school superintendents shows that small rural districts are being hurt as they lose teachers to larger, higher paying districts. It's dubbed "free agency," similar to the way pro athletes move to other teams to cash in -- and the Milwaukee Journal...
October 12, 2016 - 2:14pm
October 10, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: No rush to react to debates for state Republicans; union rebuffs public education proposal; 13 more state news stories
None of Wisconsin's top political leaders of either party gave immediate reactions to Sunday night's Trump-Clinton debate. Like many Wisconsinites, Gov. Scott Walker appeared more interested in the Green Bay Packers' home victory against the New York Giants, as his personal Twitter...
October 10, 2016 - 9:29am
October 8, 2016
MARY BAIER COLUMN: Smaller schools serve a great purpose
PLUM CITY -- I have been fortunate in my career to work in some quality K-12 school districts. One of the reasons I decided to come to Plum City...
October 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 4, 2016
Spring Valley students learn robotics
SPRING VALLEY--A group of Spring Valley students spent two weeks this summer learning to design, construct, program and test autonomous robots...
October 4, 2016 - 9:49am
October 2, 2016
What would Pierce County libraries do with more funding?
ELLSWORTH -- The decision of whether or not to approve a 5 percent funding increase for Pierce County libraries will go to vote Wednesday, Sept....
October 2, 2016 - 10:00am
September 23, 2016
Cardinal pride reigns during Homecoming Week
SPRING VALLEY -- Homecoming week is in full swing at Spring Valley Middle/High School. Tonight the Cardinals take on Durand at 7 p.m. for the...
September 23, 2016 - 8:49am