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Pierce food pantry has a new home
Burger Battle champ title goes to Clyde’s Corner
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Wisconsin Farmers Union sends survey on low dairy prices
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
crime and courts
Volleyball: Plum City splits home tri while working out the kinks
Volleyball: Panthers start season at Menomonie Sprawl tournament
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Corpse flower set to bloom at UWRF
The strength of a community to be documented in film
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/6/16 Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/7/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/6/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids - TRI Project #14901
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/16, Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth, WI
Dale Kannel, 89
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
Karen S. Franson, 45
Harvey Roen, 71
Jeannette Miller, 93
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Aug. 24, 2016): Not hard up for news, and grateful for it
EDITORIAL (Aug. 17, 2016): Small gestures add up to big things
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December 15, 2015
Heavy rains overflow Black, Wisconsin rivers; complaint accuses Public Records Board of open meeting violation; 10 more Wisconsin news stories
At least four rivers in Wisconsin were flooded Tuesday morning, in the wake of two- to five inches of rain since Sunday. The National Weather Service said the Black River was more than four feet above its 47-foot flood stage at Black River Falls. Three other rivers are less than...
December 15, 2015 - 8:46am
December 11, 2015
FBI joins state probe into Lincoln Hills juvenile facility; Kiel wrestling coach ousted for alleged 'sexting'; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
MILWAUKEE -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined state officials in investigating alleged abuses by staffers at the Lincoln Hills School for juvenile offenders in northern Wisconsin. Spokesman Leonard Peace of the FBI's Milwaukee office would not say how his agency is...
December 11, 2015 - 9:18am
December 9, 2015
’Madrigal Dinner’ back this Saturday
ELLSWORTH -- Journey back to medieval times by attending Ye Olde EnglischeRenaissance Dinner -- also known as a “Madrigal Dinner” -- this...
December 9, 2015 - 9:44am
December 8, 2015
Wisconsin gun sales keep growing; leaders at state's juvenile school ousted as alleged abuse probe continues; 13 more news stories from around Wisconsin
Gun sales continue to grow, both in Wisconsin and the United States. Wisconsin's Justice Department said Black Friday set an all-time record for the background checks it performed on prospective buyers. There were 1,752 checks on Nov. 27 -- 30 more than the previous one-day record...
December 8, 2015 - 9:04am
December 3, 2015
House vote will reduce federal role in public schools; Wisconsinites income still recovering from Great Recession; 11 more state news stories
WASHINGTON D.C. -- All of Wisconsin's seven voting U.S. House members want to slash the federal government's role in shepherding public education. The House voted 359- to 64 Wednesday in the first major rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act since the law expired eight years ago. Speakers...
December 3, 2015 - 9:50am
December 2, 2015
New high school max price guaranteed: Operational referendum in the works
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott School Board heard topics related to the new high school project last month. A guaranteed maximum price of $29.4 million to Miron Construction for both the new high school and auditorium was presented to the board and approved. Gary Mitchell and Phil Helgeson...
December 2, 2015 - 10:45am
Coach hired, gym floor job updated
ELMWOOD -- Athletics-related matters came to the attention of the Elmwood School Board last month. The board approved the hire of Josh Wells as assistant baseball coach. Members also visited the Lien Gym to see progress on the floor project. Asbestos abatement was nearing completion,...
December 2, 2015 - 10:40am
November 23, 2015
Three hunting-related deaths reported thus far; 110 rowdy Badger fans ejected from snowy NW game; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
TOWN OF REMINGTON -- The Wood County Sheriff's Department reported the discovery of a 62-year-old man's body in the woods in the Town of Remington Saturday. A 9-1-1 call came in at about 11 a.m. after hunters found the body of Robert Bakaj of Babcock. Investigators say his death...
November 23, 2015 - 8:51am
November 18, 2015
Borrowing due to cash flow approved
In what’s become an annual practice, the Ellsworth School Board approved borrowing in light of low cash flow at its Nov. 9 meeting. Board Member and Treasurer Dan Kaler discussed the cash flow situation as part of his monthly presentation on financials. Kaler pointed to significantly...
November 18, 2015 - 11:21am
Prescott school board sets tax levy, finalizes budget
The Prescott School Board set the tax levy and finalized the budget for this school year late last month during a meeting delayed by a week while local officials compiled information recently received from the state. Board members accepted the levy as follows: operations, $6,244,919;...
November 18, 2015 - 11:09am
Supremes will rule whether Walker can override State Superintendent; electric rates climbing higher in Wisconsin than 18 other states; more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide by next summer whether the governor's office can take power from the elected state public school superintendent. The justices spent more than two hours Tuesday hearing arguments. At issue is the legality of a 2011 state law that...
November 18, 2015 - 9:00am
November 17, 2015
Resettlement group says it has not placed Syrians here; GAB, campaign finance bills handed to Walker; Kohler walkout continues; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
APPLETON -- A group that helps refugees re-settle in Wisconsin said Monday it has not helped any newcomers from Syria. Officials say about 2,000 Syrians were among 70,000 refugees who came into the U.S. during the year ending in September. Mary Flynn, a re-settlement manager for...
November 17, 2015 - 8:30am
November 12, 2015
Rare November thunderstorms cause damage; hearing today on decade-long driving revocations for repeat OWI offenders; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
A rare wave of November thunderstorms caused damage in parts of southern and central Wisconsin. Some 1,200 electric customers of the state's five largest utilities were still without power as of 4 a.m., Thursday. The storms blew through late Wednesday afternoon and evening. The...
November 12, 2015 - 9:05am
November 4, 2015
Unity voters OK $17.5 million in school improvement projects; Senate will vote Friday on GAB overhaul; 11 more Wisconsin news stories
Three of Wisconsin's five school building referendums were approved Tuesday -- including a plan to reinvest $17.5 million in Unity School District facilities at Balsam Lake. The state's largest referendum was defeated. In Peshtigo, 52 percent of almost 1,700 voters said no to borrowing...
November 4, 2015 - 9:05am
November 2, 2015
Obamacare sign-ups underway with more providers, fewer options; Ashland congregation regroups after church leveled by arsonist; 12 more Wisconsin news stories
The third year of Obamacare began in earnest Monday, as more than 200,000 Wisconsin residents start signing up for next year's coverage in the federal purchasing exchange. The open enrollment period officially began Sunday at www.healthcare.gov. Sixteen private health insurers...
November 2, 2015 - 10:02am