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SUPERINTENDENT SCOOP: Step by step: We rebuild
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
City of Prescott won’t buy Steamboat Inn lot
State GOP leaders pleased, Latinos upset about SCOTUS ruling; 'Whad 'ya Know' to keep going online; Feingold endorses Hillary Clinton; 10 more state news stories
County wins possession of Stu West’s dogs, leaves him with the bill
crime and courts
Legion Baseball: Experienced Conway steps in as head coach
New trail opening in Kinnickinnic State Park
Former NFL QB to host Spring Valley camp
SCVBL: Pirates bats produce in win vs. Hager City
Legion: Plum City bats score nine runs in win vs. Spring Valley
How country schools shaped America
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
Unveiling of revamped Cheese Curd Fest set for June 24-25
Nominate your favorite Senior Citizen
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 6/28/16 Special Board Meeting
Notice of Pending Application for Proposed Riprap (Brenner)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Bonnie R. Martindale Estate; Case No. 16PR44
SUMMONS: Nationstar Mortgage v. Duane E. Miller; Case16-CV-91
PIERCE COUNTY: 6/28/16 Board Meeting Agenda
Patricia Ann Leonard, 74
Jody Hannack, 57
Beverly F. Falteisek, 80
Frank R. Falteisek, 86
Orval D. Nelson, 93
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
Real Estate Showcase
February 18, 2011
Janesville School District could have to lay off 85 teachers
School officials in Janesville say they would have to lay off 85 teachers this summer if Governor Scott Walker proposes a big cut in state school aid. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards says the Republican Walker will slash 900-million dollars in state funds to public schools...
News / education
February 18, 2011 - 8:49am
February 8, 2011
River Falls manager charged for negligently shooting employee after missing a bird at cookie-making factory
He was on the hunt for pesky birds in the rafters. One landed on the floor. The plant manager allegedly got down, lay low, fired bird shot from...
crime and courts / business
February 8, 2011 - 8:42am
January 14, 2011
Man, child escape burning house
A St. Croix County man and his five-year-old daughter were injured Thursday when they jumped from a second story window as fire engulfed their home. Joe Koscinski was in fair condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as of late Friday afternoon. His daughter Alex, 5, is hospitalized...
News / accidents
January 14, 2011 - 4:59pm
January 13, 2011
DNR storage building to go up near highway shop in Ellsworth
A new storage building for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be put up on Ellsworth's northwest side. The 40-by-80-foot unheated building is to be built in a small ravine near the Pierce County Highway Department shop, according to DNR Construction Representative Chris...
News / government
January 13, 2011 - 2:44pm
December 22, 2010
Elmwood man gets jail for property damage
A 20-year-old Elmwood man was sentenced Monday in Pierce County Circuit Court to 20 days jail after pleading guilty to three counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property. Kenneth A. Talford, N4020 410th St., was placed on two years probation by Judge Joseph Boles with the jail...
crime and courts / News
December 22, 2010 - 7:28am
December 20, 2010
Court denies appeal in Deiss murder case
In a brief decision filed last week, a district court rejected an appeal by a man found guilty of two brutal Pierce County murders. Arthur Foster, acting as his own attorney, had filed a motion in October 2009 asking to withdraw the no-contest plea leading to his conviction for the...
crime and courts / News
December 20, 2010 - 10:08am
December 17, 2010
Ellsworth woman charged with police battery
An Ellsworth woman was charged in Pierce County Circuit Court earlier this month with police battery and resisting an officer. Joanie C. Jones, 22, is looking at a penalty of $5,000 and/or three years prison if found guilty of the Class H felony. The next scheduled court appearance...
crime and courts / News
December 17, 2010 - 8:43am
Abundance of snow feeds buzz about snowmobiling in Pierce County
Almost unprecedented for this early in the season is what snowmobilers must be saying about the nearly two feet of snow now on the ground in...
News / outdoors
December 17, 2010 - 7:09am
December 15, 2010
Cave owners, cavers, DNR reach pact on bats
Wisconsin cave owners and recreational cavers breathed a sigh of relief Dec.
News / business / outdoors
December 15, 2010 - 7:07am
December 10, 2010
Between pastors, Ellsworth church takes message to people
In looking inward while between pastors, an Ellsworth church congregation has been looking outward, too. After the retirement of Pastor Harlen...
December 10, 2010 - 7:46am
December 3, 2010
Broken axle cause of train derailment
A broken axle was determined to be the cause of a train derailment near Hager City in September. A 72-car train owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe was northbound Sept. 13, near CTH VV, south of Hwy. 35, when 31 of its cars derailed. The train was heading westbound from Chicago...
News / accidents
December 3, 2010 - 7:27am
November 10, 2010
Levy hiked to limit in Ellsworth village budget plan
Levy hiked to limit in village budget plan By Bill Kirk A 7.16 percent increase in the tax levy is part of the 2011 budget proposal for the Village of Ellsworth. "This is the maximum the village is allowed by the state," Village Clerk-Treasurer Peggy Nelson said Wednesday, noting...
November 10, 2010 - 2:06pm
November 8, 2010
St. Croix County Fairgrounds breaks ground on new buildings
GLENWOOD CITY - This fall St. Croix County Fair, the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee & Friends of the St. Croix County Fairplex conducted...
November 8, 2010 - 9:50am
Alleged drunk bolts, leads troopers on 12-mile chase
BALDWIN -- A St. Paul man was arrested late Friday night near Baldwin after leading State troopers, St. Croix deputies and Baldwin police on a 12-mile chase that ended in a crash. Richard J. Finnegan, 45, was transported by ambulance to Baldwin Hospital for evaluation and treatment...
November 8, 2010 - 7:41am
November 2, 2010
SV school board sets mill rate, tax levy
SPRING VALLEY--The Spring Valley School Board approved the tax levy and mill rate for the 2010-11 year last week. The levy was set at $3,185,281, an increase of 2.5 percent, while the mill rate was 11.61, an increase of $1.08 from last year. Superintendent David Wellington said taxpayers...
November 2, 2010 - 10:29am