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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
PHOTO GALLERY: Ice fishing tourneys draw out anglers
MBC boys basketball: Benson's near triple-double paces Ellsworth
Block honored for distinguished service
WIAA boys basketball: Playoff brackets released
Ellsworth wrestling: Panthers 'embrace' target
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
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Thomas Ryan, 94
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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 6, 2009
State Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers under new bill
Wisconsin Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers instead of special interests under a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday. The Assembly passed the so-called impartial justice bill on a 51-42 vote, and the Senate OK'd it 19-13. Gov. Jim Doyle has said he would...
November 6, 2009 - 9:31am
October 13, 2009
Milwaukee might get one-fifth the money it received in 2000 to urge people to fill out Census forms
Wisconsin's largest city might only get one-fifth the money it received 10 years ago to urge people to fill out their Census forms next spring. Milwaukee spent a $0.5 million in state and city funds in 2000 to make sure as many as people as possible were counted. But administration...
October 13, 2009 - 9:43am
September 5, 2009
BadgerCare gets $50 million boost
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says a $50 million grant from Washington will help more uninsured residents get the health care they need. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending the money to be used to improve the BadgerCare program over the next five years. States...
September 5, 2009 - 12:12pm
June 25, 2009
Oberstar transportation bill moves ahead
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar refuses to give in to a popular president's pressure to delay a new federal transportation funding plan. "We intend to move this bill forward, this administration not withstanding," a determined Oberstar said Wednesday as congressional committee...
June 25, 2009 - 7:21am
April 29, 2009
Obey seeks federal funding for swine flu battle
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey of Wausau says he'll push for more federal funding to fight the possible spread of swine flu. Obey says if the current outbreak doesn't cause a pandemic, some other virus will and the government needs to be prepared as soon as possible. He's...
April 29, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Doyle cuts funding for clean sweep programs
The governor's budget would cut state funds for the program that keeps hazardous chemicals out of our landfills. Spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner said it was really hard for Gov. Jim Doyle to cut $1 million in state grants for Wisconsin's Clean Sweep programs. But with the rough economy,...
March 9, 2009 - 9:00am
February 26, 2009
Some schools want a laptop in every backpack
Herbert Hoover once promised a chicken in every pot. Now, some Wisconsin schools want a laptop in every backpack. A pilot program in West Bend has 150 kids carrying out laptops. They're either involved in virtual high school classes, or special programs for advanced students. The...
February 26, 2009 - 9:11am
Rep questions money for Indian languages; cut in sex-offender monitoring
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin is in danger of losing a part of its heritage. And that's why he put a $0.25 million in his proposed state budget to revive a program which helps Indian tribes preserve their native languages. Not even 1 percent of Wisconsin's tribal members can speak...
February 26, 2009 - 9:04am
January 27, 2009
Tobacco prevention funding supported
Ellsworth High School Senior Melinda Nelson and Freshman Marissa Monett spoke with State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) Jan. 20 in River...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Rhoades doesn't see decrease in school funding
Wisconsin school districts are waiting to see how state government leaders solve the budget deficit. A shortfall of more than $5 billion over the two-year period is being projected. One western Wisconsin school district, River Falls, is projecting a 2 percent increase in state...
January 19, 2009 - 9:00am
January 14, 2009
Letter: United Way chair urges groups to apply for funding
TO THE EDITOR: Program applications for funding from United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties are now available. We are encouraging organizations to apply for funding in 2009. Over the past four years, our board has been working to increase accountability to our donors....
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
New Assembly Speaker says change in school funding will have to wait
The Wisconsin Assembly's new majority leader says a big change in the way we pay for public schools won't happen any time soon. School officials and teachers have had their hopes up since Democrats took full control of the state Legislature. But Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, says the...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Despite budget hole, DHS wants big increase in state funding
Wisconsin's health care agency is asking for a billion dollar increase in state funding as the governor and lawmakers prepare to grapple with a massive budget shortfall. Next year alone, the Department of Health Services is asking for a 19-percent increase in state funding and it...
December 10, 2008 - 9:00am
November 20, 2008
Dems look at changing school funding
Almost every Democrat in the Wisconsin Legislature signed a resolution last year calling for changes in the way we pay for public schools. And now that the party controls all of state government, those Democrats must now decide how far they want to go. Rep. Corey Mason, D-Racine,...
November 20, 2008 - 9:00am
October 31, 2008
Report: Special Interests generously bankrolling negative ads
A new report documents more than $3-million has been spent on attack ads by special interest groups in Wisconsin's election campaigns. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe calls these 527 groups "shadowy players". His report documents contributions from five big...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am