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Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Karen S. Franson, 45
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
Real Estate Showcase
February 8, 2016
Wisconsin gets second-highest federal internet grants; State residents face lowest gas heating bills since 1990s; eight more state news briefs
Three Wisconsin internet providers will get $570 million over the next five years to speed up their service to rural areas. The state is getting the nation's second-highest grants under the FCC's Connect America Fund 11. Only California is getting more. Century Link gets $330 million...
February 8, 2016 - 8:52am
February 4, 2016
Final snow totals range up to 16 inches; IRS imposters bilk Wisconsin taxpayers out of $250,000; 16 more state news briefs
The final numbers are in from this week's snowstorm in Wisconsin, and the two-day totals are up to 16.6 inches at Gile near the Michigan border in Iron County. Much of the northern third of the state picked up nine to 12 inches since Tuesday, and that has snowmobilers excited about...
News/crime and courts
February 4, 2016 - 7:14am
February 3, 2016
Short-lived effort brought ‘God’ stickers to cop cruisers
PRESCOTT -- In spite of what he described as a warm reception from community members, a Pierce County police chief’s effort to place “In...
February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Plum City looks at referendum vote
PLUM CITY -- Items in advance of a possible referendum were addressed by the Plum City School Board in December. An update on pre-referendum work and financial options was given to the board. Superintendent Mary Baier reported on such work as completed by Unesco, an outside consulting...
February 3, 2016 - 12:45pm
January 28, 2016
Steps taken to conduct facilities vote in April
SPRING VALLEY -- Steps were taken by the Spring Valley School Board early last week to conduct a facilities referendum during this spring’s election. The board approved resolutions necessary to go to a non-recurring referendum on Tuesday, April 5, to exceed the revenue limit by...
January 28, 2016 - 10:13am
January 23, 2016
Funds available to help homeowners with repairs
Funds are available to help homeowners hoping to make repairs to their homes. The Home Repair Program, funded by the federal government and distributed...
January 23, 2016 - 10:20am
January 20, 2016
Voters must decide whether to fund a levy cap override
PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Prescott School District residents will be faced with a non-recurring levy cap override operating referendum question...
January 20, 2016 - 12:17pm
January 6, 2016
Updated costs heard as referendum plans made
SPRING VALLEY -- Updated facility maintenance costs and timelines for an upcoming referendum were discussed by the Spring Valley School Board last month. The updated costs were higher in most areas than the original estimates. Superintendent Dr. Donald Haack said, though the difference...
January 6, 2016 - 11:09am
December 18, 2015
State lawmakers say school referendum process is being abused; State delayed paying bills due to IT problem; 12 more Wisconsin news briefs
MADISON -- Wisconsin lawmakers behind a bill that would restrict how often school districts could propose borrowing referendums say the process is being abused. Rep. Michael Schraa and Senator Duey Stroebel's original proposal would prohibit school districts from bringing failed borrowing...
December 18, 2015 - 7:24am
November 30, 2015
Area jobless rates remain low
Latest figures from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) show October unemployment rates for St. Croix County at 2.9% and...
November 30, 2015 - 12:08pm
November 24, 2015
Facility referendum survey inconclusive
Results of a district-wide phone survey last month addressing elementary facility improvement options proved inconclusive, Ellsworth School Board...
November 24, 2015 - 9:44am
Upgrades to Plum City High School approved
High school building upgrades were approved by the Plum City School Board Monday, Nov. 16. New LED lighting will be installed on the outside of the building. Doug Jurgenson of Pepin said his company can supply the wall packs at a cost of $9,036. Jurgenson estimated the use...
November 24, 2015 - 9:30am
Revenue limits impact, referendum options told
Although the Plum City School Board didn’t act on it, the potential for a referendum to be held in the district was clearly in the minds of board members and others attending a Monday, Nov. 16, following a presentation on revenue limits and referendum options. In front of an...
November 24, 2015 - 9:28am
Wisconsin deer harvest up 15%; Drunk driver suspected in death of Amish man; 11 more state news stories
Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season is off to a much better start than a year ago. The Department of Natural Resources says 119,495 deer were taken in the opening weekend of the nine-day hunt. That's 15.5% more than in 2014. The statewide buck harvest was up almost 13%, while the...
November 24, 2015 - 9:21am
Student Council activities top the list
Student Council President Jack Hannack reported to the Spring Valley School Board Monday, Nov. 16 that Trick or Treat for Canned Goods collected over 1,000 pounds of food for the Spring Valley Food Pantry. The Student Council was to host the regional conference in Eau Claire...
November 24, 2015 - 8:46am