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Ellsworth in a tight spot for football postseason
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Mr. Diva Dude, Homecoming royalty crowned in Ellsworth
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TOWN OF MARTELL: 10/11/16 Public Hearing - Dog Waiver
(Pub. Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and 12, 2016)STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT PIERCE COUNTY
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 10/3/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 9/29/16 Special Highway Committee Meeting
TOWN OF ELLSWORTH: 10/3/16 Town Board Meeting
Irma J. Helmueller, 89
Shirley M. Bemis, 91
Dr. Gary A. Palmquist, 62
LeRoy Edson Burgess, 96
Kay L. Beder, 49
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit to investigate King Veterans Home
Kathleen Vinehout column: How to fund roads is a balancing act
Kathleen Vinehout column: Legislative Audit Bureau celebrates 50 years of service
Kathleen Vinehout column: Looking for answers
Kathleen Vinehout column: Who will be my teacher?
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September 9, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: GOP wants Feingold to release his State Department work documents; Richland County Fair reopens after flooding; and 10 more state news stories
The state Republican Party has asked Democrat Russ Feingold to release emails and other records from when he was a special envoy in the Congo. The National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a request 20 months ago under the Freedom of Information Act for items relating to Feingold's...
News/crime and courts
September 9, 2016 - 8:52am
September 6, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: UW report: Recession's 'long shadow' finally lifts in Wisconsin; U.S. Labor Secretary: Labor Day is more than honoring work; and 10 more state news stories
MADISON -- "The long shadow of the Great Recession is finally lifting in Wisconsin." Those are the first words in a new report on the state's workforce from the UW Madison Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The liberal think tank says the state's recovery remains "comparatively unimpressive"...
News/crime and courts
September 6, 2016 - 8:50am
August 30, 2016
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
MADISON -- A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Jason Simcakoski, the Marine whose death sparked the controversy about the presrcibing of pain medications at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The lawsuit says the Veterans Administration accepted responsibility for "action...
News/crime and courts
August 30, 2016 - 11:09am
August 23, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
“It gets overwhelming,” my neighbor told me. We were walking through her flooded barnyard. Floodwaters left silt everywhere: in the house,...
August 23, 2016 - 10:42am
August 19, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
“Where did all that money go?” Dennis asked me during a recent visit to the Jackson County Fair. Dennis is one of many constituents who ask...
August 19, 2016 - 1:36pm
August 9, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
“Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me. I hesitated. No one...
August 9, 2016 - 12:53pm
August 4, 2016
Low interest rate for new school will save millions
ELLSWORTH -- The new elementary school in Ellsworth has been progressing this summer. The latest step towards construction has been the the securing of financing. On July 21, the bonds for the financing of the school sold at an interest rate of 2.82 percent. A rate of 4 percent was...
August 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 24, 2016
District hopes to expand elementary playground
ELMWOOD -- The Elmwood School Board is hoping to buy property in order to expand the existing elementary playground. A special meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 for the public to vote on the purchase. Superintendent Paul Blanford said the board is hoping to purchase...
July 24, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 19, 2016
Plum City referendum given green light
PLUM CITY -- Plum City School District voters will have two referendum questions on the Nov. 8 ballot after resolutions were passed Monday night by the Plum City School Board. The board will ask voters two questions: To authorize the school district budget to exceed revenue limits...
July 19, 2016 - 11:08am
July 11, 2016
Farm pizza nights not so popular with neighbors; new bistro proposed for downtown
PRESCOTT -- Borner Farm Project’s Friday pizza nights are a hit with customers, but apparently not so much with the farm’s neighbors. A working...
July 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
July 7, 2016
Long-term capital savings fund given green light
ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth School Board established a tentative capital improvement plan stretching to the year 2025 Tuesday, June 28, a requirement in authorizing the formation of a long-term capital improvements trust fund. A recent law passed authorizes school boards to establish...
July 7, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 22, 2016
Footprint outlined for new elementary school
ELLSWORTH -- The new centrally located elementary school design in Ellsworth is beginning to take shape. Ellsworth School Board members were...
June 22, 2016 - 9:00am
June 14, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
“No one had any inkling this was happening,” Michael Blumenfeld told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We are just scratching our heads....
June 14, 2016 - 12:26pm
June 8, 2016
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
BAY CITY -- Bay City village president Jim Turvaville issued this statement to the Herald June 2, regarding the village’s stand in its nature trail proposal and claims it owns parts of resident David Meixner's property along an inlet of the Mississippi River. “In 2008 the Village...
June 8, 2016 - 2:12pm
June 3, 2016
GOP leaders criticize Walker's road funding approach; almost one-third of State Assembly members unopposed; alleged Twin Cities gang member ordered to stand trial for Manitowoc murder; and 10 more Wisconsin news stories
MADISON -- At least two Republican legislative leaders say they'll keep looking for acceptable revenue increases to improve Wisconsin highways. That's after Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he would not raise transportation taxes or fees without corresponding budget cuts elsewhere....
June 3, 2016 - 9:52am