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Prescott Police: Don't be in the park, after dark
Zimmerman still 'on guard' for taproom proposal
Sheriff's blotter: Hager City burglary, brick thrown through windshield
‘Most challenging dive to date’: Vehicle submerged in 1976 pulled from Mississippi River
Vehicle rolls over in ditch between Ellsworth and Red Wing
crime and courts
Local athletes shed light on the college grind
Baseball bash: Inaugural event a success
Ellsworth basketball: Swanson enjoying perks of Team Wisconsin
SCVBL: Garner shutout continues special Plum City summer
SCVBL recap: Hubbers hoping to start rolling
Spring Valley Cardinals
'The signs were all there': Teen speaks out about diabetes diagnosis
St. Croix County Fair officially opens
It's 40 years for Beldenville Car Show & Swap Meet
Take your pick: City of Prescott, Library plant vegetables, flowers outside of Hall
Antique appraisal turns into big bucks
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/25/17 Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/20/17 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
Ellsworth Com Sch Bd Spec Mtg 062717
Ellsworth Community School District
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/31/17 Special Board Meeting
Michael Freeman, 68
John F. McLaughlin, 46
Kathleen A. Fueker, 75
Judy M. Finn, 77
Ruby Mae Johnson, 83
My own underwater university
Wildside column: Native plants escape correctional center
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
Editorial: Herald building listed for sale
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May 13, 2015
Jail food, laundry to be contracted out
The impact of contracting out food and laundry services for one year for the Pierce County Jail was approved by the county’s finance and personnel committee early last week, according to Administrative Coordinator Jo Ann Miller. Resulting from the plan will be the layoffs of...
May 13, 2015 - 3:02pm
May 9, 2015
UPDATE: All three escaped CIP inmates now in custody
UPDATE (May 9, 2015) All three inmates who escaped from the St. Croix Correctional Center on Wednesday, May 6, are now in custody. Jesse...
News/crime and courts
May 9, 2015 - 1:18pm
July 31, 2009
County woman sentenced to jail for identity theft
Melissa Remington sat in a Pierce County Courtroom Monday wondering what was in store for her future. As part of an agreement, Remington pled guilty to four counts of theft, one felony bail jumping, two counts of forgery and one identity theft to obtain money stretched over five...
News/crime and courts
July 31, 2009 - 5:01pm
July 20, 2009
Former Prescott woman gets jail for forgery
A former Prescott woman was sentenced Thursday to four years probation on multiple felony charges, including providing a false ID to a bank. Roberta S. Harcourt, 40, who now lives in Red Wing, will also have to serve six months in jail as a probation condition as part of a plea agreement. Harcourt...
News/crime and courts
July 20, 2009 - 11:57am
May 6, 2009
Family of New Richmond man who died in jail receives $1 million settlement
The family of a northwest Wisconsin man who died in jail 26 months ago will get a million dollars to settle a wrongful death suit. Brandon Hessler of New Richmond died at a hospital, after St. Croix County jailors in Hudson found him unresponsive in his cell. He was arrested for...
May 6, 2009 - 9:00am
March 30, 2009
Area man gets 20 days jail for insurance fraud
An area man was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Circuit Court to 20 days jail for misdemeanor insurance fraud. Sean Hall, 37, now of Ellsworth, was also sentenced to 20 days jail for resisting and obstructing an officer as part of a plea agreement. He will serve those terms consecutively. The...
March 30, 2009 - 11:37am
March 3, 2009
Man gets year in jail for endangering safety
A Hager City man was sentenced to one year jail Wednesday in Pierce County Circuit Court for recklessly endangering safety. Howard R. Hanson, 36, was also placed on four years probation by Judge Robert Wing. Wing also granted work release privileges, along with maintaining absolute...
March 3, 2009 - 10:23am
September 24, 2008
State to appeal $295,000 award to inmate over wet mattress
The state says it will appeal a federal jury's $295,000 damage award to a prisoner who said he was forced to sleep on a wet mattress. State Justice Spokesman Bill Cosh says the case is far from over and he says the Corrections' Department will be vindicated. The federal jury in...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
February 20, 2008
From behind bars Milwaukee alderman wins primary
Despite being in jail for almost nine months, Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee junior easily won a nine-way primary for his seat. He picked up 32 percent of the vote Tuesday. Attorney Milele Coggs finished second with 22 percent, and the two will square off in the general election...
February 20, 2008 - 12:00am
February 14, 2008
Letter: She's appalled at BC man's sentence for sex charges
TO THE EDITOR: I am disgusted to read in your local paper that one of my former classmates from Ellsworth High School has been sentenced to only 30 days jail for sex charges. I am appalled to find out that he was accused in 2005 and is just now being sentenced and only to 30 da...
February 14, 2008 - 12:00am
January 31, 2008
Letter: Who is getting punished, he wonders
TO THE EDITOR: Who is getting punished? Our jail in Pierce County is full of people, many of who go to work under the Huber Law, come back at night to sleep, watch TV, get their lunch packed for work the next day, etc. Meanwhile, people are losing their homes or struggling to pay...
January 31, 2008 - 12:00am