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District approved $100K for Fund 46
Land dispute continues, legislation postponed
Librarian by day, princess by night
Dogs from suspected puppy mill will be up for adoption
crime and courts
Janke brings experience to girls basketball team
Olson returns to girls tennis team as coach
Legion Baseball: Spring Valley stays patient in win vs. Plum City
Standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League
Legion Baseball: Post 204 wins ninth game of summer vs. Shoreview
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
Flu Mist option not recommended for 2016-17 influenza season
Small town America celebrated at Plum City Summer Festival
American Pickers coming to Wisconsin: Seeking collections
River Falls Days kicks off July 7
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Ryan rezone
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Dohmen permit
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Gerdes permit
ELLSWORTH FIRE ASSOC.: 7/27/16 Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/28/16 Board of Adjustment Committee - Annual Meeting
Gerald V. Leonard, 69
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Josephine M. Carlson, 88
John C. Bang, 91
Brenda L. Dodge, 65
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October 26, 2009
Obama encourages Milwaukee's mayor to run for governor
The White House is apparently trying to get Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to run for governor, saying it's the best chance for Democrats to keep the office. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice says both a White House aide and Barrett supporters confirm that President Obama...
October 26, 2009 - 9:24am
The man accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor is due back in court today
The man accused of attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is due back in court this morning. A judge will review the results of a mental exam for Anthony Peters, 20. And his lawyer will say whether he'll challenge the test results, or ask for a trial date. Peters is said to have...
October 26, 2009 - 9:04am
October 14, 2009
Racine Mayor Gary Becker will have Feb. 1 trial on charges from an Internet sex sting
Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 1, on charges connected with an Internet sex sting. Circuit Judge Stephen Simanek set the trial date Tuesday. And he told Becker to pay more than $900 for the GPS monitoring unit he has to wear while he's free on...
October 14, 2009 - 9:32am
October 8, 2009
Milwaukee mayor may need more surgery on hand
Physical therapy may not be enough for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's injured hand. It's possible the politician may have to have another surgical procedure. The mayor's hand was badly hurt when he was attacked by a man with a tire iron outside the Wisconsin State Fair last August....
October 8, 2009 - 9:00am
September 30, 2009
Aldermen in Sheboygan discuss defense to discrimination suit against the city's mayor
Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan is not saying what happened during a two and a half hour closed meeting last night, in which aldermen discussed their possible response to a federal discrimination suit. Former city human resources director Angela Payne claims she was fired last month because...
September 30, 2009 - 9:00am
September 24, 2009
Sheboygan mayor accused of sexual advances prior to worker's dismissal
A former human resources director for the city of Sheboygan now claims she was fired because she rejected a sexual advance from the mayor. But Mayor Bob Ryan said he released Angela Payne after other city departments complained about her job performance, and said they lost confidence...
September 24, 2009 - 9:25am
August 27, 2009
Man charged with attacking Milwaukee mayor is due in court today
The man charged with attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is due in court this afternoon. Anthony Peters, 20, will find out if there's enough evidence to order a trial on two felony charges. Barrett was leaving the State Fair Aug. 15 when he heard a woman scream for help at a home...
August 27, 2009 - 9:00am
August 24, 2009
Milwaukee's mayor less than enthusiastic about running for governor
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse appear to be the leading Democratic possibilities for governor next year. That's according to Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice, who says Kind appears to be ready to run while Barrett is not enthusiastic, and would...
August 24, 2009 - 10:09pm
August 21, 2009
Milwaukee man given $100,000 jail bond for accused attack on mayor
Anthony Peters will stay in the Milwaukee County Jail on $100,000 bond after making his first court appearance Thursday. Peters is the 20-year-old Milwaukee man accused of beating Mayor Tom Barrett with a tire iron. If convicted on the felony charges Peters could wind up spending...
August 21, 2009 - 9:00am
August 19, 2009
Milwaukee mayor undergoes surgery on hand, face
The brother of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he had to undergo three hours of surgery to repair his hand. Barrett got stitches in his head and needed plastic surgery to fix a cut running from his cheek to his nose. Barrett is home from the hospital, being hailed as a hero....
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
August 18, 2009
Milwaukee mayor released from hospital; Obama calls him
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett still has gashes on his head and face, a broken tooth, two teeth knocked out and a broken hand. Despite his injuries, Barrett was released from the hospital yesterday. He also got a call from the president. President Obama released a statement Monday...
August 18, 2009 - 9:00am
August 17, 2009
Milwaukee mayor recovering from pipe attack at state fair
Doctors say Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was alert and talking when he arrived at a hospital Saturday night. Barrett is recovering from injuries he suffered when he was attacked by a man with a pipe. Barrett was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair with his family when he heard a woman...
August 17, 2009 - 9:00am
February 11, 2009
More child porn charges filed against former Racine mayor
Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was charged Tuesday with two additional counts of possessing child pornography. And he stood mute in court while a judge entered pleas to those charges and six others. Becker, 51, was arrested Jan. 13, when he allegedly tried to meet a 14-year-old...
February 11, 2009 - 9:00am
January 21, 2009
Racine mayor resigns after getting nabbed in child sex sting
Council members in Racine will meet Thursday night to consider their options to replace Mayor Gary Becker. The second-term leader resigned Tuesday, a week after he was arrested in an Internet child sex sting. Becker submitted a one-sentence resignation letter at the same time many...
January 21, 2009 - 9:00am
January 15, 2009
Racine mayor arrested on child sex crimes charges
Racine Mayor Gary Becker is free on bond while he awaits a court appearance set for this afternoon (Thursday) on possible sex charges. Becker was arrested Tuesday at the Brookfield Square mall, just west of Milwaukee. His sister-in-law posted a $165,000 cash bond late Wednesday afternoon....
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am