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Ellie Nawrocki shoots first bucks under mentoring program
Panthers show resilience, but unable to finish vs. NR
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Ellsworth dancers earn second-place finishes at Menomonie
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Old school Vegas in Prescott
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PIERCE COUNTY: 12/19/17 County Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE CO. HIGHWAY COMMITTEE: 12/20/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF ISABELLE: 12/18/17 Town Board Meeting
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lawrence J. Langer Estate; Case No. 17-PR-60
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Larry T. Coddington Estate; Case No. 17-PR-77
Francis "Mickey" Traynor
Russell L. Hinshaw
Dennis Larry Johnson
Terry Ward column: Red Wing Bridge work knows no season
Letters to the editor: Children and abuse; Suppression
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February 24, 2009
Ryan says actual cost of Obama spending plan could top $3 trillion
President Barack Obama has told local leaders to use their economic stimulus funds for one-time projects that won't be repeated. But according to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, the real cost of the stimulus package will end up being $3 trillion if its spending is continued...
February 24, 2009 - 9:00am
January 21, 2009
Letter: Pray for Obama to have change of heart on abortion, she says
TO THE EDITOR: President-elect Barack Obama in July of 2007, when speaking to a Planned Parenthood group, said, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored along with 18 other senators...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Letter: 2008 was great year, '09 will be even better, he says
TO THE EDITOR: As I reflect on 2008, I can say we had a great year. Blacks are happy, Obama was elected. Whites are happy, OJ is in jail. Democrats are happy, George Bush is leaving office. And all of us are so happy. The election is finally over. I think 2009 will be even b...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Letter: He questions the election of 'The One' in 2008
TO THE EDITOR: This was not an election in the traditional sense, where the citizenry rely on their capacity to rationalize the qualifications of each candidate, with careful reflection on character, past performance and vision for the country. The victorious campaign was one of...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Madison atheist group goes to court to take prayers out of Obama inauguration
Madison's Freedom from Religion Foundation wants prayers left out of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. The foundation, its two co-presidents and several members were among 29 plaintiffs filing suit Monday in Federal Court in Washington. Among other things, they want the...
December 30, 2008 - 9:00am
December 16, 2008
Wisconsin electors cast ballots for Obama
Wisconsin has officially endorsed a winning president for the first time in 12 years. The Electoral College gathered Monday to conduct the official White House vote. And all 10 of Wisconsin's electors went with Democrat Barack Obama. It was a formality, since all the electors are...
December 16, 2008 - 9:00am
October 30, 2008
Some predict an Obama win may help Dems gain Assembly
As Barack Obama continues to lead the Wisconsin polls, some now wonder how long his coattails will be on Election Night. Democrats think they'll be long enough for them to regain the majority in the state Assembly, and give the Dems total control of the Capitol for the first time...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Obama to skip Madison appearance
It does not appear that Barack Obama will reschedule the Madison campaign visit he canceled last week. The Democrat was expected to address a huge crowd outside the State Capitol on Thursday, but he visited his ailing grandmother in Hawaii instead. Gov. Jim Doyle, one of Obama's...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Racine schools review textbook policy after parents complain about Obama excerpt
Racine schools will review the way they choose textbooks after a passage Barack Obama used in a political speech showed up in an eighth-grade literature book. A parent complained to a local blogger, after finding an excerpt from Obama's 1995 book "Dreams from My Father, a Story of...
October 22, 2008 - 9:00am
Letter: Why is media helping Obama by covering up stories, she asks
TO THE EDITOR: After watching this last presidential debate, I spent some time looking at various blogs. One of them was very excited about how Obama did. She said basically, as for the rest of you, you can all go home and cry for a few days and then do what you would normally do;...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Hold onto your wallet, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Get this, Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on every segment of the population that creates jobs. He wants to reduce taxes for the people who currently do not pay any tax. That is not reducing taxes.
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Obama cancels Madison rally
Democrat Barack Obama has canceled a rally in Madison on Thursday, so he can be with his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. His campaign said last night that 85-year-old Madelyn Dunham's health has deteriorated to the point in which her situation is very serious. As a result, the Democratic...
October 21, 2008 - 9:00am
October 20, 2008
Polls give Obama sizeable lead in state
Two more polls give Democrat Barack Obama a double-digit lead in Wisconsin, just 15 days before Election Day. An NBC-Mason-Dixon survey has the Illinois senator up by 12 points over Republican John McCain, 51-39 percent. The other poll is from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Letter: He offers rebuttals on GI bill, abortion, earmarks
TO THE EDITOR: Three rebuttals. 1-21st Century GI Bill. The bill is more than increased educational benefits. It also includes funding for VA Hospital upgrades, unemployment benefits and home loans. In other words, it mirrors the original Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 signed...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Letter: Two issues stand out, separate candidates, he says
TO THE EDITOR: As this year's national election nears, we are often reminded that it could be one of the most important of our lifetime. I would agree with that analysis and have listened ad nauseam to the commentary from both candidates who are running for president.
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am