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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
Ellsworth basketball: Swanson enjoying perks of Team Wisconsin
SCVBL: Garner shutout continues special Plum City summer
SCVBL recap: Hubbers hoping to start rolling
Trimbelle River project is complete
River Falls Days give local boxers chance for debut
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
Wildside column: Native plants escape correctional center
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
Editorial: Herald building listed for sale
Viewpoint: Cheers to Wisconsin beer
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December 8, 2016
Property taxes drop slightly in proposed budget
PRESCOTT -- A $100,000 property in the city of Prescott will see an $89 decrease in property taxes, according to the 2017 budget. The mill rate is dropping in every taxing entity except the state of Wisconsin, said city administrator Jayne Brand. Taxes collected in Prescott (for 2016)...
December 8, 2016 - 7:00am
November 1, 2016
Kathleen Vinehout column:Local referenda replace lack of state education funds
From Arrowhead to West Salem, voters across the state are considering the future of their school districts when they go to the polls. Citizens...
November 1, 2016 - 11:09am
October 30, 2016
Final tax levy garners lower total on tax bills
SPRING VALLEY -- The total Spring Valley School District tax levy was finalized at about $28,000 more that the original projection, Superintendent Dr. Donald Haack confirmed at the Oct. 17 school board meeting. “State aid was decreased a little bit from the early estimate and that...
October 30, 2016 - 10:00am
October 28, 2016
Mill rate increase less than expected; elementary school named
ELLSWORTH -- Ellsworth Community School District Superintendent Barry Cain had good news for taxpayers at a special school board meeting Monday, Oct. 24. The district will not see the mill rate increase that was projected at the Aug. 29 annual meeting. “We have a lot of good news...
October 28, 2016 - 9:12am
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 19, 2015
City of Prescott possible tax levy increase explained
Editor’s Note: This letter from Prescott Finance Director/Treasurer Vanessa L. Norby explains the reasons the City of Prescott is considering increasing its tax levy. When asked by the Herald to explain a recent discussion concerning Prescott’s budget during the Aug. 10 City Council...
August 19, 2015 - 2:29pm
August 14, 2015
Sheila Harsdorf column: Delivering on property tax relief
Property taxes remain one of the top issues for Wisconsin homeowners and small businesses, as the annual property tax bill represents a significant...
August 14, 2015 - 2:31pm
October 9, 2009
Court rejects Nestle's claim of overpayment of property taxes in Eau Claire
A state appeals court has rejected Nestle USA's claim that it's paying too much in property taxes at its baby formula plant in Eau Claire. The state Revenue Department gave the plant an assessed value of $10.9 million in 2003 and 2004. But Nestle said it should have been one-third...
October 9, 2009 - 10:00am
September 23, 2009
Tax Foundation says Wisconsin has ninth-highest property taxes
The Tax Foundation says Wisconsin has the nation's ninth-highest property taxes. The group quotes Census figures in listing Wisconsin's median property tax at $2,963 dollars last year. That's almost $1100 more than the national average. But it's still less than half of the country's...
September 23, 2009 - 9:00am
August 10, 2009
Taxpayers asked to offset school budget deficits
Taxpayers in at least some parts of Wisconsin are getting sticker-shock at their annual school district meetings. That's because they're being asked to make up for decreases in state aid that the governor and Legislature ordered in the new state budget. In Menomonee Falls, residents...
August 10, 2009 - 9:00am
July 7, 2009
Homeowners' tax increase burden estimated at 4.2 percent
Homeowners may not suffer as much as critics fear under the new state budget. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau says the average local property tax bill in December will go up by 3.3 percent or $93 on a home assessed at $167,000. The average tax bill is $2 more than what...
July 7, 2009 - 9:24am
June 23, 2009
Democrats seek to keep property tax break that preserves farmland
Wisconsin Senate Democrats are trying to stop city developers from taking advantage of a property tax break that's supposed to go to farmers. But the state's Farm Bureau says a good number of farmers would also lose the tax breaks they deserve under the use-value assessment law. Housing...
June 23, 2009 - 7:59am