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Referendum projects take center stage
New county shop enters design phase
Wisconsin roundup: Second drowning in 2 days in Dunn County; Wisconsin Dems get warning, pep talk at DNC; nine more state news stories
Raynee Farrell celebrates 40 years at Bank Mutual
Wisconsin roundup: State's Dems expect convention to end with unity; no bench experience for Walker's Supreme Court pick; 11 more state news stories
crime and courts
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
Volleyball: Welsch, club team place 3rd at nationals
Baseball: Ellsworth Legion advances to Gopher State semis (w/video)
SCVBL: Ninth inning RF rally hands Hawks 3-2 loss
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
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
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
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Referendum projects take center stage
SPRING VALLEY -- Facility repair and maintenance referendum projects are well underway in the Spring Valley School District. At the July 5 special school board meeting, a number of bids were accepted: Flat roof replacement and adding insulation at the elementary school (commons area),...
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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
June 24, 2016
SUPERINTENDENT SCOOP: Step by step: We rebuild
PRESCOTT -- The following is a column written by Prescott School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Spicuzza. As of June 8, summer has arrived...
June 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
May 25, 2016
UPDATED: Prescott voters approve school spending increase
PRESCOTT -- Prescott School District voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to exceed revenue limits by $1.46 million, preserving an effort by the administration to permanently bring spending levels back to where they were before massive cuts hit the district in February. By...
May 25, 2016 - 8:53pm
May 11, 2016
School project surveying beginning at new centralized site
ELLSWORTH -- Surveying has begun for the new centralized elementary school project, with a groundbreaking scheduled in late August or September,...
May 11, 2016 - 10:13am
April 20, 2016
Prescott schools further cut programs, staff in wake of February vote
PRESCOTT -- A failed February referendum to increase school spending led to staffing and program reductions Monday, April 11, when Prescott School Board members decided to eliminate teaching and faculty positions, or reduce staff hours and cut subjects outside the core curriculum....
April 20, 2016 - 11:33am
April 13, 2016
SV referendum passes; school improvements coming
SPRING VALLEY -- Spring Valley School District voters on April 5 approved a four-year $800,000 per year facility maintenance and repair referendum by a 862 to 536 margin, setting into motion an infrastructure improvement project that will carry into 2020. The next step, Superintendent...
April 13, 2016 - 10:29am
Ellsworth setting up for centralized elementary school
ELLSWORTH -- The school administration here tallied a victory last week during the April 5 referendum, which voters approved by a 2,189 to 1,877...
April 13, 2016 - 10:27am
March 30, 2016
Budget slashing begins, staffing reductions will take place
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott School Board meeting March 16 was dominated by retirements and discussions centered on budget reductions. Prescott School Superintendent Dr. Rick Spicuzza said the district has received retirement letters from kindergarten teacher Deb Whipkey, third grade...
March 30, 2016 - 9:01am
March 28, 2016
Statewide cellphone-driving proposal back; Hudson schools among 2 in state seeking $90M; presidential hopefuls come to Wisconsin; 14 more state news stories
MADISON -- Wisconsin is expected to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving in construction zones, but it will be a while before a statewide ban is reconsidered. The governor's office says Scott Walker will sign a Republican bill passed earlier this month to fine drivers at least...
March 28, 2016 - 8:19am
March 16, 2016
Prescott schools hope second time is the charm: New levy override plan going to voters in May
PRESCOTT -- Another levy override referendum to be held during a special election on Wednesday, May 25, was approved by the Prescott School Board meeting in special session early last week. District voters will be asked to authorize having the revenues included in the school budget...
March 16, 2016 - 10:28am
February 24, 2016
Prescott schools faced with deep budget cuts
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott School District non-recurring levy cap override request was defeated Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the polls 778 (voting no) to 744 (voting yes), which will lead to some tough, immediate budget decisions for Prescott school officials.“When voters rejected the operating...
February 24, 2016 - 2:38pm
February 17, 2016
Prescott referendum fails to pass
The Prescott School District non-recurring levy cap override request was defeated today at the polls 778 (voting no) to 744 (voting yes), according...
February 17, 2016 - 7:55am
January 13, 2016
Single-school plan for $31.9 million up for vote
Issuing bonds and holding a referendum for the proposed construction of a new elementary school were approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. The bonds are to be in an amount not to exceed $31.9 million. The school would contain 4-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade, along...
January 13, 2016 - 1:09pm
Facilities referendum for spring gets firmed
SPRING VALLEY -- A facility maintenance and repair referendum proposed for this spring’s election was firmed by the Spring Valley School Board at a special meeting early last week. The board discussed the scope of work, amount and duration of the upcoming referendum. At the board’s...
January 13, 2016 - 12:17pm