Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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This Friday, 13-year-old Emma Laehn will walk onto the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis to cheers and applause to kick off the Macy's Passport Glamorama. "We are looking forward to it, that's for sure," her mother Angie said.
BELDENVILLE--Carl Stine loves being outdoors, especially on the water. "I was born and raised on the water," he said. He will get reacquainted with the natural wonder again as the Beldenville native, along with friend Larry Carr, will leave this Saturday from Red Wing for a trip along the Mississippi River on Wave Runners. Once they reach St. Louis, the pair will head up the Missouri River until they reach Great Falls, Mont. One asks them why. They reply, why not? "Larry and I are both retired," Stine said, as he was a commercial pilot and Carr was a postmaster for Beldenville.
The first 25 minutes of the Ellsworth Village Board meeting Monday went quickly and quietly, as the board handled the agenda without a lot of debate. The last five minutes were the exact opposite. Trustee Dick Hines brought up smells from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. Hines, who lives near the plant, said he ran into an out-of-towner Saturday morning at a gas station and the smells were just terrible, he said.
The Pierce County Board of Supervisors approved the usage of county land for disposing of materials, along with the purchase of an excavator, last week. The board passed by a 16-1 vote for Hoffman Construction to dispose of dredge materials from the Mississippi River into the county owned and operated Stogdill Pit, located on 830th Street near Hager City. Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson explained the dredge materials are from a U.S.
A dispute over a photo scanner resulted in a Hager City man being convicted of a felony. Wade Swenson, 40, was found guilty of theft by a jury July 22 in Pierce County Circuit Court. The panel of seven men and five women deliberated nearly two hours before reaching its verdict. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept.
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF--Eileen Swanson has lived on 295th Avenue in the Town of Diamond Bluff for 25 years and has seen a lot in the area, both good and bad, over time. One negative, however, has been the assumption the area is a dumping ground for cats and dogs. "It's happened a lot," Swanson said. "We've never been able to catch the suspect before." That was, until July 20. Around mid-afternoon, a neighbor of Swanson saw a car stop and dump off a dog in front of her house and leave. The neighbor was able to write down the license plate and the color of the car before it left.
A 17-year-old Maiden Rock teenager was charged Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court with two counts of burglary. Gabriel L. Rodriguez, N2984 220th St., is facing the maximum penalty of $25,000 and/or 12 years, six months prison each for the Class F felonies. His next court appearance is a 10:15 a.m. preliminary hearing Aug. 17. According to the alleged criminal complaint, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department received a complaint about theft of money and medication from a residence at N2384 140th St., Plum City, around 8:45 a.m. July 25.
A River Falls teenager was placed on probation Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court for endangering safety of another by negligent handling of a weapon. Joseph T. Kobs, 17, 1430 Cemetery Lane, No. 103, pled guilty to the misdemeanor as part of the agreement. He was originally charged with felony second-degree reckless endangerment in June. Kobs was placed on probation for one year by Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles with the following conditions: follow conditions set forth by probation agent in regards to counseling and treatment and pay court costs.
A River Falls woman had her license suspended Monday for nine months and was ordered to pay nearly $1,400 in fines for her involvement in a fatality last April. Amy J. Raymo, 31, 1473 Riverside Dr., Apt. 109, pled guilty to the traffic citation of failure to yield right of way from stop sign resulting in a death in Pierce County Circuit Court. She was given six months to pay the fine by Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles. If she is unable, her drivers' license will be suspended for up to two years or until the fine is paid.
A Beldenville man was charged Monday in Pierce County Circuit Court with his 12th operating while intoxicated. Ronald S. Reeverts, 44, N6608 Hwy. 65, is facing a maximum 12 years, six months prison and/or $25,000 for the Class F felony if found guilty. In addition, he is looking at having his license revoked for a period between two to three years. His next court appearance was a preliminary hearing 1:30 p.m. July 26. According to the criminal complaint, Pierce County Sheriff's deputies were called to Reeverts' address around 10:30 p.m. July 17 for an alleged domestic dispute.