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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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.
A Minnesota native was sentenced to 30 days jail Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court after being found guilty of illegally delivering articles to an inmate. Christin Swenson, 19, North Branch, was also placed on two years probation by Pepin/Buffalo Circuit Court Judge James Duvall. The jail term with huber privileges was a probation condition. Other probation terms include no presence in bars or taverns and no possession or consumption of alcohol. A mental health assessment was also ordered.
A 20-year-old Elmwood native was charged Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court with multiple burglary and criminal damage to property charges. Kenneth A. Talford, N4020 410th St., is accused of committing three burglaries and six property damages over a 17-day span last month. The burglaries are felonies, while the property damages are misdemeanors. His next court appearance is a 1:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, preliminary hearing. According to the criminal complaint, the case caught the attention of local law enforcement when, on June 4, multiple people reported being burglary victims.
A River Falls man was charged last week in Pierce County Circuit Court with felony delivery of a controlled substance. Andrew A. Beranek, 26, 421 N. Dallas St., is facing a maximum of $50,000 and/or 15 years prison if found guilty of the Class E felony. His driving privileges may also be suspended. In addition, he was also charged with misdemeanor possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. He will make his initial court appearance at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2.
An 18-year-old Prescott teenager was charged Wednesday in Pierce County Circuit Court with alleged possession of improvised explosives. Michael A.D. Borash, 117 Tower Heights Ct., is looking at a maximum penalty of $10,000 and/or six years prison for the Class H felony if found guilty. His next court appearance is a 3 p.m. July 29 preliminary hearing. According to the criminal complaint, Prescott police were called to a residence on River Terrace Street Tuesday as the homeowner found what was believed to be some type of explosive device, which police later confirmed.
When one hears the background on Mary Thom, it shouldn't come as a surprise what her profession is. The Newport, Minn., native loved biology, anatomy and physiology classes while growing up.
The Ellsworth Village Board Monday signed off on the local chamber of commerce's request to hold a farmer's market in East End Park. Chamber Assistant Laurie Cox told the board plans are to start Tuesday, Aug. 3, and run every Tuesday from 3-6:30 p.m., and they'd like to extend it until the end of October to capitalize on the fall season. Cox added, with the interest generated from vendors and non-profit organizations, the whole park would be needed. "We've gotten a lot of great responses," she said, further mentioning the chamber would like to keep the market to local vendors as possible.
The moment happened nearly 65 years ago, but Evelyn Swanson can remember like it was yesterday. Swanson walked into a classroom at a Naval base in Norfolk, Va., where the topic was going to be basic Naval knowledge. "I attended my first class and there were 11 sailors and me," she said. "They were surprised to see me and vice versa." Swanson was in Norfolk at the time, during the height of U.S. involvement in World War II, as she was a member of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), during the height of U.S. involvement in World War II.
Ron Willett has been a resident of the Ellsworth Care Center for nearly the last three years. During that time, he can always count on getting one visitor every day. "I stop here every day and visit, sometimes more," his wife Betty said. "I want to make sure he's getting the right care." Ron was diagnosed with Parkinson's, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which impairs the person's motor skills, speech and other functions. It's just the latest test the couple has faced in their 56 years of marriage.