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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Jeramy Stuart has caught the attention of the Pierce County court system once again. Nine days after being charged with spitting on a police officer, the 18-year-old River Falls native was charged last week with battery to a police officer and obstructing an officer. The battery is a felony carrying a maximum penalty, if found guilty, of $10,000 and/or six years prison.
Adrian Clausen sat in a Pierce County courtroom Friday awaiting his future after pleading guilty to sexual assault. Clausen was hoping the two determining factors for his sentence--jail time and registry--would swing in his favor. While the 18-year-old got a reprieve with the registry, he wasn't as fortunate with jail. "If the offender doesn't go to jail, that tells the victim that she is responsible for this," Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing said.
It happened over 15 years ago, but for Lauryl Stockness it still resonates with her like it was yesterday. While Stockness, the associate pastor at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, was in the seminary earning her degree, she spent time as a chaplain at the then-University of Minnesota Hospital. "I just loved it," she said. "They told me, 'Lauryl, this is your call in the ministry'.'' To finish up her degree, Stockness spent two years as an intern for English Lutheran and, after receiving it in 1996, she became the associate pastor.
HAGER CITY--Jim Meisser has called Wisconsin home for most of his life. However, for the last few years, Meisser was working for the Chicago field office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and realized he needed a change.
Three longtime Ellsworth friends have seen the future of technology and are willing to share their expertise with others. Donny Brunner, Jeremy Schoeder and Joey Brunner launched mediastash.tv last year, a company specializing in Web design and video production, along with offering a number of media and marketing services. The three explained they started the business after seeing the need for having video online. "A lot of people have had bad experience with Web sites and don't feel it works," Joey said.
Last Feb. 1 started off like any other typical day for Aaron Boleen. After a normal round of doing chores and milking cows, the 21-year-old and older brother Brandon decided to go for a snowmobile ride before breakfast. That's when the day turned into one like no other. The ride turned tragic, as both ended up being thrown from their snowmobiles. Brandon suffered cuts and bruises; Aaron wasn't as fortunate. He was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, news crushing his father. "When I realized they're flying him, my heart dropped to my feet," said Steve Boleen.
A former Prescott woman was sentenced Thursday to four years probation on multiple felony charges, including providing a false ID to a bank. Roberta S. Harcourt, 40, who now lives in Red Wing, will also have to serve six months in jail as a probation condition as part of a plea agreement. Harcourt was initially charged with five felonies - providing a false ID to a bank, obtaining money with a misappropriate ID and three forgeries - and four misdemeanors - all issuing worthless checks less than $2,500.
A River Falls teenager was charged earlier this month in Pierce County Circuit Court with spitting on police officers, a Class I felony, and if found guilty would bring a maximum penalty of $10,000 and/or 42 months prison. Jeramy R. Stuart, 18, 1450 S. Wasson Ln., No. 72, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on the charge at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27. The charge stems from an incident in the evening hours on June 19 when River Falls police were notified of a male walking in the street with no shirt and shoes, and with only black shorts near the River Falls Motel.
A Spring Valley woman who was found guilty of battery to a police officer in March is now looking at two additional felony charges. Tally A. Rowan, 33, who is currently awaiting sentencing for battery and other misdemeanors in September, was charged earlier this month with two counts of battery or threat to a judge.
ELMWOOD--Paul Blanford and the Elmwood School District were a perfect match for each other. Blanford was seeking the opportunity to return to a smaller school after a year as Black River Falls' superintendent. Elmwood was looking for an elementary/middle/assistant high school principal due to the resignation of Jon Hinzman, who left to become middle school principal for the Baldwin-Woodville School District. The two came together, as Blanford started July 1.