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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Based on what happened at Trillium Green earlier this year, the Ellsworth Village Board was forced to spring into action. As a result, Monday night, the Board adopted an ordinance that requires a state building permit for all new multi-family (three or more) units. A fire occurred in one of the Trillium Green town homes and sifting through the mess, it was found that the walls weren't properly supported and that it wasn't state inspected. Therefore, at a fee of $450 per unit, Village Building Inspector Galen Seipel will make sure everything is going according to form. "This doesn't make me
PRESCOTT - RC, a three-year-old part Chiuahah/Bichon Frise, has a few problems. "All the dogs around the neighborhood run from him," said owner Eileen Jones of Prescott.
PRESCOTT - To appease her boyfriend, Paul Andrews, Amy McElmury, accompanied him on a trip to Prescott this past March. Andrews wanted to show her the former Steamboat Inn that he along with his partner Bruce Lenzen had purchased. The pair's original idea, McElmury explained was to turn the land into condominiums with the view overlooking the St. Croix River. McElmury looked around the location and thought otherwise. "This is a great location for a bar," she said. Neither Andrews nor Lenzen had any experience in running a bar.
There are some people out there, who when they start their work day only want to think about one thing: going home for the day. Herman Kreig isn't one of those people. For the last 10 years, the Ellsworth native has worked full-time as a deputy for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. And specifically since 2004, he and 'Packer', a Belgian Malinois, represent the county's K-9 Department. "I love it," he said, last week, while driving throughout the county.
How often has the following been uttered? Three Ellsworth natives are spending the summer working at a resort ... in Minnesota. That's exactly what's happening this summer as Barry Hines, Adam Murphy and Jason Fuchs are working at Izatys Resort, located on Lake Mille Lacs, which is about 90 minutes north of the Twin Cities. Hines is in his fourth year at the resort working as Golf Course Superintendent and Marina Manager. Murphy works mainly on the resort's two golf courses, Black Brook and The Sanctuary and has been there about four years.
Paul Krauss was sentenced Friday morning to 24 years prison for committing the crimes of second degree sexual assault with use of force, second degree recklessly endangering safety and false imprisonment. He was given 18 years for the sexual assault and three each for the recklessly endangering safety and false imprisonment. Those terms are consecutive. He was also given nine months of prison for the charges of violating a domestic abuse injunction and misdemeanor bail jumping. Those two terms are concurrent which can be served along with the sexual assault charge.
All Village of Ellsworth residents are invited to attend Ellsworth's first National Night Out scheduled from 7-9 p.m.
A former area resident was placed on three years probation and was also given three years deferred prosecution for sexual assault of a child. Mark Holmquist, 18, who now lives in Spooner, pled guilty Friday in Pierce County Circuit Court to two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree sexual assault and was given probation. He was placed on deferred prosecution for a second degree sexual assault of child, which is a felony. The charges stem from a November incident, according to the criminal complaint.
BAY CITY -- A tradition at Flat Pennies Ice Cream in Bay City has been for the second Friday of each month to be Open Microphone Night. On June 8, seven workers decided to take advantage of that, as they came together and did songs from the musical "Grease," along with a 'Flat Pennies' rap song. "It was one of the best Friday nights we've had," said owner Jim Ross.
DIAMOND BLUFF -- Ernie Lillie explained his house, located off CTH E, has plenty of space for his three kids' 4-H projects. One of those, for example, is chickens. Lillie said his family started getting them in March and the food they originally had was running out fast. That's where he and his wife's middle child, Natasha, age 11, came in.