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.
- Member for
- 1 year 7 months
ELMWOOD - Adam Zenner was hired as the new Elementary, Middle School and Assistant High School Principal of the Elmwood School District in the school board's monthly meeting July 16. Zenner was selected from a pool of 39 candidates, from which 11 were interviewed.
The Amery man who was part of the rollover accident Sunday morning in which the other occupant in the vehicle died has seen his condition improve. Adam J. Jain, 26, is now listed in fair condition according to a Regions Hospital spokesperson Thursday morning. Jain and Tara J. Lynch, 28, 1485 Wildcat Court, River Falls, were traveling westbound on State Highway 29, about four miles east of River Falls, when the vehicle, a 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor, rolled several times through a hayfield before coming to rest in a yard at W7964 STH 29.
Since brothers Brad and Jason Levenhagen are teachers in different states, the two don't see a whole lot of each other during the nine months of school. However, based on what the two teach (Brad, science, and Jason, theatre), the pair have come up with a way for them to stay in touch during the summer with a children's show aimed at the outdoors. The pair was in Ellsworth Wednesday to put on that show in front of 85 youths at the Ellsworth Public Library as part of the library's summer reading program, "Get a Clue." Ellsworth holds special significance for the brothers, as it's their homet
PRESCOTT - Over 80 people attended Monday's night community meeting at Prescott High School to discuss among other topics school funding, property taxes and economic development. The question and answer session, which lasted over an hour, featured speakers State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, Rep. Kitty Rhoades and Gov. Doyle's representative for the Northern region, Bryce Luchterhand. School funding and property taxes dominated the session since the two are hand-in-hand.
LUND - One of the oldest clichés out there is that you can't go home again. Sue Odegard is one person that dispels that notion. Odegard, who grew up in the Twin Cities and lived in the Pierce County area for 20 years before moving to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 2004, is back as pastor for Sabylund Lutheran Church, located on County Highway J in Lund. "I'm blessed to be back," she said.
As St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Ellsworth commemorates its 140th year, its history can be traced back to the Civil War era. The year was 1867 when Rev. Albert Kuhn, the German Evangelical Lutheran pastor of Oak Grove Church (now St. John's United Church of Christ) in Prescott traveled to Ellsworth with the hopes of organizing a German-speaking congregation in the town of Ellsworth. Two weeks later, a church was born as sixteen families voted to approve Kuhn's idea along with a Sunday school. Three months after that, the congregation decided on a name - St.
What to do with the baseball field at Summit Park was the main topic of discussion for the Ellsworth Village Board during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The topic was initially brought up by Trustee Rick Sweig during the June meeting as he felt there were safety concerns abound, specifically with fencing of the dugouts and bullpen. The matter was discussed during a Parks, Recreation and Development committee meeting after that with representatives that used the field, including the Ellsworth Hubbers and the School District. No recommendation was made as a result of that meeting.
Michael D. Condon, Sr., 45, W10822 690th Ave., River Falls, has been charged with six counts of felony possession of child pornography stemming from an incident in March. According to the criminal complaint, the investigation started in March when members of the Prescott Police Department removed two computers from 1361 Ash St., where Condon was residing at the time. Prescott Police then interviewed Condon at Dakota County Jail in Hastings in May where he was being booked on domestic disorderly charges from an incident also in March (that incident is separate from the pornography charges).
MAIDEN ROCK --- The Maiden Rock Post Office is offering a rare opportunity for area people on Tuesday, July 17. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the post office will hold a passport fair, at which people among other things can either register for a new passport or get theirs updated. Maiden Rock Postmaster Sharon Halverson explained the reason for sponsoring the fair was the post office wanted to do a public service.
Lori Ryden had never been to Washington D.C. before this May. She wishes it'd been under different circumstances. Ryden along with various family members made the trip to the nation's capital to see Jackie Ryden, her late husband, join the list of the over 17,000 names to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Jackie, who was in law enforcement for 33 years, passed away unexpectedly September 2,2006 at the age of 57, due to a heart attack. Ryden was on duty with the Prescott Police Department when the heart attack occurred. "The whole trip was so overwhelming," Lori said.