Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts.
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The Ellsworth Village Board accepted two employee's resignations Monday during its monthly board meeting. Public Works employee Roger Bjork submitted his resignation due to retirement after 26 years. At the same time, the Board then drafted up criteria and an application for his replacement. Key qualifications, they felt were experience with vehicle maintenance and that the person has to have a CDL license. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Jan. 25.
A trial date has been set in the case of Anne Knopf, 39, the former Prescott substitute teacher charged with second degree sexual assault of a child. A 12-person jury will hear the case April 23-24 starting at 8:30 a.m. the first day and 9 a.m. the second. Robert Wing, Pierce County Circuit Court Judge, will preside over the case. Other information from Tuesday's pre-conference hearing include a motion hearing date set for 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
Matt Schneider was looking to own a bar or restaurant for the last couple of years. "I enjoyed being out with people and socializing," he said. So when he found out that the Century Saloon in Ellsworth was for sale, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. "I pursued it and let the chips fall where they did," he added. The chips landed on him taking ownership of the tavern Jan. 1, located on Main St. from Roman Hendrickson. The Foley, Minn., native is new to the area but does have a connection.
The Beldenville woman who was injured in a two-car crash Sunday night has seen her status upgraded. Kathleen Knutson, 35, is now listed in good condition, according to a Regions Hospital spokesperson Wednesday afternoon. Knutson was initially listed in fair condition at the St. Paul hospital Monday morning. The crash occurred about 7:44 p.m. on US Highway 10 near 570th Ave. in the town of Oak Grove. Knutson had to be extricated from her damaged vehicle before being transported by Prescott Ambulance directly to Regions. The driver of the other vehicle, John H.
For a society moving itself into the having the world at its fingertips, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is joining the craze. The sheriff's department has implemented an emergency notification system effective Jan. 1 in which county residents and business owners will know quickly and accurately of emergency and informational messages. The department will incorporate the system from City Watch Notification Solutions, based out of the Twin Cities.
PRESCOTT -- Many people have used newspapers in varying ways, ranging from wrapping gifts, swatting flies, starting fires, drop cloths, recycling, lining shelf bottoms, washing windows and more. Recently, a Prescott couple found another way newspapers were used: insulation. It all started when Jerry and Trish Huber decided to remodel their cabin on Poskin Lake, located 10 miles northeast of Turtle Lake, this spring. Jerry was taking out the paneling on the exterior wall, then the plaster and lath, and what he found next were newspapers glued to the wall.
SPRING VALLEY - Kirstin Schilling has always been a fan of Red Sky, the coffee, ice cream and movie/video game rental business located next to the Spring Valley Elementary School. "I started going here within the last three to four years and thought it was the cutest little place and that it had great potential," she said. Schilling approached then-owner Donna Olson to let her know if she was ever interested in selling to let her know. Olson came to her this spring and said she was. And starting Jan.
A former Prescott police officer has been charged with misconduct becoming a police officer by falsifying a police report. Brad Woletz, 37, River Falls, has been accused of the crime stemming from an incident this past March which led to his termination in May from the Prescott Police Department. His first court appearance on the charge will be 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2008.
STOCKHOLM - No matter her age, Beulah Schutz lives by the following. "We weren't put on this Earth to do nothing," she said. "We were put on this Earth to create." At an age where most people are retired, Schutz, 79, is still working every Tuesday-Thursday as the lunch chef for Gelly's Pub and Eatery in Stockholm. The establishment will be hosting a 80th birthday party for her, starting 5 p.m.
Four area teenagers will each spend between 45 days to five months in jail as a result of burglary-related charges. The four - Alexander M. Saunders, 18, Ellsworth; Matthew M. Regenscheid, 17, Bay City; Adam G. Larson, 19, Bay City and Derek M. F. Goulette, 19, Hager City - all pled guilty to at least two counts of criminal damage to property and placed on two years probation. Goulette was sentenced to the most jail time, five months, on Oct. 26, due to the fact he was charged with the most offenses; Saunders, who was also sentenced Oct.