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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PLUM CITY - A rural Plum City man died Wednesday morning by taking his own life. Joseph A. Sporrer, 43, was pronounced dead by Pierce County Medical Examiner Sue Dzubay at about 10:30 a.m. His body was found at N3498 150th St. in the Town of Union, where he lived. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said in a press release they believe foul play isn't suspected.
SPRING VALLEY --- As her children were growing up, Regina Sorenson's house never stayed quiet. "Motherhood grabbed me big time," she said. "It was so much fun having all the neighboring children at my place." She added even when her children weren't around, kids still stopped by.
Roger Peterson explained that, when he heard Pierce County was awarded the 2010 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD), he got to thinking. "It would be quite an honor to host it," he said. "It's a great deal that would bring the community together. "So we decided to try it." That enthusiasm, along with other factors, led them to be named the host family for WFTD when it comes to Pierce County July 20-22, 2010, as announced Monday morning. Peterson lives less than two miles outside of River Falls on Hwy.
ELMWOOD--Adam Meyers, Elmwood's police chief, was suspended with pay by the Elmwood Police Committee early this month. The committee isn't stating why the suspension occurred, but Meyers has his thoughts. In e-mail exchanges with the Herald, Meyers believes the one-car accident he was in on Sept. 30 was a contributing factor. At 12:34 p.m. that day, Meyers was traveling westbound on W.
No information has been given on the status of a 26-year-old Ellsworth man who rolled his vehicle Sept. 28. Ryan Anderson was the lone occupant of a vehicle that failed to negotiate a curve in the road near W7834 570th Ave. around 3:50 a.m. that day. He was ejected from the vehicle and airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Regions spokesperson said they had no information on him as of last week. In other accident news: --Rebecca Prior remains in fair condition. The Eau Claire woman was riding her motorcycle Sept. 8 on Hwy.
The Ford Motor Company's loss is Ellsworth Studio Hair and Tanning's gain. That's because Leah Stensrud has returned as a stylist for the business located at 355 West Main St. Stensrud started at the business Oct. 1 after spending nearly eight years as a factory/laborer worker in the company's St. Paul plant. "It's like I never left," she said. "I feel very comfortable here, which was very important." Stensrud explained workers started hearing about Ford's plans to close the plant around the middle of last year. "It was shocking and surprising," she said.
A Prescott woman pled guilty last week in Pierce County Circuit Court to one count of embezzlement, a charge punishable by a fine not to exceed $25,000 and/or 10 years in prison. Mindi K. Larson, 32, W10320 521st Ave., was charged with embezzling $95,715 between Jan. 1, 2002, and Sept. 30, 2004, from the Brandt Law Office in Prescott, where she worked.
SPRING VALLEY--Dave Deusterman has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years. So he figured after a long career at Tetra Pak in the Twin Cities, why not make his passion his now full-time job? Therefore, with the help of son Dan, Dave launched Dusty's Garage last year, specializing among other things in custom painting and car restoration for hot rods, custom, muscle and classic cars. It's located at Dave's house, in rural Spring Valley, on the border between Pierce and St. Croix counties. Dave (a.k.a. Dusty) has been around cars since he was 12-years-old.
The Spring Valley teenager who was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia and child pornography last month has now been charged with those crimes. Lucas W. Danielson, 18, W1173 Maryann St., was charged Wednesday with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a Sept.
A Maiden Rock woman was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to six years in prison for homicide by vehicle use of controlled substance. Kristin Baum, 20, was traveling eastbound on 160th Ave. in the Town of Maiden Rock June 21, 2006, when she crossed the center line and struck Gladys Jakes, 64, head-on, who died as a result of those injuries. A blood sample on Baum found that she had methamphetamine in her system at the time of the crash, thereby resulting in the substance charge.