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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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.
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.
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.
ELMWOOD - Adam Meyers, Elmwood's Police Chief, was suspended with pay by the Elmwood Police Committee Oct. 4. The committee isn't stating why the suspension occurred, but Meyers has his thoughts. In an e-mail exchange with the Herald, Meyers believes the one-car accident he was in on Sept. 30 was a contributing factor. "The Police Committee suspended me with pay alleging that the accident was caused by my negligence," Meyers said in the e-mail.
A Hager City man has been charged with three felony counts stemming from an April 22 accident that killed a Prescott woman and seriously injured her husband. Jeffrey L.
A former female substitute teacher in the Prescott School District has been charged with one count of sexual assault of child under 16 years of age. Anne M. Knopf, 38, N5820 950th St., Ellsworth, was charged Friday in Pierce County Circuit Court for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. Her initial court appearance is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 5 The incident stems back to May 17, when the victim's father became suspicious when his son took his mother's car and drove to Knopf's house. He confronted Knopf and asked if his son was inside her home, she replied no.
Never underestimate the power of being homesick. After 13 years in Colorado, Jennifer and James Smith wanted to come back home. The Prairie du Chien native was in Maiden Rock earlier this year on other business when she ran into the owner of the Gypsy Grill Building. "One thing led to another and here we are," Smith said, sitting in the Old Man River Pizza Pub, in which used to be the Gypsy Grill. The business opened up for the Fall Flood Run Sept. 15, and officially opened Sept. 21.
The Ellsworth Village Board got very disparaging news Monday night during its regular monthly board meeting. Businessman Lonnie Feuerhelm who had purchased lots in the Crossing Meadows Development was the bearer. "There's not enough adequate drainage on my lots," he said, for which the Board and Feuerhelm spent nearly 45 minutes of its 2 ½ hour meeting discussing. The Board expressed their displeasure at the news because since they've been selling the lots for retail development, they figured everything was in place.
PLUM CITY - Ever since late July, life has been a little different in Plum City. That's because the Village's Main Street is being torn up so a new main sewer system can be installed. The old one was put in in 1945 and needed changing. "It was rotting pretty fast the last couple of years," said Village President Doug Watkins as he listed for example, cracked pipes and the ground water getting into the sanitary and sewer lines. Therefore, the Village Board started looking into fundraising options last March to cover the $1.8 million cost.
It's safe to say American soldiers, upon arriving home from Vietnam, weren't too willing to talk about their experiences. "You'd be hard-pressed to get any veteran to talk about their war stories," said Ron Cleveland, Past President of the local Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 331. "The public didn't ask and we didn't talk. "We never got the recognition for our service." David Fuller, another Vietnam vet, recalled that, when he got off the plane in Oakland, Calif., his group was called baby killers and stuff was thrown on them.