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 with his wife and two daughters.
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ELMWOOD - When this past school year ended, Adam Zenner was all set to become 7-12 Principal for the Chippewa Falls McDonnell School District in the fall. Then, he heard about the opening for an Elementary, Middle School and Assistant High School Principal in Elmwood and became intrigued. "My wife is from Durand, we love the area and really hope we would stay in it," he explained.
Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing Wednesday dismissed two disorderly conduct charges the Village of Elmwood had filed against Rick Talford, an Elmwood resident. The charges--disturbance of meetings and non-verbal gestures--resulted from an April 19 village board committee meeting, during which Talford was alleged to have interfered with a closed session and, at the same time, made the gesture of shooting an imaginary firearm into his head.
If you ask a member of the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service who was on call May 11, they would say they're just doing their job. If you ask Evelyn Hayes, she would say those members saved her life. Hayes, 69, recalled she was sitting on her bed and, the next thing she knew, she was on the floor. "I don't know how I got there," she said. Luckily, her son passed by her bedroom moments after, realized what happened and called 911. The crew got to the Hayes residence on CTH K and initially proceeded to River Falls Area Hospital. That's when things started to go awry.
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 - 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.
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.
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.