Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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With the filing deadline a little over a week away, as of Monday morning there was no candidate for a River Falls seat and it appeared only one incumbent on the 17-member Pierce County Board would be challenged for reelection. Two incumbents have filed declarations of non-candidacy, only one district has no declared candidate, and 12 other incumbents are seeking reelection.
MENOMONIE -- When Mike Pearson predicted that the two billion projected world population growth in the next 50 years is good news for American farmers, an elderly dairyman came up to him and said, “Baloney.” Well, said Pearson, the man didn’t actually use that word - he used a similar term common on farms. The population has grown four billion since 1960, and his wallet is no fuller, said the old farmer.
An email led to a phone interview that led to a spot in Time magazine for Pierce County’s “Sheriff Nancy.” In six sentences on page 35 of the Aug. 24 issue of the weekly magazine with a circulation of over 3 million, Nancy Hove, 49, tells why she became a police officer. Hers is one of six “First Person” quotes from officers from around the country included as sidebars to the magazine’s cover story, “What It’s Like to Be a Cop in America.”
After estimates that it would cost $160,000 a month to care for roosters, hens and chicks seized during a cockfighting investigation, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department was authorized to dispose of 500 birds. The chickens were among those confiscated June 2 from a farm in the town of Forest in the northeastern corner of St. Croix County and from two sites in Polk County. The estimated cost of caring for the birds was $10.73 per animal per day. During a hearing on June 3, St.
A program that helped downtown businesses throughout St. Croix and Pierce counties update their facades and made loans to small retail and service businesses will be crippled by a change mandated by a federal agency, say regional program administrators. A decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to federalize the Regional Business Fund Inc.
ROBERTS -- On the afternoon of an interview about her new role with a national military caregivers’ program, Ellsworth native Carrie Fisher had another duty -- to prepare her family’s home for a showing to a potential buyer. She and her husband Eric, who is medically retired from the Air Force, can no longer afford to keep their home in Roberts and will be moving into rental property once the house sells.
When area voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be asked to help choose a court of appeals judge and a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and vote on a constitutional amendment to change the way the state’s chief justice is chosen.
On the afternoon of an interview about her new role with a national military caregivers’ program, Carrie Fisher had another duty — to prepare her family’s home for a showing to a potential buyer. She and her husband Eric, who is medically retired from the Air Force, can no longer afford to keep their home in Roberts and will be moving into rental property once the house sells. Although the percentage of disability attached to each of his illnesses adds up to more than 100 percent, the Veteran Administration’s ratin
As discussions on Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal heat up, State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) reminds voters this is just the start of the process and urges them to ask questions and talk to lawmakers.
MADISON--In Wisconsin’s annual State of the State message Jan. 13, Gov. Scott Walker touted tax cuts and a lower unemployment rate, announced plans to consolidate some state agencies and promised...