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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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22 Where: In Pierce County at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Pierce County Road E Hosts: Roger and Bev Peterson family Admission: $5 for adults and children 12 and older; no charge for younger children. Parking: General parking is located along County Road E just south Hwy. 29.
OK, so you don't know the difference between silage and forage. You wouldn't dream of asking to test drive a 300-horsepower, four-wheel-drive tractor and you have little interest in the newest technology for handling animal waste. But the volunteers who've spent almost three years organizing this year's Farm Technology Days (FTD) are betting they've planned more intriguing activities than you can enjoy in a single day. Pierce County's version of FTD Tuesday-Thursday, July 20-22, while heavy on the technology, will be a mix of past and present, entertainment and education, fun and functional
TOWN OF OAK GROVE--In a decision released last week, Wisconsin's District III Court of Appeals upheld a judgment dismissing the St.
A dispute over a foreclosure is headed for trial. A jury trial is set for March 16-17, 2011, in a case brought by Wells Fargo Bank against Deborah and John Sherman II, 434 Court St. North, Prescott.
A St. Croix County businessman found guilty of regularly stealing from his fuel oil customers was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison followed by 12 years of other supervision. John P.
A 65-year-old River Falls man is accused of taking nearly $19,000 that should have gone to his disabled sister in Minnesota. Jon K. Setala, W12741 735th Ave., has been charged with theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing payments from his deceased mother's pension intended for his 57-year-old sister. An initial court appearance was set for Monday of this week.
A 23-year veteran of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, who also ran four years ago, is challenging Nancy Hove for the sheriff's position. Both Tom Gunderson and Hove, who won the 2006 election, have registered their candidacies. The county position of clerk of court is also open for election this fall. The only registered candidate for that job as of yesterday was the incumbent, Peg Feuerhelm. This time, Gunderson is running as an independent rather than a Democrat.
Rescuers used kayaks and a helicopter to find a 16-year-old kayaker, missing on the Kinnickinnic River for several hours overnight. Searchers reached the boy shortly after 3 a.m. this morning after Minnesota State Patrol officers in a helicopter spotted a campfire along the river southwest of River Falls at 2:40 a.m.
SPRING VALLEY--A weekend luxury of brewing fresh roasted coffee has led Pete and Barb Esanbock to an internet sales business with over 8,500 customers. "I've always loved coffee," said Pete, 45, who was born and raised in Spring Valley and still lives on part of the family farm. "I was always looking for better tasting coffee, always wanted a better cup of coffee." For now, the Esanbocks operate Our Coffee Barn from a shop near their house. Except for occasional sales to neighbors, their growing business is over the internet.
A Positive Alternatives group meeting and sections of carpet from an abandoned building now owed by the county led to a sexual assault charge against a River Falls man. Last week Taylor Johnjoonsoo Langer, 21, 5489A Dawes Place, River Falls, pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. He allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl in an abandoned house at 388 W. Grove St., Ellsworth, last June 25. Coincidently, the Pierce County Board voted in April to buy property that includes the building in which the alleged assault occurred.