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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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...
Merlin Blaisdell’s career has taken turns he never would have expected growing up in rural Pierce County.
Wisconsin’s newly reelected Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visited Ellsworth last Friday to call attention to a financing alternative now available to the state’s small business start-ups – crowdfunding.
When Russ Korpela, who has spent his career in economic development, prepared to raise capital for his own business, he turned to crowdfunding, a resource that has been available to Wisconsin entrepreneurs only since June.
Pierce County incumbent Sheriff Nancy Hove has defeated challenger Bill Parks. With all voting units reporting, unofficial results show Democrat Hove earned 9,059 votes to 5,427 for Republican Parks, a 20-year military veteran. Hove’s third term as sheriff will begin Jan. 1. In other races that involve Pierce County: --Districtwide, with all units reporting in the 31st State Senate District, Democratic incumbent Kathleen Vinehout defeated Republican challenger Mel Pittman, 35,477 to 32,477. --In Wisconsin’s Third District in the U.S.
At 10 p.m. with 21 of 28 voting units reporting, Pierce County incumbent Sheriff Nancy Hove is leading challenger Bill Parks. At this point, Democrat Hove, running for a third term, has 5,500 votes to 3,236 for Republican Parks, a 20-year military veteran. None of the city of River Falls wards has reported yet. In other races that involve Pierce County: --Districtwide, with 32% of units reporting, incumbent Democrat Ron Kind (34,572) is leading challenger Republican Tony Kurtz (27,838) for the state’s Third District seat in the U.S.
At 9:30 p.m. with 12 of 28 voting units reporting, Pierce County incumbent Sheriff Nancy Hove is leading challenger Bill Parks. At this point, Democrat Hove, running for a third term, has 2,918 votes to 1,809 for Parks, a 20-year military veteran. In other races that involve Pierce County, districtwide: --Incumbent Ron Kind (13,658) is leading challenger Republican Tony Kurtz (10,804) for the state’s Third District seat in the U.S.
For 30 years, Pat Crownhart’s Red Barn Country Store has been a landmark in the Martell area, but this week she is selling the business that started with a call from her mom.
Randy Thom sees the same potential at the intersection of Hwys. 29 and 63 that Rhea Heppner saw over 30 years ago. But while she used the site to expand her antiques business, he’s planning a sports bar.
She farms, has taught at the university level, worked in health care and now has eight years’ experience in the Wisconsin Senate. He has farmed for 38 years, honed his leadership skills serving on local boards and is proud of making his farm a profitable business.