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The author of a new report on Governor Jim Doyle's re-election fundraising efforts says voters should be worried about the increase in tribal gaming money pouring into the governor's campaign war chest. The report by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows the top donors to the Doyle campaign are all from the Dennis Troha family, who are also the biggest financial backers of a proposed tribal casino in Kenosha. Over the last three years, Troha family members from both Wisconsin and Illinois have given more than $200,000 to the Governor's campaign.
Fire that heavily damaged a house at 620 Spring Street in Somerset Sunday is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office and police. Somerset Fire Chief Travis Belisle said the call came in at about 9 p.m. "It was a fully involved house fire," he said. Belisle said the fire is considered suspicious and that's why the state fire marshal was called in. Additional details could not be released until the investigation is completed, he said. "I think we'll wait and see what comes of the state fire marshal's investigation and go from there," he said.
More than 2,100 Wisconsin residents have signed up to become disaster volunteers for the Red Cross since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast last year. The influx of new members represents about a tenth of all Red Cross volunteers statewide. It surpasses the state's goal of adding at least a thousand new disaster volunteers after last year's hurricanes. Marianne Muzzi coordinates Red Cross volunteers for seven counties in south-central Wisconsin.
A Saturday morning accident on HWY 35 in Pierce County injured three Minnesota residents -- including a 23-month-old child. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. when Debra Morgan, 51, Red Wing, was southbound of HWY 35 driving a 1995 Plymouth minivan when she attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway just south of HWY 63. While making the turn Morgan's van was hit by a northbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Natasha Chester 23, Minnesota City. Also in the pickup was Chester's 23-month-old daughter Jolissa Nelton.
TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF REVISED DEADLINE TO FILE PROOFS OF CLAIM: Bernard Seidling Bankruptcy - CASE NO.: 11-20436-BKC-AJC ____________________ UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, MIAMI DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-20436-BKC-AJC Chapter 7 In re: SEIDLING, BERNARD C. SSN: XXX-XX-4292, Debtor. ________________________ JOEL L.
Laurence "Larry" Fleischauer was born on Aug. 8, 1937, in St. Paul, to Gaylen and Marcella Ryan Fleischauer. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in St. Luke's Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Larry began his schooling in St. Paul and continued in sixth grade at Willow Hill School, in the town of Pleasant Valley, in St. Croix County. He graduated from River Falls High School in 1955. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served until 1960. He then attended River Falls State Teachers College for a year. He moved from Wisconsin to Los Angeles, Calif., where he lived and worked all of his adult life.
Beverly Rae Melser, 65, of Chisago City, Minn., formerly of River Falls, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 8. She was born the daughter of Archie and Hazel (Berk) Brookshaw on Aug.