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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They own the property. They have the county permit. Now St. Croix Animal Friends will focus on raising $2 million to build an animal adoption and education center. St. Croix Animal Friends was organized five years ago after an animal shelter in rural River Falls closed. To date SCAF has offered limited assistance to St. Croix County residents who can't afford to care for their animals. But on Aug.
A teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Pierce County boy can't mitigate her responsibility by claiming his parents failed to adequately supervise him, according to an appeals court decision. In a 5-page decision filed Sept. 14, the District III Court of Appeals upheld a decision by Pierce County Judge Robert Wing and rejected Ann Knopf's claims against the Prescott boy's parents. "Knopf's assignment of blame to (the boy's) parents represents convoluted reasoning reminiscent of Lewis Carroll," wrote the three-judge appeals panel.
Matt Borup Age: 32 Address: 1029 Eighth St., Hudson Family: Wife, Kristin; and two sons, Bennet, 15; and River, 5 1/2 months Occupation: Woodshop manager Strengthening Wisconsin's economy by supporting and expanding business opportunities, encouraging job creation and helping small businesses will be his priorities in the state Assembly, says Matt Borup. "It really was a very personal decision (to run)," said Borup.
Pierce and St. Croix county officials report that Aug. 10-11 flooding did almost $2.75 million worth of damage to public infrastructure in the two counties. But the area-wide damage from that single "storm event" may not be enough to meet state and federal guidelines for disaster relief. As of Aug.
A young person's fancy might turn to thoughts of love in the spring, but Pierce County social workers are concerned about what kids are doing with free time in the summer. In all of 2009, 16 children were referred to Pierce County juvenile court intake workers for having sex or sexual contact. This year, they reached that number by the end of July.
Time and tide may wait for no man, but the weather also has no consideration for hard work as Pierce County Farm Technology Days organizers clearly realized July 20-22. Still, apart from losing the final day of the show due to heavy rains, 2010 FTD workers say the event they spent three years planning went pretty well. "There were tons of positives, said Publicity and Promotion Committee Co-chairwoman Mary Brand.
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.
While official damage estimates aren't available, crops in a wide swath of western Pierce County were damaged by hail, strong winds and heavy rains Friday June 25. According to preliminary reports, hundreds of acres of Pierce County cropland had significant damage and thousands of acres sustained some damage. Linda Paul of Farm Service Agency's Ellsworth office had surveyed the area and calculated damage estimates but said Monday that she couldn't release the information yet. Pierce County UW-Extension Agent Greg Andrews, who did a perimeter study of the area Saturday afternoon, said most o
Three felony charges of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle were filed Wednesday morning against one of the drivers involved in a Saturday accident in Roberts. Michael Thomas Johnson, 21, Mendota Heights, Minn., was also charged with a misdemeanor count of causing injury while driving drunk. An initial appearance on all four charges is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Johnson's four passengers, all young Minnesota men, were taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital Saturday night. Police and rescue workers responded to the crash at the east intersection of Hwy. 65 and Hwy.
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.