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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ELLSWORTH -- Bill Warner, who has been executive director of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation for nearly 14 years, has announced his resignation. Warner said Monday that he intends to leave the post by mid-October. He has held the executive director position for the past seven years and for another seven years earlier. He said he is leaving because of "a whole range of personal issues, a feeling that a lot of years in one place is good in some ways and not good in other ways and a feeling that the EDC would be better served with a new perspective."
Two Pierce County men were hospitalized following separate car versus motorcycle accidents this past weekend. On Friday evening, Jeffery Jilk, 37, River Falls, who was traveling north on County Road...
Claiming they have been exposed to excess radiation, four Hudson Hospital & Clinics technologists have filed a lawsuit against the architectural firm that designed the hospital and the construction company that built it 10 years ago. The computed tomography (CT) technicians say quarter-inch plate glass rather than lead-shielded glass was installed in the windows between the scanning and control rooms, thus exposing the workers to more than 20 times the usual radiation.
Local lawmakers’ response to the Wisconsin Legislature’s adoption of a new biennial budget seems subdued with the area’s lone Democratic representative hoping that the governor will veto parts. On a...
During a listening session in River Falls Tuesday, U.S.
The man accused of setting fire to a Roberts school will likely enter a not guilty by reason of insanity plea, said his attorney Monday (May 13). During a brief hearing Monday afternoon, St.
Nancy and Leroy Johnson could be raising goats. That's what they intended, but in the last three years they've accumulated 10 ½ llamas and not one goat. "We have to do it for love," said Leroy of their growing llama herd. "It's not for making money." Part of the thrill is personified in Dom, the Johnson's youngest llama, whose full name means "Sunday surprise" and who was born delightfully at dawn on Easter. As Leroy tells it, their pregnant female was 358 days into her gestation period.
Two of the officers first on the scene the day the children were killed were among those who testified Thursday afternoon in the Aaron Schaffhausen trial. In all 13 witnesses - including eight local law enforcement officers and two toxicologists and an evidence specialist from the state crime lab - testified as the trial to determine Schaffhausen's mental competency moved through its ninth day at the St.
The psychiatrist appointed by the court says Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he murdered his three little daughters. The clinical psychologist hired by the defense says he was not. Psychiatrist Ralph K. Baker testified Monday, and psychologist J. Reid Meloy took the stand Tuesday as the trial continued into its second week at the St. Croix County Government Center in Hudson. Schaffhausen, 35, has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of attempted arson in the July 10, 2012, slayings of Amara, age 11; Sophie, 8; and Cecilia, 5.
A $50,000 cash bond was set Monday afternoon for a witness who allegedly made vague threats toward witnesses and prosecutors in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial, currently underway at Hudson. Joseph Aaron Rollag, 31, of Andover, Minn., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Friday inside the Government Center shortly after he'd telephoned a psychiatric evaluating nurse and told her he was having, according to the criminal complaint, "vague homicide thoughts." The nurse subsequently called the St. Croix Dispatch Center, and an officer was sent to the hallway outside the courtroom.