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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HUDSON -- His defense attorney said Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three young daughters in River Falls without realizing what he was doing. The prosecutor said Schaffhausen murdered the children -- Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5 - to punish his ex-wife. Public defender John Kucinski and lead prosecutor Gary Freyberg gave their opening statements Tuesday morning, outlining their arguments for jurors.
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name, but they all understand your struggles. Group No. 52015 of Overeaters Anonymous, formed a year ago, meets at 10 a.m.
While a key issue was settled, Wisconsin commuters hoping for a break from the cost and inconvenience of filing income tax returns at home and in Minnesota shouldn't breathe a sigh of relief yet. "I don't want to lose hope," said Wisconsin State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), who has actively advocated for reinstatement of reciprocity. But, she said, "I don't want to mislead people into believing it's resolved, when it's not.
A 27-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting another young man in a River Falls apartment nearly two years ago was sentenced this morning to three years in prison followed by five years extended supervision. At the conclusion of the March 1 sentencing hearing, St. Croix Judge Eric Lundell directed sheriff's deputies to take Anthony P. Velure into custody and transport him to Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun. Last November Velure, 500 Kennedy St., River Falls, pleaded no contest to homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon in the June 27, 2011, death of Joshua R.
As the cooks for the Third Tuesday Soup Supper see it, if they're fixing food, they might as well make a big batch and invite the neighbors. For going on five years, about 25 volunteers, mostly members of St. Bridget Catholic Church, have been serving soup, bread and dessert to around 65 people on the Third Tuesday of each month. What:Third Tuesday Soup Supper When: 5-6 p.m. third Tuesday of each month Where: St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls Cost: Free. Donations are not accepted at meal. St.
Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget proposal, introduced last week, drew hearty praise from local Republican lawmakers and ire from this area's lone Democratic legislator. The proposal -- which includes a small income-tax cut for the middle class, continuation of a public school spending freeze and tightening of Medicaid income eligibility -- was introduced Feb.
In a brief hearing this morning, St.
A Texas-based company that withdrew its application for a frac sand mine in St. Croix County last summer is again asking for a special exception permit to open a mine. On Jan. 7 Vista LLC submitted its second application to mine on about 500 acres in the Town of Glenwood, just south of Glenwood City, said Alex Blackburn, a county land use specialist.
With a re-election bid 21 months away, Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments thus far and promised to "double down" on efforts improve Wisconsin's job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Jan. 15. While Republican lawmakers who represent Pierce and St.
Two local organizations are working with River Falls Area Hospital birth center staff to provide information and materials to improve safety for infants. Through a joint project, the Pierce County Citizen Review Panel and the Family Resource Center St.