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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The implications of their mom's illness really hit the Calleja brothers the day she couldn't find her way back to her home in Somerset after buying groceries at a store in Stillwater, Minn. An Oak Park Heights, Minn., policeman called Randy Calleja, asking him to come and get his mother. After shopping, she had gotten lost in a residential neighborhood, pulled her car to the side of the road and waited until the officer noticed and checked on her. Darlene Calleja, now 78, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about eight years ago.
MADISON – Local Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) won’t be the new Wisconsin Assembly majority leader. Instead, today Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) was elected to the post.
A plea hearing has been set for an Andover, Minn., man accused of threatening prosecutors and witnesses during the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial. Joseph A. Rollag, 32, is charged with...
Brian Olson thought he was perfectly healthy until a doctor's questions after a minor injury led to a shocking diagnosis: Stage 4 colon cancer.
A 33-year-old St. Croix County man has been arrested and charged with three counts of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and the president’s family. Nicholas J. Anderson, Baldwin, was...
When she found the small book, handmade and titled "Kinnickinnic Kook Book," among her deceased mother's things, Jan DeCraene knew she'd stumbled across something worth preserving. The little collection of 100 mimeographed recipes -- covered with red gingham-check oilcloth trimmed with pinking shears -- was assembled long ago by the Kinnickinnic Homemakers Club and tucked in little tips for happy marriages.
Work that began a year ago is nearing completion as Second Chances, the secondhand store that helps fund Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, prepares to move into a larger building in August.
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.