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Surging gas prices and an aging freeway system in need of expansion are two reasons why the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition believes the time is now to plan for high speed passenger rail service. The group is made up of business leaders from the Chippewa Valley area and they will in Hudson on August 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the Hudson City Hall. "We want to get business leaders from Hudson, Baldwin, Roberts and Hammond to come to the meeting and see what we have to offer," said Ray Willoughby, the group's co-chair.
PARK FALLS -- The city of Park Falls held a celebration Monday because the community's biggest employer was back in business, and 300 local workers were back on the job. Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, looked out at the hundreds of people assembled in front of the headquarters of Flambeau River Papers and directed their attention to a smokestack.
Another big semi-truck carrying a dryer for an ethanol plant will be making its way through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol the big rig will be leaving Waukesha between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesday and heading north on I-94. This time however, the truck won't be heading through Hudson. Instead the truck will leave I-94 at Highway 29 in Elk Mound. State Patrol officials expect this to happen at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday.
GREEN BAY - Pres. Bush is coming to Wisconsin for the second fundraiser in as many months Thursday. In July, the President helped Mark Green raise a few hundred thousand dollars for his gubernatorial campaign. On Thursday, Bush will try to do the same for John Gard, who's running for Congress. John Gard is running in the 8th Congressional District. It's the seat Mark Green is giving up to challenge the incumbent Governor. Political pundits say the district in northeastern Wisconsin is one to watch. Terri Johnson is a UW-Green Bay political scientist.
Margaret Jeanette Affolter, 76, of Clayton and formerly of Baldwin and Spring Valley, died Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the Barron Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Monday August 7th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond. Visitation was Sunday from 5 until 8PM at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, and is also one hour prior to the mass at church on Monday morning. Burial will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
654 Glover Rd REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING--will be held following the 7:00 p.m. Board of Appeals meeting on Thursday August 10, 2006 at the Troy Town Hall. AGENDA: Approve Minutes; Park Board and Plan Commission Reports; Constable & Sheriff Reports; Citizen Input; Rezoning - Exclusive Ag to Ag Residential - Eagle Ridge Property Mgmt, South Ilwaco Rd; Rezoning - Exclusive Ag to Ag Residential - Troy Development Corp., Section 11 - South of Coulee Trail; C.S.M - Valley Land Co. Inv.
654 Glover Rd The Town of Troy Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing and meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 10, 2006 at the Troy Town Hall to hear comments regarding the following: 1. Applicant: William Buell, Verizon Wireless Michele Malotky(owner) Location: Govt Lot 2, Section 26, T28N-R20W, Town of Troy Address: 182 Glenmont Rd, River Falls, WI 54022 Request: Conditional use permit request to place an unmanned 12'x30' equipment building at the base of the existing Xcel Energy Tower, pursuant to Section 171 F.4, Lower St.
PRESCOTT-A Hastings, Minn., man was injured in an accident involving a truck's boom contacting a power line Friday morning. Ellis Parker Jr., 70, was found on the road shoulder at Hwy. 10 and North Acres Road, the accident scene to which the Prescott Police Department was called at 8:03 a.m. Parker was checked by the Prescott Ambulance Service and transported to the Hastings hospital. Parker told an officer he and two other workers for Map Cont, Inc., Prescott, were pulling fence posts when the right side arm of the truck sank, causing the vehicle to shift and the boom to hit the line.
An environmental voting scorecard says overall, the Wisconsin Senate's record is improving, but not the record of some individual senators. The League of Conservation Voters is releasing today its scorecard for the just completed 2005-2006 state legislative session. Kerry Schumann, executive director for the group, says one of the biggest changes from the previous session is that the average score of the Senators has gone from 46 percent to 62 percent. Schumann says legislators two years ago tried to roll back a lot of environmental laws.