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A St. Croix County deputy is recovering after being seriously injured when he was struck by another vehicle while assisting at an accident scene on I-94. The incident occurred at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County is looking for a real estate consultant to evaluate and assess the Ellsworth M&I Bank and analyze the benefits of buying versus renting that building. The county has been renting space in the bank -- next door to the courthouse -- for $54,000 a year.
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County's Finance and Personnel Committee last week OK'd using contingency fund money to help pay for a smoke detector/alarm system for the courthouse and the county office building. The project has been in the works for a couple of years, and $75,000 has been carried over in the building outlay fund. During 2007 budget work, another $75,000 was earmarked in the contingency fund for the project.
Every man is entitled to his day in court, but he should have a better argument than "not cool" if he wants an appeals court to see things his way, according to a ruling issued last month. "'Not cool' is not a legal argument," insists a footnote in a Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III decision filed Oct. 31. The appeal involves a Pierce County small claims case brought by Jerry M. Kolve, rural River Falls, against Jasen R. Cook, who according to court records, also goes by Jasen R. Dosh. In January of this year, Kolve took Cook to court for failure to pay rent.
HUDSON -- The St. Croix County Finance Committee is asking the County Board for authorization to hire a consultant to develop a process to sell land around the Government Center. In March an appraiser suggested the county divide some 50 acres of excess land around the building to sell 23 acres for commercial development and 27 acres for residential use. Doing that involves asking the city of Hudson to rezone some of the land. On Nov.
ELLSWORTH -- After a little tweaking Tuesday morning, the Pierce County Board adopted its 2007 budget, raising the county's property tax levy to the state-limited cap of $12,875,705. That total includes almost $12.3 million for general operations, $400,000 for county library and $200,000 for county aid for bridges. The county has no debt so no money was budgeted for debt service. Each county's property tax cap is set by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and is based on the value of new construction.
The St. Croix County Finance Committee is asking the County Board for authorization to hire a consultant to develop a process to sell land around the Government Center. In March an appraiser suggested the county divide the approximately 50 acres of excess land around the building to sell 23 acres for commercial development and 27 acres for residential use.
The St. Croix County Board's Finance Committee agreed last Thursday to correct a 2007 budgeting error by using an extra $64,000 from the county's sales tax fund. When the County Board adopted the 2007 budget Oct.
I made the call with trepidation. In the 25 years that we've lived in our house in the woods, we've been plagued with red squirrels, chipmunks and mice. Except for the mice, I had enjoyed watching the little guys frolic in the leaves and trees -- until they started chewing and burrowing their way into our house. There's nothing like finding a weasel in the office to convince a person that a line must be drawn. I've become proficient with traps -- under the sink, in the garage and under the deck.
According to an appeals court decision released Tuesday morning, Pierce County authorities did nothing wrong when they didn't charge an Ellsworth boy with five counts of theft until after his 17th birthday. The appeals court found there was no intentional delay and upheld the conviction of Nicholas R. Ingli, Ellsworth. Last December Ingli was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years probation. His probation was revoked Oct.