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University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly announced this afternoon that he is leaving his post at the end of this year. Reilly, 63, said he is leaving to advise the American Council on Education, which represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions and advocates on federal policy debates. Earlier today, Gov. Scott Walker confirmed the move to reporters in Milwaukee after the Wisconsin State Journal broke the story. Walker said Reilly told him just recently about his decision.
Two elderly passengers were injured Sunday morning when a woman lost control of the car she was driving and struck several mailboxes and a tree in Pierce County. Due to a medical condition, Janet K. Wuorenma, 55, Prescott, lost control of her vehicle, injuring a female passenger and a male passenger, according to Pierce County Deputy Andrew Thoms. The accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Hwy. 10 near County Road QQ in the town of Oak Grove. According to Thoms, investigation showed that the 1999 Cadillac DeVille was traveling east on Hwy. 10 when the accident occurred. Ruth M.
The house in River Falls where Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three daughters will be auctioned off in a sheriff’s foreclosure sale on Aug. 13. Schaffhausen defaulted on a mortgage he took out last March. That was two months after he and his wife divorced and he moved to North Dakota – and four months before he killed his daughters Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Schaffhausen stopped making payments on the mortgage in January 2012, leaving $181,000 unpaid. He’ll be sentenced July 15. In April a jury rejected his insanity defense.
According to state records, filing documents weren't received from John O'Boyle, and evidently his name won't appear on the ballot for the Pierce County judgeship in April. The two certified candidates for the position are River Falls lawyer Joe Boles and Ellsworth lawyer Robert Loberg. O'Boyle, currently Pierce County's district attorney, said Wednesday morning that he overnight mailed his registration forms and completed nomination papers to the Government Accountability Office in Madison Monday. The deadline for filing was 5 p.m.
HUDSON -- A former inmate in the St. Croix County jail has filed a lawsuit against the county and its sheriff, alleging she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a jailer, who later killed himself. Jackie L. Peterson, 32, currently an inmate in the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, Union Grove, claims that on Nov.
There are already candidates for 18 of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board, and races are shaping up in five districts. The only district that has no declared candidate as yet is District 8, which includes the village of Hammond, part of the town of Eau Galle and the towns of Hammond, Pleasant Valley and Rush River. In April 2010 for the first time, county voters will select 19 rather than 31 county supervisors.
With less than a week to go, races are shaping up for two seats on the Pierce County Board. But as of noon Wednesday there were no declared candidates for six seats, four in the River Falls area. The deadline for filing the required forms is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. The general election will be April 6. There are 17 seats on the board. In District 8, Thomas Sitz, N8739 County Road W, River Falls, is challenging incumbent John Kucinski.
The St. Croix County Board voted Tuesday to borrow $3.36 million, using federal "recovery zone" bonds that will result in a true interest rate of about 2.23 percent. About half the money will be used for building repairs, safety improvements, equipment, computer software and parking lot repairs.
St. Croix and Pierce counties are beginning the process to allow private companies to access low-interest loans under federal economic stimulus legislation. "We see this as an opportunity," said Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation. "Ultimately it's $5 million that can be brought into the county," agreed St.
ELMWOOD--When Joanne Baier retires at the end of the year, her job will also be retired. It's time, said Baier, to end her career as Pierce County's first and only county librarian, and for the job itself to end. Library Clerk Dawn Wood, who has been with the program since 1984, will continue the Books-By-Mail service. "I accomplished all the goals that we set out (to accomplish)," said Baier during an interview at the Pierce County Library Service's office in Elmwood on the eastern edge of the county. Baier graduated from UW-River Falls with a degree in library science in 1969, and worked