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Most college graduates celebrate earning their degree by updating their resumes. Bob Hughes took on another task: Collecting the hundreds of signatures needed to get his name on the ballot for Wisconsin Assembly. Hughes, 123 1/2 S. Main St., Apt. 204, River Falls, has filed as a Republican candidate to challenge Republican Kitty Rhoades for the 30th District Assembly seat she's held for 10 years. The primary election will be held Sept. 9. "I don't want to be a politician.
ELLSWORTH -- Although revisions on a job description are pending, Pierce County Board members voted 10-5 July 22 to accept a recommendation to hire a fulltime administrative coordinator. A list of 10 recommended qualifications will be forwarded to a consultant, who will develop a position description. After Curt Kephart resigned as administrative coordinator in May, some County Board members questioned the position's role. The sub-committee that looked at the issue agreed a coordinator is needed, reported Supervisor Ron Lockwood, River Falls.
HUDSON -- A proposal for a geothermal heating and cooling system for St. Croix County Government Center was abandoned by the Finance Committee. Instead the committee voted last week to go with a high-efficiency, water-cooled chiller and condensing-style boiler. The installed cost is estimated at $1,672,500.
The question before the St. Croix County Board last week wasn't whether the county should stay in the nursing home business but if the board should honor a decision to let the public vote first. After lengthy discussion, supervisors voted to indefinitely postpone action on a resolution to build a new facility. Meanwhile, members of a committee charged with developing wording for a referendum said they expect to have a proposal for the August board meeting. On March 18 County Board members voted 22-4 to hold a Nov.
On the same day another man was sentenced for robbing the same store, a River Falls man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing Freeman Drug, 104 S. Main St., earlier this week. Thomas G. Weidell, 36, 520 W. Elm St., was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in River Falls and taken to Pierce County Jail in Ellsworth. Weidell is suspected of breaking in to the Main Street drugstore and stealing a small amount of prescription painkiller. Police Chief Roger Leque said officers were dispatched at 11:28 p.m.
HUDSON -- The St.
Judge Robert Wing dismissed a lawsuit that claimed Pierce County should pay for damage caused when heavy traffic was diverted around a fatal accident and over town of Martell roads. At the conclusion of a July 8 hearing, the judge agreed with an insurance company lawyer who argued that Wisconsin law gives the county immunity from this type of claim. A jury trial set for Sept. 25-26 was cancelled. Following a fatal accident on Jan. 27, 2006, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department diverted Hwy.
HUDSON -- Six months after a collection clerk was added to the St. Croix County clerk of courts staff, it looks as though the addition is paying off. Over the years St. Croix, along with other counties, has struggled with fine collections. Judges assess penalties, but there's no guarantee they'll be paid, and St.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court's Office of Lawyer Regulation has found no misconduct on the part of St. Croix County's attorney in an appeals case involving zoning. Last week Corporation Counsel Greg Timmerman received a letter from the OLR saying that based on a preliminary evaluation, it will not proceed. The OLR review was prompted by the District III Court of Appeals, which found fault with the tone of briefs submitted by Timmerman in a case involving John Bettendorf, 285 County SS, River Falls.
HUDSON -- The question before the St. Croix County Board Tuesday wasn't whether the county should stay in the nursing home business but if the board should honor a decision to let the public vote first. After lengthy discussion, supervisors voted to indefinitely postpone action on a resolution to build a new facility. Meanwhile, members of a committee charged with developing wording for a referendum said they expect to have a proposal for the August board meeting. On March 18 County Board members voted 22-4 to hold a Nov.