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Theresa R. "Tina" Wolff, 66, owner of Tina's Quilt Shop and Cliff's Fix It Shop, died Sunday, Feb. 22, following a battle with cancer. Over a dozen years ago, Wolff bought Cliff's Fix It, which had already been a Main Street landmark for decades. In 2000, after Mary's Café closed next door, Wolff rented that space and expanded her business by offering sewing and quilting classes. During a Journal interview in 2006, Wolff said she walked into Cliff's 10 years earlier thinking of buying the inventory.
As it does for many women, Lisa Speer's battle with breast cancer started with a lump that she knew hadn't been there before. In the weeks since, she has learned much about the disease, about her disease in particular and about her options. Speer, who is single, has also found herself surrounded with networks of friends, including fellow members of the River Falls High School Class of 1980, Northwest Airlines flight attendants, co-workers from St.
Agreeing shorter is better, St. Croix County Finance Committee members voted last week to print concise proceedings of monthly County Board meetings in all seven newspapers in the county. The decision settles ongoing discussions about the value and cost of publishing minutes throughout the county. County Clerk Cindy Campbell budgeted $9,240 to print the proceedings in 2009, but brought the matter to the committee's attention when one newspaper printed minutes too small to read.
After reviewing policy language and a timeline, a judge found that a Pierce County house destroyed by fire after being hit by a pickup was not insured. St. Croix County Judge Scott Needham ruled that Randall and Sue Hendrickson's house insurance had legitimately been cancelled nearly two months before the home was hit by a GMC Sierra driven by Lisa Villigan, 39. The accident occurred Feb. 17, 2007. The vehicle Villigan was driving struck the Hendricksons' house and hit a gas meter, triggering a natural gas explosion. Villigan died in the incident.
Federal economic stimulus money may help pay for some of the repair work planned for the St. Croix County Government Center. "It's an outside chance at best," admitted Administrative Coordinator Chuck Whiting last week.
St. Croix County officials are ready to take bids on three Government Center repair projects and expect work will begin in mid-April. The projects include replacing the building's heating and cooling system, replacing large sections of roof and repairing exterior walls. Although actual costs won't be known until bids are taken, the estimated price on the projects is over $3 million. Most of that money was raised by bonds sold last October.
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of candidates from five to two. Those two will proceed to the April 7 general election during which one will be elected to a four-year term to replace Elizabeth Burmaster, who has headed the Department of Public Instruction since 2001. These are the candidates: * Rose Fernandez, Mukwonago.
A former pediatric trauma nurse, a state deputy superintendent, a Principal of the Year and two professors are the candidates in next week's primary election for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction. The statewide vote set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, will trim the number of candidates from five to two. Those two will proceed to the April 7 general election during which one will be elected to a four-year term to replace Elizabeth Burmaster, who has headed the Department of Public Instruction since 2001. These are the candidates: Rose Fernandez, Mukwonago.
HUDSON -- Despite some trepidation that the group might erode the power of other committees, St. Croix County supervisors have voted to create a long-term building planning committee. The resolution carried on a vote of 18-12 during the board's January meeting. According to the resolution, building issues often require communication and coordination among committees. In the past year, the county has been confronted with several building space and maintenance issues.
In a decision filed Jan. 27, the District III Court of Appeals affirmed a Pierce County jury's decision finding Michael Anthony Knudson guilty of stealing a pickup from an Ellsworth dealership. In August 2007, the jury convicted Knudson, 25, of stealing a vehicle Sept. 10, 2005. He was found not guilty on a separate charge of burglary. In September 2007, Judge Robert Wing sentenced Knudson to three years in prison, to run concurrent with a Minnesota sentence, and to a subsequent three years on extended supervision.