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A plan to close two of Wisconsin's juvenile corrections facilities will have little or no effect on Pierce and St. Croix counties because they have rarely used any of the three.


The Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance has voted to close the Ethan Allen Boys' School in Wales and the Southern Oaks Girls' School in Union Grove. The services provided at those two sites will be consolidated at Lincoln Hills School near Irma in north central Wisconsin.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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