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A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott Needham found probable cause that Aaron Schaffhausen committed a felony and set an arraignment hearing for Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. when he will enter a plea. Schaffhausen, 35, is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the July 10 deaths of daughters Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecelia, 5, at their River Falls residence. He appeared in an orange jail suit in handcuffs and showed no emotion through the hour and one half hearing.
Andy Larson has seen a bit of the world since leaving the class of 2008 at Hudson High School. After graduation, he took a little time off to contemplate his future and do some snowboarding in Colorado. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010. He was home on leave last week after spending seven months at sea with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and talked about his transformation from snowboarder to Leatherneck in a telephone conversation. "I always wanted to be in the military, but my parents didn't want it," he said.
New Richmond native Don Gillen always wanted to go to law school and had an affinity for accounting. The two interests worked out quite well in the pursuit of his career goals. "I wanted to go to law school as far back as when I was a student in high school," said Gillen, 56, who has taken over the St. Croix County Corporation Counsel position after working 23 years in the department. "I liked accounting and I wanted to finish law school debt free," he said during a conversation in his office last week. He accomplished his mission.
A man charged with murder in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence July 10 made an initial appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court late last week. Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, Minot, N.D., is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in deaths of Amara 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5. An autopsy report from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office said Amara and Sophie died from sharp force injuries to the right side of their necks.
Ellen Denzer, St. Croix County's Planning and Zoning director, started out on a different career path. The Ellsworth native earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from UW-River Falls after graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1980.
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance in St. Croix County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, Minot, N.D., is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in deaths of Amara 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5. An autopsy report from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office said Amara and Sophie died from sharp force injuries to the right side of their necks.
Appears by phone from Florida A woman charged with three felony counts of theft in connection with a middle school parent's fund, a Hudson buster club and a private firm entered pleas in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday. Brenda L. Lutovsky, 42, pleaded innocent to three felony counts of theft in a business setting by telephone from Florida during the arraignment hearing July 6.
Almost everybody knows something about Custer's last stand although it took place 136 years ago on the plains of southeastern Montana near the Little Bighorn River. Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 262 of his U.S. Army 7th Cavalry troops died in a fight with combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people in a battle June 25-26, 1876. The Indians involved called it the Battle of the Greasy Grass, the name of the ridge near what is now called Last Stand Hill. Today the scene of the skirmish is officially the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
Hudson's William Ellwood, a U.S. Navy Master at Arms Second Class stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station, Ill., got a chance to be close up and personal with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. "I was personally selected to represent the Navy during Armed Forces Day in conjunction with the NATO Summit at the Cubs vs.
Tabatha Hansen is already on the job at night and weekends Tabatha Hansen is in the process of relocating to the area in preparation for taking over as the new finance director for St. Croix County. The Black River Falls resident officially takes the helm July 9. The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors approved her selection at its June 5 regular meeting. "I am very excited to be the new finance director of St. Croix County.