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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.
Casey Fall is one Hudson High School member of the class of 2012 who has a full-ride scholarship to college and a guaranteed job upon graduation. If everything falls into place as she planned it, Casey will graduate as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and earn a job as a helicopter pilot. She is enthusiastic about the future. "I'm excited more than scared," Casey said during a discussion at her Hudson home after track practice last week.
When you hear Taps played during Memorial Day ceremonies at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson and several others in the area, the bugler will be carrying on a local family tradition. Art Feyereisen, a veteran of the Korean War and member of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars who serves on the color guard, has enlisted his son and grandsons into playing Taps for the ceremony over the past 25 years. "It's a dramatic thing, to hear Taps," said Feyereisen during a recent conversation in his comfortable town of Troy home built on the land he once farmed not far away from w
A former Somerset man was sentenced to jail and probation in a conviction on one felony count of possession of child pornography Tuesday, May 22. Richard Lewis Tereau, 42, St. Paul, avoided prison if he never returns to Judge Howard W. Cameron's court on a criminal charge. Judge Cameron sentenced Tereau to 10 months in St. Croix Count Jail and seven years probation.
Turning a hobby into a successful business is the dream of most every entrepreneur. A young couple is pursuing that dream while creating a new beer and brewing it in Hudson. Greg and Molly Harris are in the process of developing American Sky Beer at 1510 Swasey St. with their sights on producing the first batch of their signature ale for tasting in late June. "Molly's late step-father was a home brewer and I learned from him.
St. Croix County continues a search to fill two staff positions. Administrator Pat Thompson told the board of supervisors Tuesday, May 1, he is in the process of recruiting a new finance director and a new planning and zoning director to fill vacancies. "At this point, I'm not ready to recommend a candidate (for finance director)," he said. "I want to take time and do this right.