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To say Tom Marson has a gargantuan love of flying is probably a gross understatement. By his own admission he built his first model airplane at age 10 or 11. At age 12 he rejoiced over the early morning news on the radio that Jimmy Doolittle had bombed Tokyo with a group of B-25s flown off an aircraft carrier deck in the Pacific during World War II. Even when he met his wife, Mercedes, "Mercy", while serving with the U.S.
There is nothing quite like a trip to the Holy Land to boost the spiritual awakening of Christians as Easter approaches. And so it was for 16 members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson who traveled to Israel in February and visited a number of places mentioned in the Bible. Pastor Tim Booth and Dawn Sauceman, ministry associate, took time last week to recall the experience. "It completely brought the Bible to life.
For people in St. Croix and Pierce counties with mental health issues or those of a family member, there is cost-free help from a local organization. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grass roots mental health organization committed to building hope for all those in need. "The St. Croix Valley affiliate offers crisis intervention team training, family education, peer-to-peer and support group programs," said Denis Hackel, co-president along with Patricia Cederholm, of the local organization. "There are 30 to 40 members of the St.
Traffic along Interstate 94 from Wisconsin to Minnesota and vice versa is experiencing a steady increase in volume as population spikes on both sides of the St. Croix River. Moving people efficiently along the Gateway Corridor has been under study by the Gateway Commission in Minnesota since 2009. Wisconsin joined the party in 2010, said Tim Ramberg, St. Croix County highway commissioner. Ramberg presented basics of the study during the March 6 County Board meeting along with a slide show and mountain of statistics.
The planning and zoning department is on a continuing mission to locate all the septic systems in St. Croix County and log them in a data base. Pam Quinn, zoning specialist, and Ryan Yarrington, zoning technician, are charged with the task for the department and reminding citizens that septic tanks should be inspected and/or pumped a minimum of every three years. The mission is not the whimsy of a local bureaucrat or politician, however. Finding and informing the owners of all the sewer systems in the countryside is mandated by state statute that was enacted in 2008.
A lame duck session of the St. Croix County Board Tuesday morning was not without extended discussion on several items while eight supervisors were acknowledged for their service upon leaving county government. Lindy Luckey was recognized by board chair Daryl Standafer and administrator Patrick Thompson for 26 years of service.
The St. Croix County Sheriff's department was continuing the investigation of a stabbing incident in rural Somerset Sunday night. Sheriff John Shilts said Monday morning deputies were called to 1952 County Rd. I at 10:20 p.m. where Timothy P. Burdick, 41, had suffered multiple stab wounds to his legs and stomach. Burdick was evacuated to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. George Willie Elmore, 51, was arrested and taken to jail in the incident.
Michelle Pietrick is moving on to another government entity. It appears to be in her blood. For the nearly nine years, Pietrick, 50, has served St. Croix County as finance director. On March 7, she will take a similar position with the city of South St. Paul. "I have been looking for the last couple years," she said during a conversation in her government center office last week. "City government is really where my heart is." "I like St. Croix County. There were a lot of challenges and a lot of good people here," Pietrick said. The St.
A man arrested 16 months ago in a child pornography investigation was convicted in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Richard Lawrence Tereau, 41, St. Paul, who was a town of Somerset resident at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of child pornography. The remaining 10 counts in the case were read into the record for purposes of a surcharge. Judge Howard W.
The investigation of St. Croix County's most prominent cold case is about to heat up a little more. The murder of William S. "Junior" Clapp at 2:35 a.m. April 25, 1993, from a single gunshot wound at his rural Roberts farm house remains unsolved and the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Assignments Bureau will aid the sheriff's department in the continuing investigation. DCI cold case experts are expected to meet with sheriff's personnel Feb.