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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Area citizens will vote Sept. 14 to choose a Democratic candidate for the 30th District seat in the Assembly and a Republican candidate for the state's Third District seat in Congress. Statewide primary contests also include choosing a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and both Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state treasurer. Winners of the primary contests will go on to the general election Tuesday, Nov.
Matt Borup: Woodshop manager, parent Strengthening Wisconsin's economy by supporting and expanding business opportunities, encouraging job creation and helping small businesses will be his priorities in the state Assembly, says Matt Borup. Borup, 32, Hudson, will face Ben Plunkett, River Falls, in the Tuesday, Sept. 14, primary for the Democratic nomination for the 30th District seat in the Wisconsin Assembly. The winner of the primary will run against Republican candidate, Dean Knudson, in November. "It really was a very personal decision (to run)," said Borup.
Bruce Evers said he first got the idea to run for Congress while sitting in a deer stand, thinking of his six grandkids. What will they have if the United States doesn't get its spending under control?
Americans must regain confidence in their country, their government and the U.S. dollar before they will start spending, create new jobs and pull the country out of recession, says Dan Kapanke. Kapanke, who has represented the 32nd District in the Wisconsin Senate since 2002, is one of two Republicans challenging Ron Kind for the Wisconsin's Third District seat in the House of Representatives. After completing a week-long tour of businesses in the district, he stopped in the area for an interview as he heads into the home stretch for the Sept.
Just as Wisconsin families are getting by with less, state government must learn frugality, said Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker Tuesday. Walker - who faces Mark Neumann and Scott Paterick for the GOP nomination in the Sept.
An appeals court found a St. Croix judge showed "objective bias" when he warned a man that if he violated probation, he would get a stiff sentence and then followed through with the promise. In a decision filed Tuesday, the District III Court of Appeals reversed a sentence imposed by Judge Eric Lundell and sent James Robert Thomas, 37, Star Prairie, back to court for resentencing by a different St. Croix County judge. In March 2008 Thomas pled guilty to disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping, both as a repeater.
Time and tide may wait for no man, but the weather also has no consideration for hard work as Pierce County Farm Technology Days organizers clearly realized last week. Still, apart from losing the final day of the show due to heavy rains, 2010 FTD workers say the event they spent three years planning went pretty well. "There were tons of positives, said Publicity and Promotion Committee Co-chairwoman Mary Brand.
It was one thing -- the passage of the health care bill -- that motivated an Oshkosh businessman to challenge 17-year incumbent Russ Feingold for one of Wisconsin's seats in the U.S.
Kitty Rhoades' decision not to seek re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly has prompted greater interest among potential candidates -- and a Democratic primary election -- in District 30. Still, since candidates were active long before the July 13 deadline for filing nomination papers for county, state and federal offices offered few surprises. County level In St. Croix County, Chief Deputy John Shilts is the only candidate for the position held by Dennis Hillstead, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22 Where: In Pierce County at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Pierce County Road E Hosts: Roger and Bev Peterson family Admission: $5 for adults and children 12 and older; no charge for younger children. Parking: General parking is located along County Road E just south Hwy. 29.