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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WAUSAU – Peter G. Whyte, now 58, lost an appeal of a second-degree murder conviction that will keep him in prison until he turns 90. In a decision filed May...
Revisions in plans call for geothermal heating and cooling for the new St. Croix County Health Center and for the project to be funded by two $10 million bonds, one issued this year and one in 2016. Work is scheduled to begin this fall on construction of the nursing home in New Richmond to replace the existing 50-bed facility and on a 10-bed unit for patients with severe dementia.
A proposal to drop the invocation that starts St.
A motion to recommend raising the Health Center construction budget again — this time to $21 million — failed at last week’s St. Croix County Administration Committee meeting. In October 2014 the County Board set the budget at $15 million and in January raised it to $20 million.
After decades of debate, numerous studies, failed attempts to sell and two citizen referendums to continue operations, St.
In a newly filed brief, a state assistant attorney general argues that the District III Court of Appeals should deny Aaron Schaffhausen’s request for a second sanity trial on his...
During their meeting Monday morning, St. Croix County supervisors voted to oppose two items in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget and to apply for a state grant. One budget change would eliminate local advisory councils and allow the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to contract with private entities to provide some services statewide. Along with taking away some Aging and Disability Resource Center duties and oversight, this change could mean a loss of up to $953,000 for St.
On the afternoon of an interview about her new role with a national military caregivers’ program, Carrie Fisher had another duty — to prepare her family’s home for a showing to a potential buyer. She and her husband Eric, who is medically retired from the Air Force, can no longer afford to keep their home in Roberts and will be moving into rental property once the house sells. Although the percentage of disability attached to each of his illnesses adds up to more than 100 percent, the Veteran Administration’s ratin
HUDSON – During their meeting Tuesday (March 3) morning, St. Croix County supervisors voted 14-3 to transfer $1 million from the general fund to the Health Center’s capital improvement fund for 2015 planning and architectural costs. The intent is to reimburse the General Fund after the county borrows money for the project in the fall. Supervisor Stephen Nielsen, Hudson, spoke against the transfer and the project itself.