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Pierce County's Finance and Personnel Committee recommended Jason Matthys fill the administrative coordinator position at a Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. Already the interim administrative coordinator, Matthys was one of three candidates interviewed at Tuesday's meeting. The recommendation will be reviewed at the November county board meeting, where the board will vote whether or not to confirm Matthys. The administrative coordinator helps establish the county's annual budget, direct departments and other supervising and managerial roles for the county.
An intimate night quickly turned south after a Hudson man met a woman through an online dating site, and the woman allegedly stole property from him after he says he was drugged. Gretchen Gutierrez Montenegro, 37, Champlin, Minnesota, allegedly stole over $7,500 in property from the man after the two met on the online dating site Zoosk. The stolen property included several guns, and other property and personal documents valued between $2,500 and $5,000.
A 21-year-old Amery man was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, after being found passed out in his vehicle in the New Richmond Middle School parking lot. St. Croix County officers found Jordan Feyen with a number of drugs including LSD and cocaine, along with almost $1,300 in his possession on Oct. 16. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A non-binding referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot will gauge Ellsworth’s public interest in partially funding a new library through a $3 million village loan.
Todd Johnson, University of Wisconsin - Extension land use and community development specialist, tries not to use the French term charette to describe the Design Wisconsin program. But it might be the best word to describe the somewhat frenzied three-day community-planning process they run about twice a year.
Prescott's Police Commission is set to discuss police chief applications Wednesday, Oct. 17 in its more-than-a-year-long search for a new police department leader. Throughout the process, the city's police commission has appointed two interim chiefs — former interim Rob Funk and current interim Doug Ducklow — and held a previous search that failed to bring in a new chief and is now in the process of completing a second search. Wednesday's meeting is also set to discuss applicants for part-time and full-time officer candidates.
Kids warned for 'tping' Police caught kids "tping," or throwing toilet paper on properties at 12:09 a.m. Oct. 5 at N6309 1323rd St. in Prescott. The officer warned them and told them to go home, according to a blotter report. Bear the dog is missing A brindle-colored, male corgi-poodle-chihuahua mix dog named Bear is missing, according to a blotter report made at 1:58 p.m. Oct. 2 at W8071 290th Ave. in Hager City. The dog was last seen on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. Child abuse
A 45-year-old man was charged with felony hit and run-involve injury Sept. 24 after he allegedly failed to report hitting another vehicle, drove away and caused injuries to the other driver on June 23 in the town of Trimbelle.
A global downturn in the recycling market is dripping down to Pierce County residents, with higher rates likely on the way. The price hike is from the community's contract with Paul's Industrial Garage — a local garbage and recycling business that collects recycling throughout the county — which is losing money recycling the area's goods. P.I.G. is facing what's become a common issue for recycling businesses in the last year; a depressed commodity market driven by new restrictive imported recycling policy changes in China.
Care for about 2,000 animals saved in connection to a suspected Pierce County-based animal-fighting is estimated at almost $500,000. At an Oct. 3 civil hearing for Senyen Vang and Houa Dai Yang — who are facing numerous drug and animal crime charges from the county and state — Pierce County Assistant Corporation Counsel attorney Jason Fey said the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimated 30-day animal caretaking costs to be $496,755.