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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With just County Board approval needed, St. Croix County is set to buy 53.29 acres of undeveloped land along the St. Croix River in the town of St. Joseph.
St. Croix County finished its fourth pay for performance cycle this month, giving “earned step increases” to 309 employees and 2 percent merit bonuses to 206 workers.
For a local Navy enlisted man, May 29-June 4 was “Take Your Dad to Work Week” as he and his father spent five days exploring the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson.
The consultant hired to do a market study of St. Croix County employee salaries is recommending one main pay schedule and warned that the county jumped into its pay for performance plan prematurely.
After estimates that it would cost $160,000 a month to care for roosters, hens and chicks seized during a cockfighting investigation, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department was authorized to dispose of 500 birds.
A program that helped downtown businesses throughout St. Croix and Pierce counties update their facades and made loans to small retail and service businesses will be crippled by a change mandated by a federal agency, say regional program administrators. A decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to federalize the Regional Business Fund Inc.
A program that helped downtown businesses throughout St. Croix and Pierce counties update their facades and made loans to small retail and service businesses will be crippled by a change mandated by a federal agency, say regional program administrators.
St. Croix County supervisors were told last week that the second phase of updating the county’s 911 system will cost more than rough estimates, and because the county has committed to bond issues for the new Health Center, paying for the update will be tricky. “We got a dollar figure before we got an engineering study,” interim Emergency Communications director Steve T’Kach told the Administration Committee during its May 20 meeting. Before the engineering study, the project was estimated to cost $6.3 million.
St. Croix County’s former human resources director, who worked for the county for just under eight years, will receive nearly $70,000 in severance benefits. According to a copy of the separation agreement obtained from County Administrator Pat Thompson, the negotiated resignation results in the county keeping Tammy Funk on the payroll for four months, paying out accumulated sick leave and PTO and paying for her medical insurance until Aug.
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 Tuesday, May 12,...