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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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. The project includes a new 50-bed nursing home and 10-bed dementia crisis center plus remodeling the current nursing home to create a 40-bed assisted living facility. Estimates presented at the March 31 Committee of the Whole meeting are $21.4 million.
After decades of debate, numerous studies, failed attempts to sell and two citizen referendums to continue operations, St.
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 Veterans Administration’s rating calculation will reduce Eric’s disability rating to 90 percent, because his
During their March 18 meeting, members of St. Croix County’s Administration Committee voted to oppose a state budget proposal to transfer property tax assessment duties from cities, towns and villages to the counties. The resolution will be presented to the full County Board for action April 6. While there would be some positives to the transition, the proposal isn’t well-thought-out, said Ellen Denzer, the county’s community development director. “We really don’t support this at this time,” said Denzer of her staff’s opinion.
During their March 3 meeting, St.