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The author of a new report on Governor Jim Doyle's re-election fundraising efforts says voters should be worried about the increase in tribal gaming money pouring into the governor's campaign war chest. The report by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows the top donors to the Doyle campaign are all from the Dennis Troha family, who are also the biggest financial backers of a proposed tribal casino in Kenosha. Over the last three years, Troha family members from both Wisconsin and Illinois have given more than $200,000 to the Governor's campaign.
Jane Mikla, 59, of Hudson and formerly of Glenwood City, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Celebration of Jane's Life will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 23rd at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at O'Connell's Sunday afternoon. Private interment. Cremation services held at Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.
More than 2,100 Wisconsin residents have signed up to become disaster volunteers for the Red Cross since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast last year. The influx of new members represents about a tenth of all Red Cross volunteers statewide. It surpasses the state's goal of adding at least a thousand new disaster volunteers after last year's hurricanes. Marianne Muzzi coordinates Red Cross volunteers for seven counties in south-central Wisconsin.
A Saturday morning accident on HWY 35 in Pierce County injured three Minnesota residents -- including a 23-month-old child. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. when Debra Morgan, 51, Red Wing, was southbound of HWY 35 driving a 1995 Plymouth minivan when she attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway just south of HWY 63. While making the turn Morgan's van was hit by a northbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Natasha Chester 23, Minnesota City. Also in the pickup was Chester's 23-month-old daughter Jolissa Nelton.
Mailboxes are the only structure that private owners are allowed to install within the right-of-way without a permit as a matter of convenience to the landowners. Neither the St. Croix County Highway Department nor U.S. Postal Service issue written permits for the placement of mailboxes within the public right-of-way. The mailbox installation and support, along with the on-going maintenance and conformity with current U.S. Postal Service standards, are the responsibility of the property owner.
(Pub. July 2 - Final July 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, ST. CROIX COUNTY In the matter of the Name Change of: Robert Dudley Harvey, Jr. By: Robert Dudley Harvey, Jr., Petitioner NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT: A petition has been filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Robert Dudley Harvey, Jr. TO: Rachael Diane Harvey IT IS ORDERED THAT: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of St. Croix County, State of Wisconsin by: Hon. Howard W. Cameron, at the St.
Aida passed on May 25, with her husband Dennis and sister-in-law Rachel O'Connell at her side. Aida de la Vega, 75, was born Oct. 24, 1937 to Adolfo and Virginia (Gonzalez) de la Vega in Mexico, Distrito Federal, the second of 3 children. Aida attended school in Mexico City and studied to be a bilingual secretary specializing in Spanish and English. Her favorite job was in a travel agency where she sold tours to tourists. One of her customers was Dennis Larson of Deer Park, Wisconsin, who was exploring Mexico by train.
Verna J. Myers, age 85, of North Hudson, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Christian Community Home. Her funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at Bible Baptist Church, 545 Sixth St. N (off of Hwy 35), North Hudson. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be on Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. The O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson is assisting the family, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfamilyfuneralhomes.com
Michael O'Brien, age 53, of Hudson, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at his home in Hudson, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to Holy Mass at church on Thursday and on Wednesday, August 19 from 4-8 p.m. with an ending prayer service, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
Rosella "Sally" Rose, age 80 of Hudson, died Friday, August 7, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. Celebration Of Life for Sally Rose at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 12 at Bethel Lutheran HIGHLANDS in Hudson. Burial in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, and one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred.