CMBRG explains $78,912 in village account

Monday, July 27th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  While it is true that the village account containing $78,912 for the village hall at one time contained money belonging to the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group, that is no longer the case.

At one time, the account contained $105,000, of which $50,000 was village money and $55,000 belonged to CMBRG, said Joan Scharlau, president of CMBRG.

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Former Dunn County attorney found guilty of theft and forgery

Friday, July 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A 55-year-old former Dunn County attorney has been found guilty by a jury of two felony counts of theft and forgery.

William R. Lamb was found guilty following a two-day jury trial in Dunn County July 16 and July 17 of one felony count each of theft and forgery for cashing a forged $10,500 check that was a client’s insurance settlement and keeping the money.

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Flags lowered in honor of Marine Sergeant Carson A. Holmquist

Friday, July 24th, 2015

MADISON — On July 17, 2015, Governor Scott Walker ordered flags lowered in honor of Marine Sergeant A. Carson Holmquist, a Wisconsin native killed in a shooting at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy in Chattanooga, TN.

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Former Ridgeland man convicted of poisoning neighbor’s dog

Friday, July 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A 29-year-old former Ridgeland resident has been convicted by a Dunn County jury on one felony count of mistreating an animal for poisoning his neighbor’s dog.

Eric J. Pevan was convicted following a one-day jury trial in Dunn County July 23.

Pevan was charged as a party to a crime in connection with the death of a dog belonging to his neighbor, Shane Cutting.

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Dunn County’s general fund balance increased by $750,000 for 2014

Friday, July 24th, 2015

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  Even though Dunn County’s combined ending fund balance at the end of 2014 was $2 million less than the previous year, the county’s general fund balance increased by nearly $750,000.

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