Trials scheduled for former Colfax man charged with assaulting children

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — Trials have been scheduled for July and September for a 66-year-old former Colfax man charged with eight felonies related to the sexual assault of a child.

Elmer C. Shilts Jr. appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a bond hearing February 1.

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Purse-snatching results in high speed chase that ended on I-94 near Elk Mound

Monday, February 8th, 2016

ELK MOUND  —  The case of a purse being snatched in Eau Claire evolved into a high-speed chase on I-94 that ended near Elk Mound when the Wisconsin State Patrol deflated the suspect vehicle’s tires.

According to a news release from the state patrol, the Eau Claire Police Department reported a purse-snatching at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4.

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GC woman and boyfriend charged with allowing 9-year-old to drive

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

BALSAM LAKE  —  A 32-year-old Glenwood City woman and her boyfriend have been accused of allowing the woman’s nine-year-old child to drive while they were both highly intoxicated.

Amanda R. Eggert and Jason R. Roth, 36, pleaded not guilty in Polk County Circuit Court February 5 on charges related to an incident the afternoon of January 30 when Polk County deputies discovered the nine-year-old had been driving after receiving a 911 complaint about erratic driving on rural roads.

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“The Journey Home” coming to Colfax Municipal Building auditorium February 20

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — “The Journey Home,” the story of young boy reuniting a polar bear cub with its mother in northern Canada, will be the February movie at the Colfax Municipal Building auditorium.

Although online polling conducted by the Colfax Commercial Club ended up with the original “Star Wars” movie gathering the most votes, in the end, the license was not actually available for that movie.

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EM man charged with 3 felonies, 1 misdemeanor for intent to deliver cocaine, marijuana

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND  —  An 18-year-old Elk Mound man has been charged with possessing cocaine and marijuana with the intent of delivering the drugs for sale.

Brody E. Bergh was scheduled for a court appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court February 2, but because of the winter storm that day, the court date was changed to February 16.

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