Couple found guilty of criminal damage to property

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE   —  A couple accused of setting a double-wide trailer house on fire in the Town of New Haven has pleaded no contest and been found guilty of misdemeanor criminal damage to property, and both were sentenced to probation and jail time. A trial had been scheduled this month for…

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Pair of sex offenders being released in area

A pair of convicted sex offenders are being released in the area according to notices from the Dunn County and St. Croix County Sheriff’s Offices. James A. Bever and Christopher Mikulski, 60, will be released in the City of Menomonie and the Town of Emerald respectively. Bever James A. Bever was released on Tuesday, August…

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Boyceville Cucumber Festival looking to beat the heat and the construction

By Amber Hayden BOYCEVILLE — Had a few too many? We’ve all been there. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in balance. Eat a couple slices before bed and wake up headache-free! This year’s Cucumber Festival in Boyceville, which kicks off this Friday, August 16…

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DORIS E. FORD

  Doris E. Ford, age 89, of Menomonie, formerly of Knapp, passed away Friday, August 09, 2019 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. Doris was born September 10, 1929 in Menomonie, WI. She was the daughter of Wayne and Grace (Smith) Thibado. At the age of 11, she moved to Menomonie from Dunnville…

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LYLE W. “BILL” KNUTSON

Lyle W. “Bill” Knutson, age 88, of Boyceville, WI passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1930 in Menomonie, WI to Lyle C. and Agnes (Sypnigwskie) Knutson. From 1949 to 1952 he served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan. On Sept. 20, 1952, Lyle married Eloise…

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ROBERT MAURICE BODSBERG

Robert Maurice Bodsberg, age 74, of Boyceville peacefully entered the kingdom of heaven on August 5, 2019. Surrounded by his family, Bobbie’s courageous battle with cancer came to an end. Bobbie was born on March 8, 1945 to Robert C. Bodsberg and Luella I. (Schultz) Bodsberg at the family farm in Knapp, Wisconsin. He graduated…

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Rep. Stafsholt brings adoption task force to Unity High School

BALSAM LAKE, WI – With help from Representative Rob Stafsholt (R – New Richmond), the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption held a hearing in Balsam Lake on July 25. It is the first hearing this year to take place in Northwest Wisconsin. “It’s not every day that legislators come to our area of the state,”…

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New Richmond Native Trains U.S. Navy Future Warfighters

By Lt. Kat Smith, Navy Office of Community Outreach GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training Command, this obligation falls upon hard-charging, Navy professionals who trains and mentors the Navy’s future warfighters.…

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