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26 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL Feb. 1, 1996 Updates from R. E. Herman Decision to file charges in newborn death delayed by the Pierce County District Attorney, with the case being in reference to a …

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26 years ago PRESCOTT ….



Feb. 1, 1996 Updates from R. E. Herman Decision to file charges in newborn death delayed by the Pierce County District Attorney, with the case being in reference to a 26-year-old River Falls woman alleged to have a hand in the death of her fullterm baby.

Eighth and tenth grade students fare well on state assessment tests, with the average score for 112 eighth-graders was 162, while tenth graders scored an average of 167 on the state assessment.

Quote of the Week: “I would be very much in favor of a flat fee for every family or property because we all get the same service. But that is not the current law.” —Galen Siepel, City of Prescott Assessor Prescott Assessor Galen Seipel responds to critics By R. E. Herman Galen Seipel and his work came under attack during the public hearing on the revaluation of Prescott.

Seipel explained that the current law places assessors in a potential dilemma, as they are instructed to assess at full market value. When dealing with an entire city or village, as was the case in both North Hudson and Prescott, the state provides the assessor with a total valuation for the city or village and the assessor’s total must be within 10 percent plus or minus of that amount.

“If the law tells me I must assess at full market value, but I’m not meeting the total value, what do I do?” asked Seipel.

Seipel feels strongly that his assessment of Prescott will be upheld, noting that the courts sustained his assessment in the case just brought by Don Hillman.

“I’ve had this confidence from the beginning,” said Seipel. “From experience I know I do very good work.”


Feb. 4, 1982

Summary updates from articles by Mary Beeler: Eagle released at Prescott on Jan. 30 as people gathered in the 18-degree weather to watch the sendoff from the Prescott Tourist Park.

Prescott to decide on insurance request as overly litigious society makes gathering kids for youth sports an insurance risk.

Nuclear power, radioactive waste disposal, and the danger of radiation exposure are items of study for the Pierce-St. Croix League of Women Voters this year.

55 years ago PIERCE COUNTY JOURNAL Feb. 2, 1967 Some highlights Dr. E. R. Jonas and Shelby Lynner marry and honeymoon at Las Vegas, making their home at Ellsworth, where the doctor has a large practice and is well known. The doctor’s bride, meanwhile, is from Red Wing.

Mr. and Mrs. Claire Hague have their baby daughter baptized at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Clayfield, with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kyle as sponsors.

The Ellsworth Panthers defeat River Falls 82 to 66 as New Richmond edges out Glenwood City. Chuck Dodge scores 33 points for the Panthers, while Wildcats Rich Fink and Tom McAleavy also have a good night. All-conference guard Russ Brown makes 25 points for River Falls, while Dennis Malmer puts in 17. The Ellsworth Panthers, meanwhile, continue to be undefeated, with a 9-0 record.

Finally in election news, Judge Paul Magdanz withdraws his candidacy due to health reasons. “With extreme regret, I must announce that, contrary to my previous statement, I cannot be a candidate for re-election for County Judge of Pierce County. I had hoped that my health would permit me to be an active candidate and that, if elected I could be a vigorous, full-time judge. I am now advised that, from the medical standpoint, this is not in the probable foreseeable future,” he writes as he says that, “The office of a Judge is too important to be awarded to one not in the best of health and it would be improper for me to seek the office representing that my health is other than it is.” The judge closes out by expressing gratitude for gestures of support and encouraging all voters to be involved with active interest in judicial elections.

70 years ago THE RIVER FALLS JOURNAL Jan. 31, 1952 Local girl featured in “Mademoiselle” The current issue of “Mademoiselle,’ a national magazine, features a story on the former Patricia Milbrath, daughter of Mrs. Kate Milbrath of this city, now Mrs. John Lewis of New York City.

Pat graduated from River Falls High School, and will be remembered by many of our readers.

In sports: River Falls defeats Glenwood City and Ellsworth High, the first by a score of 56 to 31 and the latter by a score of 45 to 42. Four quarters of play time and numerous fouls, with Hilltoppers determined to beat River Falls while it becomes clear that the Wildcats are ready to play ball.

Hear Billy Graham! Your Hour of Decision will be broadcast by the Billy Graham Crusade from the steps of the Capitol building of our Nation in Washington, D. C. next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Millions are praying for this campaign for Christ in the heart of our Nations. Many decisions are being made for Christ! God can turn the tide in our country’s chaotic trend downward! Do not miss the Hour of Decision.

85 years ago ELLSWORTH RECORD Feb. 11, 1937 AT THE THEATERS Ellsworth theater The tops in motion pictures in 1926, according to the critics, and vouched for as such by practically every person who saw it, it “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” the attraction at the Ellsworth theater for three days starting with matinee next Sunday. Clarence Kelland is the author of the story, which is one of the brightest comedies brought to the flickers. It simply rocks the audience with genuine laughter. Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur head a swell cast in a picture you simply must see.

For tonight the theater offers Ross Alexander in “Here Comes Carter,” the story of a young man with money-making ideas and the knack for putting the ideas across. A good, rollicking comedy with no dull moments. Thirty surprises are also offered.

AID FLOOD SUFFERERS The Evangelical Women’s Union and North Side Ladies Aid of Ellsworth township held a joint meeting in the church parlors Friday, Feb, 12 to see what they could do to aid the flood sufferers, materially and spiritually. A fine program was arranged with a Scripture reading by Reverend J. P. Kaiser followed by prayer for the flood area victims. Mrs. Clarence Huber gave a reading entitled “Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane,” Mrs. John Lantz gave a reading, “Man Lincoln.” A donation of good useful clothing and articles was received. This box is to be packed this week and sent directly to the headquarters of our synod where it will be distributed among the needy ones. A fine picnic lunch was served and the $10 received for it will be sent to the flood sufferers.

The various sewing circles of these organizations of Evangelical women are planning on sending another box later on of embroidered towels, pillowcases, and dresser scarfs as gifs of love for those who have lost so much in the floods.