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The man accused of beating Myrna Jean Clemons to death in 1993 faces trial May 15. The date was set by Judge George Glonek today in Douglas County Court following Michael David Mattson's plea of not guilty to the single charge of first-degree murder. If convicted Mattson, 55, faces life imprisonment. His attorney, Chief Public Defender J.
The Douglas County Board could make Home Health nurses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Douglas County Administration Committee is recommending the board consider a three-month trial period for the extended on-call service. Currently, Home Health care is only available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The step offers earlier intervention for clients and could keep them out of the hospital, said Pat Schanen, director of the health and human services department.
A nearly $1.8 million windfall from the American Transmission Co. (ATC) for construction of the Arrowhead-Weston transmission line could pave county roads or construct a new courtroom in the Government Center. The money, expected in about six months, is earmarked to fund conservancy, wetland or environmental programs. Under state statute, the county can request, in writing, that the Public Service Commission approve the money for a different use "in the public interest." The county plans to do just that.
For some, the spirit of giving is personified by a bewhiskered man in a bright red suit.
Groping through the darkness, Dan Sier kept a tight hold on the fire hose in his right hand. He slowly navigated his way through a pair of tables, fanning his left hand out to search the floor.
Thanks to a Solon Springs dog's hardship, a Superior puppy has a new bounce in her step. Four-month-old Ginger has sleek tan fur, melting brown eyes and two accessories to go with her polka-dot collar -- a pink plaster patch on her left hip and a bright cast on her right leg. That doesn't stop her from spreading puppy love to everyone in sight. "She'll kiss you all day and the tail never stops thumping," said Marcy Barby, who is fostering the pup.
THE DAILY TELEGRAM The men accused of injuring four University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey players during an altercation behind the 3rd Base Bar in September will go to trial on the same day. Superior residents Jesse Michael Grew, 24, and Angelo Michael Garza, 22, both have trials set for Feb. 13 in Douglas County Circuit Court. While the co-defendants will face the jury at the same time, the trials were not consolidated. Grew's trial date was set Friday after he pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of substantial battery and one felony charge of second degree reckless endangerment.
If Missy Siers ever wants to give up her job as a hair stylist, she could move to Hollywood and try her hand at filmmaking. She keeps adding to a video library aimed at one thing -- keeping in touch with her husband, Tracy, who is serving in Iraq. "We tend to videotape everything," the Superior woman said. Monthly, she sends updates to her husband. Son Archer, 4, learned to ride a bike while his father was away. The couple's oldest daughter, 11-year-old Haley, will go through the experience of braces while her father is gone.
One man accused of spray painting bomb threats on Superior High School must make a public apology and spend prom night behind bars. Aaron Scott Sislo, 18, an SHS senior at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of graffiti today in Douglas County Court. The graffiti, which was painted on the school in the early hours of Sept. 29, included the threat "There is a bomb in the school 9/29/06" in addition to crude drawings and sayings. The threat prompted school officials to cancel classes and most homecoming events scheduled for that day.
Douglas County's spring weight restrictions could soon match those of surrounding counties. Every year, truck weights are limited on county roads during the spring thaw to reduce damage to the roads. Trucks driving from county to county, however, find weight limits change along the route. Bayfield County exempts school buses, bulk milk trucks, refuse, septic, propane and fuel oil haulers from weight restrictions, for example, while Ashland County only exempts trucks with permits using the most direct routes.