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For Jason Richard Borelli, life means life. Judge Michael Lucci sentenced the man responsible for the brutal slaying of Leah Gustafson to life imprisonment with no eligibility for release before a packed Douglas County courtroom Wednesday. "There is nothing easy or pleasant about sentencing a person to life imprisonment," Lucci said. In this case there is a need to protect society, the judge said. "The risk of reoffense is too high, too terrible if he's allowed to return to the community." A jury found Borelli, 32, guilty of first-degree intentional homicide on Nov.
It was report card day for the Maple School District on Tuesday. The Maple School Board learned how their credit stacked up nationally when Joel Pittelman, vice president of Milwaukee-based Springsted, the district's financial advisor, revealed the results of national bidding for $33 million in building bonds. "From my evaluation, you've done extremely well," Pittelman said. The district snagged a solid credit rating of A2 from Moody's rating service, he said. Despite being one of hundreds of school bond offerings, Maple got six bids.
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.
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.
For some, the spirit of giving is personified by a bewhiskered man in a bright red suit.
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.
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.
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.