Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Price County welcomes a new judge to the bench Submitted: 01/19/2018
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
Reporter/Anchor
pashley@wjfw.com

Price County welcomes a new judge to the bench
PRICE COUNTY - For the first time in more than three decades the Price County Circuit Court welcomed a new judge to take the bench Friday.
Family, friends and judges from all over northern Wisconsin attended the investiture ceremony for Judge Kevin Klein.

Klein grew up in Price County and practiced law for more than 36 years.
Klein had his own law practice and was the local bar President for Price County before becoming a judge.
"When you start out and you're young and eager to practice law, you're not thinking about many years later taking the bench. But in retrospect you can see how call those years fit together," said Klein. 


Attorney Paul Swanson went to law school with Klein at UW Madison.
Swanson said Klein's broad experience with criminal law, family law and more makes him a perfect fit for the position.

"Kevin is one of those rare individuals that has the skill set and experience to be circuit court judge," said Swanson.
Price County has just one judge.
Klein said he's honored to fill the role previously held by retired Judge Douglas Fox.




Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - Hundreds of people lined up to get groceries today, but not a single person had to pay a dime.

The Feeding America food truck was parked at Sara Park in Tomahawk Tuesday.

Anyone, no matter their income or living situation, could fill a shopping cart full of groceries to take home.

+ Read More

MADISON - A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Leah Vukmir beat Kevin Nicholson in Tuesday's primary and now advances to face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - With many big races on the ticket this year, election officials said more people went out to vote in the primary on Tuesday.

Chief Inspector Patty Fitzpatrick said by the afternoon the Oneida County Department on Aging had about 25 percent voter turnout, which she said is good for a primary.

Overall Fitzpatrick said it's exciting to see so many people come out to vote.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Getting to the polls to vote was the most important part of Primary Election Day. But voting correctly was a close second. 

If you didn't vote correctly, your vote would not be counted.

There are five parties you could chose to vote for. But you could only vote for candidates from one party.

"Republican is the first one on there. If you vote Republican you cannot cross over to Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, the Wisconsin Green Party or the Constitutional Party," said election poll worker Kay Schmidt. 

+ Read More

MADISON - The Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he will "take the fight" to Walker by running the same kind of race he did in the primary.

Tony Evers won the eight-person Democratic primary Tuesday. He is the state schools chief and says that he will attack Walker on his record and talk about issues Wisconsin voters care about, including education and jobs.

+ Read More

Play Video

LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Every industry, from construction to the local call center, wants to bring in more employees to Lac du Flambeau, even outside of the reservation.

"[Work] has been picking up in the past couple of years, and so we're swamped now," said LDF Construction site foreman William Krause.

LDF Construction is part of the tribe's Business Development Corporation. The BDC was created in 2012 to maintain sustainable jobs throughout the community.

"The Lac du Flambeau area is definitely growing [in business]," said Krause.

+ Read More

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI - The Michigan Department of Corrections plans to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in the western Upper Peninsula.

The Detroit Free Press and WLUC-TV report the agency's director made the announcement Tuesday to meet a cut of more than $19 million in the prison budget.

Lawmakers had instructed the department to close an unspecified prison.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here