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By Staff | Dec 20, 2013

Criminal cases to be tried in county

Two criminal cases will soon be tried in the district court of Pierce County.

32-year old Bryce Fleharty, of Williston, and 39-year old Nicole Haggerty, of Rugby, will stand trial on felony charges.

According to court records, Haggerty has been charged with child abuse/neglect, a class C felony. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 7, 2014.

Fleharty has been charged with burglary and theft of property, both of which are class C felonies. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 14.

Pantry still accepting donations

Care packages, in the form of baskets containing everything needed for a holiday meal, are inbound to less-fortunate families today. The Rugby Food Pantry will distribute over 100 baskets containing turkeys, pies, fruits and vegetables as part of their annual Christmas giveaway.

The giveaways are usually done the week before Christmas, and several volunteers take part in delivering baskets.

Vonnie Degenstein, food pantry coordinator, says that there has been good response from the community, but the food pantry could always use more donations.

The food pantry usually schedules giveaways on the third Monday of each month.

– Tribune Staff Report

County mulls options for social services building

The Pierce County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday. The board spoke with architect Gloria Larsgaard, of the EAPC consulting firm, and asked her to provide an estimate for a new building for the social services department. The board will consider that option before finalizing plans to renovate the old jail into office space for social services.

Larsgaard will report to the board before their regular meeting in January.

The board held an exit interview with social worker Nickie Livedalen and thanked her for her service. Livedalen accepted a position outside of the county.

The board heard from Roger Tank, who discussed road issues.

The board approved bills previously paid and ordered the payment on other bills.

The board approved an abatement application in Township 153-74 to correct a clerical error.

The board also approved the following transfers from the wireless fund: $25,000 to the law enforcement fund and $15,000 to the E-9-1-1 fund. A transfer of $100,000 was made from the highway distribution fund to the road and bridge fund. A sum of $7,000 was transferred from the general to the library elevator project.

Transfers of $36,109.70 and $658 were made for road repairs in Rush Lake Township and White Township, respectively.

– Tribune Staff Report

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