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Ashleigh Thurman, 16, of Merrillan was found Sunday in La Crosse County by authorities after she had run away from home last week.

Officials have not released any specifics about why Thurman ran away, but Thurman's parents have been notified that she has been found.

Thurman was last spotted in Black River Falls on Friday, April 7, after leaving work at Donna K's at about 2 p.m. Police said she then fled with her boyfriend. She was not believed to be in any danger.

Her mother's vehicle was also found in the Chippewa Falls area, but the license plates were removed.

She had been speaking with her friends, but she refused to come home.

Ede Borek, 78, died peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017, with her family at her side.

Ede was born Edna Lois Quinn March 12, 1939, in Wrightsville, Wis. She was the sixth child of Edward and Lovetta (Preston) Quinn.

Ede lived in Black River Falls, until her senior year of high school when she moved to Milwaukee, to work and be near her sister. While in Milwaukee she worked for an insurance company and as a nanny until later becoming a dental assistant. She married John Borek July 11, 1959, in Black River Falls. She and John had three children and cared for many stray animals. They owned John and Ede’s bar in Pray, Wis., for nearly 20 years and over that time formed many friendships with people from all over Wisconsin, who came to enjoy deer hunting and other recreational opportunities in central Wisconsin.

Ashleigh Thurman, 16, of Merrillan was found Sunday in La Crosse County by authorities after she had run away from home last week.

Officials have not released any specifics about why Thurman ran away, but Thurman's parents have been notified that she has been found.

Thurman was last spotted in Black River Falls on Friday, April 7, after leaving work at Donna K's at about 2 p.m. Police said she then fled with her boyfriend. She was not believed to be in any danger.

Her mother's vehicle was also found in the Chippewa Falls area, but the license plates were removed.

She had been speaking with her friends, but she refused to come home.

Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox has confirmed that former Merrillan clerk Debra Green is under investigation for embezzling money from the village.

Fox has not filed charges. The investigation is ongoing.

In February, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received complaints that Green had been making unauthorized purchases for personal use.

Village president Margaret Young said  Green resigned.

 A special prosecutor will handle the case because Fox represented Green when he was a private attorney.

Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox has confirmed that former Merrillan clerk Debra Green is under investigation for embezzling money from the village.

Fox has not filed charges. The investigation is ongoing.

A ribbon cutting marking the official opening of the new city of Black River Falls recreational trail and tunnel will be Friday, May 5.

The project – which included construction of three miles of new trail and the construction of an underpass under state Hwy. 54 – was more than 20 years in the making. The trail eliminates an unsafe crossing across four lanes of Hwy. 54 and connects additional lodging and business facilities.

“This project is a huge benefit to the community, to our businesses and of course for the trail users,” said Chris Hardie, executive director of the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. “This project is the result of strong community and organizational collaboration. Working together is essential in a smaller community like ours because we can accomplish more with finite financial resources.

Students attending Viterbo University were recently honored for being on their Dean's List, receiving a GPA of 3.5 or above. Below are those from Jackson County that were honored:

Alexander Koch, Black River Falls; Jesse Mann, Black River Falls; Katie Pettibone, Black River Falls; and Brandi Shramek, Alma Center.

Students attending Viterbo University were recently honored for being on their Dean's List, receiving a GPA of 3.5 or above. Below are those from Jackson County that were honored:

Alexander Koch, Black River Falls; Jesse Mann, Black River Falls; Katie Pettibone, Black River Falls; and Brandi Shramek, Alma Center.

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