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Governor: 21 apply for Marathon County sheriff

Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday that 21 people have applied for the job to replace embattled former Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch, who retired amid criticism of his work habits and his wife facing possible prison time on drug charges.

Marathon County Sheriff says he will retire

Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch announced Friday he plans to retire in the next few weeks.

UPDATE: Marathon County Sheriff to discuss office absences

Hoenisch's attendance at the Marathon County Sheriff's Department has been scrutinized in recent months, ever since an investigation involving his wife, Kim Hoenisch, was made public in December.

Wife of Marathon Co. sheriff pleads no contest to drug charges

Kim Hoenisch pleaded 'no contest' to five counts including misconduct in office and stealing prescription drugs.

Sheriff remains silent on felony drug charges against wife

Hoenisch hard to track down Hoenisch hard to track down

Nearly one month after the arrest of his wife on drug and theft charges, the Marathon County Sheriff remains silent on the accusations.

Wife of Marathon Co. sheriff fired as probation agent

The wife of the Marathon County sheriff has been fired as a probation agent "for failure to exercise good judgment in dealing with employees and offenders," according to a news release.

Update: Marathon County Sheriff's wife charged with burglary, narcotic drug possession

The State of Wisconsin filed a complaint against Kim M. Hoenisch charging her with misconduct in public office, burglary, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of a drug without a prescription after the Justice Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case. 

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