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The Pierce County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of 388 and 420 W. Grove St. in Ellsworth Tuesday. The two houses are south of the fairgrounds.Photo by Jason Schulte

County buys additional houses along Grove Street

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The Pierce County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the Dodge properties along Grove Street in Ellsworth Tuesday during their reorganization meeting.

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The board approved the request by a 16-1 vote after discussing the matter for 25 minutes in closed session. The lone dissent came from Supervisor Ben Plunkett, who stated the agreed purchase price, $360,000, goes above and beyond the future value of the properties.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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