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Hearing reveals sharp divisions over creamery expansion

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This is the year the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is to celebrate its 100th anniversary and begin the process of expanding its plant.


But it also could be the beginning of a long and contentious process for the creamery to engage in its expansion plans if the opinions offered at a public hearing lasting a little over an hour during the Ellsworth Village Board's meeting Monday are any indication.

The hearing pushed the regular board meeting to over three hours in length.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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