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It's a keeper: Ellsworth man loves thrill of ice fishing

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Vernon Ellefson likes to stay busy.

"I don't like sitting around inside the home," said Ellefson, a retired teacher from the Ellsworth School District. "The hunting seasons are done and I want to stay active and get some fresh air."


The 69-year-old's favorite winter activity is ice fishing, something he's done for 60 years.

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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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