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Partners take on longtime Ellsworth insurance agency known for service

Two partners in a well-established Ellsworth business intend to build on its full-service reputation.

Kris Flock and Gordy Hies have assumed management of The Service Agency, an insurance fixture in the village's west business district. Flock said Thursday the agency's been around since 1915, so will celebrate a 100th anniversary in just a few years. Between the 14 years of experience he cited with insurance-related enterprises and Hies' 36 years, the pair's combined careers put them halfway toward a similar milestone.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Feb. 23.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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