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A couple got into the Polka Fest spirit with some lively moves on the dance floor under the picnic shelter. Many of the festival’s faithful are polka dancing veterans.

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Last weekend was the 39th annual Polka Fest held at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. People come from throughout the Midwest for what’s believed to be one of the oldest polka festivals in this area.  


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. 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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