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Thibault mixes music, radio with convenience store job in Ellsworth

In the Old West, barkers roamed the country, selling their goods and wares from a wagon.

Erik Thibault is akin to these pitchmen of the past. The new manager at Freedom Valu Center in Ellsworth not only knows retailing, but is highly interested in communication as a radio assistant and music fan.

"Sales have increased, especially in our dairy gallons," Thibault said Tuesday about business since he arrived at the local convenience store on Oct. 11.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 28.

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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