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Knee replacement gone bad sidelines Hager City man

HAGER CITY--Instead of having two replacement knees, Mike "Schmitty" Schmidt of Hager City is coping with a deteriorated one and without the other one.

Schmidt's ability to make a living has thus been compromised, so his friends--The Friends of Schmitty Committee--are organizing a benefit for him on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at The Bluffs Bar and Grill. A bucket raffle, bake sale, several games of chance and a "spin-to-win wheel" will be featured. A grilled chicken dinner at a price of $8 will also be offered, along with raffle tickets at $5 each or eight for $20, giving holders the opportunity to win a $200 Red Wing Shoe gift certificate or a 42-inch flat-screen television.

Watch for more information in the print version of the Herald.

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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