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The Ellsworth High School baseball team made a playoff run all the way to the Division 2 state finals last season. This spring the Panthers are back hoping to go a step further. The Panthers finished state runner-ups to Portage in an 8-3 loss at Fox Cities Stadium in 2012. Head Coach Steve Block believes EHS will benefit from previous experience to their ultimate goal. Last spring was Ellsworth's first-ever appearance at state in school history. "For those players who were at state last season, having that experience is step they don't have to take this year," Block said.
RANDOLPH, Minn. - Cole Kuesel picked up his first win of the summer as the Bay City Bombers defeated the Randolph Railcats 8-3 during the first round of the Cannon Falls tournament at John Burch Park. Kuesel threw a complete game, allowing three unearned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight.
RIVER FALLS - The Ellsworth Hubbers traveled to face the River Falls Fighting Fish Sunday and fell 8-7 in 12 innings in River Falls. Matt Walker pitched the first 11 innings for the Fighting Fish, allowing six runs on 11 hits and five walks while striking out four. Jack Herum picked up the victory, giving up one run on two hits and two walks in one inning of work. The Hubbers were led by No. 9-hitter Nate Hove, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Storm Gram and Lance Hove each finished 2-for-6 at the plate.
BEMIDJI -- A 35-year-old Bemidji man was arrested after apparently assaulting two people near the Mississippi river trail bridge. The victims told Bemidji police they were walking along the trail when a man stood on the bridge holding his arms out, blocking them from going by. The man allegedly told the victims they needed to pay "the street tax" and when they refused, one was hit in the face and the other was grabbed as they tried to run to get help.
APPLETON - A Minnesota mother and her daughter are scheduled to enter pleas this afternoon in the 2007 murder of the mother's domestic partner near Appleton, Wisconsin. 54-year-old Dianna Siveny and 34-year-old Kandi Siveny, both from the Twin Cities area, are charged in Outagamie County with homicide and substantial battery in the murder of Lara Plamann. A third defendant, 38-year-old Rosie Campbell of the Twin Cities area, pleaded not guilty last Friday to homicide and criminal damage. Prosecutors say Kandi Siveny shot Plamann for cheating on her mother.
PORT WASHINGTON - Authorities say a South Carolina woman hung herself at the Ozaukee County Jail over the weekend. Officers arrested 41-year-old Bridget Moorehead on June 5 and discovered her dead in her cell at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday. Authorities tell the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that there was no indication Moorehead was a suicide risk. An autopsy was completed today and the death remains under investigation. ___________________________________________________________________________ State Democrats are mum when it comes to naming a possible candidate for Governor in 2014.
MADISON - Danny O'Brien, who followed the same road as Russell Wilson in becoming a quarterback at Wisconsin a year ago, has reportedly left the program. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said O'Brien saw the writing on the wall, after four other quarterbacks moved ahead of him on the depth chart. O'Brien transferred from Maryland in 2012 with two years of eligibility left. But unlike Wilson, he failed to impress. Curt Phillips finished the spring practices as the Number-One quarterback, with Joel Stave in the second spot.
Buena Farrell Photography will be holding an open house this Wednesday (June 12) to celebrate her five year anniversary. The open house will be from 3-8 p.m., at 368 W. Main St., Ellsworth. There will be drawings for a free session, free prints and a free canvas. Any questions contact Farrell at (651) 380-1239.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced Ellsworth Medical Clinic has received Level 3 recognition from the Patient Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes focusing on highly coordinated care and long-term participate relationships. The clinic is proud to achieve the highest level of recognition from NCQA, as this demonstrates its commitment to patient-centered care. The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transfer primary care into "what patients want it
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