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The Ellsworth Village Board approved the creation of Tax-Increment Development district No. 11 in the village at its monthly meeting held last Monday. The village board unanimously approved the resolutions needed to create the district upon recommendation of the Plan Commission. They also unanimously adopted two other Plan Commission recommendations: 1). A building and site approval plan to Foley LLC. at 300 W. Industrial Road and 2). A CSM approval for Al Hines Construction in the Town of Ellsworth at 490th Ave. and 610th St.
LA CROSSE - The West Nile virus has turned up in La Crosse County for the first time this year. A dead crow tested positive for the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. Most West Nile cases are normally reported in August and September. La Crosse County health director Doug Mormann says the bird's death indicates that people need to vigilant about protecting themselves from mosquito bites. As of mid-week, Wisconsin has had six probable human cases of West Nile in Dane, Rock, Walworth, and Eau Claire counties. None of the human cas
WINONA - Much of a city block in downtown Winona was destroyed after a fire that started early this morning, but no injuries have been reported and flames are reportedly dissipating after crews spent five-plus hours battling the blaze. There were several apartments in the block and there are reports that between a dozen and 15 tenants have been displaced. The Red Cross says some surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution and it's assisting displaced tenants. Authorities say the fire started in a building housing the Islamic Center and also damaged a law firm.&nbs
NEW RICHMOND - Pierce County had a trio of runners finish in the top 10 of Thursday's New Richmond Invitational. Prescott's Amanda Murphy medaled for the first time as she finished eighth in the girls race' in 21:49. The girls ran on the same 5000-meter course as the boys in this meet. Spring Valley's Emma Gaustad also placed in the top 10 as she finished in 10th in 22:07. PHS's Annika Carlson finished right behind her in 22:12. The boys' race saw another strong effort by Elmwood/Plum City's Andrew Gilles and Noah Wells.
MINNEAPOLIS - The WNBA playoff schedule has been set for the Minnesota Lynx. Minnesota is the top seed in the Western Conference and will match up against Seattle in the opening round, which is a best-of-three series. The Lynx open at home on Friday, September 20th; followed by a visit to Seattle on Sunday, September 22nd. If a game three is necessary, Minnesota would host that on Tuesday, September 24th. The Lynx close out their regular season tomorrow night by hosting Chicago. _________________________ The final regular sea
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he won’t decide until tomorrow whether safety Morgan Burnett will play on Sunday against Washington. Burnett was again limited at today’s practice. McCarthy said he took part in some team drills – and he has strong leadership skills to go with his experience in the Green Bay secondary. Corner Jarrett Bush missed today’s practice, after he hurt a hamstring in yesterday’s workout. Bush and corner Casey Hayward were the only Packers not to make it onto the practice field today.&n
Ellsworth got the votes it needed to be named Wisconsin Sports Network Prep Football Team of the Week after they crushed Durand 29-8 last week. The Panthers will try to live up to such a designation again this week as they conduct their first road affair this evening at Amery. In fact, the Purple will have a state ranking to rise up to as well. EHS cracked the top 10 in Division 4 at No.
Candidates for the Ellsworth High School homecoming court are: Seniors: B.
BALDWIN - Spring Valley usually finds its non-conference prep volleyball match with Baldwin-Woodville a good barometer for how its season will go. After Thursday's match the arrow is pointing in the right direction for the Cardinals as they downed the Blackhawks on their home floor 3-1. B-W dominated game one by a 25-12 score. Valley did better in game two, leading 13-5 at one point. The 'Hawks rallied though, to take a 20-17 lead. But instead of folding SV fought back, retaking the lead 23-20 and eventually getting a 28-26 win.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - The Oakland Athletics added to their AL West lead with another lopsided win over the Minnesota Twins in advance of a critical set against the Texas Rangers. A.J. Griffin was stellar over seven innings and the Oakland bats cooled off, only slightly, in Thursday's series-clinching 8-2 triumph at Target Field. Griffin (14-9) won his fourth straight start after holding the Twins to two hits, one a solo homer by Oswaldo Arcia that put Minnesota on the board in the seventh.