Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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MENOMONIE - Plum City High School football team's regular season winning streak ended at 52 games as Spring Valley defeated the Blue Devils 38-18 Saturday evening in the final game of the Gridiron Classic at UW-Stout's Williams Stadium. Spring Valley took control of the game in the first quarter scoring on their first two drives with touchdown runs of one and 21 yards by quarterback John Newton and fullback Steve Von Haden. Valley led 19-0 after a one-yard touchdown run by Kyle Bosshart when Plum City scored its first TD on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Chad Fox to Chase Luebker. Luebker
The Dawn McPherson home at N4175 610th Ave. in the town of Ellsworth was badly damaged by a fire Monday evening. Authorities received a call from a neighbor who saw flames about 10 p.m. The first sheriff's deputy heading to the scene told the dispatcher she could see flames from Hwy. 10, more than a mile away. When Ellsworth Fire and Ambulance crews arrived, they were uncertain whether the two-story home was occupied. A neighbor had shut off an LP tank outside the house prior to the fire department's arrival. It wasn't until about 10:20 p.m.
The Ellsworth Village Board unanimously approved a committee recommendation to declare Tax Incremental Financing District (TID) No. 7 a "distressed" district Monday. The board took this action after last month's meeting, when officials from Cedar Corporation, engineering firm from Menomonie, warned them the district would be running millions in the red due to the recession, and the lack of construction and development going on within the district, located in the northern portion of the village where the Crossing Meadows and Highlands developments are, producing tax revenue.
Ellsworth and Bay City both went 1-1 in St. Croix Valley league play last week. Ellsworth whipped St. Croix Falls at home Friday 13-1. Jeremiah Paulson hit a three-run homer, Lance Murphy hit a double and drive in three runs and Jordan Zimmer also homered and drove in three runs. Murphy was the winning pitcher as he struck out six in a five-hitter over six innings. However, the Hubbers were unable to make a winning streak as they lost at River Falls the very next afternoon 4-2. Cody Holden had three hits, including a double while Nate Hove had two hits.
Elmwood is making a race of things in the South Division of the St. Croix Valley League. A pair of wins by the Expos this past weekend put them a half-game behind Prescott in the league standings while the Pirates came up with a split. Elmwood outslugged Ellsworth Saturday at Bob Young Field in Ellsworth 16-12. Home runs by Adam Churchill and Royce Baier in the first inning alone indicated the kind of night the Expos would have at the plate. The Hubbers had their bats working too.
It may seem like the ideal situation for new head coach. You're taking over a defending state champion team. A traditional power as an athletic program.
The Ellsworth Village Board held off Monday on voting on a resolution approving the district boundaries and project plans for the TID (Tax Incremental financing District) No. 7 due to a warning about future deficits in the district running into the millions. The TID district is to be set up for the Crossing Meadows Development along Hwy. 65.