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MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident led to an injury late Friday afternoon at the north intersection of Hwys. 29 and 63 in Martell Township. A little after a 5 p.m. an accident report came into Pierce County Dispatch. The two-vehicle accident led to a rollover of one of the vehicle which came to a rest on its roof in a field on the west side of the road. The driver of the vehicle was reported with a head injury. Ellsworth Ambulance and Fire services were at the scene along with Pierce County Sheriff's officials.
The Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service (EAAS) agreed to increase its per capita rate of service at its last meeting back on July 16. A report on this meeting was given by trustee Rick Sweig at the most recent Ellsworth Village Board meeting back on Monday, Aug. 5. The rate is going up for the first time in two years and is also going up due to a long-range plan to offset wages and expenses. The rate was raised from $13.50 to $15.00. The EAAS also agreed to pursue buying a used ambulance from Plum City for no more than $30,000.
The Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs began last evening with four games played. La Crosse topped Whittlesey 8-1 in Rib Lake; Chaseburg-Coon Valley Blues whipped up on the Eau Claire Bears 15-0 in Coon Valley; Whitehall blanked Bruce 8-0 in Altoona and Osceola topped Grantsburg 9-4 at Oakey Park in Osceola. Both Ellsworth and Prescott play their first round games this afternoon. Prescott plays at approximately 2 p.m. in Osceola against Onalaska and Ellsworth is scheduled to play at 3 p.m. in Altoona against Rib Lake. If both teams win today they will play at 3 p.m.
The usual big draws for a Friday evening at the Pierce County Fair did so again as the Fairground lots were full and persons sought other parking options around the Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. The annual Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction along Tractor Pull both went on without being hitched by the weather despite the clouds that rolled in midway through the evening. Sunny weather is expected all day Saturday which could lead to another good day attendance both during the day and for the Ellsworth Funsters Demolition Derby in evening which begins at 7 p.m. at the Grandstand.
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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police are dealing with a surge of gun violence in the city. Authorities say since August 2, 23 people have been injured by gunfire, seven of them have died. Police Chief Edward Flynn unveiled a plan to curb the violence, including an increased police presence at trouble spots across the city. Chief Flynn says the goal is to disrupt the criminal environment “thoughtfully”.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers were shut-out in its first preseason game at Lambeau Field last night, losing to the Arizona Cardinal 17-0. Just three days after signing with Green Bay, quarterback Vince Young was 1-of-3 for 7 yards and rushed for 12 yards on 2 carries.
Day two of the 130th Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth kicks off right away at 9 a.m. with judging in junior beef and horses plus the open class dairy show. The judging takes place a stone's throw from each other in the Arena Barn and the Horse Arena. The Arena Barn will also be the location of tonight's Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The other big event of the evening is the annual Pierce County Fair tractor pull which begins at 6:30 p.m.
UW-Platteville is the pre-season favorite to win its first WIAC football title since 1980. The Pioneers received six first-place votes in a pre-season poll from coaches and sports information directors. Platteville went 8-2 a year ago – and if they go above .500 this year, Platteville would have three straight winning campaigns for the first time since 1992.
One parking lot was full and cars snaked down streets on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth.