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SILVIS, Ill., - Madison’s own Jerry Kelly shot a five-under 66 yesterday, putting him in striking distance for the top spot in the final round of the John Deere Classic in Illinois. With a 15-under for the tournament, Kelly is in a two-way tie for fourth. Kelly completed six birdies but found some trouble on the sixth hole, where he shot a bogey on a par-four.
Two players from the Plum City Blues were named St. Croix Valley League Players of the Week. Chris Biederman was named Position Player of the Week as he hit two home runs and drove in three RBIs in the Blues' 5-0 win over Bay City. His teammate Tony Garner was the winning pitcher from the game as he struck out 13 BC batters and gave up just two hits.
WEST MILWAUKEE - Authorities are investigating a bomb scare at a West Milwaukee Walmart. Milwaukee police say a man alerted employees about a bomb in the store at 5:27 p.m. last night. The store was evacuated and a police searched turned up nothing. Police say the incident remains under investigation and the man involved was not arrested.
Four Wisconsin residents are facing serious fraud charges, after allegedly scamming thousands of people out of two-million dollars in fees to sell timeshares. 39-year-old Mark Parks, 34-year-old Mindy Parks, 28-year-old Ashley Conant and 51-year-old Eileen Goltz were arrested earlier in the week.
SILVIS, Ill. - Wisconsin natives Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker are near the top of the leader board at the John Deere Classic. Kelly shot a seven-under 64 yesterday and is in a five-way tie for fifth. Striker, a Madison native, is tied for tenth after shooting a five-under 66 on the day.
PLUM CITY - Plum City American Legion Post 365 junior baseball team downed Glenwood City 21-0 at Legion Park Wednesday. Plum City scored 21 runs on 17 hits in five innings of play. Pitcher Jake Ingli went the distance with solid defense behind him.
HAGER CITY - Menomonie came from a 4-0 deficit to beat Hager City Wednesday evening 15-6 at Brown Field. The Skeeters led 4-0 after the first inning but Menomonie came back to qucikly tie the game, using a bases clearing single off a bad hop over the infielder, in the top of the second. One of the few highlights for HC was a diving, over-the-back catch in shallow center field by Hager City shortstop Tyler Regnier in the third inning. Hager City drops top 4-7 in league play.
Gas prices across the state saw a slight increase today, with the average at $3.48 cents a gallon. That’s three-cents higher from last week and two-cents over the national average ($3.50). Triple-A Wisconsin says the increase is blamed on unrest in Egypt and a “hefty draw down” on crude oil supplies in the U.S.
RIVER FALLS - The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program are teaming up to host a tennis/social mixer/picnic to benefit the program on this Sunday from 3-7 P.M.