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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.
MANKATO, Minn. - A fugitive being sought by Blue Earth and Nicollet County law enforcement for assaulting an officer, running from police and a parole violation has been captured. 31-year-old Jacob Friedrichs is in the Blue Earth County Jail, after a search that Sheriff Brad Peterson says was prolonged because Friedrichs had help in evading authorities.
MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun is not starting for the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon, as they close out their three-game series with Cincinnati. Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke said on Monday that Braun would not play today. The five-time All-Star was pulled after six innings last night in his first game since June 9th. That was after he bruised and injured a nerve near his right thumb.
DALLAS - Wisconsin’s largest farm show began today in Barron County. The 60th annual Farm Technology Days runs through Thursday at the Breezy Hill Farm near Dallas, owned by Alex and Mary Olson. Over 600 exhibitors will feature the latest in farm technology and practices. There will be field demonstrations, speakers, displays, and entertainment.
The Ellsworth Village Board approved spending $9,000 to help pay for improvements to Summit Park’s baseball field during their July meeting Monday evening. The village has already spent $6,000 on survey work at the park and the money approved at Monday’s meeting is the remainder of cost-sharing agreement between the village, the Ellsworth School District and the Ellsworth Hubbers amateur baseball team for improvements to the field.