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The Ellsworth Village board approved a monthly 10 cent increase in garbage cart charges for the fourth quarter at the monthly meeting Monday evening. The increase was requested by the village’s trash hauler PIG of Hager City due to increased charges at local landfills. The increase was recommended by the solid waste committee and was adopted unanimously by the board members, all of whom were present. However, fire charges for the village are set to go down. Board members heard a report on the latest Ellsworth Fire Service Association meeting Sept. 16.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are Ellsworth's Dennis Schutz and Prescott's Lily and Anna Weiser. Schutz rushed for 138 yards, scored on touchdown runs of three and 51 yards, returned a punt for touchdown from 64 yards out and kicked a few extra points to lead Ellsworth to its first win over New Richmond since 2007 last Friday. Lily and Anna Weiser combined to lead Prescott in kills and blocks last week as the Cardinals won two Middle Border Conference matches, including a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Ellsworth, and finish second at the Amery Invitational. The PCH's
COLFAX - Spring Valley cross country runner Emma Gaustad won the girls' race Monday at the Colfax Inviational held at Whitetail Golf Course. Gaustad crossed the finish line in a time of 16:32. She was at least 18 seconds faster than runner-up Amanda Rud of Mondovi. Valley's Sophie Koch and Claire Arneson also finished in the top 15. The meet was a preview for the Dunn-St. Croix Conference meet which will be held at Whitetail on Oct. 17. SV finished third behind No. 11 Colfax with 35 points and Glenwood City 67. Valley had 71 points followed by Mondovi 76, St.
BALDWIN - Ellsworth High School girls' tennis player Jordan Olson becomes the first from EHS to advance to WIAA sectionals since 2010. She did so at yesterday's Division 2 subsectional meet hosted by Baldwin-Woodville High School. Olson won her No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-1 over Barron's Laura Crites. No. 1 singles players only need to win one match to move on to sectionals. If she wins her first match at sectionals Wednesday in La Crosse, she will advance to the state meet next weekend in Madison. Olson was the lone sectional qualifier for the Panthers.
MADISON - The president of the Detroit Lions has apologized for obscenities and offensive remarks that center Dominic Raiola made to the University of Wisconsin Marching Band at Sunday's Packer game. A band member wrote on Facebook that he was marching up the field to perform the national anthem when Raiola questioned his sexuality -- and among other things, he shouted obscenities to a trombone player and a female band member later on. The veteran Raiola tells Fox Sports the story has been blown way out-of-proportion, and the Lions have more important th
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx host the Atlanta Dream in Game Two of the WNBA Finals tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota grabbed a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-five series with an 84-59 rout of Atlanta on Sunday. After tonight's game, the series will shift to Atlanta for Game Three on Thursday. If necessary, Game Four would be played on Sunday. Here is the schedule, with results so far, for the 2013 WNBA Finals: Game One: Minnesota 84, Atlanta 59 (Final - MN leads series 1-0) Game Two (Tuesday, October 8th): Atlanta at Minnesota, 7pm Game Three (Th
GREEN BAY - Various media reports say Green Bay Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews would need surgery on a thumb he broke in Sunday's home win over Detroit. ESPN said Matthews would be out for a month. Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy did not give a time frame during his news conference yesterday. He said every hand injury is different, depending on the bones involved -- and the coach said he hopes it would not end Matthews' season. He was hurt while sacking Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford
MADISON - State Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout says she's still thinking about running for governor, after Mary Burke announced her bid this morning. Burke, a former state commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, was the choice of a number of party insiders who were hoping there wouldn't be a primary. But Vinehout says she's been talking with voters, and many believe they should have a say on choosing the Democrat to go up against Republican Scott Walker. Vineh
MADISON - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B.