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Resurfacing project on US 10 in Pierce County to start March 11

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $14.35 million contract with prime contractor Monarch Paving Co. of Amery for a resurfacing project on US 10 from …

EHS band teacher faces felony sex assault charges

Brandon A. Fuhrman, 23, River Falls, posted a $50,000 signature bond in Pierce County Circuit Court on two felony sexual assault of child by person who works or volunteers with children and two sexual intercourse with child 16 or older, actor 19 or older charges Feb. 22. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.
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Why is the Cheese Curd Festival in East End?

The Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival is held each June in East End Park and the East End Business District.

The Journal asked the Cheese Curd Festival Committee, which falls under the umbrella of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, to tell us why the CCF is in East End. The committee is in charge of planning and executing the wildly popular June festival. The village itself only issues the permits and licenses that allow the festival to take place.

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Saints hit 3 homeruns, win 8-1 on opening day

Jose Miranda crosses the plate after hitting a 434-foot homerun in the Saints opening day game against the Guardians AAA team, the Columbus Clippers.
The Saint Paul Saints won their home opener on Saturday evening defeating the Columbus Clippers at CHS Field in St. Paul’s Lowertown by a score of 8-1. We can all breathe a sigh of relief; …
2-24-23 Ellsworth's Louis Jahnke finishes a shot against Freedom's Jack Van Rossum in a 170 pound quarterfinal match Friday morning at the WIAA state wrestling tournament. Jahnke finished fourth overall at 170...Nate Beier/GX3 Media

Three Ellsworth wrestlers etch names into Panthers history

All three of Ellsworth’s qualifiers for the 2023 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in Madison earned a top-six spot on the podium, which meant they will have their names etched into Panthers history upon their return to Ellsworth.
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Back home: Squirrels take their revenge

A home should be a peaceful sanctuary for its inhabitants, a quiet place of comfort and solitude. But when you live in the country, sometimes your abode is sought after by critters other than …
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Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
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Workplace fatalities on the rise: These are the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America
FVF Law Firm examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics's 2022 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to identify the 10 occupations with the highest rates of fatal injury.