Matthew Lambert joined the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal in December 2016 covering government, school board, and writing features about the community. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism.
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April 25 was proclaimed "Fab Lab Day" by Gov. Scott Walker in the state of Wisconsin, with the Ellsworth School District receiving a $25,000 grant to go towards the creation of a Fab Lab. Ellsworth was one of 69 school districts to apply for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant, but only 21 were selected to receive it.. The WEDC gave a total of $494,809 to the 21 school districts. The maximum amount of money that could be given to schools was $25,000 with two or more districts being eligible for $50,000.
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A fire that broke out at a rural Prescott business was still smoldering six hours after it started Saturday morning, shut down a state highway and drew more than 10 departments to respond. Scanner traffic reported a fire at roughly 11:15 a.m. April 15 at River City Metals & Auto Salvage (N3941 State Highway 35), which is located south of Prescott in the town of Diamond Bluff.
Hager City A house fire on April 8 took firefighters four hours to control the blaze at a Hager City residence. Ellsworth Fire Chief Brent Langer said they received a call at 4:22 p.m. from the homeowners claiming their gas grill on their deck exploded, completely engulfing the side of their home and spreading to the roof. No one was injured, according to Langer, with the Red Wing and Prescott fire departments also being called to assist the Ellsworth fire department.
TOWN OF ISABELLE -- A propane truck overturned early Monday morning after being struck by a car in the town of Isabelle. Dispatch notified the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office of the two-vehicle crash causing at 7:47 a.m. March 13 near County Road EE and 170th Avenue, just outside of Bay City.