Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism.
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While Elmwood may not actually see little green men in flying saucers, that won’t stop the fun of the annual four-day UFO Days festivities July 27-30. It all starts with the communitywide garage sales July 27 while the next day begins with the food, beer tent and souvenir stands opening up. On July 28, the medallion hunt begins with the first clue posted at the souvenir stand at 7 p.m. while additional clues will be posted the following morning.
A single-vehicle crash occurred on Highway 63 between Ellsworth and Red Wing around 8:56 a.m. Thursday, July 20. The vehicle appeared to be traveling southbound just past Lindgren Early Learning Center, near a residence at N3447 U.S. Highway 63, Hager City.
It starts with milk. Not just any milk. The best milk. For years, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery has been making some of the best cheese curds in the world; the secret is the milk. CEO Paul Bauer said the Ellsworth Creamery gets 1.9 million pounds of milk per day between its two plants (the other is located in Comstock). "We don't have a lot of milk holdover," Bauer said. "Literally it could come off the truck and be in a milk vat in the same hour."
An email scam attack that was sent Wednesday afternoon, May 3, is affecting Google accounts. The email invites users to click on a Google Doc link, which then spreads the phishing scam to the user's email contacts.
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.