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HAGER CITY - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Hager Heights Drive-In Restaurant Saturday afternoon. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department report, at 3:27 p.m. Jacob Knecht, 48, of Minneapolis was standing at the driver's side window of a 2007 Saturn speaking to the occupant when he was struck from the side by a 1997 Dodge Ram truck driven by Jerry Sullivan, 77, of Bay City. Sullivan was looking for a parking spot coming into the parking lot from 170th Ave. Knecht was reportedly knocked to the ground in front of the Saturn.
The usual big draws for a Friday evening at the Pierce County Fair did so again as the Fairground lots were full and persons sought other parking options around the Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. The annual Pierce County 4-H/FFA Auction along Tractor Pull both went on without being hitched by the weather despite the clouds that rolled in midway through the evening. Sunny weather is expected all day Saturday which could lead to another good day attendance both during the day and for the Ellsworth Funsters Demolition Derby in evening which begins at 7 p.m. at the Grandstand.
The Pierce County Public Health Department has updated information about Southside Mobile Dental Services. Currently, Southside Community Health Services is going through several internal organizational changes, as well as working toward the opening of a new facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. At this time, local officials are unsure when the mobile dental van will return to the Pierce County area.
Ellsworth and Prescott await their pairings for the 2013 Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs which will be made this evening. The regional tournaments are next weekend and the state tournament the following weekend in Osceola. The regional sites this year are Osceola, Coon Valley, Altoona and Rib Lake. Prescott won the St. Croix Division of the St. Croix Valley League with a 10-3 win at home vs.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth American Legion Post #204 senior baseball team will not make it back to the Gopher State League Championships in St. Paul for a third straight season. Ellsworth was beaten by Roseville, Minn. 4-3 in the playoff semifinals Friday at Brown Field. Ellsworth took an early 3-0 lead but too many stranded base runners allowed Roseville to rally. The loss was Ellsworth's only one this season.
A two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning temporarily blocked traffic on Hwy. 10 near it's intersection with Hwy. 63 right outside the Pierce-Pepin building. The accident involved David Zimbauer, 28 of Augusta and Jeffery Beestman, 57, of Blair. Beestman was driving a Chevy Blazer whose front reportedly ran into the back of the trailer Zimbauer was driving. Ellsworth Ambulance assisted the injured Beestman at the scene and he had non-life threating injuries. Also there was the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
ARKANSAW - "Making the Best of Pepin County Better" is this year's theme for the annual Pepin County Fair takes place this weekend at the county's fairgrounds in Arkansaw next Arkansaw Elementary School. Admisssion to the fair is free along with the inflatables, kids train ride and games. The fair begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4 p.m. Sunday. This year's fair will feature a petting zoo and pony rides from Fantasay Corral from Baldwin. There will also be the first Pepin County Fair Agriculture Olympics taking place at 2 p.m.
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.
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.
The Ellsworth Hubbers improved to 8-3 in St.