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Pierce County supervisors OK'd the purchase of these properties in Ellsworth recently. The two houses are south of the county fairgrounds.

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ELLSWORTH -- When Pierce County bought two houses and land in April, it paid over 10 times the amount the seller paid for the same parcel a month earlier.


The board voted 16-1 April 20 to buy the parcel -- which includes houses at both 388 and 420 W. Grove St., Ellsworth -- for $360,000.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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