Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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Ellsworth's 12th annual Cheese Curd Festival began late Friday afternoon and evening. For the second year in a row the festival is taking place in East End Park in East...
A mid-afternoon heavy downpour from a storm system (which dropped lots of hail in the Plum City area) Thursday couldn't keep the Pierce County Fair from a strong opening day of its 129th edition at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. Once the storm was shaken and dried off the fair proceeded with judging for sheep and swine and exotic animals along with the horse judging, which will go on through all three days of the fair.
ARKANSAW - A panel of law enforcement officials from Pepin County and the state Department of Corrections tried their best to reassure deeply concerned residents of Arkansaw Wednesday evening at Arkansaw Elementary School they will be able to handle a new resident in the community, a violent sex offender who is going to be released in the next two weeks. The meeting was held for public information on Kerry Abbot, 50, who will soon be released from maximum security institution for the criminally insane in Mauston and has been placed in Pepin County, the place where he admitted to nine actual-o
MADISON - After giving up a takedown in the third period of his semifinal match at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament, River Falls wrestler Logan Cudd made sure to tell himself there was only one way he could wrestle to win the 125-pound, Division 1 match and get to the finals. "I said to myself this is my senior year and I'm not going to stop until I've won," Cudd said.
BAY CITY - A one-vehicle accident outside Bay City Friday evening was fatal for a Bay City man. Lyle Feenstra, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Pierce County Medical Examiner Sue Dzubay for undetermined injuries. The accident was reported at 9:06 p.m. The vehicle was heading eastbound on 170th Ave., about four-tenths of a mile west of 670th Ave. in Isabelle Township. It entered a ditch on the south side of the road and struck a tree.
PLUM CITY - A Hager City man was injured in a snowmobile accident just south of Plum City Saturday evening.' According to Pierce County Sheriff's reports, 24-year old Troy Minder lost control of his snowmobile riding trails approximately a half-mile south of Plum City near CTH. U around 9:20 p.m. The sled left the trails and landed in Plum Creek. A friend of Troy's who also operating a sled, pulled him from the creek and brought him to CTH.
The Pierce County Department of Health has ordered the old Ellsworth Senior/Junior High building closed Thursday and deemed non-occupancy status after FDA officials and U.S. Marshals seized contaminated foodstuffs from the building Tuesday. "We have received public health complaints about the building and we are in the process of conducting and investigation," Sue Galoff of the Pierce County Health Department said.
RED WING, Minn. - Jason Przekurat had the crowd almost fooled at the final weigh-in of the FWL Walley's Tour's Red Wing Tournament Saturday afternoon in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He and his co-angler fishing partner for the day Phil Milleser of Plymouth, Ind., came to the weigh-in area with an empty plastic bucket. It looked like neither of them caught anything that day, giving the championship to Elmwood's Nick Johnson, who led the field with 69 pounds and two ounces worth of fish caught.