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Prescott's position in the St. Croix Valley League is still solid as the Pirates pounded Ellsworth 12-1 in eight innings in a league contest at Young Field. Mark Moriarty started the game for Prescott as he went six innings only allow one hit, albeit, a solo home run to the Hubbers' Nate Hove. Jim French had three hits, two singles and a double while driving in four runs. Nick Johnson, Chris Terrazas and Dillon Powell each had two hits with one of Powell's being a two-run homer.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's senior U.S. senator will not run for re-election next year. Democrat Herb Kohl made the announcement at 11 a.m. today in his hometown of Milwaukee. Kohl, 76, will step down after his current term ends in January 2013. This would be the first open U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin since 1988, when Bill Proxmire stepped down and Kohl replaced him. Kohl made millions while building up his family's grocery store and department store chains.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Pewaukee native Mark Wilson kept his Number-one spot in the PGA's Fed-Ex Cup season point standings - but only because Luke Donald didn't win the Heritage tournament. Donald would have taken over the top-spot in the Fed-Ex standings, and he would have become the top player in the World Golf Rankings, had he won a playoff yesterday at Hilton Head Island. But Brandt Snedecker won the three-hole playoff, and Wilson maintained his Fed-Ex Cup lead by 63 points over the second-place Donald. Wilson tied for 21st at the Heritage.
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Jordan Taylor couldn't stop Jacob Pullen for most of the game, but the Wisconsin guard came up with two big defensive plays against his counterpart down the stretch to secure the Badgers' 70-65 win over Kansas State in the final third-round game of the Southeast Regional. Taylor, who shot a woeful 2-for-16 from the field, put in his 11th and 12th points from the free throw line with 10.1 seconds to go to give the fourth- seeded Badgers a 68-65 advantage. The Wildcats called a timeout and drew up a play for the red-hot Pullen, who missed just one of his seven thr
PRESCOTT--A computer online fundraising benefit has been organized for Jim Lawton of Funkie Gardens in Prescott, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer with possible bladder, prostate and lymph node involvement. Donations should be made out to the "Jim Lawton Medical Expense Account" and mailed to 1121 Pearl St., Prescott, WI 54021.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football improved its chances of getting a Rose Bowl bid last night, when the Badgers moved up two spots to fifth in the new BCS Standings. Ohio State also moved up two places to number-six. But Wisconsin expanded its lead over the Buckeyes in the computer ratings from 76-hundredths-of-a-point to 81-hundredths. The Big Ten co-champion that's in the highest spot in the final BCS Standings next Sunday night will get the Rose Bowl bid - and they'll possibly face number-three Texas Christian on New Year's Day in Pasadena.
ATLANTA - The Green Bay Packers again fell to second place in the NFC North Division with their 20-17 loss at Atlanta Sunday. Matt Bryant booted a 47-yard field goal with nine seconds left as the Falcons improved their conference-leading record to 9-2. The Packers tied the game with 56 seconds left after Aaron Rodgers threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Jordy Nelson. But on the ensuing kickoff, Green Bay drew a 15-yard penalty when Matt Wilhelm made an illegal face-mask tackle on Atlanta's Eric Weems.
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central region, the opening weekend buck harvest is up 13 percent. The antlerless harvest (preliminary estimate) is down five percent and the total deer harvest for opening weekend in is up 3 percent, compared to opening weekend in 2009. In Pierce County however the hunt numbers were down slightly from 2009.
Once again Rivertown Newspaper Group is sponsoring a Boutique and Craft Calendar. The calendar will be printed Nov. 14-20 in all Rivertown publications including River Falls, Hudson, New Richmond and Ellsworth in Wisconsin and Red Wing, Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount papers in Minnesota -- adding up to 118,000 print editions, including weekend shoppers. Online, the calendar will be prominently displayed on all Web site homepages. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Call Ilana at 888-425-2220, ext.
A list of exhibitors who will be in the Round Barn Business Contact Person Business Location AgStar Financial Services Peter Stern Baldwin Avon Products Carol Halpaus Ellsworth Stampinup Sue Hood Prescott Bluff Country Water Corporation Louie Sanford Red Wing Creative Memories Betty Frandsen Spring Valley Custom Remodelers Malcolm Theis Lino Lakes, Minn. Discovery Toys Valerie Sowa River Falls Fischer Companies Tim Fischer Ellsworth Electrolux Joe DelVecchine Eau Claire Tupperware Irmi White Houston, Minn. Celebrating Home Roxie Gunderson