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Retiree's been part of Ellsworth Care Center meals for 34 years

Jeanne Johnson's been busy in the kitchen for the last 34 years.

Not only her kitchen at home, but the one at the Ellsworth Care Center has kept Johnson occupied. Her job in the latter has meant preparing for and cleaning up after meals served to as many as 50 residents daily in recent years.

"The amount of time varies with the number of people here," she said Thursday, indicating because the care center's census has increased lately, so has the length of her work shifts.

Kitchen duty for her will be limited to what she does at her residence in the village beginning early next month. She said she's retiring from the center as of Sunday, Aug. 8.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 28.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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