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Ellsworth area church members see the light of solar energy

BELDENVILLE--God said, "Let there be light," and members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Beldenville are now using sunlight to save energy.

A new solar panel system went into operation at the church near CTH N and 530th Street this week. Gus Olson, a church member who owns Energy Independence Group, proposed and engineered the system.

"From a faith perspective, it's the right thing to do," Pastor John Sutherland said Thursday, explaining energy conservation compliments the church's mission to promote stewardship of the earth.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 13.

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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