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St. Francis School in Ellsworth has been recognized as one of three diocesan schools in this region for academic excellence. The award is based on schools whose exit grade (grade five locally) scored in the top four percent in the nation on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills given last fall. The award is a result of outstanding work by St. Francis’ entire staff as they work together to provide a quality Catholic education for all of the students.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. 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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