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Educator from the plains brought much to Ellsworth community

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With a soft-spoken, modest demeanor, Ellsworth Middle School Principal Steve Broton last week reflected on a career in education during which he's never lost sight of his roots.


Broton's assessment of his last 21 years in the local community, upon his retirement this spring, hinted it reminds him of home. At least in that its nature is still rural, although its' relatively close proximity to a metropolitan area has made him feel more comfortable in urban settings than he once was.

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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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