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Josie Mark with Ellsworth Postmaster Rick Obitz. -- Photo by Bill Kirk

Ellsworth art student makes her mark on postal cancellation

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Josie Mark's artwork will go across the nation and perhaps around the world after becoming part of a special U.S. Postal Service (USPS) cancellation in honor of this year's Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival.


Mark, who will be a senior at Ellsworth High School this fall and plans on furthering her artistic talents upon completing school, drew a half dozen possible illustrations for the cancellation at local Postmaster Rick Obitz's request. She began the project early last month.

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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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