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Ellsworth educator may not have taught, but for big dose of farming

His father may have been the patient, but Dennis Olson got "cured" of farming while filling in for the ailing head of his family.

Today, although Olson lives on a 40-acre hobby farm where he raises crops, the operation doesn't represent his main livelihood. That's been teaching, from which he's retiring at the end of this school term.

"I liked it...I'm glad I chose it," he said Thursday of the career as an educator he's had for the past 34 years.

Watch for more information in the print version of the Herald.

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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