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Lewis Powers relaxed at the Ellsworth Senior Citizens Center Wednesday. Powers will celebrate his 90th birthday, which occurred on March 13, with an open house March 29 in the basement of the Esdaile church. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

Powers has packed lot of living into 90 years

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For being the oldest in his family, Lewis Powers has somehow managed to stay young.

Because his mother sent him to elementary school when he was five-years-old (early for the time), Powers was too young to immediately enter the military service when he graduated from high school, as most male youths were doing back then.

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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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