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@ctby:Photos by Bill Kirk Volunteer teachers spruced up Ellsworth School District facilities last week in preparation for the new school term. Several teachers worked in front of the local high school Thursday, weeding and planting. -- Photo by Bill Kirk

Teachers donate time and effort to improve Ellsworth schools

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Ellsworth School District teachers have pitched in to help upgrade local school buildings.

Between 25 and 30 members of the area teachers union participated in work days this past week, according to Peter Dulak, outgoing president of the union's local chapter.

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"We've been working with trying to have public service be part of what students do, so we decided to lead by example," Dulak said Friday about how the first-time project originated.

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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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