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Youth drug abuse topic of Ellsworth town hall meeting

A common misperception suggests people who live on farms are naïve about some issues.

When it comes to youths abusing drugs, Thursday's "Down on the Pharm" town hall meeting in Ellsworth aimed to make that not be the case--for farmers or anyone else. The Pierce County Partnership for Youth event drew on the experiences of knowledgeable individuals to educate the community.

The "Pharm" in the meeting's title refers to pharmaceutical drugs, the abuse by youth of which has raised increasing concern in this vicinity lately, as has a rise in the abuse of synthetic drugs.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 16.

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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