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February 10, 2016
Gina Girdeen of Ellsworth took intensive training in Key West, Fla., last month and became certified as a funeral celebrant. Celebrants work with funeral directors, clergy and families to help assure departed loved ones receive an honorable tribute. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Life storyteller helps grieving families in loss
February 10, 2016 - 10:43am
Meals for SV seniors now at restaurant
February 10, 2016 - 10:11am
February 3, 2016
Pierce County Public Health Department Director Sue Galoff showed a binder of data reviewed by attendees at three recent community health needs assessment meetings. Two public health departments and four hospitals in this area are collaborating on the assessment effort for the first time. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Health needs assessment needs input
February 3, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 28, 2016
Freelance photographer and frequent Pierce County Herald contributor Bridgett Garrity in the wide open spaces of Wyoming that she misses so much. She spent hours photographing the Wyoming landscape. (Submitted photo)
Through the eye of the lens
January 28, 2016 - 10:23am
January 20, 2016
Dylan Ford, a YWAMer, is pictured with a group of children in a secluded Filipino village, where he handed out clothing. “It was their first time seeing white people,” Ford said. “They were scared at first, but warmed up after we played some games.” (Submitted photo)
Going where he is led; Prescott graduate travels the globe for mission work
January 20, 2016 - 11:26am
January 18, 2016
Keegan and Amy Iversen with daughters Madison, 6; Sasha, 1; and son, Ryker, 5. (Submitted photo).
Former River Falls man, a veteran, fighting for his life
January 18, 2016 - 9:28am
January 13, 2016
Amanda Hamann, a member of the U.S. Air Force now in Alaska, salutes her grandfather, Grover Storm, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Ellsworth. Hamann is carrying on the military service to the nation once done by her granddad and his three brothers. (Submitted photo)
WWII memories shared by former paratrooper
January 13, 2016 - 1:14pm
Pastor Jeff Smith received a call from English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth and experienced his first Sunday as pastor there late last month, just before Christmas. Smith is a Bloomington, Minn., native who has been a pilot for the Minnesota Air Guard. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Pastor’s ex-pilot who’s ready for new flight
January 13, 2016 - 12:29pm
The cast of “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” gathered for a rehearsal at The Ridgetop, between Ellsworth and Prescott. From left to right in the front are: Becky Denn and Aaron Denn, Lori Arndt and Mark Andrle, and Benjamin Johnson and Emily Pfannes. In the back row are: Missy Kowalchyk, Judy Johnson, David Schultz and Director Marie-Anne Deiss. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Food and farce promised for troupe’s next play
January 13, 2016 - 11:47am
January 11, 2016
This 5’ x 8’ temporary mural was created by Maiden Rock artists Dave Meixner and his team for a Cuban Cultural Exchange event held in Maiden Rock in 2014. (Submitted photos)
Mural contest: Artists sought
January 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
January 6, 2016
Brenda Singer hasn’t exceeded the 300-plus pints of blood given during his lifetime by her father, the late Lewis Powers, but is an avid donor in her own right with approximately 60 units. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth on Monday, Jan. 18, from noon to 6 p.m. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
She's dedicated to donating
January 6, 2016 - 11:29am
December 29, 2015
Some of the fourth graders at Hillcrest Elementary School with a portion of the money they collected during the “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser. (Submitted photo)
Carlsons know what cancer research funding means
December 29, 2015 - 11:31am
Four friends, who all turned 13 within weeks of each other, asked those attending their combined birthday party to bring food shelf donations in lieu of gift. They are Ethan White (front); (back, from left): Kennedy Farrell, Kodi Bull and Gage Johnson. (Submitted photo)
Donate to celebrate: Four teens collect donations for birthdays
December 29, 2015 - 11:26am
The cover of “Beyond Bulrush,” a collection of poetry by Jeannie E. Roberts, a 1974 graduate of Ellsworth High School. (Submitted photo)
New book of poetry draws on area imagery
December 29, 2015 - 11:22am
Pastor Dave Teig, though retired, has assumed the pastor’s position at Rush River Lutheran Church in rural River Falls. Teig, who accepted the position for at least a couple of years, previously served the church’s congregation in an interim capacity. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Veteran pastor comes out of retirement to serve church
December 29, 2015 - 11:04am