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Ellsworth Ambulance Service director out, affiliation in question

In the position since late last year, Pete Brooks is no longer director of the Ellsworth Ambulance Service.

Brooks said Tuesday officials of Regions Hospital, with which the post was arranged when he was hired, notified him about his termination that day. Although he came to the local service at a difficult time, he said he felt they tended to dwell on the negatives during his nine-month tenure instead of the positives he believed were accomplished.

"I hope to stay in the health care industry," he said of his future plans.

The outgoing director understood the local ambulance board has taken the present arrangement for the operation's management under consideration and is to make a decision about its continuation or a change.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 26.

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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