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Ellsworth Chamber has full slate of candidates for board

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The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce's nominating committee presented a full slate of officers for the coming year.

The new members will replace members who are leaving the board. Two open board positions have four people in the running, so an election will be held at the chamber's annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The following candidates will be on the ballot at the annual meeting.

Dan Duval

Dan Duval has been an engineer with Federal Foam in Ellsworth since 1995. He attended college in Eau Claire. He and his wife, Wendy, purchased the Falls Bait Company and Tackle Craft and moved it here from Chippewa Falls a year-and-a-half ago. Duval's wife operates their new companies.

Linda Hines

Linda Hines is the owner of EBAS (formally known as Employee Benefits Administration Services, LLC) in Ellsworth.

Hines grew up in Ellsworth and has served on the Ellsworth Chamber since 2002. She was recently on the interim board for CHC (Cooperative Health Choices of Western Wisconsin) and has served on several other civic organizations in the past.

Jarl Khalar

Jarl Khalar has been the manager of the Freedom Station in Ellsworth since it opened in April of 2008.

He graduated high school at Baldwin and hired on with Freedom in Baldwin as a cashier. He later became assistant manager and, when Ellsworth Freedom opened, he was transferred here.

Lars Loberg

Lars Loberg is an associate at Loberg Law in Ellsworth.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in forestry and went on to study law at William Mitchell School of Law in the Twin Cities. He joined his father's law firm in July 2008.

Tamara O'Brien

Tamara O'Brien has worked for the past year-and-a-half at Associated Bank in Ellsworth.

Previously, she was employed for a radio station in Red Wing. She and her husband reside in Red Wing, and she loves to work in a small town like Ellsworth.

Dan Washburn

Dan Washburn was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and his family moved to Mora, Minn., in 1986.

He attended college in Willmar, Minn., and Anoka (Minn.) Ramsey. He is married and has two children: a daughter, one-and-a-half-years-old, and an eight-year-old son.

For more please read the Nov. 4 print version of the Herald.