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Ellsworth native turned bookkeeping skills into bank employment

Take one bookkeeper, have her work for two different businesses, then interrupt her career to raise a family of four before being hired by a bank, where she's since transferred among three offices.

That's Connie Leonard's story. The Ellsworth native is retiring from M&I Bank's local office this month after 21 years with the bank. An open house for her will be held there on Friday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the public is invited.

"I've always been at this desk," Leonard said Thursday about her prominent location up front since she came as a service banker.

Read more in the print version of the Herald June 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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