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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As early as age 6 or 7, Father Eric Awortwe-Dadson realized he was moving toward the priesthood. Consequently, the Ghana, West Africa, native has devoted nearly a lifetime to being a priest. With his arrival at St. Francis Catholic Parish in Ellsworth this month, Awortwe-Dadson can claim knowledge for his passion in both his homeland and the U.S.
The season now ending in Pierce County has been described as “just about perfect” for growing crops. “Everybody got their crops in early,” Pierce County Soil Conservationist Jon Krauss said Thursday, remembering rain seemed to come right whenever it was needed. An exception on his 125 acres of cropland northeast of Ellsworth was corn being sprayed in the nick of time, Krauss said. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have gotten that crop in.
An addition to policy about drone usage at school events was presented to the Ellsworth School Board Monday. Superintendent Barry Cain proposed a policy section about the use of Unmanned...
Maintenance Director Steve Lynum presented issues about facilities to the Spring Valley School Board at a special meeting early last week and board members decided to proceed with pursuit of...
An update on measures taken about railroad concerns raised earlier was given to the Maiden Rock Village Board early last week. The village president, Judy Daleiden, met with federal railroad commission representatives from Chicago, the board was told. A 150-foot radius for decibel noise is prescribed. The representatives concluded there’s nothing to be done in this regard, but because older engines tend to be louder, complainants should try to record the engine numbers.
The Plum City Village Board early last week planned for the coming cold-weather season. The board approved the same charges as last winter for owners of vehicles needing to be towed. They are $75 or $100 if a tow bar must be used.
Fire destroyed a home in Diamond Bluff Sunday afternoon. The Ellsworth Fire Department was called at 1:13 p.m. to W9710 290th Ave., the property of Steve Seckert who lives at...
Facility needs were discussed at a public meeting of the Ellsworth School District Tuesday, Sept. 1. The meeting, attended by 68 people, focused on the district’s elementary schools. It was...
Jason Larrabee, the son of Larry and Myrna Larrabee of Ellsworth, has experienced his share of stress. First, he and wife Kristi endured a seven-year struggle with infertility that included six lost pregnancies. Then, the local native left the Midwest for employment out East.
Administrators’ pay and a salary range for teachers in schools in outlying Pierce County are being reported with the recent start of a new school year. The Herald obtained the...