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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A number of counterfeit bills have been passed in Ellsworth in recent weeks. Police Chief Eric Ladwig has advice for the public about avoiding ending up with fake bills, whether...
A new shop is being proposed for the Town of Martell. The town board decided earlier this month to get the proposed building engineered, according to Town Chair Brad Taplin. Financial numbers will then be available to present to the public at a meeting where action on the plan will be taken, to be held later, Taplin said.
The 132nd version of the Pierce County Fair is bound to be remembered for bringing a tear drop or two to many faces--or was that perspiration rolling down fair goers’ cheeks? Actually, it could have been either. County Fair Manager Ann Webb acknowledged Wednesday the hot weather dominating the four-day run earlier this month, yet chose the dedication of the “Kenny Hines Memorial Building” as the overall highlight.
Now that the prime days of summer are dwindling to a precious few, it’s time for area students to begin thinking about their return to educations, exams and extracurriculars. School...
Josias Franco and Tanya Holub have been chosen to fill the two vacant seats on the Prescott School Board. Board members interviewed seven applicants Wednesday for the open positions created...
Three bus purchases were approved by the Ellsworth School Board early last week. District Transportation Director Dennis Langer told the board the state’s Department of Transportation didn’t pass three buses...
If the face seems familiar, but Pierce County Fair goers just can’t quite place it, there’s a reason. Cheryl Johnson is returning to the ranks of food vendors at this year’s fair with a different mobile stand and menu. Patrons of Johnson’s Tastee Treatz refreshments truck can be assured of the same kind of quality she made available with her K&C Concessions at past fairs.
Larry Peterson has worked for and with the residents of the Town of El Paso for two decades, while his wife Sharon exceeds him through her service to a community she can claim is her hometown. The efforts of both are now being recognized with their designation as honorary citizens for this year’s El Paso Days celebration, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23. Like a lot of other ways they’ve kept active around the area, the couple regularly helps with the annual festivities.
At age 101, Delia Hauser is perfectly satisfied spending most of her time at her daughter’s Ellsworth home. Patti Hutter, who is Hauser’s caregiver, reads to her and she has a TV to watch in her room, besides being with family plus other activities.
Library matters topped the business conducted at the Plum City Village Board meeting early last week when the board approved hiring another part-time employee for the local library. A present part-time employee will be reducing work hours. A resolution supporting an increase by Pierce County in Act 150 funds was also approved. The act regards library funding and the resolution favors a raise to 100 percent. It was announced library story time will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. this month.