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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Trains idling within village limits has raised enough concern that the Maiden Rock Village Board decided to invite a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) representative to discuss the issue in the future.
A group of women who share the same area schools as part of their educational backgrounds continue to meet in person, like their senior peers did 80 years ago.
It’s anything but a retirement for Tom Gunderson, yet the Spring Valley native has renewed an original calling no matter what point this is in his later life. Gunderson will again exhibit his paintings at the Pierce County Fair this week. That’s not the only way he’ll be represented at the fair, nor is it the only activity keeping him occupied these days. However, while most of the others are related to the direction his career ultimately went, he could well have followed his artistic leanings instead.
Rev. William Joseph Matzek of Big River died Tuesday at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 79. Matzek was ordained a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse in...
The day school ends for Laurie Krenz would be a day the new St. Francis School principal regrets. “I’ll never stop learning,” Krenz said Wednesday, finding “there’s so much to...
One of the first things on Mike and Leann (Hove) Lifto’s to-do list as a married couple was help others. Chaperoning a dozen youths on a mission trip the middle of last month came even before a honeymoon trip for the Liftos, who were married July 11. The outing through Catholic Heart Work Camp wasn’t the first for the newlyweds, long acquainted as members of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth, they said Tuesday.
Their first major trip in more than a decade, anticipated for a year-and-a-half, didn’t disappoint. The journey early last month was really an adventure for nine members of Prescott-based Boy Scout Troop 9133, along with three adult chaperones. The destination was the 140,000-acre Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M.
Two pole sheds were totally destroyed in a fire reported Friday shortly before 4 p.m. The structure fire was at the Bruce Andrews property, N1345 375th St., Maiden Rock. The sheds were butted up against each other and one was fully engulfed before fire fighters arrived. Both went down and there were no injuries.
Farming is Eric Bechel’s business. And now that Bechel is finally on his own as a farmer, he has added a related enterprise. Della-Sheen LLC is the Elmwood area’s newest registered Holstein breeding outfit. The local native said Wednesday he grew up around Holsteins on the home farm his father ran, but those animals weren’t registered.
An Ellsworth boy riding a bicycle collided with a truck on the village’s northwest side Monday, July 20. Tanner Balluff, 11, 134 Evergreen Estates, rode the bike southbound out of...