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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TOWN OF TRENTON -- A proposed ordinance about road erosion was on the agenda for a meeting of the Town of Trenton Plan Commission early this month. Erosion issues have come to the attention of area residents, including problems with soil-covered roads and damage to roads’ infrastructures.
PLUM CITY -- A new system for the Plum City-Union Fire Department has been ordered, the Plum City Village Board was told early last week. The cascade system facilitates the filling of firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus. A grant award will cover $38,096 of the approximately $40,000 total cost.
PRESCOTT -- In this case, the old saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” only applied after intentions headed in a different direction. In fact, almost any other direction for Steve Meyer.
SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD -- A new structure for first grade was the topic of a presentation to the Spring Valley School Board at a special meeting early last week...
ELLSWORTH -- Gina Girdeen remains ever-mindful that every life is worth celebrating in her new role as a funeral celebrant. Girdeen works with funeral directors, clergy and families to help assure departed loved ones receive an honorable tribute. She said Friday she strives to make funeral services meaningful by telling the life stories of the deceased. “I’ll work with you and your family to design a service that captures the true essence of the life and spirit of a unique individual,” she said.
ELLSWORTH -- Refinancing maintenance projects recently done in the interest of energy efficiency was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of approximately...
SPRING VALLEY -- A new arrangement for senior meals made available by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Pierce County in Spring Valley promises convenience and inclusiveness. Spring Valley’s senior meal program has moved to Sneakers Pub and Eatery in the village, effective last week. ADRC Program Manager Heather Conway said Friday the opening days for the meals under the new host proved successful (there were 19 seniors served Tuesday, which pleased her, considering a snow storm was underway).
Officials at St. Francis School rely on support to make the Catholic school in Ellsworth thrive and they’re getting backing beyond what they’ve imagined. For example, proceeds from this month’s...
PRESCOTT -- Chris Wandmacher isn’t just another member of the Prescott Fire Department crew. In addition to being part of the force for emergencies, Wandmacher is the unit’s activities director. He said Wednesday his achievements in that regard contributed to him being named “Prescott Fireman of the Year” at PFD’s awards banquet last month.
ELLSWORTH -- When Fay Albarado was given the opportunity to own Hair Traffic Control in East Ellsworth, she decided to go for it. After all, declining would have meant the hair salon could have closed and the team Albarado’s worked with for the last 4.5 years broken up. Besides, the new owner has experience managing salons.