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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- 5 years 6 months
An attempt by several supervisors to lower the amount of borrowing in a bond issuance and sale for the proposed county jail project was rejected at the Pierce County Board meeting Tuesday, April 21. A resolution authorizing borrowing not to exceed $19 million, and providing for the issuance and sale, was approved as presented on a 13-4 vote. A related resolution for the project to proceed, as recommended by the ad hoc jail planning and specifications development committee, was also approved.
PRESCOTT—A resolution regarding a proposed cut in state funding to local schools was adopted by the Prescott School Board last month. The resolution “strongly encourages” Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin...
An informational session Thursday about the Ellsworth School District’s operational referendum next Tuesday was attended by approximately 40 people. The sole referendum question to be on the ballot is: “Shall...
SPRING VALLEY—Although Cindy Kongshaug of Spring Valley became a beautician instead, her fondness for teaching music has never left her. In fact, Kongshaug went to school to be a music teacher, she said Thursday. With her goal never realized, she pursued the next best thing: directing her community’s adult choir. After two decades of presenting Christmas concerts, the director is ready for another first.
SPRING VALLEY--Patrick Houlton, an English teacher at Spring Valley Middle/High School and graduate of the UW-River Falls educator preparation program, has been recognized for his innovative teaching practices. Larry Solberg,...
TOWN OF MARTELL -- A grass fire which threatened two buildings was fought by the Ellsworth Fire Department Tuesday, March 31. The fire was reported at 3:04 p.m. at the Dan Burgess property, W5191 810th Ave., Spring Valley. It is believed to have been caused by open burning. At 3:06 p.m., the property owner reported the blaze was moving into a neighbor’s yard. It was said to be approaching a neighbor’s shed at 3:17 p.m. Neither the shed nor a nearby house was affected, however. Approximately four-to-five acres of ground was burned.
It might be said this time of year is a “madhouse” in the greenhouse industry. Owner John Harrington of Harrington’s Greenhouse, southeast of Ellsworth along CTH C, has seen the hectic planting season from two perspectives: originally as a retailer and, more recently, shifting focus to be a wholesaler.
Voters in the Ellsworth School District will see a newcomer and an incumbent on the ballot for two school board seats available in the Tuesday, April 7, election. The candidates are Kathryn Feuerhelm and incumbent Susan Langer. They were provided with questionnaires by the Herald.
ELMWOOD—One incumbent and four newcomers are vying for the three available seats on the Elmwood School Board ballot in the Tuesday, April 7, election. They are: Adam Carson, Susan Dzubay, Craig Feuker, incumbent Gabriel Weix and Jeffrey Wolf. They were provided with questionnaires by the Herald. Carson and Weix didn’t respond.
PLUM CITY—Plum City School District voters will face ballots with the names of two newcomers trying for one available seat on the school board in the Tuesday, April 7, election. The candidates are Gail Fisher and Michael Whipple. They were provided with questionnaires by the Herald.