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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Employee compensation recommendations from the personnel committee were approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.
The Ellsworth Fire Department held its annual parade Sunday on a sunny and warm day.
Ian Berg has spent over half of his life dealing with an immunological disorder.
Mark and Sue Christopher originally were looking for land where grapes could be grown, not necessarily apples, and perhaps that’s a good thing.
Rose Brunner remembers coming to the Pierce County Fair when she was growing up. As a member of the Rock Elm Skyrockets, Brunner submitted entries in sewing, crocheting, crafts and baking, she said. More recently, her children have shown animals, including a son bringing steers and two daughters with pigs. Brunner said she first got a taste of fair management last year. “I helped with ticket taking and parking cars,” she said. The Elmwood native was then approached about serving as this year’s summer assistant in the fair office.
So how did a guy from the South end up running an orchard here in the North?
There are always buildings and grounds projects to be done at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. “It’s just part of routine maintenance,” said Groundskeeper Ken Hines, who’s assisted by a crew of eight volunteer youths. However, some of the efforts are more extensive than others. For example, this year a new foundation is being installed under a portion of the Round Barn, one of the grounds’ most unique structures, Hines said.
Tami Jackson got a new start in several different ways in the early 2000s.
EL PASO—Duane and Theresa Odalen, who’ve made a livelihood from their Apple Ridge Orchard, are likely to make a lasting impression as the Grand Marshals for the El Paso Days celebration parade on Sunday, Aug. 17. They will be riding the float that was designed and built by their children. The float will be a ride wagon pulled by a John Deere green tractor. “There’s a seat for us to sit on up front,” Duane Odalen said Wednesday. Their orchard, two-and-a-half miles east of Hwy.
When Kenny Lashley isn’t cutting down trees, he’s hosting people who want to cheer up with fun and refreshments.