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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ELLSWORTH -- Once focused on what’s happening with the land, Dan Pittman’s now concerned with what’s happening over it. The Plum City native originally sought a public career in land conservation, he said Thursday. Later, he turned to caring for grounds on private property.
PLUM CITY -- Items in advance of a possible referendum were addressed by the Plum City School Board in December. An update on pre-referendum work and financial options was given...
ELMWOOD -- Staff and students were recognized by the Elmwood School Board in December for achievements. Staffer Paula Haugle won recognition as one of four School Counselors of the Year...
Former Board Member Jeff Stockwell is returning to the Ellsworth School Board. Stockwell was appointed early last week to the board vacancy created by the recent resignation of Susan Langer, who moved from the local district to Red Wing. “Susan goes to my church and made me aware of it,” he said Thursday about the open position. He talked with Board President Rick Kornmann and was told what candidates needed to do, if interested.
Two public health departments and four hospitals in this area are collaborating on a required community health needs assessment for the first time. The Pierce and St. Croix public health departments, along with Baldwin Area Medical Center, Hudson Hospital, River Falls Area Hospital and Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, recently held three community meetings related to the project.
ELMWOOD -- The search for a new director at the Elmwood Public Library is underway. Library Board President Susan Dzubay said Friday the position is being advertised and the pay rate being considered for the new director is in the $12-$16 per hour range. The exact amount will depend on the experience of the person hired.
SPRING VALLEY -- Steps were taken by the Spring Valley School Board early last week to conduct a facilities referendum during this spring’s election. The board approved resolutions necessary to...
Two major road projects have been identified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Eau Claire office as being planned in Pierce County this construction season. Both are in the...
Not only his life, but the career he chose is regarded by Greg Andrews to be all about change. As the Pierce County Agriculture Agent for the last 31 years, Andrews has been an extension educator. The nature of that role means keeping up with change and reflecting on those years as his retirement approaches at the end of this month, he’s got a positive attitude. “Extension in Wisconsin is grounded in a county level presence and partnership,” he said Friday, praising its local access to the university system.
Two east-west routes are on the projects list for the Pierce County Highway Department in the 2016 construction season. “We have a job on CTH J,” Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson...