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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The Rock Elm Skyrockets 4-H Club will celebrate the 4-H Centennial with a special event this Saturday.
The Ellsworth School Board Monday reviewed budgetary actions for the 2014-15 term and returned a tech ed position.
Veteran Ellsworth School District employees and retirees were saluted during the district’s annual recognition dinner Tuesday. Superintendent Barry Cain emceed an evening including plaque presentations to staffers with 15, 20, 25, 40 and 55 years of service. The 55 years logged by the now-retiring Jerome Brickner, bus driver, was believed to be a district record. The spotlight was then shined on retirees.
She used to sell store products and now sells bank services.
<v8.00><e1> 061114.FR.PCH.bankmgr.jpg @ct:Lee Anderson succeeded Tami Langer as manager at the BMO Harris Bank in Ellsworth last month. Anderson brings extensive experience in retailing and banking to her new role. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk) @h:New bank manager’s glad to be back in small town @by:By Bill Kirk @t:She used to sell store products and now sells bank services. Lee Anderson mainly did the former in the Twin Cities, but has done the latter in both urban and rural areas, she said Wednesday.
Open enrollment interest by students in area schools mostly decreased this year when compared to last year.
From one service organization to another came information Thursday. Jay Nesseth, present president of the Ellsworth Lions Club, spoke about Lionism at the local chamber of commerce meeting. Lions International was formed in 1917 and Ellsworth’s club was chartered on Oct. 20, 1930. “It’s the oldest club in Western Wisconsin,” Nesseth said, adding it’s also one of the oldest in the state. Nesseth said he and his wife, Stacy, became involved after the club here assisted their daughter, Tiffany. The then-10-year-old was diagnosed with diabetes, which is among the causes Lions emphasize.
Tim Brunner learned early to fend for himself. After all, Brunner grew up among a people doing just that. He spent his youth in Angoon, Alaska, where the native Indian tribe adopted him into their ways, relying on fishing and living off the land. This was before Alaska became a state in 1959, he said Thursday. His location in the then-territory was along an inside passage, near the ocean.
Jon Dodge was approved Monday night by the Ellsworth School Board as its new middle school principal following the resignation of Pete Nussbaum. Dodge was previously the assistant high school principal. Superintendent Barry Cain said Tuesday morning the board approved a salary of $94,000 for Dodge.
Jack Radabaugh was out of his element Friday.