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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Pierce County Partners in Tourism (PCPT) was among exhibitors at the 47th annual Minneapolis RV-Vacation Show last month. The show was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center Feb. 6-9, according to information from Wilson Mills of PCPT. The organization set up its exhibit in a 10-by-10-foot carpeted corner booth. It featured a continuously running 41-picture power point presentation showcasing the county, compiled and donated by Scott and Stacy Hill from Hill Funeral Home.
Two area cooperatives will merge next month.
The Hub on Main in Ellsworth will host a benefit next Saturday for David Harden, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer.
A representative from each of a local insurance business and an accounting business discussed related matters with Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members Thursday. Ashley Flett of Compass Insurance reminded those attending her former employer before she bought Compass was previous Chamber President Rich O’Connell. Flett talked about healthcare.gov, the process in applying for a subsidy credit and how deductibles can be lowered by as much as from $5,000, which the typical family can easily see, to as low as $500.
Since Leann Peterson of Ellsworth came home for a visit, her “home away from home” has erupted into turmoil due to a dispute between its government and opposition forces.
A combination of factors led to the recent propane shortage in this region, not the least of which has been colder-than-normal winter temperatures, but neither is that bitter blast the only one. That’s the contention of President and CEO Larry Dokkestul of the Ellsworth-headquartered Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, among many businesses providing propane to customers here, who said Thursday he believes the worst of the situation may be nearing an end.
A plan to make up school days previously cancelled due to extreme winter weather and any future ones this season was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. The plan included seven actions. They are: moving the high school start time from 7:40 a.m. to 7:35 a.m. beginning next Tuesday; eliminating late starts on Feb.
In the midst of a colder-than-normal winter, Jane Reis finds herself bringing warmth to others.
When Emily Faber decided she’d run her own restaurant, she wanted it to feel like home for her customers.
Since the middle of last month, snowmobilers have been out in force around Pierce County with no end in sight. Until recently, most snowfalls to date had been small, but continuous cold weather helped to preserve them plus the couple of bigger dumps, creating a significant amount of white on the ground. “It wasn’t out of the norm to see 50 snowmobiles in one place at the start,” Pierce County Snowmobile Association President Mark Engnes said Friday, referring to activity once the trails opened in mid-January. None of the snow has come with a lot