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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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
The Tuesday, Feb. 18, referendum election about overriding the state-imposed revenue limit and facilities development on a local campus, including construction of a new elementary school, was examined at a special meeting of the Ellsworth School Board Wednesday.
Reconstructing CTH W, completing the reconstruction of CTH K, and bridge repairs on CTHs B and S are among the upcoming season’s projects for the Pierce County Highway Department.
This is the story of someone who knows something she really should tell, but is afraid to do so.
Although it may sound ambitious, a new program at the Ellsworth Public Library can reap participants lifelong rewards. “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” is being billed by the library as “a fantastic adventure in reading for our littlest readers.” The effort stems from a statewide initiative to grow new readers, according to Library Director Shelley Anderson. “The idea is getting parents to read to their children,” Anderson said Wednesday. The target audience for this early literacy outreach is children from birth through the start of kindergarte
Esther Lundgaard has had a full life elsewhere, but not much fuller than where she presently lives—the Ellsworth Care Center.
An improvement for Hwy. 10 east of Ellsworth is planned by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Eau Claire office for the coming construction season. The pavement will be milled off and new pavement put down on an 8.4 mile stretch of the highway from its east intersection with Hwy.
SPRING VALLEY—Expectant mothers can be forgiven if they haven’t heard of Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP). Hilary Boyer, who’s devoting time to spreading the word about ICP, said Thursday a lot of physicians didn’t even know about it when she learned firsthand.
Work continued last week on the exterior of Preferred Senior Living, the new 40-unit senior housing project on the east side of Hwy.
A purchase agreement for property was approved by the Ellsworth School Board in a closed session Monday.