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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BELDENVILLE—Gary Gilbertson of Beldenville is a living example of how others’ blood donations can help someone in need. Gilbertson received a large quantity of blood after a September 2008 farming accident in which his skull was cracked open. The public will again have an opportunity to donate blood when the American Red Cross Bloodmobile returns to Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth on Monday, Jan.
In a way, although Snowball’s Bar in East Ellsworth has changed ownership, it continues to be part of the family.
The first annual Gobbler's Gallop 5K/1K Family Fun Run was held Thanksgiving morning. It was a fundraisder for St. Paul's United Church of Christ's Youth Group's 2014 mission trip. The Fun Run was open to runners and walkers of all abilities, and, based on its initial success, is expected to be held annually.
Darla Fischer of Ellsworth remembers when she used to go squirrel hunting with family members as a youth.
Saturday proved to be another succesful gun-deer opener for area hunters as evident by the photos below. Meantime, although weekend deer totals for the Super America location in Ellsworth weren’t available Monday, there were 65 bucks and 77 does registered at 63 Express in Hager City, and 82 bucks and 154 does registered at 35 Express in Maiden Rock over the weekend.
A reluctant student at first, Dr. Carrie Kern, D.O., has found her niche as the new family medicine provider at Mayo Clinic Health System in Ellsworth.
An Ellsworth native who’s made the rounds of the hospitality industry is back home operating a local dining establishment.
A line-up of people stretched well into the parking lot for the grand opening of the newly expanded 35,000 square foot Shopko Hometown Store along Hwy. 65 on Ellsworth’s northwest side Friday.
Brandon Clare came in “cold” as the owner of Watkins Lockers in Plum City this fall and didn’t even change the name of the business to protect the innocent.
Taxes would increase slightly if the Village of Ellsworth’s 2014 budget proposal is approved after a public hearing is held Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the village hall.