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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Chad Peterson has proudly succeeded a long line of fire fighters in his family and now has reason to be even prouder. Peterson was honored as the Ellsworth Fire Department’s...
MAIDEN ROCK VILLAGE BOARD -- Additional decisions about a proposed new village hall were made by the Maiden Rock Village Board early this month. The board decided the playground site will be pursued for the new hall’s construction location if the project proceeds, despite enhanced plans for that site requested from the architect last month not yet being available for the meeting on Jan. 4.
TOWN OF TRENTON -- The Trenton Town Board has imposed a moratorium on the expansion of nonmetallic mining operations in the town. An ordinance to this effect is now pending for adoption and stipulates the moratorium is to continue for no longer than one year when it’s adopted.
PLUM CITY VILLAGE BOARD -- Infrastructure matters dominated the Plum City Village Board meeting early this month. A blower at the sewer plant quit working, but village personnel were able to get it going again, the board was told. Also regarding the sewer department, an employee gave a two-week notice, the board learned. A replacement to work on both the sewer and streets crews was being sought.
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY -- Three people were nominated for two Bay City Village Board seats available in the spring election during a caucus Wednesday. For one seat, Norman Baker and incumbent Jerry Enevold will be listed on the Tuesday, April 5, election ballot. For the other seat, incumbent Davis Niebeling will be listed.
Since Allison Preble was 20-years-old, she knew she wanted to be in county government. But there isn’t much demand from counties for interior designers, the focus of her original degree. Preble said Friday she worked for Ethan Allen (the home gallery store) for a short time, then decided against such a career. “There just wasn’t a market for it,” she said.
PRESCOTT -- Enrollment items received Prescott School Board attention Wednesday. A count of students in the school district taken Jan. 8 and reported to the board showed the total was...
Five races have materialized in three municipalities and one school district throughout Pierce County for this spring’s election. Information obtained after Tuesday’s deadline for formalizing the municipal and school candidacies to appear on the Tuesday, April 5, ballot shows the Town of Trenton and Village of Maiden Rock will have contests, along with the River Falls City Council and River Falls School District.
When he was 18-years-old, Grover Storm soared through the air overseas. Today, 72 years later, he zips down the hallways of Atrium Post Acute Care of Ellsworth on a scooter. The now-89-year-old has never let much slow him down and isn’t about to. “I have a big wheelchair at home the VA gave me,” he said Thursday, just after a rehabilitation session as his sore foot heals.
Issuing bonds and holding a referendum for the proposed construction of a new elementary school were approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. The bonds are to be in an amount not to exceed $31.9 million. The school would contain 4-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade, along with administrative offices. The referendum is to be held in conjunction with this spring’s election on Tuesday, April 5.