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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Long before Jessica Sallander knew she’d be honored as a “Teacher of the Year,” she knew she wanted to teach.
It’s one thing for people to say they support a particular cause, but quite another for them to physically demonstrate it.
Everything under the sun—or in this case, the moon—was available at the third annual Under the Harvest Moon Celebration in East End Park Tuesday. Cloudy, drippy skies didn’t keep crowds away from the event featuring numerous vendors, plus crocheted items, birdhouses, farm-fresh produce, and baked and canned goods. Creamery-fried curds, and ice cream and other refreshments were offered. A dedication of tablets displaying contributors to the park’s upgrade for the community’s 100th anniversary last year was also a highlight.
Recommended in the district’s strategic plan, communication with the public is being enhanced by the Ellsworth Schools’ Facebook page.
Local school officials are encouraging senior citizens to join the STEP (Senior Tax Exchange Program), which can benefit themselves as well as students and staff.
An Ellsworth native is the originator of a non-profit organization being formed to harness creative talents for the public good.
Getting her new retail outlet into operation has been quite a ride for Joyce Minder.
Graduating seniors from five area schools who took the ACT college admissions test this year mostly scored higher than their counterparts from a year ago, according to information from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Efforts to promote the county as a destination for tourists are being renewed with the return of Pierce County Partners in Tourism (PCPT). One of the original organizers, Wilson Mills of Circle K Orchard in Beldenville, is back to direct the new PCPT’s activities. Mills said Wednesday he’s seeking additional advisors for input into how the organization should proceed.
Since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late this spring, Kenny Hines of Ellsworth has undergone a grueling regimen of chemotherapy and radiation.