Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. 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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PLUM CITY--The Plum City Evangelical Free Church has been expanded and given a more church-like look in the process. An approximately 1,700 square foot addition was built on the front of the church, according to Pastor Philip Bloomdahl.
Animals sometimes seem better able to understand people than other people do. At least that's what Molly Hines, author of the newly published "Sir Domingo," suggested Thursday. The book is named after an Arab quarter horse Hines owned for 29 years until he died last year. They developed a relationship so close the horse literally ate the same foods she did, including Starburst and Skittles candy, she said. He'd also drink Diet Pepsi directly from the can. She called the animal her "best friend." Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 10.
A single mother, Carla Carlstrom has worked all of her life. But Carlstrom has had to take a break from her employment as a registered nurse at a Spring Valley health care facility after being diagnosed with lung cancer. A benefit for the River Falls area resident will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the El Paso Basement Bar. Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 10.
ELMWOOD--First, there was comfort food, and now the Elmwood Food Pantry has found a place where the goods it provides to those in need can be dispensed in comfort. The Glen-Dor Professional Building at 108 S. Main St. in Elmwood will be the local food pantry's new home, beginning in December. Glenn and Dorothy Nelson, life-long Elmwood residents, are donating the use of part of the building for the pantry's purposes. "We've had people interested in renting the space, but thought why not help out the community in this way?" Glenn Nelson said Friday about the couple's donation.
The 2010-11 budget was finalized by the Ellsworth School Board early this week. A total levy of $8,014,111 was certified by the board after members adopted the budget during their special meeting Monday, according to Superintendent Barry Cain. This represents a 4.01 percent increase in the levy over last year's budget, Cain said Thursday.
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Name: Tom Gunderson Age: 46 Hometown: River Falls Occupation: Patrol Sergeant, Pierce County Sheriff's Department Family: Wife Liz, daughters, Megan, a sophomore at UW-Stout, and Molly, a senior at River Falls High School Education: 1982 River Falls High School graduate, 1982-'87, UW-River Falls, sociology, 2007-'09, Bachelor of Science in criminal justice at UW-Platteville, 2009-present, Masters in criminal justice administration at UW-Platteville Besides being on-the-job with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Tom Gunderson has gone back to school in the interest of furthering him
Name: Nancy Hove Age: 44 Hometown: Hager City Occupation: Sheriff Clubs, organizations, civic involvement: DARE.
BELDENVILLE--God said, "Let there be light," and members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Beldenville are now using sunlight to save energy. A new solar panel system went into operation at the church near CTH N and 530th Street this week. Gus Olson, a church member who owns Energy Independence Group, proposed and engineered the system. "From a faith perspective, it's the right thing to do," Pastor John Sutherland said Thursday, explaining energy conservation compliments the church's mission to promote stewardship of the earth. Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 13.
BC Legionnaires make ex-church their home By Bill Kirk BAY CITY--For the first time in the Bay City American Legion Post's 64-year history, local Legionnaires aren't heading to the village hall for their meetings. The Post has moved to the former United Methodist Church and hosted its first community event there late last month.