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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Pierce County and its surrounding area figures in the youth of Jeannie E. Roberts, so it stands to reason this vicinity would play a role in her new book. “Beyond Bulrush” is a collection of 49 of Roberts’ poems and was released this month by Lit Fest Press of Gilson, Ill. She counts nature, which is among its themes, as a big part of her years growing up in the Stonehammer neighborhood along the Rush River.
BAY CITY -- Getting ready for the spring election was a topic for the Bay City Village Board earlier this month. Board members set the annual caucus for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13. Incumbents Jerry Enevold and Davis Niebeling have expiring terms on the board next spring, when the election will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Poll workers for 2016-17 were also approved, including Kathy Huppert, Marlene Kern, Joanne Odden and Nancy Turvaville.
Although he’s the only pastor in his family, two brothers in Pastor Dave Teig’s family have been in kindred professions. Mons Jr. of Minneapolis was a Luther Seminary professor, Teig said Tuesday. And Loren has guided Wapogasset Bible Camp. Meantime, his late sister, Karen, was a researcher in the medical field, said the recently named pastor for Rush River Lutheran Church in rural River Falls.
PRESCOTT -- The Prescott School Board looked ahead to the Feb. 16, 2016, operational referendum earlier this month. Carrie Fisher of the finance committee is to get information out about...
ELLSWORTH -- A timeline for meetings toward finalizing a facilities referendum was established by the Ellsworth School Board early last week. The view expressed by several board members was to...
ELLSWORTH -- The Pierce County Food Pantry, currently located in the basement of the Ellsworth Village Hall, needs to find a new location before its lease expires in August 2016. That may seem far away, but the search is in full swing. UW-Extension nutrition educator and Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County coordinator Sarah Johnson said the HPCPC has started looking for a new space and is open to public suggestions.
HAGER CITY -- What began with one trail back when Bill Fuller was school principal has evolved into a full-fledged nature center at Prairie View Elementary School. The Prairie View...
ELLSWORTH -- Any Ellsworth School District resident interested in plans for a facilities referendum next spring is encouraged to attend a special school board informational meeting next Tuesday. The facilities...
TWON OF ROCK ELM -- Minnesota’s loss is Pierce County’s gain. When Mike Leck and Jennifer Nelson learned the land they’d been renting at Northfield, Minn., was going to be sold, they needed to move their sustainable farming operation. They first looked for property around that vicinity, but it was price-prohibitive. So they shifted their focus a bit east -- to Wisconsin, a state with which Leck especially was already familiar.
PLUM CITY -- The Plum City School District is one of six districts in this region to benefit from the recent award of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant...