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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MAIDEN ROCK -- Future steps to be taken on the village hall project were discussed by the Maiden Rock Village Board at its Monday, Dec. 7 meeting. The board agreed not to consider renovation of the existing building. Members then pondered some alternative possibilities, such as different lots on which to build or buying the presently vacant structure formerly housing The Lodge Retreat.
PLUM CITY -- Road projects were a topic for the Plum City Village Board early last week. Village President Doug Watkins attended a Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) meeting at which funds for upgrades were discussed. It was announced approximately $15,000 in funding for the Bridge Avenue street project next year was approved. Sewer pipes will be replaced at the same time as the construction is done. The fund amount is similar to what the village received when Blue Goose Road was upgraded in the past.
LUND -- Neil Bonkoski kept having an unsettled feeling he just couldn’t ignore. Bonkoski had already decided on a future career in teaching when he sensed God was calling him to be a minister. While attending confirmation as a teenager, Bonkoski first entertained the idea of ministry. A few years later, he talked about it with his pastor, who advised him if he never tried pursuing the ministry, he’d likely regret it.
ELLSWORTH -- The six foreign exchange students at Ellsworth High School this school year may be far away from home, but have some lofty goals nonetheless. Four envision going on...
PRESCOTT -- An operational referendum is set for Feb. 16, 2016 in the Prescott School District. At a special school board meeting Tuesday, the finance committee presented a recommendation to...
ELLSWORTH -- Two members of her family had a hand in the career chosen by Atrium Post Acute Care of Ellsworth’s new Director of Nursing, Lisa Peterson. One of her two sisters, Carrissa, had been a nursing assistant at the Red Wing Health Center, Peterson said. At the outset of the new director’s career, she followed that sibling into a similar role at the same facility.
George L. Jacques, former CEO of Jacques Seed Company in Prescott who later started George’s Seed Outlets, died Thursday, He was 90. Marketing-oriented In 1985, Jacques disassociated with the company...
TOWN OF GILMAN -- The work being done by the Atkins family at Driftless Farm Animal Sanctuary in the Town of Gilman is a two-way proposition. The family provides shelter there for animals in need and teaches youths to care for them. But its members are also learning how to operate a sanctuary themselves and one, in particular, has a condition which can be eased through a relationship with some of the non-human population.
PLUM CITY -- Long-time Plum City grocery store owner Robert Hovde died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire on Nov. 24. He was 84. The Rock Elm native began...
ELLSWORTH -- Journey back to medieval times by attending Ye Olde EnglischeRenaissance Dinner -- also known as a “Madrigal Dinner” -- this Saturday, hosted by the Ellsworth High School A Cappella Choir.