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A debate over whether Ultimate Fighting should be in Ellsworth was the main topic of village board discussion Monday. Broz Bar had scheduled a street dance for 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. July 12-13. Owner Jason Marks came to the board, requesting the starting time be advanced two hours so an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event can be held before the dance.
The Pierce County Public Health Department tried multiple solutions over the years in finding quality dental care for those who couldn't afford it. "We did many things over the years, but for low income people, finding dental care was tough," said Lisa Raethke, a nurse with the department. Dentists volunteered their time to place sealants around the county to grade students, but that wasn't enough. "We continued to see the need being out there," she said. Their solution came from a grant courtesy of the St.
ELMWOOD -- It was a chance Barry Rose felt he couldn't pass up. Rose, who has been superintendent of the Elmwood School District for the last six years, was intrigued with the superintendent opening at Cumberland. "In this business, the windows of opportunity are small," Rose explained. "Professionally and family-wise, I thought this was a good opportunity. I jumped on it and it worked out." Rose submitted his resignation to the Elmwood School Board at last week's meeting, effective June 30. He starts at Cumberland July 1. He replaces Don Grothe, who is retiring after 10 years.
Vernon Ellefson likes to stay busy. "I don't like sitting around inside the home," said Ellefson, a retired teacher from the Ellsworth School District. "The hunting seasons are done and I want to stay active and get some fresh air." The 69-year-old's favorite winter activity is ice fishing, something he's done for 60 years. The Illinois native was introduced to ice fishing at age nine by an uncle. He learned how to summer fish even earlier as a grandfather took him cat fishing when he was five-years-old.
HAGER CITY -- Three months to the day after an accident that changed his life, a benefit will be held for Adam Swanson at The Woodshed in Hager City. The benefit, which Swanson plans to attend, starts at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday. A silent auction will run from 3:30-7 p.m. Adam's father, Larry, will prepare a spaghetti dinner that will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. The bands "Bluzn" and "Saving One," for which Adam was a founding member, take the stage at 8 p.m. On Nov.
PRESCOTT -- One of the biggest misconceptions about Tractor Supply Company (TSC) is the items sold there. "Most people do not know what we sell," said Joe Hines, manager of the Prescott store that will open to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1445 North Acres Rd. in Prescott. Hines should know. He was one of them before joining the company last year. "Everyone hears the name and thinks we're just tractor parts," he said.
The Prescott Chamber of Commerce held its 29th annual dinner Tuesday at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course in River Falls. "It was a phenomenal year to work with you," said outgoing Chamber President Char Magee of Prescott Insurance, highlighting the accomplishments in 2007. The chamber announced its award winners for the year, including Cernohous Chevrolet as Business of the Year, new Chamber President Cindy Boggess from M&I Bank as its Member of the Year and Neil Durhman of North Acres as its Citizen of the Year. Outgoing chamber board members Michael Schindler of Premier Mortgage, Rev.
A Bay City man was placed Monday on three years probation and sentenced to 30 days jail for causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity. Tony Peterson, 35, learned his fate during a hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court. Peterson was originally charged with three felony counts of causing children to view or listen to sexual activity along with three misdemeanor counts of exposing genitals to children. All three misdemeanor charges and one of the felony charges were dismissed in November.
In less than a hour, the Ellsworth Village Board covered a variety of topics during its monthly meeting Monday. Among the following: Heard Zoning Administrator's Greg Engeset annual report for 2007. Seven new construction permits were issued, with three being single houses and four being town homes. Engeset said a couple years ago they had about 40-45, but a decline in new construction houses has been shown throughout the area. Heard from Library Board representative Curt Wandmacher that Amy Klous had resigned from the Board and that Sue Palmquist was appointed to replace her.
STOCKHOLM - Joe Engesser considers himself a lucky man. Since 1992, he has been a corrections officer for the Dakota County Sheriff's Department in Hastings, Minn. "I'm grateful I have a good paying job," he said.