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Isn’t it interesting how the “passing on” of an old friend will bring new friends together because of it? So it is with the loss of nephew and cousin, Greg.
The Pierce County Health Department reports the state Center for Disease Control has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A virus from November through December. Many required hospitalization and some fatalities have also been reported. While it is not possible to predict which influenza viruses will predominate during the entire 2013-14 influenza season, pH1N1 has been the predominant circulating virus so far.
By Aria Krieser EMS Counselor Ellsworth Middle School had the third “Student of the Month” ceremony for the 2013-2014 school year. November’s theme and focus was “Citizenship.” This is kind of a challenging concept for some students to verbalize what citizenship means to them.
It’s a difficult time of year to think about civic duty, but that’s exactly what must happen if someone is thinking about running for a position on an area board...
The Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service wants to improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates by 50 percent over the next five years. One of the keys to reaching this goal is the LUCAS, a computerized device which performs automated CPR. Successful fundraising earlier in the year enabled the service to purchase its first LUCAS; the River Falls Area Hospital Foundation, part of Allina Health, recently presented a $3,500 grant check to help purchase a second device. “In the case of a cardiac emergency, time matters,” said Karen Swenson, manager of the hospital’s emergency d
The Ellsworth Middle School Subway Straight A-4.0 students from the first term have been named. They are: fifth graders, Ezra Anderson, McKenna Girdeen and Emily Mallon; sixth graders, Gillian Davis; seventh graders, Jonah Vogel; eighth graders, Luke Cipala, Isaac Kemmerer, Salina Loer, Olivia Matzek, Ryan McGregor (not pictured), Zachary Nugent and Anna Olson. (Submitted photo)
Park Square brings a big splash of Ira Gershwin to the holiday entertainment season with “Words by Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook” on stage now through Sunday, Dec. 29. Ellsworth native Jennifer Grimm portrays the Chanteuse. This new work by Joseph Vass is a song-filled reminiscence exploring the creative life and unforgettable lyrics of Gershwin.
Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. Wisconsin Emergency Management and the American Red Cross of Western Wisconsin encourage individuals, families, households, businesses and communities to get ready for anything unexpected. Preparing can start with three important steps: make a plan for what to do in an emergency; get an emergency supply kit; and be informed about emergencies that could happen in the community. In making a plan, it’s important everyone helps puts the emergency plan together and knows what they should do if something occurs.
SPRING VALLEY—The Spring Valley Stagehands’ next theater production will be Paul Osborn’s “Morning’s at Seven,” directed by Lori Peterson. Auditions will be held beginning at 7 p.m. next Tuesday and on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Spring Valley Community Center (formerly the Spring Valley Senior Citizens Center) on McKay Street.
Because the colors of its originating country and Christmas match, it shouldn’t be a surprise Santa Claus has added an Italian favorite for his special day in Ellsworth this Saturday. Pizza will be among the attractions for the annual Santa Day, again organized by the Ellsworth Funsters. St. Nick will appear at the local American Legion Hall behind Dairy Queen from 11 a.m.