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The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police March 12-18.
The Ellsworth School District's April 3 operational referendum is coming up very quickly. Over the past three months I have had the opportunity to speak to many people about the budgetary needs of the district and Wisconsin's school finance system in general. Still, I believe it is very important to review the basics of why many districts around the state have the need to seek these types of referendums.
Prescott High School sophomore Stephanie Brenner is the March 21 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by special education teacher Vicki de Jager-Pound, who said "Stephanie is a respectful and responsible student. She works hard and efficiently every day." Brenner is the daughter of Renee Jo Brenner. The D.A.R.E. member enjoys Dr. Who, drawing, playing video games, hanging out with friends and playing with her puppy, Rose.
Hello! I am a third-grade student in northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Wisconsin as I work on my report.
Plum City Elementary students and their families participated in a Scholastic Book Fair on Feb. 27. The theme of the book fair was "Paws for Books: sit, stay, read a great tale," and Brad Richardson of Arkansaw and his therapy puppies were available at the event. Families enjoyed an evening with 30 young puppies and dog-themed activities such as games, crafts, guessing games and raffles. Students chose a puppy, a short book and took their families into the library to read together. Students then took an AR test on their book and could earn a voucher to use at the book fair.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police March 4-11. Traffic troubles • A caller reported several westbound semi trucks stuck on the West Main Street hill at 4:27 p.m. March 5. Traffic was backed up for several blocks east of Beulah Street. Highway department was notified to plow and put product down on the road. Accidents • Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at 5:54 a.m. March 6 at South Maple Street and West Ridge Road. The driver was Sarah Ford, 44, Ellsworth.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in January. Freshmen Hannah Hinrichs was nominated by Mr. Kowalchyk in Science. He said "Hannah is a hard worker and persistent in her preparation towards excellence for class." Jack Olson was nominated by Mr. Williams in English. He said "Jack is a hard worker and always strives to do better." Sophomores
Prescott High School sophomore Faith Stiles is the March 14 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by social studies teacher Mandy Bernick, who said "Faith is a responsible and friendly student every day of class. She works hard inside and outside of class in United State history." Stiles is the daughter of Jerry Stiles and Lisa Stiles. The honor roll student is a member of the Scrub and Pre-Med clubs and the basketball and softball teams. She enjoys photography and babysitting. She plans to attend college and pursue a career in physical therapy.
The Prescott Common Council has decided to do an assessment of the Prescott Police Department for the hiring of its Chief of Police. As part of this assessment the council is asking residents to stop in or call City Hall or the Prescott Police Department to complete a survey. Prescott City Hall can be reached at 715-262-5544; Prescott Police Department can be reached at 715-262-5512.
You know what's cozy? Reading together as a family. Whether someone is reading aloud to another person or family members are reading their own stories to themselves in the same room, there is something about reading together that just feels...right. According to Literacyworks, "Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement. Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, stimulates early brain development and helps build key language, literacy, and social skills."