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Elmwood's UFO Days, held July 28-30 saw the return of two popular events for the first time in 20-plus decades: the carnival and the paper plate drop. Highlights of the festival included a breathtaking fireworks show Saturday night, the paper plate drop, which showered recipients with coupons and prizes Friday night, plus the crowning of the 2017 Elmwood Royalty court and recognition of grand marshals Donna Lien and John Bates, who led the Grande Parade Sunday.
Over the past two weeks I have received some great photos to use for the mural that will be in the new Ellsworth Elementary School lobby opening in January. I have also had the pleasure of talking with some local photographers about their work. Through the month of August we will be working to design the mural based on the pictures we have available or find through more contacts.
Prescott School District welcomed Kyle Igou four years ago as the high school assistant principal and athletic director. It was his first administration role following a solid background in teaching and coaching. He has become a familiar face to many students, parents and staff members throughout the district since fall of 2013. Igou helped guide the transition to a new high school and has been instrumental in helping the district achieve objectives set at the high school level. This fall, he will continue his career path as the Prescott Middle School principal.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department July 17-23. Stop ... stealing that sign Ellsworth police received a complaint about an individual attempting to steal a stop sign at the 300th block of Spruce street at 11:30 p.m. July 17. Police looked around the area but as unable to find anyone. Arrests Lucas Danielson, 27, Ellsworth was arrested after a violation of electronic monitoring for probation at 3:32 a.m. July 18. Danielson was taken to the Pierce County Jail for processing.
Nilssen's will host a "Round Up for Kids" fundraiser July 23 through Aug. 5 during its anniversary sale to benefit Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley. Store patrons will have the opportunity to round up their grocery total to the nearest dollar at the checkout, with all proceeds being contributed to the Family Resource Center.
Thoughts from a grandparent after nine months contemplation of a new life: Nana's hair is really long. Nana's protesting without a song. Nana wants to do what's right to make your future looking bright. Nana draws attention with her sight to start the conversation. When Nana's asked about her hair she says, "it's there until we get things right." The common man should not fight themselves, but make the 1 percent give back their share, for we are the ones who put them there.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department July 10-16. Gas drive-off At SuperAmerica, a customer driving a light blue, Dodge Caravan with a busted back window drove off after filling the vehicle up with gas at 12:26 a.m. July 11. The amount of fuel was $35.01. The person was described as a white male with a bald head. Fender bender
It was sprinkling rain on a Wednesday morning as the Jeep set out to pick up women to go dancing at the Moose Lodge in Menomonie. Lively conversation ensued for the journey. Once at their destination, the table was selected in the corner. Rose Hovde sat with a group at the next table. Soon the soft country western rhythms of Jim Armstrong, accompanied by Bob Holmgren, were wafting through the air. Dancers immediately took to the floor: ladies swirling, skirts whirling, two-steps, waltzes and polkas, even the lindy, livened the room.
BALDWIN — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency executive director CED Robert Forrest in Pierce County today announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Pierce County FSA office by close of business Aug. 1.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department June 30-July 9. Possible Craigslist scam An Ellsworth resident reported to police they had been receiving numerous messages and emails about renting a home in River Falls. The resident said they responded to a Craigslist advertisement from Robert Burkin and Mary Elliot. The resident said he or she hadn't exchanged any money and was worried it was a scam. The number given for the two individuals was 234-200-6997. Don't trust strangers