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The recent minutes released by Village Clerk Amy Wayne in regards to the Sept. 11, 2017 Village of Elmwood Board Meeting. The following statement was written in the legal minutes: "Police: Officer Hoyt reported that there were 42 incidents in the Village and gave a brief report on his observation of speeding in the Village. He has found only 5 percent is in non-compliance and only .6 percent are over 10 MPH."
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 2-8. May I use your shower? A man broke into a residence in the 500 block of West Main Street at 3:21 a.m. Oct. 2 to take a shower. The man admitted the home was not his and said that he just wanted to take a shower. The man was transported to jail. Cigarettes stolen
The value of an ag agent TO THE EDITOR This is in response to the article that Matthew Lambert wrote about the Sept. 27 Pierce County Finance and Personnel committee meeting in last week's paper.
National Friends of Libraries Week is Oct. 15-21. The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library group is hosting an open house at the library on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also that week is a seminar on identity theft with Associated Bank on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. and later in the month on Oct. 25 a presentation on the Little Free Library organization at 1:30 p.m. Both programs will be held in the lower level of the library with refreshments to follow courtesy of the Senior Center and the EPL Friends.
The Emmy award-winning Tonic Sol-Fa — a nationally known acapella group will be performing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Prescott Performing Arts Center, 1010 Dexter St.
In the spirit of helping others, the Ellsworth Gift Box Program is starting up. The focus of this group is to make sure families in need in the Ellsworth Community School District are taken care of during the holidays. The program is facilitated by several volunteers, students, donations and the Ellsworth School Foundation. Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services will open their facility for drop-off and pick-ups again this year. Last year over 85 families were helped.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 25-Oct. 1. Multiple junk citations given • Kenneth Gulbranson, 61, Ellsworth, was cited for a junk ordinance violation at 10:38 a.m. Sept. 25. • Cheryl DeGross, 52, Ellsworth, was cited for a junk ordinance violation at 11:14 a.m. Sept. 25. DeGross' yard was supposedly littered with several vehicles with flat tires and missing parts in the driveway.
Freedom Honor Flight held its 20th mission Sept. 17. The flight carried veterans, volunteer guardians and a medical crew to Washington, D.C., giving veterans the opportunity to visit memorials that stand in their honor. Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services donated $1,000 to this flight in honor of their service. Their names are kept confidential by the Freedom Honor Flight organization for privacy reasons.
Cold weather is around the corner, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat give away events for kids in need. This is the eighth year the growing organization has hosted a distribution event in Ellsworth. Basics for Local Kids has served over 2,000 western Wisconsin kids to date by offering gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves. Inventory to give away is made possible through community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
Wisconsin has two lucky players from the Wednesday, Sept. 27, Powerball drawing. Each player matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball which earns them the $50,000 prize. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from Wednesday's drawing to claim their prizes. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 21, 23 and 25. The Powerball was 22 and the Power Play number was 3. The winning tickets were sold at: • Kwik Trip at 2008 Stout Road, Menomonie • Team Oil at W2555 State Road 29, Spring Valley