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The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 16-23. Arrests • April Kimes, 18, Ellsworth, was arrested on an active warrant at 12:27 a.m. Oct. 15 at a residence in the 100 block of North Maple Street. She was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident. • Zachary McCusick, 26, St. Paul, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 16 at 310 W. Main St. He was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident.
Ten Ellsworth High School Class of 1947 classmates celebrated their 70th reunion Sept. 27 at the West Wind in River Falls. The Class of 1947 was blessed with 66 graduates. Many good musicians, sports leaders and home ec cooks were in our class. We had great teachers and Mr. Bjorge, the principal, took un on a senior trip to Canada. We all behaved (so so, ha ha) and loved the outing.
On Oct. 11, sixth-graders from Ellsworth Middle School participated in a Courage Retreat conducted by Youth Frontiers. Youth Frontiers, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools to create more positive school communities.
The Merri Heirs 4-H Club in Plum City enjoyed a beautiful day at the Me Pa Ni Tro Dairy Farm Sunday, Sept. 24, where they were hosted by Joel and Cindy Thomas. Owner Mel Pittman provided a hay wagon ride on pasture to discuss planting, harvest, irrigation and cover crops. Club members, parents and grandparents had many questions and learned an abundance of information.
On Friday, Oct. 13, students and staff at Spring Valley Elementary School participated in a Fall PBIS Celebration. PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports" and is a proactive approach to establishing positive behavior and culture throughout the entire elementary school.
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a proclamation that designated November as Native American Heritage Month. The intent of the designation is to observe the cultural traditions and history of Native Americans and discuss concerns and solutions for contemporary issues. Prescott is widely recognized for the First Nations history programming taught at the high school by Jeff Ryan. Hundreds of students and adults have benefitted from the classroom curriculum and hands-on immersion experience at Lac Du Flambeau over the years.
Marie Theresa Gilles was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Plum City to Louisa (Roth) and Paul Gilles. She was the 12th of 13 children. She had eight sisters: Mildred, Rosella, Dorothy (Sister Roberta), Viola, Phyllis, Jeanette and Eva and five brothers: Leon, Robert, Melvin, Marvin and Arnold. She is known in her family as one of the "three little Gilles girls."
Pierce County Food Pantry volunteer Val Gordon was named Quarterly Outstanding Volunteer. "Val is a wonderful volunteer. In September alone, she worked almost 40 hours. She's a hard-worker who always has a smile on her face and truly enjoys helping our clients navigate the pantry," Pantry Director Jeff Bealles said. "Val also provides valuable insight and feedback on how we can improve pantry operations and better serve our clients. We're very fortunate to have Val on our team."
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 9-15. Don't have a cow, man A cow was spotted on Highway 65 at 10:14 a.m. Oct. 9. The cow was located by Ellsworth police and contact was made to return the cow to a safe area. Fence defaced
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in September. Freshmen Beckett Catron was nominated by Mrs. Stoesz in Spanish. "Beckett is an enthusiastic learner who is always willing to participate in all class activities and discussions." Rafael Mooney was nominated by Mrs. Stoesz in Spanish. "Rafael is a very friendly student who is always willing to answer questions and contribute to class activities and discussions."