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The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 20-27. Suspicious photographer An Ellsworth woman reported at 8:57 a.m. Nov. 20 a car driving past her home more than once in the 400 block of West Nelson Street, holding a phone out the window taking photos. She wanted the incident documented. Dumped mattress
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 13-19. Problem with homecoming float? An Ellsworth man called at 1:39 p.m. Nov. 13 to request a meeting with the police chief concerning issues with a float that was in the Ellsworth schools homecoming parade this past fall. He told police a group of people wants to speak with the chief. The chief gave him his hours of availability, but a time was not settled upon. Arrest
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 5-13. Snapchat scare A complainant forwarded Snapchat photos of a juvenile holding a gun to his head at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 6. The email was also sent to the Ellsworth Middle School principal. The school performed a threats assessment with the juvenile and family was notified. Accidents
The City of Prescott will mail a short survey to all Prescott residents seeking input on two proposed public bus routes on Nov. 20. Residents are encouraged to look for the survey in their mail on Nov. 21/22 and to respond on the city's website at https://www.prescottwi.org or by dropping off your response to Prescott City Hall or the Prescott Public Library — 800 Borner St. by Dec. 20 2017. Potential community impact
At the Nov. 6 Ellsworth Village Board meeting, trustees accepted a $265,001.95 bid from RM Schlosser Excavating of Durand for Dar-Ray water system improvements. Construction is set to begin in the spring. "This dollar amount is all part of the total costs for Dar-Ray, which we won't know the total until the project is completed next year," Village Clerk Peggy Nelson said. "Assessment of the 49 users each was $9,662 for 20 years at 5 percent interest. If the total cost should be less than what was estimated, assessments would be reduced."
Twenty years ago, Maurine and Richard Huppert donated and painted the Accelerated Reader Tree at Prairie View Elementary School. They painted the leaves each year, and until a few years ago, Maurine continued to write the names of the leaf earners on their leaf each year. Maurine said the reason they donated the tree was to recognize students for their academic achievements. Their son was very athletic and was proud to have his name on a plaque, but when his record was broken, his name was taped over with the new record holder's name.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Traffic troubles • Tanya LaPointe, 38, Baldwin, was cited for expired registration after a traffic stop for speeding at 10:27 p.m. Oct. 30 at highways 10 and 63. The registration expired in September 2016. • Joseph Quiboloy, 31, Ellsworth, was cited for operating while suspended after a traffic stop for speeding at 11:39 p.m. Oct. 30 at County Road C and Highway 10. He was given a courtesy ride to a residence.
The Prescott School's Parent Group's annual fundraiser, "Casino Night," is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at The Old Ptacek's Event Center. This is for all parents and community members to help support Parent Group and STEM initiatives within Prescott where adults get to gamble (using funny money), have fun and support the Prescott School District. Tickets are available to the general public online or at Body Works, Croix Insurance, Ptacek's IGA, Prescott High School or district offices.
INDIANAPOLIS — Andy Wieser, president of Wieser Concrete Products, headquartered in Maiden Rock, was presented with the Robert E. Yoakum Award on Oct. 14 at the National Precast Concrete Association's 52nd annual convention in Atlanta. Mark Wieser, vice president of Wieser Concrete Products, was also elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Precast Concrete Association.