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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
Pauline (Polly) Helen Rose Bauer, was born June 3, 1923, to August Carl and Catherine Pauline Bauer, at their home in Lima Township, Pepin County. She was third in a family of 11 children, three of whom were sisters: Marcella (Sally) Doverspike, Florence Brunner, and Beatrice (Betty) Parr; and seven brothers, Kenneth, Ralph, Robert, Darrell, Cletus, Glenn and Gary C. Her grandparents were all from Vienna and Hoheneich, Austria.
You might say that the artists featured at the upcoming Stockholm Stroll, a village-wide arts open house in Stockholm 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 7, are somewhat magical. A wood-turner who brings downed trees back to life. A sheep farmer who transforms her wooly herd into felted art. A photographer who sees the past and present at the same time. A jeweler who weaves stones into treasures.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department June 25-29. No trespassing please Two Ellsworth juveniles, one age 15, the other 16, were issued citations for trespassing inside the site of the new Ellsworth Elementary School at 3:18 a.m. June 25. Both boys were released to their parents on the scene. Suspicious people reported
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department June 19-25. Propane tank blows up A 20-pound propane cylinder blew up while 3 to 4 feet away from an active fire pit at 12:55 p.m. June 25. The cylinder blew up, sending shrapnel into various places including the neighbor's garage wall in the 100 block of South Plum Street. Citations will be mailed to the property owners. Multiple thefts reported
Yvonne DeGross is Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' Live Better Community Service Award winner. She received the award and a $100 Visa gift card June 20 for her selfless volunteer work on behalf of senior citizens in the Spring Valley community. Since February 2016, DeGross has been providing transportation for elderly citizens every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She brings them to the senior meals program at Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department June 12-19. Sign violation Brem LLC (101 Utility St.) was given a 30-day notice March 7 to remove a non-conforming sign by the Village of Ellsworth. As of June 5, the sign had not been removed. An ordinance violation citation was issued by Building Inspector Galen Seipel. A second citation was issued June 12. Fraud alert
ELLSWORTH -- If you’ve ever attended the Minnesota State Fair, then chances are you’ve visited The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds booth. Owner Dick Mueller and his family were the first to introduce deep fried cheese curds to the event in 1975. This spring Dick announced his plans to retire and it was hoped that he could pass the business on to his son, Tom, who would continue the tradition at the fair.
Though the weather tried to put a damper on the Maiden Rock Summerfest festivities Saturday, June 17, it couldn't kill the spirit of those celebrating the river town's festival. A silent auction, parade, Jack Harmon chicken dinner, food trucks, kids games, live music and fireworks rounded out the one-day celebration at Maiden Rock Village Park.
For the past two years, the Plum City Youth Sports Fundraising Committee has been hard at work raising money for a new concession stand and bathroom facility to be located at the high school field. The new facility will host concessions, sanitary and handicapped accessible restrooms, and include storage for much of the sporting equipment used by sports teams in the Plum City School District.