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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."
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.