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You know them for their squeak when eaten fresh, and the delicious smell of them frying at the state and county fairs. Ellsworth, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, will celebrate the beloved delicacy with a two-day event fitting for even the most die-hard cheese curd lover. This year's 16th annual Cheese Curd Festival takes place Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 in the village's East End Park.
Ave Maria Academy honored its eighth grade graduates with a special Mass Wednesday, May 24.
Harold William Kruse, 85, of Ellsworth, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 6, at Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Ellsworth. Harold was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Goodhue, Minn., to William and Gertrude (Schmitz) Kruse.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department May 22-June 4. Snapped in half: Semi-trailer breaks on Main Street Charles Fanslow, 64, Red Wing, was attempting a left turn in a semi-truck from Beebe onto Main Street when the trailer broke while in the intersection at 2:54 p.m. May 27. A tow truck was called and the area was cleaned up. Pallets of fireworks stolen
On May 11, students, parents and administration celebrated the academic achievements of students at Spring Valley Middle-High School. The students recognized included high school and middle school students who have attained a 3.6 of 4.0 GPA or better during the first three quarters of the 2016-17 school year, as well as students not previously recognized for attaining this academic success during the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.
On Wednesday, May 17, 175 people gathered at the Spring Valley High School Commons to recognize the accomplishments of the 54 students graduating as the SVHS Class of 2017. The evening started with a dessert buffet, followed by scholarship and award presentations from various individuals, school and community organizations, local and regional businesses, and college tuition scholarship awards.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in April. Freshmen Ethan Hugare was nominated by Miss Fuchs in English. "Ethan is a very responsible student and has an outgoing personality." Peyton Catron was nominated by Miss Fuchs in English. "Peyton is a good student who brings energy to the class." Sophomores Rylee Meyer was nominated by Mr. Williams in English. "Rylee is a well-behaved student who leads by example."
What does good health look like to you? That was the question put to Prescott's Malone Elementary School students in an art contest sponsored by Allina Health Prescott Clinic physician Dr. Sarah Markert and physician assistant Jennifer Addington. "We thought a fun art contest like this would be a good way to get these youngsters thinking about their own healthy habits," Markert said. "We're very grateful the Malone Elementary School staff was willing to work with us on this fun event."
Yes, the swallows have returned to the Mission at San Juan Capistrano just as they have for more than 200 years. Likewise, the chimney swifts have returned to Prescott and other towns along the Mississippi River, from their winter homes in the Amazon River Basin of South America. Just like their California cousins, many chimney swifts apparently like to spend their summers at churches in these towns.
Spring Valley Middle School participated in their second annual "Hobby Day" May 18. Students selected a hobby that they would be interested in learning more about. Many teachers and community members shared their hobbies, giving a variety of hobbies for kids to choose.