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The construction of the new Ellsworth Elementary School is going well. The project continues to stay on budget and will be completed for the January 2018 opening. Many details dealing with the actual construction process and other topics are being addressed on a daily basis to build a quality building and process for moving into the school. Please visit the "Ellsworth Elementary" homepage on the district's website at www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us to get updates and see pictures of the construction process.
Plum City Middle/High School has named its third quarter honor roll recipients. They are as follows: A honor roll 12th grade: Adrianna Almsted, Kailee Broeckert, Anthony Ebensperger, Benjamin Glaus, Abigail Hassing, Josalin Helmueller, Connor Hinrichs, Wyatt Holt, Danyelle Hovland, Miranda Kernstock and Timothy Stauffer.
ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of "Student of the Month" accolades. The following students were honored in February. Freshmen Connor Price was nominated by history/geography teacher, Mr. Foley. "Connor is an enthusiastic learner who is highly motivated and creative." Sophomores Tyler Hines was nominated by Mrs. Asher in F.A.C.E. "Tyler is very kind and respectful. He is a super role model for all students in the class."
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ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which produces 80 tons of cheese curds a day, is getting a boost from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for the expansion of its facility in western Wisconsin. The creamery, which was founded in 1910, has been authorized by WEDC to receive up to $175,000 in state tax credits for the 28,500-square-foot expansion of its plant in Ellsworth. The expansion project is expected to create 14 new jobs.
Editor's note: This is the final article in the "Finding Your Roots" series by the Pierce County Historical Association offering readers a glimpse of Pierce County's pioneer history, by township. The Plum Creek Valley was home to a Dakota settlement by the 1400s. The area was contested hunting ground between the Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Dakota (Sioux) peoples at various times in history.
As folks dig out their green garb in preparation for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, the Pierce County Herald newsroom decided to write about our favorite holidays throughout the year. Read about our picks below and be sure to vote for you favorite holiday in the poll.
The following county highways will have weight restrictions posted effective at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21: • County Road CC from U.S. Highway 10 to State Highway 29 • County Road D from State Highway 35 to U.S. Highway 10 The weight limits are 6 tons per axle and 10 tons per tandem axles under 8 feet apart. A permitting procedure is in place for agricultural users that can demonstrate need. An application form can be filled out at the Pierce County Highway Department in Ellsworth, or found on the Pierce County website at www.co.pierce.wi.us .
PEPIN -- Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday party Saturday, Feb. 4 was quite a hit. Organizers estimate 300 to 400 people attended; one couple drove from Oklahoma City for the event. Festivities took place at the author’s birthsite in rural Pepin and at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society’s museum in the village of Pepin.
In honor of Groundhog Day Thursday Feb. 2, the Pierce County Herald Staff chose their favorite movie featuring Bill Murray — star of the 1993 classic "Groundhog Day" directed by Harold Ramis. After reading about the staff picks, vote in the PCH poll to the right. ‘Groundhog Day’ is my worst nightmare