- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
The word "fair" has come up a lot in conversation this month. The church where I serve, has a food stand at the Pierce County Fair, so for several months of the year we discuss the fair: signing up volunteers, seeking food donations, placing food orders, making gravy and soup. As a native Minnesotan, this week my family will make the near annual trek to the Minnesota State Fair, where I'm sure we'll be offered many State Fair specials for things like patio furniture, gutters, and water softeners.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 28-31.
The members of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ellsworth Community School District and St. Francis School staff back to school during a Salute to Education Picnic Monday, Aug. 21 at the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium. Proceeds raised through sponsorships from local businesses and chamber members who supported the event will be used to help meet the matching funds needed for the high school's Fab Lab grant.
Members of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce were given an exciting and rare opportunity to tour the new elementary school on Monday, Aug. 21. Donning hard hats, safety glasses and reflective vests, Ellsworth Community School District Superintendent Barry Cain led the group through the yet to be completed building.
The first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 5, is for 4K through ninth grade only. Grades 10-12 will begin Wednesday, Sept. 6. Students new to the district in grades 10-12 are encouraged to attend Sept. 5. This staggered start date is to allow for a smoother transition for middle school students and freshmen. Sept. 5 will be a regular school day for them, with all classes running as normally scheduled.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 21-27. Click it or ticket • Constance Kinneman, 50, Ellsworth, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt near Main and Plum streets at 3:50 p.m. Aug. 27. • Linda Forss, 68, Ellsworth, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt in the 100 block of West Main Street at 4:34 p.m. Aug. 27. • Jonah Feuerhelm, 23, Ellsworth, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt near Chestnut and Main streets at 5:01 p.m. Aug. 27. Parking lot accidents
The Pierce County Food Pantry needs friendly volunteers to work in the pantry. Duties may include light paperwork, helping pantry customers shop, stocking shelves, light cleaning, food pick-up (drivers) and reception. Help is needed on any of the following shifts: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Pierce Food Pantry offers a fun and safe environment with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Contact Jeff Bealles at 715-273-2070 or email@example.com for more information.
I heard an old gospel song last week that's been in my head lately. It goes: "I know I've been changed; "I know I've been changed ( oh Lord) "I know I've been changed: "Angels in heaven done signed my name!" In baptism we are given the promise of the Holy Spirit, and with it we are transformed from the sinful children of Adam to the redeemed children of God. We are clothed in righteousness and empowered to work in God's kingdom.
Ellsworth area restaurants are competing in a "Burger Battle" to support the fight against cancer. The seven restaurants involved are Clyde's in Beldenville, The El Paso Bar & Grill in El Paso, Valley Bar & Grill near Prescott, and the following in Ellsworth: Bendilly's, Broz, Gas-Lite and Just Ka's.