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The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 7-13. Juvenile scuffle Officers responded to a report of young people playing roughly in the 100 block of Evergreen Estates at 7:48 p.m. Aug. 8. Upon arrival, officers noticed that people from each group were crying with one stating a member of the group was hit with either an apple or a PVC pipe. However, no children were injured. Officers explained to the young people and their parents about avoiding situations like this in the future. Dog bite
Bustling traffic, car-lined streets, buses transporting riders from east to west. Ellsworth residents had to do a double-take the last weekend in June as the village resembled more of a Twin Cities suburb than the usual rural small town.
Prescott residents will have the opportunity to hear about important efficiency updates to the Malone Intermediate and Elementary School buildings at a public hearing Aug. 16. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Intermediate School library, 1220 St. Croix St., followed by the regular school board meeting. A second opportunity to learn about these improvements will happen at the school district annual meeting Aug. 30. This meeting will also occur at the Intermediate School library. A presentation outlining improvements, funding costs and savings estimates will be included.
The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library dedicated their newest Little Free Library at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, east of Ellsworth on Highway 72, on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce was there with their ribbon and big scissors to make it official.
A view of Dexter Street, just south of the new Prescott High School, reveals a "diamond" in the rough. In fact, several baseball diamonds are beginning to appear where the Prescott Community Recreation youth sports fields are being developed.
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services was proud to sponsor area high school students to the Youth Leadership Congress at the UW-River Falls campus July 26-28. Eight area students joined about 120 other teens from Wisconsin for the event. Attending this year's congress were Jasmine Place (Ellsworth High School); Cade Budworth, George Wazlawik and Erik Zielinski (Prescott High School); and Nikolas Blaubach, Nathan Fuller, Sylvie Parks and William Tuchtenhagen (River Falls High School).
Prescott School District is pleased to welcome Trent Probst as the assistant principal at Malone Elementary. A graduate of UW-Whitewater in 2011 and Cardinal Stritch in 2016, Probst has been in education for six years. For the past two years, he worked in the Somerset School District as a physical education teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment, which included assistant principal duties. He was also the assistant football coach and assistant baseball coach.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department July 24-30. Arrest Nathan Magnuson, 33, River Falls, was arrested for a probation violation in the 300 block of West Main Street at 3:35 p.m. July 26. Email hacking Ellsworth High School Principal Mark Stoesz reported to police that a teacher's email had been hacked by someone trying to request money at 1:13 p.m. July 27. Stoesz said no money was transferred. Almost home
So much has been happening in the library this summer and now it's time to turn outward! In addition to participating in National Night Out on Aug. 1 and attending a ribbon-cutting at St. Paul's United Church of Christ for one of our six Little Free Libraries on Aug. 2, here's what else is on the library calendar for the month of August.
Elmwood's UFO Days, held July 28-30 saw the return of two popular events for the first time in 20-plus decades: the carnival and the paper plate drop. Highlights of the festival included a breathtaking fireworks show Saturday night, the paper plate drop, which showered recipients with coupons and prizes Friday night, plus the crowning of the 2017 Elmwood Royalty court and recognition of grand marshals Donna Lien and John Bates, who led the Grande Parade Sunday.