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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.
Pierce County VFW and Prescott American Legion members traveled around Prescott Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day observances: • 9 a.m. firing at the hall • 9:15 a.m. Prescott Nursing & Rehabilitation Center • 9:30 a.m. St. Mary's Cemetery in Big River • 9:45 a.m. St. John's Cemetery • 10 a.m. Mercord Mill Park • 10:15 a.m. Between Bridges flag pole • 10:30 a.m. parade to Veterans Triangle from Prescott Middle School • 11:15 a.m. service at Veterans Triangle
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department May 15-22. Stolen baseballs Jeremiah Paulson, a manager for the Ellsworth Hubbers, told officers sometime between May 18 and May 21 a theft of 60 baseballs took place at Summit Park. Paulson said a brown storage shed had been broken into with a tool, potentially. The door knob of the shed was cut off the door as well. Paulson estimated the cost of the baseballs to be $180. Nothing else was reported as stolen at the time. Water and gas don't mix
On May 26, the members of Northwestern Lodge in Prescott, will continue in their long-standing tradition of offering a New York strip steak dinner to the public as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Funds raised by the lodge are used to support a scholarship program at the Prescott High School. Masons recently donated $1,000 to the School Lunch Program in Prescott. Individual members also support the Dyslexia Center in Eau Claire, where school age children are trained to overcome a condition that affects as many as one in 10 people.
The Spring Valley School Board of Education has officially recognized the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2017 students graduating with honors. Zachary Maier, son of Craig and Tonya Maier; Kaitlyn Schreiber, daughter of Matthew and Kelly Schreiber; and Tatum Huntress, daughter of Scott Huntress and Annabelle Christianson, share the designation of co-valedictorians of the Class of 2017, based on their respective cumulative GPA's of 4.0.
As the Plum City High School Class of 2017 receives its diplomas Saturday, May 20, it will be led by valedictorian Danyelle Hovland and co-salutatorians Timothy Stauffer and Josalin Helmueller. As is tradition, the scholars wrote a paragraph about themselves to share with the Herald. Danyelle Hovland
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department May 8-15. Two arrested after screaming match Officers received a non-emergency welfare check request call from a woman on a cellphone at 2:26 p.m. May 9. Police heard the woman scream in the background "don't touch me."
Plum City Garden Club members, Sharon Gilles and Judi Brunner, met with the Tanya Bechel's Plum City Elementary fourth grade class to celebrate Earth Day on April 21 at the Plum City Library. Gilles gave a short talk on the meaning and history of Earth Day, then everyone divided into three groups — two cleaned up trash and flower beds by the library and the other picked up trash in the parking lot across the street from the school. In total, two containers of garbage were sorted to be recycled.