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Each year, the Wisconsin Health Care Association asks nursing homes and assisted living facilities to nominate one of their caregivers for the "Shining Star" award. This award represents employees who go above and beyond in their roles as caregivers as well as in their community. These individuals enhance the image of long term care inside and outside of the facility, always striving to improve the quality of care for residents. Plum City Care Center and the Seasons Assisted Living nominated the following individuals: Diane Hines
We stand at the end of a year in which our government's ideological rejection of climate and environmental science has wrought long-term damage to public health and the earth, virtually guaranteeing that our children's and grandchildren's lives will be more difficult and dangerous than our own. I watch the news and connect the dots.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in November. Freshmen Alivia Wittenberg was nominated by Mr. Foley is History. "Alivia has a great attitude and is always respectful to students and staff." Shane Lange was nominated by Mr. Nirmaier in Art. "Shane is a great student who always tries to do his best in class." Sophomores
Julie Hines, Register of Deeds for Pierce County, announced that applications are now available at the Register of Deeds Office, as well as the UW Extension Office of Pierce County for the 2018 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Prescott High School sophomore Anna Mercord is the Jan. 10 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by science teacher Jason Brazzale, who said "Anna is willing to participate in class, respectful of her classmates and works well in group as well as individual activities. She is consistently producing high quality work and grasps scientific principles. Bravo, Anna!"
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pierce County Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Chris Edgar was re-elected to the FSA County Committee for his second three-year term. Peter Kimball will serve as an alternate. Edgar will represent Local Administrative Area #1 which includes Clifton, River Falls, Martell, Gilman, and Spring Lake townships. The 2018 Pierce County FSA Committee includes Tim Colbenson, Chris Edgar, and Greg Andrews. Carolyn Feske is currently serving as advisor.
The South Pole Experiment Contest, some refer to as the South Pole Challenge, invited students to design an experiment that could work in their hometown, but would give a different result if repeated at the South Pole.
Can't keep quiet any longer TO THE EDITOR Just can't keep quiet any longer. I am now entering the tenth decade of my life. I have lived through the Great Depression years and a few recession hiccups. Lived through several wartimes and survived actively participating in one major one.
On Wednesday, Dec. 20 I retrieved my mail, a copy of the PCH newspaper and an envelope from Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. I opened the letter and read "Thank you for contacting me to express your views on an Article V Convention." This shocked me, because I wrote to the senator several years ago. My first thought was "Better late than never, but why now, after all these years?" My question was answered when I next checked the front page of the Herald. "Vinehout touts background in crowded Democratic field." I once was blind, but now I see.
The Mystery Quilt Program is back! Julie Belz has a new challenge for area quilters and it begins Jan. 9 with the release of the first Mystery Quilt clue. The three remaining clues will be available at the library starting Jan. 16, 23 and 30. Participants will have the month of February to complete their projects and the big reveal will happen March 6. Quilt projects will be on display in the library following the reveal. Belz shared that this would be a good project for quilters of all levels.