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BELDENVILLE--The new Clyde's Corner in downtown Beldenville is a family operation. Kathy Gutting, who owns the business along with her husband, Dave, staffs the bar, as does Manager Jerad Erlandson, the latter said Thursday. Erlandson is the Guttings' son-in-law, having married their daughter, Sara, in February. They're joined by a couple of locals, but the family members handle the majority of the work at the bar, which opened last month, he said. "Kathy and I take 80 percent of the hours," he said, noting those hours are from 10 a.m.
As a soldier who's served in two deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jesse Jensen has some interesting experiences to share. But when he tells how he spent his summer vacation this year, it will undoubtedly be all about the cheese. A seven-year National Guard member, Jensen left his hometown of River Falls after being activated in February, his father, Scott, said Thursday. More recently, he asked to have his expected two-week homecoming occur late this month so he can go to the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival.
In 1959, Dwight Eisenhower was president of the United States, tail fins were popular with American car designers and Jerome Brickner started driving school bus for the Ellsworth School District. Fifty years later, Barack Obama is president of the United States, curved fenders are popular with American car designers and Jerome Brickner is still driving school bus for the Ellsworth School District. Brickner was one of the employees with longevity in service, along with retirees and outgoing board members, to be honored during the Ellsworth School District's 22nd annual recognition dinner Tues
Recommended restructuring of district administrative offices was accepted by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. The recent resignation of Mark Chapin as assistant high school principal prompted an examination of possible restructuring, Superintendent Barry Cain told the board.
Area students came out ahead of their peers statewide in most subjects on the latest Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exams (WKCE). Results recently released showed area students gained mostly higher scores on the exams taken last November than the average scores for students elsewhere in Wisconsin. It's the third straight year that has been the case. The testing covers grades three, four, five, six, seven, eight and 10. Students in all of those grade levels are tested for reading and math.
BAY CITY--Members of Bay City's Cub Scout Pack 3 spent this past school year raising money, having fun and serving the community. Fundraisers support the Scouts and their door-to-door popcorn sale plus aluminum can drive are the biggest annually, according to Assistant Leader Kathy Huppert.
The 4-H organization seems to have made an impression on Chad Richardson. Richardson's involvement in 4-H began with his family. He said his grandmother, Mary Ann Hurlburt, had been a leader of the Prairie Pioneers, the club in his native Durand area he joined as a youngster. Just graduated from college, Richardson has now sought a position with an area UW-Extension office and found one in Pierce County. Last month, he became the county's summer 4-H intern, assisting 4-H and Youth Agent Frank Ginther. As for the future, he'd like to participate in volunteer service, he said.
As deeply disappointed as Meghan Quinn Kummer was about Chrysler LLC dropping Quinn Motors in Ellsworth as a dealer, she was highly elated to learn General Motors will keep the local dealership on. Although the local business has been affiliated with Chrysler for over 80 years, it's had a GM affiliation even longer, Quinn Kummer said Thursday.
For the last 20 years, Ralph Gilbertson has had the safety of Ellsworth School District students who ride local school buses in his hands. Those hands have not only worked on the bright yellow buses, but some of the other big vehicles on area roads, including milk trucks and semi-tractor-trailers.
Welcoming new members Tony Murphy and Jeff Stockwell, plus new student member Joey Henning, the Ellsworth School Board reorganized Monday. Laurie Andrews was elected new board president.