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Generations of east end residents have been served by the East Ellsworth Community Post Office, the management of which was passed down from one generation to another earlier this year. Actually, the passage skipped a generation during that most recent transfer. But later this month, the operation will come to a complete stop. Present Postmaster Angela Becker confirmed last week the office will close on Friday, Aug. 21.
It wasn't until almost a year after he left the military that Devin Feuerhelm joined the American Legion. Once Feuerhelm became a member, his involvement escalated rather quickly.
An outstanding local student and athlete was recognized by the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Chamber President Tami Langer introduced Hayden Hauschildt, the son of Jim and Diane Hauschildt of Ellsworth.
MAIDEN ROCK--Maiden Rock around the time when it got its name from the story of an Indian maiden's adventures is the locale for a new book by author Janet Elaine Smith. "Maiden Rock Mistress," published by Star Publish and sold by Amazon.com, takes readers back to the lives of early settlers there and in Lake City, Minn.
For the third school year, breakfast and lunch fees in local schools will stay the same. The Ellsworth School Board Monday approved fees of $2 for elementary lunch, $2.10 for secondary lunch (grades five-to-12) and $1.50 for breakfast. Reminding the board the food service fund is the only one in the district's budget which can have a carryover, Superintendent Barry Cain said the fees will be monitored during the coming term and may have to be increased eventually.
HAGER CITY--Although music and computers are still part of his endeavors, Bill Wilson has turned to the ministry in later life. Wilson, who assumed the pastorship at Svea and Tabor Lutheran churches last month, can claim two careers related to keyboards first.
PRESCOTT--In the fairy tale "Cinderella," the lead character dreams of being transformed from housemaid into the "belle of the ball." Her dream ultimately comes true and so can the wish of anyone wanting to witness her story live, locally and in musical form.
It may not be "Dancing with the Stars" or "So You Think You Can Dance," but there will be plenty of kicking up the heels when Polka Fest returns to the Pierce County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12. The 34th annual version of one of Ellsworth's top outside draws will feature dancers on two wooden dance floors, testing their skills to the accompaniment of live music from a dozen bands.
One hundred-years-old and still serving the community. The Ellsworth Co-op Creamery has quite a story to tell and will be telling it over the coming year, starting with this month's Cheese Curd Festival. Moreover, if actions speak louder than words, as the old saying goes, the creamery has them covered, too. Furthering a tradition of community mindedness, the business which gave Ellsworth its claim to fame as "Cheese Curd Capital" has acted to support a local cause.