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To deter impaired driving, the Prescott Police Department will participate in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. To help prevent impaired driving, Prescott police will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin in the initiative, which continues through New Year's Day.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at St. Francis Catholic School in Ellsworth performed "O Little Christmas Town" for family and friends beginning with the dress rehearsal Dec. 13 and performance Dec. 14. Children sang and told the story of the Nativity including the travels of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, angels appearing to shepherds, the birth of Jesus, and followers seeking him by way of a bright star.
Four sheets of plywood, a dozen 2-by-4s, some scruffy shake shingles and ten bales of straw; that's all we needed to make a life-size nativity shed. We touched it off with a couple spotlights, a boom box for Christmas CDs and a few cables to keep it all standing when the wind blew. Every night for a week or so we volunteers put robes over our winter coats, towels over stocking caps and headed out to the shed to wave to rush hour traffic. Mary had a bundle of cloth wrapped around a plastic baby. Joseph had a costume beard. The wind chills were near zero.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Dec. 11-18.
Prescott High School freshman Maddie Tibayan is the Dec. 27 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by physical education and health teacher Abbie Morris, who said "Maddie works very hard in my class. She always puts in above and beyond effort in on her projects. She cares very much about her academics and always provides me with a laugh in my class."
Prescott High School junior Mason Cable is the Dec. 20 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by physical education teacher Jay Bartsch, who said "Mason works extremely hard in my physical education class whether it's during one of our activities or working out in the weight room. Mason is willing to put forth a little extra without being asked." Cable is the son of Janet Showers (Bryant Reichstadt). He enjoys cooking, the outdoors, 4-wheeling, weight lifting and hanging out with friends. He has been in wrestling since he was 5 years old.
Ave Maria Academy in Plum City invited parents, family and friends to view their Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 14, called "The Spirit of Christmas."
Nearly 1,100 farmers and agriculturists from across Wisconsin attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's 98th annual meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, Dec. 1-4 in Wisconsin Dells. Delegates from Pierce County included Laura Benitz of Maiden Rock, Peter Kimball of River Falls and Kevin Knutson of Beldenville. Farm Bureau delegates adopted the policies that will guide the legislative agenda for the state's largest general farm organization in 2018. Resolutions were submitted by delegates as part of a grassroots policy development process.
On Nov. 21, St. Joseph Parish School students in Mrs. Ironside's kindergarten class memorized, dressed up and recited nursery rhymes for friends and families. Photos courtesy of St. Joseph Parish School
Prescott High School senior George Wazlawik is the Dec. 13 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by math teacher Bryce McCauley, who said "I have chosen George as the student of the week because of his positive attitude and hard work in the math classroom. As a senior, George is taking AP Calculus where he is an active participant who is always ready for class and willing to help others. In addition, he has done some volunteering during Cardinal Time to help tutor students that need extra support in math.