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As the Ellsworth Panthers take on the Somerset Spartans at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 for their homecoming game, they're hoping to live up to the homecoming theme: Surf over the Spartans. For those wanting to get into the spirit, head over the Ellsworth High School at 5 p.m. for the annual homecoming parade and annual chili cook-off fundraiser. Last week's game Ellsworth bounced back from its first loss of the season to state-ranked St. Croix Central in a big way last Friday, Sept. 8.
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services linemen, Bryon Gilles and Brett Pauly, joined volunteer line crews from 17 other Wisconsin electric cooperatives aiding in Florida's massive recovery effort, helping rebuild shattered electric systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation. The Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, a statewide trade group, put out a call for help Sept. 7, anticipating Irma's landfall and the huge storm's potential to simultaneously batter the entire state.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 4-11. Burglary A burglary was reported at 1:50 p.m. Sept. 4 at 195 W. Grove St. Arrests • Angela Duffy, 40, Prescott, was arrested at 10:27 a.m. Sept. 5 for operating after revocation (alcohol related) after a traffic stop at in the 100 block of North Chestnut Street. She was taken to Pierce County Jail and cited for operating after revocation and failure to install an ignition interlock device.
District Finance Bookkeeper Ava Maxwell told taxpayers to expect a lower mill rate this year when she presented the proposed 2017-18 budget to the School Board at Ellsworth School District's Annual Meeting Monday, Aug. 28. According to Maxwell, the rate for the 2017-18 school year drops to below the rates last seen prior to construction of the new elementary school due to the elimination of debt tied to the middle school and high school.
The word "fair" has come up a lot in conversation this month. The church where I serve, has a food stand at the Pierce County Fair, so for several months of the year we discuss the fair: signing up volunteers, seeking food donations, placing food orders, making gravy and soup. As a native Minnesotan, this week my family will make the near annual trek to the Minnesota State Fair, where I'm sure we'll be offered many State Fair specials for things like patio furniture, gutters, and water softeners.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Aug. 28-31.
The members of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ellsworth Community School District and St. Francis School staff back to school during a Salute to Education Picnic Monday, Aug. 21 at the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium. Proceeds raised through sponsorships from local businesses and chamber members who supported the event will be used to help meet the matching funds needed for the high school's Fab Lab grant.
Members of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce were given an exciting and rare opportunity to tour the new elementary school on Monday, Aug. 21. Donning hard hats, safety glasses and reflective vests, Ellsworth Community School District Superintendent Barry Cain led the group through the yet to be completed building.
The first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 5, is for 4K through ninth grade only. Grades 10-12 will begin Wednesday, Sept. 6. Students new to the district in grades 10-12 are encouraged to attend Sept. 5. This staggered start date is to allow for a smoother transition for middle school students and freshmen. Sept. 5 will be a regular school day for them, with all classes running as normally scheduled.