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DIAMOND BLUFF -- Town of Diamond Bluff officials are getting ready to give Sea Wing Park a makeover. Construction to upgrade the park, located along the Mississippi River, is expected to begin next spring, according to Park Chair Fred Haverlandt.
A third year of fundraising for St. Francis School in the form of "Wine and Wishes" will be realized on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the parish hall. Proceeds are designated to help cover the cost of the school's textbooks. Over $23,000 was raised for the cause last year, according to Co-Chairs Casey Oricchio and Deanna Hines. An "adults' night out," the wine-tasting event features gourmet hors d'oeuvres plus beverages as well as entertainment and auctions.
When Lars Loberg was still thinking about a career choice, he debated between two equally strong interests. One, a penchant for politics and the law, originated at home. The other, a fondness for the outdoors, was developed while he was away from home. So it seems fitting Loberg's back in Ellsworth as he embarks on his chosen endeavor as a lawyer.
Pain and anxiety are no match for the treatment skills of Michelle Bauer. Bauer, an acupuncturist, deals with those conditions in her practice, which she recently brought to Ellsworth. She's opened New Directions Acupuncture inside Ellsworth Chiropractic Clinic in the village's midway district. Typically, her patients seek relief from either their hurting or stress, or both, Bauer said Friday.
In a way, Jason Reeverts is on his own in running a business, but in another way, he isn't. The certified technician began a vehicle repair shop in East Ellsworth this summer, the first time he's operated one himself. Yet, he's being joined on the premises by another family member in a related field--vehicle restoration. If the Reeverts name sounds familiar, it's because his brother, Ron, brought Red Neck Kustoms to the same location in March.
The Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center is out to help area manufacturers be more competitive. Larry Blackledge, director of the center based at UW-Stout in Menomonie, told Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members Thursday its focus is almost solely on small to mid-size manufacturing companies.
Take the first letter in the names of each of the jobs Laurel Cox has held over the years to cover just about the entire alphabet. Administrative assistant is her newest and that leads the letter line-up, although Cox isn't necessarily trying to find different labor representing all 26.
Federal Foam Technologies (FFT) in Ellsworth's west industrial park hosted an open house Thursday on the occasion of its 15th anniversary here. FFT officials planned the event to be a chance for the community to become aware of its operations and perhaps be part of its future, Plant Manager Steve Georgakas told Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members late last month.
TOWN OF EL PASO -- Twenty years after Duane Odalen began pursuing the fruits of his vision for retirement, Apple Ridge Orchard Restaurant and Gift Shop has become an annual fall destination for many area residents and visitors. Not only has the orchard itself grown, but related facilities have been built and events introduced. This past weekend, Odalen and wife Theresa hosted their first classic/vintage tractor ride, complete with a "milk can dinner" for the drivers; on Saturday, Oct.
A proposal from the long-range planning committee to present two ballot questions to district voters in the November election was discussed by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. One of the questions would involve a facilities-type issue, addressing major maintenance projects, and the other would call for a levy override, Superintendent Barry Cain said. The referendum remains to be finalized. In light of the present $250,000 override expiring after the end of this school year, the committee discussed several options, Cain said.