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Membership of a new committee charged with long-range planning was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday. The committee will work on four goal statements adopted earlier by the board which are being integrated into a long-range planning process.
Although Shelley Lyksett has always attended the Methodist church, she only recently decided to become one of its pastors. Lyksett is now serving the United Methodist churches in Ellsworth, Diamond Bluff and Hartland as a licensed student pastor. The New Richmond native will continue her studies at United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn., for at least two more years, she said Thursday. "I spend two days a week there and three days here," she said.
Three Ellsworth businesses have teamed to help fund the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month. Bobby Lee's, Curves and BoJo's Creations are combining efforts in a promotion offered by Syndicate Sales Company, a hard goods supplier to the local flower shop.
Outreach is at the heart of many efforts Sheryl Williams has in mind for expanding promotion of tourism in Pierce County. Williams said Wednesday she foresees reaching out with tours encouraging tourists to, as the slogan reads, "explore our back roads." She wants to tap youths by educating them about this area's advantages in tourism and provide more education as well to members of Pierce County Partners in Tourism (PCPT), the organization for which she recently became coordinator, succeeding Judie Zubick. And now that the group's most extensive project over the past year--production of an
When parents who help support St. Francis School in Ellsworth sought a new major fundraiser, they figured it should be something fun. So the first "Wine and Wishes" is coming to the local church's parish hall on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. The wine-tasting event will feature hors d'oeuvres as well as beverages, along with entertainment and auctions. The public is welcome. Co-Chairs Casey Oricchio and Deanna Hines said Thursday the school's backers have normally held several small fundraisers in the past, such as candy bar, frozen foods and Watkins products sales.
Homecoming time has been a relatively safe time in the community, and the Ellsworth School District and Ellsworth Police Department want to keep it that way. The schools and police are now cooperating on an initiative reminding students to stay safe while having fun.
Another 20-plus drop in total student enrollment was experienced by the Ellsworth School District this fall. The local district nearly repeated its enrollment decline from the same time last year, as did most area schools compiling information for an official third-Friday-in-September enrollment report to the state. The student total for Ellsworth's public schools last month was 1,673, compared to 1,694 in September of 2005. That's a decline of 21, almost echoing the decrease of 22 in a comparison of the falls of 2004 and '05.
PLUM CITY--A 1994 Plum City High School graduate is making arrangements for an appearance this Sunday by "The Rolling Stones" at Wichita (Kan.) University. Brad Pittman is preparing for a concert by the famed 1960s rock group in his job as assistant athletic director for the college. Pittman said Wednesday the group originally contacted him last year about performing at the school then, but available dates didn't work out.
From the needs of its church to those of the community, the Knights of Columbus council in Ellsworth has kept serving for over four decades. Whether it's contributing to a new copying machine at St. Francis School or giving Pierce County's food pantry a boost at Christmas, the 70-member group has helped improve the quality of area living.