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Freedom Honor Flight held its 20th mission Sept. 17. The flight carried veterans, volunteer guardians and a medical crew to Washington, D.C., giving veterans the opportunity to visit memorials that stand in their honor. Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services donated $1,000 to this flight in honor of their service. Their names are kept confidential by the Freedom Honor Flight organization for privacy reasons.
Cold weather is around the corner, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat give away events for kids in need. This is the eighth year the growing organization has hosted a distribution event in Ellsworth. Basics for Local Kids has served over 2,000 western Wisconsin kids to date by offering gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves. Inventory to give away is made possible through community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
Wisconsin has two lucky players from the Wednesday, Sept. 27, Powerball drawing. Each player matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball which earns them the $50,000 prize. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from Wednesday's drawing to claim their prizes. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 21, 23 and 25. The Powerball was 22 and the Power Play number was 3. The winning tickets were sold at: • Kwik Trip at 2008 Stout Road, Menomonie • Team Oil at W2555 State Road 29, Spring Valley
I've never worked on a road maintenance crew so I don't know how to mix a batch of asphalt. I don't know how much gravel to dump in and I don't know what temperature to cook the stuff. And there is more I don't know. I don't know which levers to pull and how to pull them to make the machine lay out that fresh smooth surface I like to drive on. I don't know when it is more cost effective to tear up a pot-holed highway or patch, patch, patch one more year. This is only the beginning of what I don't know!
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 19-24. Eyes on the road A complainant entering Ellsworth notified police that a blue Ford Fusion crossed the centerline five times at 5:01 p.m. Sept. 20. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle in question. Cow manure dumping in town?
The Ellsworth Community School District will hold a child development screening day on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Lindgren Early Learning Center. Times for the screening are 8 a.m. — noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about your child's development in speech/language, gross motor, fine motor and play skills. During the screening your child will participate in a play group where social, communication, motor and early learning skills will be observed. In addition, your child's vision and hearing will be screened by the school nurse.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 11-18. Stolen batting cage reported The bottom anchoring system for a batting cage was reported stolen from the 100 block of West Grove Street at 5:35 p.m. Sept. 11. The complainant stated the last known sighting was three to four weeks prior. The part stolen was a cable that ran around the whole bottom of batting cage that kept the net in place, plus chains that connected the cable stolen to the posts. Arrests
Prescott Middle School students prepared to kick off a new school year with Cardinal Academy, a service learning and community volunteer program directed by middle school teacher Jean Johnson. Through a grant from the Anne Marie Foundation, Prescott Middle School students took part in three days of activities at the end of August. All three community service projects foster citizenship while engaging students in real world application of language arts skills.
Everyone seems really excited locally about Amazon potentially establishing a second office complex in Minnesota. From where I sit, I was puzzled when I first read that the most successful and powerful online retailer in the country wanted to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. That actuation prompted me to wonder if there a bigger and broader concern that we all should be concerned with?
The 50th Spring Valley Dam Days was special indeed, with an appearance by the University of Wisconsin Badger Band, flyovers by a Vietnam War-era helicopter, the famous Lions Club hamburgers, of course, and capped off by the coronation of Miss Spring Valley after a one-year program hiatus. The 2017-2018 Miss Spring Valley Leigha Prudlow was crowned Sunday, Sept. 20, along with Princesses Briana Link, Taylor Falde and Karyn Wood. Link was also named Miss Congeniality. Candidate profiles