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Three times the space previously available to the organization in the courthouse is found in the Pierce County Historical Association's new headquarters at the Ellsworth Village Hall. The group relocated from the courthouse's lower level to the former quarters of the probation and parole office in the hall's lower level last month. "Ten months ago, they moved out," Audrey Gilbertson of the association said Thursday about probation and parole, which now operates from the back of the State Farm Insurance building at Main and Grant streets. Despite the historical organization having only part
For the first time in over 30 years, Cal Butts has been joined by another barber in his Ellsworth shop. Angela Weiss began cutting hair last month from behind the chair that's long stood empty next to one normally staffed by the shop owner.
A 70-plus-year-old building in Ellsworth's East End Park has gotten a refreshed look, thanks to a local Eagle Scout candidate. Seth Mahaffey took on renovation of the park's log cabin as a project to partially fulfill Eagle Scout requirements.
An Ellsworth High School senior is a semifinalist for the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Conrad Knutson scored high enough on a preliminary test he took a year ago to qualify for semifinalist, according to EHS Guidance Counselor Laurel Kozitza.
An educational play and curriculum now being presented in Ellsworth area elementary schools focuses on nutrition and physical fitness. "The Power of the Pyramid" involves a live interactive performance with lessons to be reinforced by workbooks, take-home activities to be completed by families and classroom posters, according to information supplied by Heather Logelin of the Kinnickinnic Health Foundation and Cheryl Passe of River Falls Area Hospital.
Jason Schulte may be a bit out of his element, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing the career he wants. Schulte, a Minnesota native who now lives near his home state in River Falls, assumed a newly created news reporter position at the Herald last week. The job doesn't involve sports coverage, like the newspaper work he's done in the past.
A child car and booster seat inspection is being offered free at the Ellsworth Ambulance Service hall, 151 S. Plum St., this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. A new booster seat law in Wisconsin requires children ages 12 and under, and weighing less than 80 pounds, to be in some type of child restraint, according to Dan L'Allier of the ambulance service. Tickets can be issued for violations.
Area residents who have working smoke detectors could be eating free pizza because of a Safe Kids promotion later this month, which is Fire Prevention Month. Six families will be picked at random from among those ordering pizzas at Pizza Man in Ellsworth Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, for the promotion by the organization which focuses on injury prevention to children ages 14 and under.
When Rhonda Huber got her first one over 31 years ago, the average length span of a transplanted kidney was five-to-seven years. Kind of like the "Energizer Bunny," Huber's replacement kidney kept going and going and going, but she came to realize it would eventually wear down. The Ellsworth resident, who's presently recovering from a second such transplant, wasn't looking forward to repeating the experience.