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Pierce County Fair Coordinator Ann Webb discussed with Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members Thursday information being sought from organizations using the county fairgrounds. Special groups rent the grounds at non-fair times, Webb said.
Evangelizing Europe might seem like an overwhelming task. Especially for someone like Pastor Rod Wicklund of Living Waters Christian Fellowship in Ellsworth, who readily admits his Scandinavian heritage doesn't help him be receptive to meeting new people.
The referendum to be presented to Ellsworth School District voters at the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election was detailed during a public meeting Monday. Superintendent Barry Cain discussed the referendum questions and answered queries from an audience in the high school cafetorium.
SPRING VALLEY -- "Go west" is what this nation's pioneers were told. The Spring Valley Health Care Center will do just that when it's replaced by the new Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center and Spring Valley Residential Care Apartment Complex (also called "Valley Villas"), construction on which is now expected to start next spring. "This will be a two-phase project," Administrator Kevin Larson said Wednesday, explaining the apartment complex will represent the first phase while the health and rehab center comprises the second, though both could be underway simultaneously. Center
Henry "Sonny" Bartel of Ellsworth has always liked history. In fact, he studied history while in college and later taught the subject at schools in Minnesota for awhile. But the cattle industry in which he grew up is where he made history. The native of the Kasson-Dodge Center, Minn., area has been involved in raising, breeding and selling cattle much of his life.
As Pierce County Clerk, Jamie Feuerhelm does a job he says is "so many things." Feuerhelm wouldn't expect people to know all of its aspects, such as handling farmland preservation applications, he said.
Heather Snook is used to serving people from her past employment in reservations and customer service at Northwest Airlines. Snook does likewise as a restaurant owner, so she feels prepared as a candidate for the Pierce County Clerk's position.
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.