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When it comes to the shorthorn beef cattle crown, it's like mother, like daughter for the Dressens of Ellsworth. In 1980, Pam Dressen was the state queen for the Minnesota Shorthorn Association.
Like a diamond in the rough, the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club shines as a focus of the Rush River Valley. It's especially brilliant this year because the club is marking its 75th anniversary, the diamond one. Many special occasions, public and private, have occurred over three-quarters-of-a-century at this gathering place in the Town of El Paso. Meantime, that Pierce County municipality has something in common with the west Texas town of the same name: both honor their marshals. Down south, those honorees are famed for keeping the peace.
Pierce County 4-Hers dominated the llama judging at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls earlier this month. Eleven 4-Hers from Pierce had their llamas judged, according to Norris Berg of Ellsworth, who along with his wife Kay are Pierce project leaders. The youths were paid premiums and earned ribbons.
Rhonda Huber's family knows what it's like to face significant medical expenses. Two years ago, Huber of Ellsworth received her second kidney transplant. Last month, the 51-year-old wife of Jim and mother of Cody, 17, died in a motorcycle accident southeast of the village. Her husband and son are starting to rebound from the shock of that sudden loss, her father-in-law, Eldon Huber of Ellsworth, said Friday. The former has returned to work at Danny Hager Sanitation and the latter is working at Plummer Concrete. But they need the public's help to deal with expenses.
Fire late Wednesday consumed a barn in the Town of Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Fire Department was called at 11:38 p.m. to the Rae Ann Andrea property, W5329 CTH N, Beldenville. The barn was a total loss. The cause of the blaze was unavailable Thursday morning. The roof was down before police officers arrived and they were on the scene prior to the department's arrival, when the structure was fully engulfed. There were no injuries.
Since the days of Henry Ford, automobiles have been manufactured on an assembly line. With assembly line-like precision, members of the Beldenville Old Car Club make their annual car show happen.
ELMWOOD -- The welcome mat is out at Elmwood's new assisted living facility, and not only to residents. Welcome Home Assisted Living, a project by Dawn Schoeder and her former sister-in-law, Mel, is reaching out to the community. The 26-unit facility which opened this month is holding a grand opening celebration this Friday with an open house from 1 to 7 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.
A new "Community Garden" has been developed on a triangular piece of village property between the Hwy. 10-63 west hill and Old West Main Street at Ellsworth's west entrance. The project began with several members of the St.
PLUM CITY --- Life's been good to Max and Vivian Kopp. The Kopps, ages 91 and 89, respectively, are almost inseparable as residents of the Plum City Care Center. Even with dilated pupils from the eye exams the couple had there last week, they watched out for each other. When a visitor entered their room, Mrs. Kopp had already returned from her exam, but her husband hadn't come back from his.
For a different job, the construction worker happened to be in the right place at the right time. Shane Cole had been hired to finish the dance floor and restore some top beams at Furlong's Grill and Saloon in Ellsworth's west business district, he said Thursday.