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Though the weather tried to put a damper on the Maiden Rock Summerfest festivities Saturday, June 17, it couldn't kill the spirit of those celebrating the river town's festival. A silent auction, parade, Jack Harmon chicken dinner, food trucks, kids games, live music and fireworks rounded out the one-day celebration at Maiden Rock Village Park.
For the past two years, the Plum City Youth Sports Fundraising Committee has been hard at work raising money for a new concession stand and bathroom facility to be located at the high school field. The new facility will host concessions, sanitary and handicapped accessible restrooms, and include storage for much of the sporting equipment used by sports teams in the Plum City School District.
A great time was had by all who were at the 21st annual Kiwanis Kids Fishing Contest. The weather was perfect. We had 94 anglers and 46 fish were weighed. This is a fun family outing and we are so proud of its success. The winners were: Adela Weir, first place and Henry Weir, second place — 0-4 year old group; Ava Frank, first place and Miles Hendrickson, second place — 5-8 year old group; Carter Perry, first place and Bryn Anderson, second place — 9-12 year old group; Daniel Borkowski, first place and Parker Olson, second place — 13 and older group.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department June 5-12. Fight, short chase leads to two arrests
As a reminder, the annual summer school session begins again June 12 and runs through the month of June. Buses will be transporting students to and from various drop-off/pick-up points around the district in the morning and early afternoons during this session. Areas around the middle school, senior high school and Hillcrest will be busy places with student traffic and ongoing construction projects. Please keep an eye out for the student and bus traffic during these times.
Spring Valley Middle-High School has released the names of its Quarter 4/Semester 2 honor roll students for the 2016-2017 school year. Semester 2 GPA - 4.0 Seniors: Grace Anderson, Tatum Huntress, Grace Larson, Alexandra Lee, Zachary Maier, Kaitlin McGrane and Kaitlyn Schreiber. Juniors: Tessa Cipriano, Julian Davis, Carley Laffin and Kallie Stone. Sophomores: Dylan Bosshart, Madison Jacobson and Madison Maier.
You know them for their squeak when eaten fresh, and the delicious smell of them frying at the state and county fairs. Ellsworth, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, will celebrate the beloved delicacy with a two-day event fitting for even the most die-hard cheese curd lover. This year's 16th annual Cheese Curd Festival takes place Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 in the village's East End Park.
Ave Maria Academy honored its eighth grade graduates with a special Mass Wednesday, May 24.
Harold William Kruse, 85, of Ellsworth, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 6, at Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Ellsworth. Harold was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Goodhue, Minn., to William and Gertrude (Schmitz) Kruse.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department May 22-June 4. Snapped in half: Semi-trailer breaks on Main Street Charles Fanslow, 64, Red Wing, was attempting a left turn in a semi-truck from Beebe onto Main Street when the trailer broke while in the intersection at 2:54 p.m. May 27. A tow truck was called and the area was cleaned up. Pallets of fireworks stolen