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Prescott High School senior Parker Hince is the Jan. 31 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by history teacher Jeff Ryan, who said "Parker's work in First Nations History has been exemplary. Parker's willingness to participate in class discussions have made him a real asset in class. His genuine interests in the topics we discuss along with his outstanding academic performance have made him extremely successful in First Nations History.
At this time, our Gov. is in shutdown mode. Too bad it spoiled Mr. Trump's big fundraising deal at his Florida hideout. It won't stop the bigwig Republican donors, including the CEO's of several businesses that just got a big gob of money dropped in their laps due to the tax change. They will still party on, laughing at the poor saps that think this tax thing was good for the country.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Jan. 15-22. Car crashes • Isabel Sweere, 18, Beldenville, was driving north on Highway 65 at 8:43 a.m. Jan. 15 near Nelson Plumbing when she spun out and entered the southbound ditch. There appeared to be no damage to the vehicle. A wrecker was called to pull the vehicle out.
Last month, I wrote a piece entitled "The Senator's Surprise" explaining Sen. Vinehout's response to my support for an Article V, Convention of States to end federal overspending, power overreach, and oppressive intrusion into our lives. The states have the means to cause the federal government to follow the rule of law by amending the U.S. Constitution.
Prescott High School senior Katherine Kusch is the Jan. 24 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by health/family and consumer education teacher Angie Boles, who said "Katie has been an active participant in many classes in the Family Consumer Science Department. She has been enthusiastic about the Early Childhood classes and does a great job during discussions."
Main Street crash sends 2 to hospital Police responded to a three-vehicle crash at 7:16 a.m. Jan. 8 at West Main and North Maple streets between Nikki Schorn, 56, Ellsworth; Donald Johnson, 77, Ellsworth; and Zach Wegner, 35, Red Wing.
Prescott High School junior Carter Strand is the Jan. 17 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by math teacher Kayla Kinneman, who said "Carter is a very quiet and respectful young man. He has put in a lot of time and effort this year in the math classroom, and because of this dedication he has shown considerable growth. Carter is always one of the first students with his materials out and ready to go for the day. It has been a pleasure having Carter in class and I look forward to the rest of the year with him."
The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is asking the public to recognize the best that the business community has to offer. The 2018 "Best of" Awards will kick off on Friday, Jan. 19, with voting taking place on the chamber's website. "This will be the third year of this award program," said Ellsworth Chamber Board President Paul Bauer. "It's a way the community can have a voice and acknowledge their favorite local businesses, recognizing them for their contributions and service to their customers and our community."
During the cold winter months, Prescott School District is preparing a warm welcome as opportunities launch for enrolling new students into the district. Families who live in Prescott School District and have children turning 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2018, are invited to explore 4-year-old kindergarten. Registration night is 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Malone Elementary Gym, 505 N. Campbell St.
The Ellsworth Community School District will hold a child development screening day on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Ellsworth Elementary School. Times for the screening are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.