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The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Jan. 7-13.
The Ellsworth Community School District will hold three child development screening dates for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. These are also registration dates for Panther Preschool (4-year-old kindergarten if your child will be 4 by Sept. 1) and regular kindergarten (if your child will be 5 by Sept. 1). Registration and screenings are held at Ellsworth Elementary School. • Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • March 1, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • May 1, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Caller cries fowl in Bay City A caller reported a large number of swans Jan. 9 at the park on Lake Pepin in Bay City. The caller feared the birds may be frozen on the ice. A deputy checked the area and found swans and Canada geese gathered in the water, where they were sunning, preening themselves and sleeping. There were no signs of distress. Cock-a-doodle-do-not-disturb
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Jan. 16 is Prescott High School senior Jena Heinsch, who was nominated by Prescott High School math teacher Kayla Kinneman.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Dec. 21-Jan. 6. Creepy encounter While in her garage, a woman in the 100 block of Northview Street heard a woman say "I don't see anything," and her husband's truck door close, at 7:56 p.m. Jan. 6. When she went outside, she saw a car turning onto Old West Main Street. Nothing was missing from the truck. Sticky fingers
Initial appearances Tanner C. Beach, 31, Spring Valley, waived extradition Dec. 26 to Washington County, Minn., where he was charged Aug. 28 with fifth degree-drug possession (schedule I,II,III,IV-not small amount of marijuana). Jeremy M. Froelke, 32 St. Paul, pleaded innocent and posted a $5,000 signature bond on resisting/obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct charges Dec. 26. The charges resulted from a Dec. 21 incident in River Falls.
These incidents were reported to the Prescott Police Department Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Traffic troubles • Gerald R. Erickson, 59, Prescott, was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 6:53 a.m. Dec. 26 at Cherry Street and Highway 10. • Robert J. Saas, 58, Menomonie, was cited for operating without a license after a traffic stop at 1:12 p.m. Dec. 26 at Cherry and Dakota streets. • Jesse A.H. Graff, 25, Minneapolis, was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 9:59 p.m. Dec. 30 at Jefferson and Monroe streets.
Traffic troubles • Deputies assisted a driver whose alternator had gone out at 4:32 p.m. Dec. 21 at highways 35 and 63 in Hager City. • Police responded to a hit and run at 12:10 a.m. Den. 1 at W6390 Highway 35 in Bay City, in a parking lot. The suspect vehicle had fled the area and was not located. • Police responded to a car vs. pedestrian accident at 7:27 p.m. Jan. 3 on 975th Street near River Falls. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital.
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Jan. 9 is Prescott High School freshman Mallory Boles, who was nominated by Prescott High School science teacher Jason Brazzale. "Mallory is doing a phenomenal job in biology this year," Brazzale said. "She has been a prime example of a prepared and hard-working student, approaches all in-class tasks with an inquisitive approach, and is extremely accommodating when working with a wide variety of students. Congratulations Mallory!" Parents: Jason and Angela Boles
Four people were hospitalized Friday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the injured people as Ellsworth residents Christopher Iehl, 42; James Bigott, 26; Melvern Janish, 87; and Marvin E. Janish, 87. All four people were taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.