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Ongoing Books-to-go Club Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put volunteers will deliver a basket of books or movies to you for your reading/watching pleasure. For more information call SV Library 715-778-4590 or Staying Put office 715-778-5800. Thursdays through 10/11 Ellsworth Farmers Market
Deer shining A caller alerted police to a man shining three deer at W7182 290th Ave. in Ellsworth at 10:07 p.m. Sept. 27. The caller told police he saw the man with a gun, but the caller yelled at the man and scared him away. Officers could not find the man, according to a police blotter report. Amphetamine paranoia
This butternut squash in Michael and Melissa Petersen's garden grew into their tomato fence. The fence had to be cut out in order to get the squash. To share photos of "goofy garden" produce, send them to Editor Sarah Nigbor at email@example.com . Photo courtesy of Melissa Petersen
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Sept. 10-23. Sticky fingers • A True Value (137 E. Main St.) employee reported a theft at 5:11 p.m. Sept. 10. He identified a suspect who took a paint marker without paying for it. When police spoke with the suspect, he admitted to taking the paint marker and a small can of spray paint. He returned to the store to pay for the items and was informed he is no longer allowed on the property.
Initial appearances Dylan M. Berner, 26, Elmwood, pleased innocent and posted a $1,000 signature bond on domestic disorderly conduct charge Sept. 12. The charge resulted from a Sept. 11 incident in Elmwood. Callie Samantha Goodier, 31, Ellsworth, posted a $10,000 signature bond on a felony misappropriate ID info - obtain money (as party to a crime) charge Sept. 10. The charge stemmed from a Feb. 27 incident in River Falls.
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Sept. 26 is Prescott High School senior Emily Pederson, who was chosen by choir director Brittany Kamrath, who said "Emily is extremely dedicated to choir and has been involved in every choir I offer from sixth grade all the way through her senior year. I am proud of her commitment, her growth, and who she has become. Emily volunteers for every opportunity I give, is always there to help another student, and is always willing to help the choir in any way we need. The choir is lucky to have a leader like her!"
Grades K-5 youth dancers are going to cut loose when they perform "Footloose" at the Panther football game halftime show Friday, Sept. 28 with the Ellsworth High School dance team, coached by Angie McHardy and Amy Hill. The dance team led the youth in the routine on Saturday, Sept. 22. After practice, they treated those gathered to a preview of their show. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia
Spring Valley Middle-High School remains closed today as school officials and contractors assess damage to the building caused by last night's storm. According to a "Cardinal Announcement" from Principal Gretchen Cipriano, a severe storm struck the middle-high school about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 20 as numerous school and community activities were taking place in the building, including a high school volleyball game against the Colfax Vikings.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Sept. 10-16. Correction