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Anytime I bring up the labor shortage older individuals answer to the problem is "Nobody wants to work and everybody knows it." As the conversation goes on, the discussion switches to the small families today versus when they were growing up. I ask if they think that might have something to do with the labor shortage. The answer is nope, the young people just don't want to work.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 4-10.
Cheese Curd Festival organizers are putting a call out to area residents to support their favorite local non-profit organizations by volunteering at the 17th annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival. This year's festival takes place on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, at Ellsworth's East End Park. Once again the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is rewarding volunteers for their hard work at the festival with a volunteer program that gives back to local non-profit organizations.
Traditionally May is a temperate month, a more or less gentle easing into warmer weather. We enjoy the return of beloved bird species and the world turns green. Forsythia, lilac, bridal veil and honeysuckle spill their fragrances in the breeze, and we accommodate the gradual transition from extremes of winter to extremes of summer. This May the familiar patterns do not hold. Not long after mid-month, brutally hot and humid weather of the kind we associate with July moved in.
Congrats to the following Ellsworth Middle School May students of the month! The character education trait for this month is positive attitude. The following students have been nominated by teachers and staff. (Front row, from left) Bailey Ahlers, Rebekah Conrad, Carson Nugent, Jurell Gooden, Mary Prissel; (second row) Rylee Bovee, Tea Hill, Isaac Anderson, Molly Perkins, and Corynn Jahnke. Not pictured: Dakota Jamison and Michael St. Clair. Photo courtesy of Ellsworth Middle School
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police May 25-June 3.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in April. Freshmen Shelby Schultz was nominated by Mr. Williams in English. "Shelby is a good student who always works hard." Trenton Watrud was nominated by Mr. Williams in English. "Trenton is a good student who always works hard." Sophomores Molly Magee was nominated by Principal Mark Stoesz. "Molly has 100 percent of her work completed and is doing a great job."
May 20-26 marks the 44th annual celebration of National EMS Week in the United States. Each year, the celebration offers a special time to recognize the crucial role EMS providers play in the community. But even more, it serves as an excellent reminder to say thank you.
For more than 90 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has distributed the memorial poppy to remind Americans that millions of service men and women sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation free. The red poppy will be distributed to the public in Ellsworth on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Kinne-Englehart Post 204, the Ellsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Auxiliary members ask the public to pause for a moment, pin on a poppy, and wear it with pride.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police May 7-14.