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Prescott High School senior Julia Cleasby is the Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for May 16 and the Prescott Kiwanis National Service Scholarship winner. She is the daughter of Kim and Troy Cleasby.
The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes cheese-lovers and foodies to enjoy the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin" at the annual Cheese Curd Festival. With help from a $13,900 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the festival will welcome over 5,000 attendees to sample 2,300 pounds of cheese curds, over 30 craft beers and more than 20 cheese curd food dishes. The 2018 Cheese Curd Festival will take place June 22-23, 2018.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College welding and power sports students attended the SkillsUSA 45th annual State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 24-25 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. SkillsUSA is an organization serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. The Leadership and Skills Conference showcases the best students in state and rewards them for excellence. Industry representative are involved in evaluating the student performance and to keep training relevant to employers' needs.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police April 30-May 6.
Saturday, May 12 marks the 26th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. Letter carriers walk and drive through the community every day, often coming face to face with the sad reality for too many, hunger.
Prescott High School freshman Mikayla Finseth is the Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for May 9. She was nominated by math teacher Logan Rosemeyer who said "Mikayla is always willing to help others. She is a perfectionist who is always willing to do what it takes to be a successful student." Finseth is the daughter of Brenton and Tessa Finseth. She enjoys horseback riding, fishing and 4-wheeling. She hopes to attend college to become a successful veterinarian and possibly own an animal rescue or a business involving animals.
Submitted by Lin Linder The Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsman’s Club held its 43rd annual Trout Fishing Contest Saturday, May 5 at the Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club. The weather was great, and the fishing wasn’t bad. There were many nice trout caught, but not like in the past. This year, a 3-pound, 13-ounce was taken. In years past, a 6-pound or 7-pound trout had to be caught to be a winner. To see young people come in with a nice trout is still rewarding.
The 58th annual Pierce County Youth Government Day, sponsored by the Pierce County Council of the American Legion and Auxiliary, took place Wednesday, May 2 at the Pierce County Courthouse. The day began promptly at 9 a.m. in the courtroom when county elected officials and department heads were introduced. In the courtroom, the students heard from Judge Joseph Boles and District Attorney Sean Froehlich as they presented an overview of the types of court cases in which they are involved. Students were invited to ask questions.
It's high time that all of us who use the world wide web should learn how to protect our personal online identity. I found out this week that if I want to continue using my bank's online bill pay, I must give them permission to search through all the online activity recorded on my computer hard drive. It's called "data mining" and it definitely doesn't end with banks. Basically any company wanting to make money nowadays does data mining.
Prescott High School senior Allison Kelm is the Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for May 2. She was nominated by special education teacher Megan Hare who said "Allison is a positive, kind and caring student." Kelm is the daughter of Mike and Shelly Kelm. She enjoys music, movie and friends. Her future plans include working in the community. She listed Kyle Banks as one of her role models.