On Thursday, May 9, students, parents and administration celebrated the academic achievements of students at Spring Valley Middle-High School. Middle and high school students recognized were those who have attained a 3.6 of 4.0 grade point average or better during the first three quarters of the 2018-2019 school year, as well as students not previously recognized for attaining this academic success during the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.
On Wednesday night, May 15, 2019, 200 people gathered at the Spring Valley Middle-High School Commons to recognize the accomplishments of the 39 students graduating as the Class of 2019. The evening started with a dessert buffet, followed by scholarship and award presentations from various individuals, school and community organizations, local and regional businesses, and college tuition scholarship awards.
It's a street fair, it's a dance party, and it's how the tiny river village of Stockholm supports the arts and culture organizations in its neighborhood. Local merchants will close off one block on Spring Street — in other words, the entire downtown — for the second annual BigRiverGive Street Dance fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 7.
Members of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services are helping support a broad array of community services through the co-op's Operation Round Up program. Five organizations were each awarded $1,000 in April: Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put, Durand and Lund Fire Departments, Pierce County Friends of the Fair, and Pierce County Veterans Services. "Each of these programs assists residents in our service territory, whether it's protecting persons and property with firefighting or connecting veterans with services they've earned," said Larry
The Ellsworth Library hosted local author Jacqueline West Tuesday, April 30. She sparked area teen writers with a reading of her newest novel "Last Things." Teens composed and read aloud short pieces based on prompts West shared. West is the second young adult author brought in to work with teens this year. Author Shelly Tougas visited the Ellsworth Library in March.
Ellsworth Elementary School Drama Club put on a smashing performance of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, April 26.
During the month of April, students at St. Francis Catholic School in Ellsworth were focused on persevering. And, after their 11th snow day, everyone at St. Francis has been very perseverant in order to catch up on much missed school work! Being perseverant means that you keep trying, even when things get tough.
Greetings from the Prescott K9 Project. The Prescott K9 Project is a fundraising effort to start up a K9 unit in the Prescott community without using taxpayer dollars. The initial funds were started by the family of Prescott's former Police Chief Gary Krutke as a memorial after his untimely death. A committee was formed to raise the remaining funds with the approval of the Prescott City Council to move forward with fundraising efforts.
First Choice Clinic, a local non-profit organization, received a generous donation from the St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council #5456 of Ellsworth. Even though First Choice Clinic is located in Minnesota, the St. Francis Knights of Columbus recognize the value of this local organization and have supported its work for many years. First Choice Clinic has been serving Red Wing and surrounding communities, like Ellsworth, since 2006. First Choice Clinic has been sharing encouraging messages of sexual integrity
The Prescott fifth grade National Current Events League team received an award for being third in the nation! Students were chosen for this team to represent Malone Intermediate School by scoring in the top 10 at the beginning of the school year on the National Current Events League test. Their scores for four quizzes throughout the year were combined and compiled into a team score. Out of several teams across the entire nation, our team scored third!