Every so often the politicos get around to the subject of Social Security and the big pot of money they want to get their hands on. George Dubya Bush wanted to invest it in the stock market, a really stupid idea for many reasons, but that is not the subject of today's rant.
Kids ages 6-11 participated in the Ellsworth Public Library STEAM program on Saturday, Feb. 9. STEAM is a hands-on discovery session held every second Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, from September through May. Facilitators Deb Kopp and Jessica Homan set self-directed stations for kids exploration. February's theme was "Pipe Cleaners" and next month's theme is "Under the Sea."
After enduring bitter cold and numerous snow days, students at St. Francis School in Ellsworth were finally able to complete a few activities originally planned to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. After postponing the week's worth of activities to the following week which was again cut short by snow days, students were still able to enjoy dressing for their future careers and writing cards to Ellsworth High School graduate St. Francis alumni. The cards were filled with well wishes, thoughts and prayers for them as they are already pursuing their futures.
Due to the recent heavy snowfall there may be reason to have concern over heavy snow loads on farm buildings. Many buildings still have significant amounts of snow on them with several weeks of winter yet to go. "Snow and ice accumulations on roofs cause a loading which can cause roof collapse when the
Discover Wisconsin, the state's leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on some of Wisconsin's most amazing cheeseburgers in an upcoming episode. "8 Unique Wisconsin Cheeseburgers" airs Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is now available on Roku, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV and at DiscoverWisconsin.com. The episode was produced in partnership with Discover Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Anyone interested in hunting and recreational shooting is invited to attend a hunter education course beginning Feb. 26, 2019. The course will be held at the Ellsworth Fire South Station, at the Red Wing Airport, W7138 148th Ave., Bay City. Classes will start at 6:30 p.m. We will meet for six sessions. A fee of $10 will be charged for the course.
The fifth graders of St. Joseph Parish School in Prescott became 11 past presidents and First Ladies to help our school celebrate Presidents' Day. From Andrew Jackson to Jimmy Carter, history came alive in Grade 5! Pictured are (front row, from left) Allie Tibayan, Cadyn Hillebrand, Hannah Schommer, Jake Chesney, Sophia Perez; (back row,) Brooklyn Goehring, Daniel Wiatr, Wyatt Wrisky, Brennen Pagenkopf, Lucas Blair, Cora Olson. Photo courtesy of Judith Huppert
A big thank you to the county and township people that have spent many hours maintaining our roads so we can drive safely. Don and Audrey Gilbertson Ellsworth Wouldn't it be nice TO THE EDITOR In Washington DC both Republicans and Democrats are positioning, politicking and protecting their party.
Discover Wisconsin, the state's leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Hudson in an upcoming episode. "Hudson — Discover Your Story" airs Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports North. The episode also now available for streaming on Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Smart TV, Apple TV and at discoverwisconsin.com. Co-host Collin Geraghty, a Hudson native, kicks off the show at the St. Croix Marina, and then hops aboard the Grand Duchess for a fajita and margarita dinner cruise with Afton*Hudson Cruise Line.
With a grant of $10,000, the Prescott Foundation joined the Spark the Park campaign to upgrade Firehall Field in Prescott. The project is led by the CAB Company, a volunteer organization that has donated both money and time since 1998 to maintain, upgrade and operate the ball field.