Ave Maria Academy students were able to enjoy the last day of Catholic Schools Week at the Trampoline Park at Action City on Friday, Feb. 1.
"Just look at this beautiful duck!" exclaimed Alvin Bergmark to me last September. In his hand he carried around a now tattered copy of the "Republican Eagle" news story about Jim Caturia and his award winning gadwall duck painting, chosen for the 2019 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp. Alvin carried around the article, sharing it with staff and residents of the Plum City Care Center.
Hats off to the amazing volunteers, parents and alumni of St. Joseph Parish School, who made last week's Fun Friday an awesome celebration during Catholic Schools Week. Students participated in activities ranging from pallet sign and glass painting to STEAM design, cupcake decorating, crafts, basketball, singing. and the ever popular farm animals. Special thanks to some of the Prescott girls and boys varsity basketball players, high school choir singers and the Prescott CHIP-IN group for sharing their talents and expertise. What a fabulous way to learn and have fun!
Ellsworth Elementary January Students of the Month were chosen for exhibiting the character trait of perseverance, which is demonstrating persistence when doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. These students were chosen for their ability to "keep trying and not giving up when things get tough." Photo courtesy of Principal Mary Zimmerman
Maybe when ballyhooing the successful accomplishments of so many of your (chamber) members, you should pull in a pharmacist or two. There is an empty location at Lucas Lane, all set up and ready: maybe even space for a library too. Hopefully the drug distributor will not be McKesson however. From what I have read of those people, their past includes some shady stuff involving opioids and being fined more than once by the FDA. Just a couple random thoughts that do not include the mess in D.C.
Akin to 'eating cake' TO THE EDITOR The recent comment by congresswoman Pelosi to offer the Trump administration ONE DOLLAR to help build and/or improve a wall on the Mexican border is akin to Queen Marie Antoinette telling the starving French peasants to "eat cake." I wonder if the idled Federal employees and TSA workers are eating cake. Pelosi and other congressional millionaires seem arrogant and indifferent to their needs. Doug Lansing Maiden Rock
The Prescott High School Forensics team competed at the Baldwin-Woodville forensics invitational on Feb. 2, 2019. The team placed fifth in team sweepstakes in a field of 14 teams. Individual awards went to: Mallory Boles (fourth in Demonstration), Anna Welter (second in Impromptu), Shayla Rein (fourth in Informative), Kyle Holtan (fifth in Moments in History), Morgan Chesney (third in Oratory), Faith Rohl (third in Prose), Laura Pryor (second in Public Address), Macy Cleasby (first in Public Address), Chloe Rohl (second in Solo Acting), and Kira Chesney (first in Storytelling).
Jan. 27 was an exciting day for everyone at St. Francis Catholic School in Ellsworth. To kick off the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the public was welcomed to visit our school, tour the building, meet the teachers, listen to the K-5 students sing while attending Mass and enjoy a pancake breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
Prescott students had a spectacular night at the 2019 Pierce County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest. Seven students from Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School expertly shared their knowledge of land and water conservation issues in front of an audience and in front of judges.
The Ellsworth Library connected with Country Fit Nutrition, Brush Strokes Art Supply and YB Urban? to facilitate a free art, crafts and play day for kids ages 6 and up on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids met at Country Fit Nutrition and Brush Strokes Art Supply to participate in multi-media art projects with Kayleen Jakes, beading with Jeanne Friedell, slime bar creation with Angie Whelan, and drumming, an obstacle course and more with CJ Young.