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Prescott High School junior Carter Strand is the Jan. 17 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. He was nominated by math teacher Kayla Kinneman, who said "Carter is a very quiet and respectful young man. He has put in a lot of time and effort this year in the math classroom, and because of this dedication he has shown considerable growth. Carter is always one of the first students with his materials out and ready to go for the day. It has been a pleasure having Carter in class and I look forward to the rest of the year with him."
The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is asking the public to recognize the best that the business community has to offer. The 2018 "Best of" Awards will kick off on Friday, Jan. 19, with voting taking place on the chamber's website. "This will be the third year of this award program," said Ellsworth Chamber Board President Paul Bauer. "It's a way the community can have a voice and acknowledge their favorite local businesses, recognizing them for their contributions and service to their customers and our community."
During the cold winter months, Prescott School District is preparing a warm welcome as opportunities launch for enrolling new students into the district. Families who live in Prescott School District and have children turning 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2018, are invited to explore 4-year-old kindergarten. Registration night is 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Malone Elementary Gym, 505 N. Campbell St.
The Ellsworth Community School District will hold a child development screening day on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Ellsworth Elementary School. Times for the screening are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about your child's development in speech/language, gross motor, fine motor and play skills. During the screening your child will participate in a play group where social, communication, motor and early learning skills will be observed. In addition, your child's vision and hearing will be screened.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Arrests • Stephanie Peabody, 21, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:02 p.m. Dec. 18 at 310 W. Main St. She was taken to the jail without incident. • Andrew Krech, 35, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 11:26 a.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St. • Jon Dahl, 37, Red Wing, Minn., was arrested for a probation violation at 1:31 p.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St.
Each year, the Wisconsin Health Care Association asks nursing homes and assisted living facilities to nominate one of their caregivers for the "Shining Star" award. This award represents employees who go above and beyond in their roles as caregivers as well as in their community. These individuals enhance the image of long term care inside and outside of the facility, always striving to improve the quality of care for residents. Plum City Care Center and the Seasons Assisted Living nominated the following individuals: Diane Hines
We stand at the end of a year in which our government's ideological rejection of climate and environmental science has wrought long-term damage to public health and the earth, virtually guaranteeing that our children's and grandchildren's lives will be more difficult and dangerous than our own. I watch the news and connect the dots.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in November. Freshmen Alivia Wittenberg was nominated by Mr. Foley is History. "Alivia has a great attitude and is always respectful to students and staff." Shane Lange was nominated by Mr. Nirmaier in Art. "Shane is a great student who always tries to do his best in class." Sophomores
Julie Hines, Register of Deeds for Pierce County, announced that applications are now available at the Register of Deeds Office, as well as the UW Extension Office of Pierce County for the 2018 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Prescott High School sophomore Anna Mercord is the Jan. 10 Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week. She was nominated by science teacher Jason Brazzale, who said "Anna is willing to participate in class, respectful of her classmates and works well in group as well as individual activities. She is consistently producing high quality work and grasps scientific principles. Bravo, Anna!"