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Plum City Elementary students and their families participated in a Scholastic Book Fair on Feb. 27. The theme of the book fair was "Paws for Books: sit, stay, read a great tale," and Brad Richardson of Arkansaw and his therapy puppies were available at the event. Families enjoyed an evening with 30 young puppies and dog-themed activities such as games, crafts, guessing games and raffles. Students chose a puppy, a short book and took their families into the library to read together. Students then took an AR test on their book and could earn a voucher to use at the book fair.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police March 4-11. Traffic troubles • A caller reported several westbound semi trucks stuck on the West Main Street hill at 4:27 p.m. March 5. Traffic was backed up for several blocks east of Beulah Street. Highway department was notified to plow and put product down on the road. Accidents • Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at 5:54 a.m. March 6 at South Maple Street and West Ridge Road. The driver was Sarah Ford, 44, Ellsworth.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in January. Freshmen Hannah Hinrichs was nominated by Mr. Kowalchyk in Science. He said "Hannah is a hard worker and persistent in her preparation towards excellence for class." Jack Olson was nominated by Mr. Williams in English. He said "Jack is a hard worker and always strives to do better." Sophomores
The Prescott Common Council has decided to do an assessment of the Prescott Police Department for the hiring of its Chief of Police. As part of this assessment the council is asking residents to stop in or call City Hall or the Prescott Police Department to complete a survey. Prescott City Hall can be reached at 715-262-5544; Prescott Police Department can be reached at 715-262-5512.
You know what's cozy? Reading together as a family. Whether someone is reading aloud to another person or family members are reading their own stories to themselves in the same room, there is something about reading together that just feels...right. According to Literacyworks, "Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement. Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, stimulates early brain development and helps build key language, literacy, and social skills."
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Feb. 26 through March 4. Critter patrol A Susan Street resident reported her white and tan tomcat missing at 1:17 p.m. Feb. 26. She said the cat has been missing since Feb. 20. The cat has no collar. Juvenile incidents
Residents of Ellsworth Community School District recently received an informational flyer regarding the upcoming April 3 operational referendum. This flyer provides a number of specifics about the reasons for the operational referendum, the tax impact associated with the referendum, and voting information.
Why should children pay the penalty? TO THE EDITOR When dads and moms with their young children in tow crossed the U.S. border without proper documentation, who broke the law? Did the children break the law?
The following Pierce County highways will have weight restrictions posted effective at noon Tuesday, March 6, 2018: • County Road CC from U.S. Highway 10 to State Highway 29 • County Road D from State Highway 35 to U.S. Highway 10 The weight limits are 6 tons per axle and 10 tons per tandem axles under 8 feet apart. A permitting procedure is in place for agricultural users that can demonstrate need. An application form can be filled out at the Pierce County Highway Department in
Respect the Flag TO THE EDITOR From the book "Let's be right on Flag Etiquette" approved by Congress July 7, 1976. "The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise." I agree Shawn White is the greatest snowboarder in the world and I humbly congratulate and admire him for that. But when he wins he shouldn't drag the American flag on the ground behind him; life a puppy dog on a leash.