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Submitted by Lin Linder The Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsman’s Club held its 43rd annual Trout Fishing Contest Saturday, May 5 at the Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club. The weather was great, and the fishing wasn’t bad. There were many nice trout caught, but not like in the past. This year, a 3-pound, 13-ounce was taken. In years past, a 6-pound or 7-pound trout had to be caught to be a winner. To see young people come in with a nice trout is still rewarding.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police April 5-22.
PEPIN — The Flyway Film Festival has announced that the festival organization will restructure during 2018, with plans to host a two-day event Oct. 19-20 in Stockholm, Pepin and Alma. When the Flyway's founder and executive director, Rick Vaicius, made the decision to move to the Twin Cities last year, a group of Lake Pepin-area volunteers took the reins of the annual event. According to incoming Flyway board member Mary Anne Collins-Svoboda, the group is in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization.
EAU CLAIRE — CCFBank announces the addition of a new location at 218 N. Broadway in Ellsworth. Pending regulatory approval, the new location will be open for business in May. "The CCFBank team is really excited to join the business community in Ellsworth," East Region President Tyler Tomesh said. "Having grown up in, and being based in northwest Wisconsin, it's very rewarding for me to see CCFBank help serve and support similar sized communities within this region."
DURAND — The Pepin County Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting and spring education event at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Durand-Arkansaw Junior-Senior High School cafeteria. Richard Cornell, author of "The Chippewa — Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway," the featured speaker, will talk about his canoe travels on the river and writing his book. This event is free and open to the public.
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."