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Former Green Bay Packer safety LeRoy Butler traveled to Ellsworth and Elmwood's high schools on Thursday, Sept. 27, to share an important anti-bullying message with Ellsworth, Elmwood and Plum City students. Butler shared his story and brought awareness to all forms of bullying in the hour-long presentations, which were organized by CESA 11.
Interested in seeing Ellsworth revitalized? The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce's Connect Communities Committee has an answer for you. Kim Beebe and Becky Beissel announced at the Monday, Sept. 10, Ellsworth Village Board meeting that residents and visitors of Ellsworth will have the opportunity to share their hopes for the future of the community during a three-day community initiative project titled "Design Ellsworth," which will be held Oct. 18-20.
Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin had a special surprise for Ethan "Big Easy" Kranig and his Malone Intermediate School classmates on Monday, March 19. The basketball star presented Ethan with belated birthday presents and spoke to Prescott students about the importance of standing up to bullies. How did Ethan repay him? By doing what he does best: making others smile. Ethan faces the everyday struggles of a rare disease called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia, which affects his eyesight.
"We need to celebrate the community," Ellsworth School Board President said at the Ellsworth's new elementary school's open house. "That's not just the people in Ellsworth, but all of the people in this school district who have made this building possible." Peterson along with Superintendent Barry Cain and Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce President Paul Bauer had a long list of people to thank at the Ellsworth Elementary School's open house on Monday, Jan. 29.
Ellsworth School District Superintendent Barry Cain was pleased to report on the successes of the new elementary school's opening at the Monday, Jan. 8 school board meeting. "I think our staff as a whole was was quite thrilled on Thursday and Friday when we transitioned back following the winter break," Cain said. "Quite frankly, it went very well."
It's natural for humans to crumble when struck with unforeseen tragedies; when faced with life-changing circumstances, many respond by altering the way they approach life. Ellsworth senior Ryan McGregor didn't react the way most would have anticipated when his father unexpectedly died in the summer of 2016. In a previous interview with the Herald, McGregor said he just wanted to be treated normally by his peers after his father's death. That went for on the field and in the classroom.
Jason Janke has repeatedly said that he and his coaching staff have seen progress from their girls basketball team despite its recent five-game losing streak. The Panthers' progress was made evident to not only the Ellsworth coaching staff but also the team and their fans on Thursday, Dec. 28 when Ellsworth finished their game against the Glenwood City Hilltoppers (3-7, 2-2) with a 68-58 win.
After dropping their first game of the Glenwood City Classic, the Ellsworth Panthers boys basketball team (6-3, 2-1) bounced back to earn their sixth win of the season even with all cards stacked against them. The Panthers picked up a 72-62 victory over the Glenwood City Hilltoppers (5-5, 2-1) on Thursday, Dec. 28 with both new and familiar faces on the court.
Four Spring Valley/Elmwood open weights gave the Clear Lake Warriors a 24-point advantage in the Cardinals' home dual 24-51 loss on Tuesday, Dec. 19. "It's tough," SVE head coach Bill Hofacker said regarding his team's incomplete roster. "Everybody is in the middle from about 138 to 170." With an automatic 24-point setback, Hofacker said his team put their primary focus on their individual performances.
Ellie Nawrocki shot her first buck with a crossbow on Nov. 4 and her first gun-hunting buck on Dec. 2. She is 11 years old and was hunting with her father, Chad Nawrocki, under the mentoring program with the state of Wisconsin. The gun buck was shot during the metro subunit extended hunt using a .243 rifle. Both bucks were harvested out of the same box blind in Pierce County during the 2017 hunting season.