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Pierce County Highway Commissioner Chad Johnson and Patrol Superintendent Al Thoner offer the following advice for safe winter driving and answer frequently asked winter driving questions. Why don't the plows run all night? For county highways, the Pierce County Highway Department follows the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) policy for the state highways in Pierce County, for
Starting Sunday, Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies began running federal court-mandated TV and print ads highlighting the negative health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as how the tobacco industry designed cigarettes to be more addictive. These ads are a result of a 2006 federal court ruling which ordered the tobacco companies to issue corrective statements after finding that they had deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking and industry plans to market tobacco to kids. Some of the statements included in the ads are:
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The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 5-13. Snapchat scare A complainant forwarded Snapchat photos of a juvenile holding a gun to his head at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 6. The email was also sent to the Ellsworth Middle School principal. The school performed a threats assessment with the juvenile and family was notified. Accidents
I can no longer remain silent about the allegations against the Prescott Police Department. I must speak out.
The District is again working with the Morris-Leatherman Company to provide a community-based survey to be delivered to residents. The survey is to be conducted starting the week of Nov. 13 and will be completed prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. The survey is very similar to surveys conducted by the district in 2014 and 2015. The survey to be conducted is a scientific-based telephone survey. The Morris Leatherman Company will be calling a number of residents to compile the information needed to provide for a database that represents the District as a whole.
There is a group of determined investors who want to buy Prairie View Elementary School from the Ellsworth Community School District and repurpose it into a senior living facility. To them, it's killing two birds with one stone, as the old saying goes. It would provide housing for the area's senior population. Options for senior housing are lacking in the region, especially with the closure of many nursing homes such as The Lutheran Home in River Falls. It would also save a building that many in the community hold dear.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 16-23. Arrests • April Kimes, 18, Ellsworth, was arrested on an active warrant at 12:27 a.m. Oct. 15 at a residence in the 100 block of North Maple Street. She was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident. • Zachary McCusick, 26, St. Paul, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 16 at 310 W. Main St. He was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident.
Ten Ellsworth High School Class of 1947 classmates celebrated their 70th reunion Sept. 27 at the West Wind in River Falls. The Class of 1947 was blessed with 66 graduates. Many good musicians, sports leaders and home ec cooks were in our class. We had great teachers and Mr. Bjorge, the principal, took un on a senior trip to Canada. We all behaved (so so, ha ha) and loved the outing.
Marie Theresa Gilles was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Plum City to Louisa (Roth) and Paul Gilles. She was the 12th of 13 children. She had eight sisters: Mildred, Rosella, Dorothy (Sister Roberta), Viola, Phyllis, Jeanette and Eva and five brothers: Leon, Robert, Melvin, Marvin and Arnold. She is known in her family as one of the "three little Gilles girls."