Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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A reluctant student at first, Dr. Carrie Kern has found her niche as the new family medicine provider at Mayo Clinic Health System in Ellsworth. It wasn’t until her senior...
HAGER CITY — Dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one to suicide doesn't get any easier, Tisha Krig said. Another year has passed since Krig's brother took his life in early 2011, and she is as committed as ever to providing support for others who've had a similar experience, as well as promoting awareness of these ever-increasing tragedies. One way is through the second Out of the Darkness walk next month. "Last year, we raised nearly $20,000," Krig said, adding approximately 200 people walked in the event.
A local recreation facility that’s been good could be better. That’s the feeling among officials of two government agencies and an organization who have strived toward improving Bob Young Field...
Gabe Reid has had ownership in mind ever since he started working at Freier's Electric and Heating in 2000. For the last eight years, Reid has been involved in management of the business based in Ellsworth's east end, with other locations in Hudson, Wis., and Lake City.
HAGER CITY -- If, like a cat, Chris Larson has nine lives, those remaining can hardly be as medically challenging as the ones he's already lived. This Thursday, Larson will mark the 25th anniversary of his heart transplant by visiting his physician for his annual check-up. Doctor visits are as natural for the Hager City resident as catching mice would be if he really was a cat. But he'd much rather be at a tractor pull. "I like to ride my tractor," the third heart transplant patient in the history of Minneapolis' Abbott Northwestern Hospital said Friday when asked what he does for fun.
ELLSWORTH -- Interest in the new Youth Ambassador program is mushrooming. "I've been getting calls and e-mails," said Linda Hines of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce. She leads the program, which replaces the Miss Ellsworth program. When the June 2010 Ellsworth Cheese Festival concluded, so did the last royal court's reign. The chamber is recruiting area high school juniors for Youth Ambassador, she said. Two youths will be chosen annually.