Ellsworth School Board members shared their differing points of view on whether to demolish Prairie View Elementary School and Lindgren Early Learning Center or put the properties on the market in their board meeting held on Monday, Nov. 14. The discussion led to a 5-2 vote to rescind the board's previous vote to demolish Prairie View and to vote on the matter again in a future board meeting. Susan Beck, the board's clerk, and vice-president Katie Feuerhelm made up the two "no" votes.
Many high school athletes who go through an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury never get to return to playing the sports they love. The high school careers of these athletes often end with physical therapy sessions, sitting at the end of their team's bench with crutches or a knee brace, and maybe getting subbed into a game for less than a minute just to say that they got on the court, field, track or mat one last time. Thankfully, this was not how Ellsworth's three-sport athlete Julia VanWatermeulen's ACL injury story ended.