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The Ellsworth girls' basketball team is tired of hearing the word "rebuilding". The players are sick of classmates telling them they won't bother to come to their games because they'll just lose anyways. They've "trusted the process" for two years and now they're ready to see it pay off in their wins column. "I mean, it's what, year three of the 'rebuilding process'?" junior Kaitlyn Nugent said. "We're looking to win games now."
Another Christmas holiday brings another year of families in need who're struggling to make the gift-giving aspect of the December holiday possible. Four Ellsworth High School students are helping families in their community withstand their financial barriers by organizing this year's Gift Box Program. The yearly program aided by the Ellsworth School Foundation and Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services matches individuals or groups who are willing to donate Christmas gifts or money to families who are looking to be sponsored through the program.
The three senior captains of the Prescott dance team are all well aware of what their roles are on the Cardinals dance team. Senior Maddie Horn describes herself as the happy-go-lucky, goofy leader who can also put on a serious face when a teammate needs to confide in her. Mckenzie Cogan is the motivator who continuously lifts up her teammates with compliments and positive energy. Makenzie Huppert is the leader who makes sure the team remains true to its goals by keeping everyone in line at practice.
Nine Elmwood/Plum City Wolves football players received South Lakeland Conference All-Conference selections after their team’s 2018 season in which they recorded a 3-3 conference record.
Veterans' hardships don't always end once they return home from serving their country. Jim Osterman, a Navy veteran and creator of Veterans Skydive for Life, shared the realities of such hardships and how they too often lead to veteran suicide at the Ellsworth Middle School Veterans Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has remained tight since the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the Journal Sentinel’s website, Democrat Tony Evers held an 18,408-vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker as of 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday. With 62 percent reporting and 2,279 of the 3,676 precinct results submitted, Evers held a 50-49 percent lead over Walker.
It hasn't taken me long to realize that it's easy to fall into a pattern of only writing gamers and box-score-filled articles while attempting to give equal coverage to 13 high school sports teams. I feel like my unpredictable work schedule often got the best of me at times during the 2018 fall sports season, but there are a few memories from the past three months that deserve to outlive the lines in my reporter notebook that will more than likely find its way to a recycling bin before the fast-approaching winter sports season. An appreciation for coverage
Sophia Tiffany was looking for a change of pace from her in-class science experiments at Elmwood High School when she applied for the JASON Learning Argonaut Program in December 2017. What she found was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do hands-on research in the Amazon rainforest. "I know in Elmwood, Wis. you don't get a whole lot of opportunities to go to a tropical rainforest or to even just get out of the country or the state," the senior said. "I just wanted to experience something new."
The Ellsworth Middle School Student Council held its inaugural Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 1. The successful tournament entertained 25 teams and 125 students, and was considered to be a success with 25 teams participating which was 125 EMS students. A video of the inaugural tournament can be found at https://youtu.be/25ymug75-_4 . The EMS student council is currently planning a November food drive for the local food shelf. Students will be given more details about the food drive in the coming weeks. Boys' Division Winners:
Katie Feuker got used to participating in multiple events at track and field meets last spring. The multi-skilled athlete found little rest time while rushing from the long and triple jump pits to the marshalling areas for her 100-, 200-, 400- or 800-meter races during her sophomore track season, but an average track meet seems relaxing compared to one of Feuker's equestrian shows.