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MADISON — The governor's Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction is back at the Wisconsin State Fair celebrating its 27th year on Aug. 7 in the Case IH Colisum. Stars of the evening will include the grand champion, first reserve champion and second reserve champion meat products from all categories of the 2018 Meat Products Contest, as well as the 2018 Best in Show product. Best of Show is selected from entries across the state that were judged and is announced at the auction.
On June 13, Paige Nelson of the Ellsworth FFA was elected to be the Wisconsin FFA state secretary. It was a momentous occasion as the Ellsworth FFA has not had a state officer in 50 years. Nelson is a UW-River Falls student majoring in agricultural education and minoring in dairy science. She hopes to one day be an agricultural educator and FFA advisor. She grew up on her family's hobby farm with three younger siblings. Her passion for dairy and agriculture started at a young age on her grandparents farm.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 19-24.
A high school teacher in California years ago began his annual Holocaust unit with an experiment at the front of the classroom. He outfitted an aquarium with water, shells, plants, and a bubbler but no fish. Each day he shook a little fish food into the water while launching into his lesson for the day.
Rain didn't deter crowds from turning out for the annual Pierce County Dairy Breakfast Saturday, June 16 at the Colbenson Family Farm near Spring Valley / Elmwood.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 12-18. Nosy neighbors • A 911 pocket dial at 6:49 p.m. June 16 from 591 N. Maple St. turned into a complaint about a neighbor. The man told police that he hadn't meant to call police, but now that he had them on the line he would like them to talk to a neighbor woman about spreading rumors and causing issues among neighbors. The woman was spoken to as requested.
Each month, Ellsworth High School staff nominates students they feel are worthy of Student of the Month accolades. The following students were honored in May. Freshmen Tyler Schroeder was nominated by Mrs. Vandeberg in mathematics. She said, "Tyler is a good student that always works hard." Kaci Duvall was also nominated by Mrs. Vandeberg in mathematics. Of Duvall she said, "Kaci is a student that always has a positive attitude and is willing to do the extra work to understand the material." Sophomores
The Ellsworth Community School District's 31st annual employee recognition banquet, held Tuesday, May 29 at Ridgetop, honored employees for years of service and those retiring this year.
Anytime I bring up the labor shortage older individuals answer to the problem is "Nobody wants to work and everybody knows it." As the conversation goes on, the discussion switches to the small families today versus when they were growing up. I ask if they think that might have something to do with the labor shortage. The answer is nope, the young people just don't want to work.
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police June 4-10.