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The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Nov. 14 is Prescott High School junior Lauran Korfhage, who was nominated by teacher Mrs. Novak. "Lauran is an exceptional Spanish 1 student," Novak said. "She is respectful, responsible, and hard-working, plus she has a natural ability to use the Spanish language. The best part about Lauran is her generous personality and her contagious enthusiasm for learning. She is well-deserving of being recognized as PHS Student of the Week." Parents: Joan and Scott Korfhage
The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Oct. 22-Nov. 3. Medical incident While on patrol, police found a woman on the ground at 12:57 a.m. Oct. 28 near 325 W. Main St. Another female was near her and state she was sick and that her husband was coming to pick her up. She denied EMS. Traffic troubles • Cody Topp, 27, Ellsworth, was cited for operating after suspension and warned for an out license plate lamp after a traffic stop at 3:11 a.m. Oct. 26 in the 300 block of West Main Street.
Playground damaged A person drove into a playground at 9:34 a.m. Oct. 31 at 621 Main St. in Plum City. The driver is unknown, but there is a possible witness, according to a police blotter report. Hunters caught trespassing A raccoon hunter was caught trespassing on private property at 8:28 p.m. Nov. 1 at W7384 250th Ave. in Bay City. The property owners were told to let the arresting officer know if they want to pursue a citation for the hunter. Domestic
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Oct. 31 is Prescott High School senior Kaitlynn Smith, who was nominated by art teacher Anne Kressly. "Kaitlynn is talented and an ambitious artist," Kressly said. "She works hard and tries her best. She has creative ideas that she incorporates into her paintings." Parents: Chris Eliasson, John Eliasson, Jean Eliasson Community service / outside clubs / activities: Works at Kids Kare Center in Cottage Grove, Minn., helps at the nursing home.
Congrats to the following Ellsworth Middle School October students of the month! The character education trait for October was responsibility. Pictured are (front row, from left) Rubi Villanueva, Lander Levers, Cole Mason, Eric Baker, Madi Bowen, Perla Villanueva, Lauren Prissel; (second row) Domenick Donley, Sam Hines, Olivia Grand, Bo Hines, Jurell Gooden, Taryn Baker. Not pictured: Lilly Clark. Photo courtesy of Kelly Kyllo
More than 30 youth in English Lutheran Church's confirmation program will be gathering food from the community in the next few weeks to supply Thanksgiving baskets the congregation will put together for families in need in the Ellsworth area. In recent years, this tradition has been growing, and in 2017, 55 households received boxes full of canned goods and staples, frozen turkeys and all the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including pumpkin pie.
Car crimes • Jamie L. Torning, 32, Hudson, was reported for doing "donuts" with his vehicle in front of an establishment at 5:39 p.m. Oct. 22 at County Road J and Highway 10 in Ellsworth. Police were unable to locate him at the business, but later located Torning and cited him for unreasonable and imprudent speed, expired registration and shock issues.
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Oct. 31 is Prescott High School junior Hailee Winkler, who was nominated by band director Jason Canfield.
Business warned, again A Hager City business at N1090 825th St. was warned for having customers inside after business hours for the third time this year at 2:35 a.m. Oct. 21. The business was warned a subsequent violation would result in a citation, according to a blotter report. Domestic incidents
The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for Oct. 24 is Prescott High School junior Lucas Rein, who was nominated by technology teacher Brian Koenig. "Lucas is an excellent student," Koenig said. "He has set the bar in Power Technology this fall with outstanding scores on all exams and daily work. He is very capable and does extremely well in our shops. He is a great example to our younger students." Parents: Denai Chilson and Jim Rein