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2016 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 1 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS ADVERTISER INDEX Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Ellsworth Area Chamber Welcome Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Board of Directors Bios . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 History of Ellsworth Pierce County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Village of Ellsworth Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Village of Ellsworth Economic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Pierce County Courthouse Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Education Summary Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 20-21 Ellsworth Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ellsworth Youth Recreation Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Klaas-Jonas Community Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Pierce County Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Community Recreation Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Clubs Civic Support Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36 Medical Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Member Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . 40-47 Community Beautification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Always Pure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Associated Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Beldenville Old Car Club . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Common Man Brewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Denton Achenbach Insurance Agency . 30 Eatons Heating Electrical Plumbing . . 32 Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover Ellsworth Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ellsworth Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ellsworth Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Gordon Borner Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Hancock Lodge 229 FAM . . . . . . . . 39 Huppert Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Independent Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Joanne Hines Agency Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jules Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 MB Boys Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Nilssens Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pierce County Department of Solid Waste . . . . . . . . . 22 Pierce County Fair Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Pierce County Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pierce Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Remax Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Walters Electric Plumbing and Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Western Wisconsin Ag Supply . . . . . . . 37 Western Wisconsin Nutrition LLC . . . 37 Production Scott Helmer Sales Representatives George Zimmerman Herb Swain Editor Russ Korpela - Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Graphic Design Catherine Bankston Photography Becky Beissel Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Inc. P.O. Box 927 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6442 infoellsworthchamber.com www.ellsworthchamber.com www.fb.comellsworthchamber P.O. Box 40 N6402 790th Street BeldenvilleWI 54003 715 273-4601 1-800-533-1635 Fax 715 273-4769 infohelmerprinting.com www.helmerprinting.com Copyright 2016 Helmer Printing All rights reserved The 2016 Ellsworth Visitors and New Residents Guide is a joint project between the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and Helmer Printing Inc. MARCH Ellsworth High School Spring Play Thursday-Saturday spring of 2017 EHS Cafetorium 700pm for tickets call 715-273-3904 33nd Annual Fire Department Chicken Feed Saturday April 2 2016 similar date expected in 2017 Ellsworth Fire Hall 1100am 800pm raffle and silent auction APRIL Easter Egg Hunt Usually Saturday preceding Easter Sunday Pierce County Fair Grounds sponsored by the Ellsworth Funsters Ellsworth Rod Gun Club Chicken Feed Start Thursday April 21 2016 Every other Thursday April 21-October 6 plus Saturday October 22 bar open at 500pm dinner 530pm-830pm for reservations call 715-273-5304 MAY 100-Mile Garage Sale Friday-Sunday May 5-8 2016 15 historic river towns along MN-61 from Red Wing to Winona and WI-35 from Fountain City to Prescott httpwww.100milegaragesale.org 41st Annual Trout Fishing Contest Saturday May 7 2016 Ellsworth Rod Gun Club W3930 Hwy. 72 spon- sored by Eau Galle Rush River Sportsmans Club UW-RF Block and Bridle Show Saturday-Sunday April 30 May 1 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 3for more informa- tion call 952-292-2307 Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club Horse Fun Show Saturday May 14 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 800am visit www.hcvsc.com Common Man Brewing First Anniversary Blues Fest Friday - Sunday May 20 - 22 2016 Ellsworths tap room and restaurant celebrates its opening with live blues music beer tastings Dogfish Head tap takeover adult spelling bee and more visit www.commonmanbrewing.com Ellsworth High School Graduation Friday May 27 2016 EHS Gymnasium 700pm Rush River Folk Festival Saturday May 28 2016 Vino in the Valley 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come join us for a day of music on the Rush River enjoy live music by talented folk musicians and shop artisan vendors visit www.vinointhevalley.com JUNE Taste of Tuscany Friday June 3 2016 Vino in the Valley fundraiser for the Ellsworth School Foundation Spring Fresh Art Tour Friday-Sunday June 3-5 2016 Lake PepinChippewa River Valley area 1000am 500pm for more information call 715-442-2419 June Bloom Wine Event Saturday-Sunday June 4-5 2016 Great River Road Wine Trail 1000am 600pm visit www.greatriverroadwinetrail.org Ellsworth Lions Club Fishing Derby Sunday June 5 2016 Nugget Lake County Park CR HH Plum City 9th Annual FFA Alumni Truck Pull Saturday June 11 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 700 pm visit www.ellsworthffa.org 15th Annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival Friday-Saturday June 24-25 2016 East End Park visit www.ellsworthchamber.com cheese-curd-festival.html JULY Red White Blues Sunday July 3 2016 Vino in the Valley Noon - 10 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of blues music and fire- works at dusk over the vineyard visit www.vinointhevalley.com 43nd Annual Stockholm Art Fair Saturday July 16 2016 Stockholm over 100 artists local foods and musi- cians kids activities more httpwww.stockholmartfair.org 2016 CALENDAR of EVENTS ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 3 ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 715-273-6442 infoellsworthchamber.com www.ellsworthchamber.com facebook.comellsworthchamber UFO Days Friday-Sunday July 29-31 2016 Elmwood 39th Annual BOCC Show Swap Meet Sunday July 24 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 800am sponsored by the Beldenville Old Car Club search for club on facebook GCSCA WSCA Horse Show Saturday July 30 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 800am Pleasure Game Show hosted by Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club visit www.hcvsc.com AUGUST National Night Out Tuesday August 2 2016 East End Park sponsored by the Ellsworth Police Department 10th Annual Pierce County Fair Motocross Friday August 5 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 700pm visit www.co.pierce.wi.usfairfair_main.html 133rd Annual Pierce County Fair Thursday-Sunday August 11-14 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds visit www.co.pierce.wi.usfairfair_main.html 46th Annual Demolition Derby Saturday August 13 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 700pm sponsored by the Ellsworth Funsters visit www.co.pierce.wi.usfairdemo_derby.html 30th Annual El Paso Days Friday-Sunday August 19-21 2016 Visit www.springvalleywisconsin.org elpasodays.html SEPTEMBER Valley Springs Motor Club Hill Climb Saturday September 4 2016 N2105 CR EE Bay City 800am dark hosted by Valley Springs Motor Club visit www.valleyspringshillclimb.com Prescott Daze Friday-Sunday September 9-11 2016 Prescott WI visit www.prescottdaze.com Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club Horse Fun Show Saturday September 10 2016 Pierce County Fair Grounds 800am visit www.hcvsc.com 32nd Annual Pheasant Banquet Saturday September 10 2016 Ellsworth Rod Gun Club visit www.ellsworthrodandgun.com 49th Annual Dam Days Friday-Sunday September 16-18 2016 Spring Valley HAPP-E-HILL Fall Event Start Saturdays-Sundays End of September through October Nesbitts Nursery N4380 State Hwy. 35 Prescott 1000am 500pm pumpkins flowers train ride petting zoo hay maze restaurant gift shop espresso ice cream OCTOBER Pumpkin Party in the Park Check www.ellsworthchamber.com for Date East End Park sponsored by the Ellsworth Funsters Fall Festival Swirl Sip Savor Saturday October 8 2016 Vino In the Valley - Noon to 10 p.m. Wine tastings live music artisan vendors give- aways tractor rides visit www.vinointhevalley.com Lions Club Oktoberfest Sunday October 9 2016 Common Man Brewing Event Patio 193 E Main St Meat raffles bean bag tournament music games visit www.commonmanbrewing.com Turkey Shoot Saturday October 22 2016 Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club W3930 Hwy. 72 visit www.ellsworthrodandgun.com NOVEMBER Ellsworth High School Fall Musical November 345 and 10111 2016 EHS Cafetorium www.ellsworthdrama.com or call 715-273-3904 Veterans Day Program Friday November 11 2016 Ellsworth Middle School 900am DECEMBER Santa Day Usually first Saturday in December American Legion sponsored by the Ellsworth Funsters Annual Santa Visit Friday December 9 2016 Flat Pennies Ice Cream Bay City 500 to 700 p.m. TIMES AND EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE There are many other community and events scheduled throughout the year. Please visit the online event calendar at www.ellsworthchamber.com to see a complete listing of events. ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 927 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6442 E-mail infoellsworthchamber.com www.ellsworthchamber.com Follow us at ellsworthchamber THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES YOU We offer information and assistance with the following Community Events Community Support Relocation And Much More Visitor Information Visit Our Website www.ellsworthchamber.com Meet the friendly merchants residents youll find at our stores and businesses If you are thinking of relocating your business to Ellsworth or are a current community Business Member... WE CAN HELP THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE For your convenience starting on page 50 is the ELLSWORTH AREA Chamber of Commerce Member Business Directory 2016. 4 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT O n behalf of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce wel- come to the greater Ellsworth area While we might be divided by a state line were considered part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Here we have the best of both worlds a unique blend of rural culture and small town feelcombined with a touch ofTwin Cities influence.Where else can one relax on the edge of a trout stream or explore any number of rustic roads then in mere minutes be entrenched in big city nightlife and culture Its one of the many benefits of our unique locale that Ellsworth area residents enjoy. Our community is located in the geographic center of Pierce County at the convergence of four major state highways 10 63 65 and 72 making for ease of access and a swift commute.Were proud and privileged to serve as the County Seat.Were known as the Cheese Curd Capital and home to the world famous Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery.The Mis- sissippi River and Wisconsin Great River Road voted prettiest drive by Huffington post readersis right in our own backyard.And youd be hard- pressed to find a more beautiful and diverse scenic arearolling farmland lush hardwood forests deep valleys crystal clear streams and sandstone bluffs in every direction. If youre planning a visit youll find many attractions to explore and experiences to enjoy Unique dining including farm to table open air riverside dining beer pubs and more abound. Ellsworth hosts many lo- cal events and festivals including The Cheese Curd Festival and Pierce County Fair. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts and bike riders alike enjoy our rustic roads and breathtaking scenery. Our historic East End Park which is located in the center of the village on Highway 10 serves as a community hub and is a favorite picnic spot and relaxation area for families and passers-by. Hiking trails wooded areas and trout streams and rivers provide outstanding fishing and hunting opportunities. In the winter months Ellsworth is the gateway to Pierce Countys 210 miles of snowmobile trails. If youre considering a home here youre making a great choice Our schools are a source of immense pride for our community. They are highly rated by community residents who repeatedly give our teach- ers high marks for their hard work. In addition to academics a variety of extra-curricular options offers students a well-rounded educational experience. From music and drama to sports offerings too numerous to mention our local youth are excelling with a long list of state champion- ship wins of which to be proud. Our local government keeps taxes reasonable and nurturing a business- friendly and family-friendly atmosphere is a priority. Our mottoBuild- ing a Better Community is a goal that is shared by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce our local businesses and communitys civic or- ganizations. We take great pride in working together for our commu- nitys growth and prosperity.Youll find leadership and volunteerism are important values among those who work and live here. While weve tried to anticipate your every question and need we know you will want to know more about the area.We invite you to visit our website at EllsworthChamber.com.There you will find a community cal- endar featuring a variety of area eventsan easy to search business direc- tory to connect you to our business community job postings exclusive Hot Deal specials and more. We hope you come to love the area as much as we do. Ellsworth really is a wonderful place to live work and be a part of and we welcome you to our community. Sincerely Matthew Anderson Chamber President Building a Better Community I Can Help You Create Ads That Work Get the most of every ad dollar. Learn how to write better advertising advertising that will increase sales reduce costs and improve your bottom line. Call Milt Helmer today Independent Marketing N6356 740th St. Beldenville WI 54003 Cell 715-821-5002 Fax 715-273-3046 miltonhelmergmail.com independentmarketing.helmerprinting.siteswan.comMilt Helmer BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY CHAMBER MISSION STATEMENT Building a better community... At the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce thats our overarching mission and goal. Our or- ganization serves the needs of our membership by working to promote the entire Ellsworth community through economic in- dustrial professional cultural educational and civic initiatives. Our residents and businesses find our community to be a unique blend of small town rural culture andTwin Cities metro influence. Its a combination we find appealing and it makes our area an ideal place to live work and play. ABOUT THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce was started in 1957 as the Ellsworth Commercial and Civic Club. Our organization supports the Ellsworth business community and areas beyond. Monthly member meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month with various educational programs and networking tour- ism events social functions and promotions scheduled through- out the year. Our Board of Directors is elected annually and their guidance gives direction to Chamber committees and establishes and maintains procedure and policy. However its our active member- ship that allows our Chamber to succeed in its mission.Through the hard work and advocacy of our board volunteers and mem- bers were building a better community and a rich quality of life. COMMUNITY EVENTS Throughout the year the Chamber collaborates with sev- eral Community Organizations on various community events. Through our partnerships and collaboration were able to bring the community together provide networking opportunities for volunteers and set an example of leadership and involvement for the next generation of community leaders. The annual Cheese Curd Festival is the Chambers main event focus. Serving as the primary fundraiser for our organization the festival is a tribute to our communitys designation at the Cheese Curd Capital. More information about this event can be found in this guide. BEAUTIFICATION The Chamber in collaboration with the Village of Ellsworth Ells- worth Community School District and other community non- profit organizations coordinates a number of projects bringing beauty to the community hanging flower baskets stone planters and East End Park. The installation and upkeep of flowers and the annual East End Park holiday light display are made possible by our members who provide support with their ongoing mem- bership dues the businesses and organizations that hold special events to raise funds for these endeavors plus personal dona- tions made by former and current residents of ourVillage. COMMUNICATION The Chamber promotes Ellsworth-area activities through the use of the Chamber website Facebook page and theVisitors and New Residents Guide.The Chamber website and Facebook page offer current and potential members information about Cham- ber benefits and services and connects the community to area events businesses and services. Regular e-mail communications keep members abreast of news and behind the scenes Chamber happenings and opportunities. AWARDS BANQUET The Chambers Ambassadors plan and host an annual Awards Ban- quet each February. The event serves as the Chambers largest social member gathering of the year. In addition to networking THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 927 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6442 infoellsworthchamber.com www.ellsworthchamber.com fb.comellsworthchamber 6 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE and mingling with our chamber friends one of the highlights of the event is the acknowledgement of select members whose busi- nesses have had an especially great impact on the community.They are recognized through our Small Business and Large Business of the Year awards.We also honor an individual who has made sig- nificant contributions to our region with the Community Leader of theYear award. Congratulations to this years award recipients Small Business of theYearThe Service Agency Large Business of theYear Shopko-Hometown Community Leader of theYearAngel Anderson CrossRoad Community Church This year the awards program was expanded to include a series of Best Of... awards.The program was particularly rewarding for Chamber members because they were awarded based on com- munity feedback.Each recipient received a commemorative poster which is proudly displayed at each business.Visitors who see these awards will know they received high marks from community mem- bers. Congratulations to this years Best Of award recipients Best New Business Common Man Brewing Best Restaurant BarTavernVino in theValley BestTourism DestinationAttraction Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Best Health Wellness Kollbaum Chiropractic Best Professional Home Service Reuvers Nursery Best Professional Service Buena Farrell Photography Best Customer Service Bank Mutual RESOURCES The Chamber maintains a virtual office with our website serv- ing as an information hub to our members the community and area visitors. Our online calendar of events is a comprehensive listing of all area happenings from bingo and chicken feeds to festivals and cultural events. Community members are invited to add their qualifying events to the calendar free of charge. For our members the website serves several functions a source of information and news and an opportunity to show- case their businesses to website visitors through a members- only listing and paid banner ads. In addition members have the benefit of posting job openings and Hot Deal specials to the website anytime allowing them to expand their online recruit- ing and marketing initiatives. However our greatest asset is our fellow Chamber Members who offer a wealth of knowledge in a variety of professional fields. All have a true desire to see the community and area businesses thrive. Through our member-network members will find the support and information they need for growth and success. Building a Better Community Discover the Ellsworth Country Club fine golfing at reasonable rates Check out our website ellsworthcountryclub.com Golf Course Lane Ellsworth WI 715-273-4438 public welcome memberships available beautiful 9-hole golf course ECC Fairgrounds located in Ellsworth Wisconsin For additional information and driving directions go to www.co.pierce.wi.usfairfair_main.php or call 715 273-6874 Fairgrounds for rent during non-fair times - weddings anniversaries graduations family reunions winter storage etc - Call 715-273-6874 Children 7 and Under FREE Pre-Fair Event Friday August 5 2016 700 pm Motocross By MotoKazie August 11-14 2016 Great Food Free Entertainment All Day Long Saturday Night Demo Derby Thousands of Exhibits Great Midway Beautiful Shaded Grounds Beer Social Garden ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 7 2016 BOARD of DIRECTORS BIOS MATT ANDERSON PRESIDENT Serving a third term as President of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Matt received his ministerial education from Indiana Bible College and has been involved in ministry for the past twenty years becoming pastor of CrossRoad Community Church in 2001. He is affiliated with Global Network of Christian Ministries serving as mid-west regional representa- tive. For the past twelve years he and wife Angelina have been dedicated to making Ellsworth and the surrounding areas a better place by using their platform of leadership at CrossRoad Church to help not only the congregation but also the commu- nity at large. They have been blessed to oversee the acquisition and renovation of the current church location and building as well as project additions the administration building complex and Family Life building that houses Sonshine Christian daycare and preschool. CrossRoad Church is actively involved in the community by hosting numerous Pierce County meetings and facilitating the Gift Box Program that serves Pierce County annu- ally as well as other endeavors. As a church Matt oversees the mission and ministries of offering Hope Help and Healing to the area. They have a well-attended Sunday morning service as well as a Wednesday evening of ministry for the communitys adults youth and school-age children. His vision as a pastor is to make connections and collaborations between the church and people of all ages and backgrounds believing that faith has a connection in all pursuits of living and culture. He and Angelina have been married since 1992 they have four children Makenzie Mylon Mason and Mollie. PAUL BAUER VICE PRESIDENT Paul has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery since September 2008. He is a native of Wausau Wisconsin and a graduate of UW-River Falls with a degree in Ag Business. Paul worked as a dairy farm specialist for Kraft Executive Vice President for Antigo Cheese Company and Controller Administrative Manager for Burnett Dairy Co-op in Grantsburg before coming to Ellsworth. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Cheese Curd Festival Committee and was also active in planning Ellsworths Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2012. Paul was named the 2010 Ellsworth Community Person of the Year. He and wife Michelle have two children Jacob and Abbi. Paul is also the step-father of two and the grandfather of six. RAYNEE FARRELL TREASURER Raynee has spent the last 39 years in banking. Starting out as a teller she is currently Assistant Vice President and Bank Office Manager of the Bank Mutual here in Ellsworth. She manages a Bank Lady staff of eight and works with her customers on their financing needs whether personal or business. Joining the Chamber in 1999 she has served on almost every committee and Chamber Board position including her current position as Tri-Chair of the Cheese Curd Festival Committee. Raynee grew up in nearby Esdaile and lives there still with her husband of 38 yearsTom. They have three grown children and four grand- children. Raynee enjoys spending time with her grandchildren gardening canning party-planning and collecting antiques. Both Raynee and her husband along with all of their children are graduates of Ellsworth Senior High School and proud to call Ellsworth their hometown. ANDREW BENNETT DIRECTOR Andrew spent his early years on a hobby farm inAftonMinnesota moving toBay Citywhen he was fifteen. He attended Ellsworth High Schoolgraduating in 1982. Andrew moved tothe Southgate addition of Ellsworth in 2002 with his three children Cassandra Kaitlynn and Carson. He owns Andrew Bennett Agency where he is a licensed insurance agent and representative for Farmers Financial Solutions. Andrew is proud to have served three terms as a trustee for the Village of Bay City and is a current member of the Ellsworth School Foundation and board member of the Ellsworth Lions Club. Having joined the Chamber in 2010 he is interested in promoting business growth in the greater Ellsworth area. Andrew was voted our Most Valuable Volunteer in 2012. BARRY CAIN DIRECTOR Barry has been the Superintendent of the Ellsworth Community School District since July of 2008. Prior to becoming Superintendent he served as the Assistant Principal and Principal at the Ellsworth Senior High School for eight years while also serving as an Assistant Coach for the wres- tling team for four seasons. He is proud to be an Ellsworth High School graduate and happy to make his home in the Ellsworth area. He and wife Darla have one son Brad. Barry is the Chair of the BudgetMembershipWebsitePersonnel Committee and is very active in promoting community involve- ment among businesses individuals and civic organizations. TRACY WEBB DIRECTOR Although this is the second time around on the Board for Tracy she is the newest member on the current Board of Directors. She comes with 25 years of experience in the publishing industry a published writer and a 54-time award winner for advertising ideas and promotions. Her print campaigns for Polaris Industries and Coca Cola won her statewide trophies with Polaris going to national. As the Marketing Director for Comfort By Design Inc. Tracy keeps busy with lead generating promotions trade shows brand management social media platforms budgeting and more for their three locations in Ellsworth Hudson and THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 8 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Building a Better Community OsceolaWI. PreviouslyTracy was employed for over 12 years with RiverTown Multimedia group where she assisted many busi- ness owners with their marketing and sales. Prior to thatTracy was the Advertising Manager then the General Manager for the Dickinson County News in Spirit Lake Iowa where she was an active member on tourism associations and local retail associa- tions. Tracy has three children and resides in Ellsworth with her youngest son Chaz a freshman at Ellsworth High. Her oldest child a daughterTyler lives in Albertville and her oldest son Max attends Iowa State University College of Engineering in Ames Iowa. Tracy was an active part of the East End Park remodel a past Cheese Curd Festival committee member for many years and a Miss Ellsworth committee member. Shes excited to dig in with the current Board and work on events business growth and the branding of Ellsworth. BOBBI STANLEY DIRECTOR Bobbis family roots are in River Falls and have been for many gen- erations. She currently resides there with her husband and two girls. She graduated from River Falls High School received a two year Business Administration degree from Century College and a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She started her banking career in July of 2009 and spent the first four years as a licensed banker at Associated Banks Hudson Wisconsin branch. In October of 2013 she accepted the branch manager position in Ellsworth. Bobbi enjoys meeting new people has a passion for customer serviceand is excited to be working in a small community where things are more personalized. She is actively involved in many of the Chamber committees and is also a Chamber Ambassador. Much of her spare time is spent socializing with family and friends and enjoying local community events. KIM BEEBE DIRECTOR Kim is one half of the energy behind Limelight Social Media an online marketing firm she co-founded in Ellsworth in 2011. Limelights clients benefit from her 30 years of experience in customer service sales marketing consulting and training. In her work with business owners shes adept at converting concepts into plans strategically turning marketing messages into relation- ship building opportunities with their customers online. Kims goal is to bring that same level of energy enthusiasm and cre- ative thinking to her work on the Chamber Board. She serves on the Cheese Curd Festival Committee and youll often find her behind the scenes lending her skills to various community efforts or supporting a new entrepreneur as they get their bud- ding business off the ground. Kim is an Ellsworth High School graduate and has been an Ellsworth resident for most of her life. Her husband of 27 years Chuck was also born and raised in Ellsworth.Together theyve spent the past 20 years renovating a historic home in rural Ellsworth Township. LESLIE SCHULTZ DIRECTOR Leslie was born and raised in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. After raising her childrenshe started an insurance career in 2003 when she and her family moved to the New Richmond area. She has been very active in her community serving as a confirmation mentor for her church strongly sup- porting New Richmond athletics when her two children where in school and serving on the All-Night Graduation Committee for five years. Leslie also served as the Secretary for the Westfields Hospital Auxiliary Board for three years and is currently serving on the board of a Biz to Biz networking group. Leslie joined CO Brown Agency in 2014 as a personal lines agent and has enjoyed helping her customers in the Ellsworth Community. An active member of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce she is excited to be part of the board. She and husband Shawn have been married since 1989 they have a son and daughter who both attend college at Winona State University. Leslies hobbies include reading gardening riding motorcycle with her husband and archery. PEGGY NELSON PAST PRESIDENT Peggy was born and raised five miles outside of Ellsworth on a farm moved into the Village when she was ten years old and later graduated from Ellsworth High School. Peggy is serving her 12th year on the Chamber Board where she served as President from 2010 to 2012 and is still active on several committees. She was recognized as Community Person of theYear in 2012. Peggy has worked for the Village of Ellsworth as Clerk-Treasurer for 30 years receiving the Presidents Award of Excellence in 2009 by the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association. She takes pride and joy in the Village and has seen many changes over the years and looks forward to the future growth of Ellsworth excited to see the community prosper. She and husband Roger have two children and two grandsons. In her spare time she enjoys spend- ing time with her family camping fishing and flower gardening. RUSS KORPELA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Russ is midway through his first year as director and has enjoyed getting to know the Ellsworth Community. Having moved here in 2010 he is happy to be part of a small rural community much like the city of Ashland Wisconsin where he grew up. Russ graduated from Michigan Tech University in 1986 and early in his career was in the banking industry. He has long enjoyed serving his community and was elected as the Mayor of Ashland Wisconsin in 1992 and has also served on the Ashland City Council and Ashland County Board. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as his director of the Northern Office. Russ has served as the executive director of chambers in Cable Ashland and New Richmond. He has also served as executive director for two economic development entities including the Pierce County EDC and Momentum West. As a part time executive director Russ is also the owner of Common Man Brewing in Ellsworth a brew pub and restaurant. ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 9 10 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE HISTORY of ELLSWORTH S hortly after Pierce County had been formed in 1854 Martell Town petitioned to have a road constructed run- ning from Prescott WI eastward across the Rush River. Now easily accessible this area with its rolling hills and wooded lands became even more attractive to settlers. Ellsworths first settler Anthony Huddleston was joined by C. B. Bruce E. M. BruceWilson Kinney and their families. Others followed build- ing homes and setting up businesses and in 1857 the town of Perry was set off. Perry later renamed Ellsworth was platted as a village in 1862 and incorporated under the laws of Wisconsin in 1887. Prescott a town settled in 1840 was the original seat of Pierce County. River Falls however wanted the county seat moved there. A dispute arose between the two towns with settlers in the eastern part of the county soon joining in arguing that neither of the two western sites were suitable. Put to vote a small majority concluded the best place for the county seat was a place directly in the center of the county. Taking a map lines were drawn from the northwest to the southeast corners and the northeast to southwest corners of the county. The point of intersection a point on a high ridge quite close to the then town of Perrybecame the chosen site for the county seat. There the county build- ings were erect- ed and there they remained until oth- ers were later con- structed approximately 12 mile west of where the courthouse now stands. The Omaha Railroad made a decision to run a line from River Falls to Ellsworth in 1885. Although the residents of Ellsworth expressed a desire to have the terminal in the village proper the railroad chose the easier route bypassing the hill on which Ellsworth is situated and establishing a depot about one mile east of the village at the base of the slope. The depot nurtured new businesses and the community of East Ellsworth was formed. The business community continued to evolve with the changing times. It is now home to over 200 businesses from large opera- tions with national markets to smaller unique niche businesses. The industrial base has also expanded with the additions of an industrial park. HISTORYof PIERCE COUNTY W hen Father Louis Hennepin related what he had seen while exploring during the 1600s in Ouiskonsin the Indian phrase meaning meeting of two waters the French liked what they heard and laid claim to all the land west of Lake Michigan. Coveted also by Native Americans where Prescott WI now is located was the site of a brutal bound- ary battle between the Chippewa Indians and the Dakota Sioux Indians. After the Revolutionary War and before Congress created the Northwest Territory in 1787Wisconsin was claimed by Connecticut Massachusetts and Virginia. It became a separate territory in 1836. The Mississippi and St. Croix water- ways made this territory easily accessible. The fertile prairies made it attractive. Steamboats brought immigrants to the area and shipped the farmers surplus produce to market. An era of speculation was experienced through the 1850s. Boom towns sprang up along the rivers. As many people set- tled on the land others invested in prop- erty they would never see. Migration to western Wisconsin continued following the Civil War with people homestead- ing farther east than their predecessors in what was known as The Big Woods. At one time this county was a part of St. Croix County. It was split in 1853 becoming Pierce County named after President Franklin Pierce. Prescott the oldest settlement in the county became the county seat until it was changed to Ellsworth in 1861. Pierce County today is primarily devoted to farming. An abundance of dairy farms adorn the countryside and crops appear- ing like puzzle pieces add contrast to the landscape. Residents of the county attuned to the changing times are actively engaged in conservation. The importance of education is evident. The benefits of recreation are realized and physical fit- ness focused upon. The magnetism of Pierce County is still felt today. Come to visit stay forever. ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 11 THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE H unger Prevention Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing hunger and inadequate nutrition in Pierce County through service education communication and coordination. The Council is made up of the Coordinators from each of the food pantries a Public Health Nurse a Family Living Agent a Nutrition Educator and a few concerned citizens. We also have a Council Coordinator Bookkeeper and a Grant WriterFundraiser. Heres what we do We meet monthly.The food pantry coordinators share their statistics on the number of families and individuals served the number of pounds of food distributed to their clients. They also report on the number of pounds of incoming and outgoing food. We share resources including food sources vendors and donors. We discuss problems and possible solutions to those problems. We educate the public and policy makers on the problems of hunger and inadequate nutrition in the county. We publish a Food Resource Directory that lists information on all food pantries school districts programs like SHARE WIC Senior Meal Sites and other food-related community resources. Celebrating the Blue Collar In All of Us H 22 Taps of Americas Finest Beer H Growlers To Take Home H Wine and Craft Cocktails H The Regions Top Pub Food H Outdoor Patio Seating 193 E Main Street Ellsworth WI 54011 715-941-4060 www.commonmanbrewing.com cmbrewing commonmanbrewing PIERCE COUNTY FOOD PANTRY 130 North Chestnut Street Entrance in lower level of Village Hall EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-2070 HOURS Monday Friday 930am Noon Wednesday 4pm 6pm HUNGER PREVENTION COUNCIL OF PIERCE COUNTY INC. P.O. Box 201 EllsworthWI 54011 hungerpreventiongmail.com www.hungerpreventioncouncil.com W ith a population of 3295 Ellsworth is located in the geographical center of Pierce County and is proud to serve as the county seat. Four major highways -- US Highway 10 and State Highways 65 63 and 72 -- intersect in Ellsworth. At each entry point to the village stands a lighted sign proudly bearing the image of Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth a friend of President Lincoln and a CivilWar hero. In 1984 Ells- worth was proclaimed the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin by Governor Anthony S. Earl. We proudly celebrate this honor with our Annual Cheese Curd Festival held in June each year. In Ellsworth well established enterprises thrive while new busi- nesses abound in and near the village Ellsworths East End Indus- trial Park has eight acres available and another 11 acres available in Crossing Meadows Business Park to the north.With an eye on the futureEllsworth continues to grow with several new housing commercial and senior housing developments. LAND FOR SALE East End Industrial Park land. Call 273-4742 for information. Crossing Meadows Business Park commerciallight industrial land Hwy. 65 N. Call 273-4742 for information. INFORMATION Building and remodeling permits required. Dogs over the age of five months are required to be li- censed no dog may be at-large. Proof of rabies vaccination required. Owners must clean up after their dogs. All-night parking prohibited between 2-6 am November 1 - March 31. VILLAGE BOARD MEETING TIMES The Ellsworth Village Board meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm in the lower-level board room of the Village Hall 130 N. Chestnut Street. July and September meetings are held on the second Monday of the month due to the holidays.TheVillage Hall is open M-F from 8 am to 430 pm. GARBAGERECYCLING TheVillage of Ellsworth contracts for curb-side pick-up of refuse and recycling collection for all residential units provided by P.I.G. of Hager CityWisconsin 715-792-5209 www.pigsanitation.com. Pick-up is done Monday mornings with the exception of Christ- mas Day if it falls on a Monday collection will be the following daystarting at 600 am. 65-gallon recycling carts are provided by P.I.G. Two methods are available for disposing of garbage stick- ers or carts. All service goes through the Village Clerks Office with service billed on the quarterly utility bill. Contact theVillage Clerks Office for more information at 715-273-4742 or visit our website at www.villageofellsworth.org. DEMOLITION SITE HOURS April-October Saturday 8 am - 12 pmWednesday 4 pm - 8 pm November Saturday 8 am - 12 pm December-March First Saturday of each month 8 am - 12 pm A 25 fee will be charged to enter the demo site during closed hours. Fees for dumping of demolition materials are paid in ad- vance at the Village Hall and your receipt is needed to dump. However dumping of yard waste is free of charge. Burning is prohibited in the village. VILLAGE of ELLSWORTH DIRECTORY Peggy A. Nelson Clerk Treasurer Village Hall 130 N. Chestnut St. Phone 715-273-4742 Fax 715-273-6460 Email peggyvillageofellsworth.org Website www.villageofellsworth.org Front dropbox for after hours and bill payments Eric Ladwig Chief of Police Police Dept. 130 N. Chestnut St. Emergency 911 Business 715-273-3275 Fax 715-273-3598 Email ladwigellsworthpolice.org Greg Engeset Public Works DirectorZoning Admin. Street Department 212 S. Utility St. Phone 715-273-4644 Fax 715-273-6460 Wastewater Treatment Plant 400 S. Utility St. Phone 715-273-4309 Email gregvillageofellsworth.org Tiffany Meyer Library Director Library 312 W. Main St. PhoneFax 715-273-3209 Email tmeyerellsworthlibrary.org General Email ellsworthplellsworthlibrary.org Website www.ellsworthlibrary.org ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 13 W.WayneSt. 14 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE OUR STOCK IN TRADE IS INFORMATION Up-to-date comprehensive and customized to fit your unique business requirements. We were created over 20 years ago as a public-private partnership to encourage business and community development in Pierce County and the City of River Falls. While our countys economic landscape has changed over the past 20 years the need to respond ef- fectively to economic opportunities has not. As a private not-for-profit corporation we maintain strict confidentiality of your sensitive business information as we discuss the following FINANCING The lifeblood of business.We stay on top of the dozens of available busi- ness financing programs and their requirements so that we can quickly identify the best capital structure for your project investment. And well create some of our own when theres a gap in the marketplace. PLANNING Building a project on paper and thoroughly examining the down- stream strategic implications is both an art and a science. Start with our director with a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University add the experience of Steve DeWald director of our Small Business Development Center consider the expertise of our 18-member volunteer Board of Directors explore the capabilities of UWRiver Falls College of Business and Econom- ics and UWStouts Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center then factor in the networking power in our Chambers of Commerce and regional development coalitions and youll find the planning resources you need to maximize your options and probability of success. LOGISTICS We stay up-to-date with our local and regional industrial property mar- kets along with extensive knowledge of local trucking warehousing and supply chain management resources. SUPPORT SERVICES While we maintain our picturesque rural characteryou may be surprised at the depth breadth and quality of our local business support services. From creative services to machine shops to full-service accounting legal consulting engineering design and construction services our local pro- viders give you local access responsive service and cost-effective results from our western Wisconsin locations. Well provide the contacts for you to investigate in detail. STAFFING Our countys businesses take advantage of a rare combination of top- quality educational systems customized training resources and a strong work ethic among Pierce Countys people. Well be glad to prepare a labor market analysis to your specifications and help your human re- source managers design recruitment and training strategies to comple- ment your financing investigation. YOUR BUSINESS STORY could very well create its next PROFITABLE CHAPTER here in PIERCE COUNTY. Contact us now for a free confidential consultation UW River Falls CBE 410 South Third Street River Falls WI 54022 715 425-3881 www.pcedc.com As President of the Village of Ellsworth on behalf of the Village of Ellsworth Village BoardCounty Seat of Pierce County and Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin population of 3295 it is my pleasure to welcome you to our community whether you are visiting or making Ellsworth your home opening a new business or buying an existing business. The Village of Ellsworth is a great place to live to raise a family and retire. Whether you are visiting or making Ellsworth your home you will discover that there is a lot to see and do in the area. We have small town friendliness a great school district civic cooperation with several civic groups in the area and a highly skilled workforce. We have many activities be it our beautiful parks Summit Hill East End Cairns Woods walking trail taking in a baseball game at the Bob Young Baseball Field in Summit Park or just a relaxing picnicevents through-out the year at our Pierce County Fairgrounds Summit Park East End Park located in Ellsworth something for all ages. We pride ourselves on our growing community located in Western Wisconsin minutes east of a major metro area Minneapolis and St. Paul with Red Wing to the south and River Falls Hudson to the north4 major highways US Highway 10State Highway 65 63 72 intersect at Ellsworth. Pierce County is considered a boundary of theTwin Cities Metropolitan area. Established businesses thrive as new businesses abound in and around the Village. We are excited to have several of our current businesses rebuildremodeladd-on along with new businesses that have opened recently to mention a few Countryside Cooperative Cenex Convenience StoreTravel Plaza Preferred Senior Living of Ellsworth Walters Electric Plumbing of Ellsworth Inc.Western WI Nutrition Dent Free Paintless Dent Removal SpinePro Chiropractic with much additional interest in the community we welcome all new owners of businesses in the community and enhancements to existing business. Ellsworth has 2 Industrial Parks and a Business Park - CommercialLt. Ind. Crossing Meadows with shovel ready sites available. Assistance is available. Visit our website www.villageofellsworth.org. 201617 brings construction of a new Pierce County JailSheriffs facility located on Hwy 65 North and a new Ellsworth Community Elementary School located on S. Grant St. Ellsworth was proclaimed the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin in 1984 by Governor Anthony S. Earl today the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery one of our largest employers ships cheese and cheese curds all over the world with facilities in Ellsworth and ComstockWI. Visitors come from all over to shop at their retail store looking for their fresh squeaky cheese curds. We proudly celebrate this honor with our EllsworthArea Chamber of CommerceAnnual Cheese Curd Festival held in June of each year in our East End Park and surrounding area. Thank you for visiting Ellsworth andor making Ellsworth your home or business. We take great pride in our community. Sincerely Gerald DeWolfe Gerald DeWolfeVillage President ELLSWORTH STATISTICS Building a Better Community Pierce County Economic Development Corporation - Services ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 15 POPULATION 2000 2005 2010 Village of Ellsworth 2909 3078 3284 County of Pierce 36804 39329 41019 State of Wisconsin 5363675 5536201 5686986 Source U.S. Census Bureau HOUSING UNITS 1990 2000 2010 Village of Ellsworth 1066 1210 1434 County of Pierce 11536 13493 16132 State of Wisconsin 2055676 2321144 2624358 Source U.S. Census Bureau PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME 2011 2012 2013 County of Pierce 35048 36698 36788 State of Wisconsin 40780 42475 43244 United States 42332 44200 44765 Source U.S. Department of Commerce UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS 2012 2013 2014 Pierce County Labor Force 23900 24046 24371 Number Employed 22577 22772 23276 Number Unemployed 1323 1274 1095 Pierce County Unemployment Rate 5.5 5.3 4.5 Wisconsin Unemployment Rate 7.0 6.8 5.5 U.S. Unemployment Rate 8.1 7.4 6.2 Source State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 2012 WAGE ESTIMATES Avg. Experienced Office Clerks 15.09 17.36 Welders Cutters Solderers Brazers 20.37 22.73 Heavy Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers 21.96 24.90 Computer Programmers 38.23 44.89 Construction Laborers 22.99 26.79 Financial Managers 59.03 70.12 Maintenance Workers 21.76 24.54 Janitors and Cleaners except Maids 12.42 14.31 Licensed Practical Nurses 20.67 22.50 Retail Salespersons 11.46 13.12 Occupation date no available data shown reflects nearest match to occupation. Source Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Profile Data compiled by MRRPC -- 1202 Updated 912 The Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission MRRPC is a Commission of nine counties located along the Mississippi River in Western Wisconsin. The Commission was organized in 1964 under Wisconsin State Statutes to plan for the physical social and economic development of the Region. Other authorized functions include providing advisory services on regional issues to local governments and other public and private agencies acting as a coordinating agency for programs and activities and contracting with local units of government to make studies and offer advice on land use thoroughfares community facilities public improvements and encouragement of economic and other developments. Specific examples of services include comprehensive plans zoning and subdivision ordinances grant writing geographic information system map production revolving loan fund admin- istration State Technology Zone tax credit administration administering the Wisconsin Federal Grant Review Program economic development planning economic data collection and dissemination and advocating public policy positions on issues affecting our Region. Commission activities are directed by a Board of 27 commissioners appointed by the County Boards and Governor. For more information on the Commission download the Commissions Annual Report or an informational brochure. MRRPC 1707 Main Street Suite 435 La CrosseWI 54601. EDUCATION HEALTH CARE TECHNICAL COLLEGES Chippewa Valley Technical College 13 miles Dakota County Technical College 38 miles Minnesota State College Southeast Technical 15 miles UNIVERSITIES University of WI - River Falls 13 miles University of WI - Stout 37 miles HOSPITALS River Falls Area Hospital 13 miles Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing 15 miles UTILITIES ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy 800 895-4999 NATURAL GAS WE Energies 800 242-9137 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ATT 800 924-1000 CABLE MIDCO 800 783-2356 GARBAGERECYCLING PICK-UP P.I.G. 715 792-5209 RECYCLING DROP-OFF Pierce County Solid Waste Department 715 273-3092 707 North Maple Street recycleco.pierce.wi.us www.co.pierce.wi.us 2015 TAXES LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES Effective Full Value Rate1000 21.53 Real and Personal Property Full Value 2012 166579500 Tax on Machinery Equipment Inventory Exempt County Sales Tax 0.50 STATE TAXES Sales Tax 5.0 Corporate Income Tax 7.90 Gasoline Tax .309 gallon Personal Income Tax 4.6 - 6.75 married filing jointly Capital Gains Tax 60 exemption 16 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Visit their website www.co.pierce.wi.usDEPARTMENT..........................DIRECT NUMBER Administrator............................................................................................................. 715-273-6851 Aging Disability Resource Center.......................................................................... 715-273-6780 Child Support............................................................................................................. 715-273-6764 Circuit Court.............................................................................................................. 715-273-6741 Cooperative Extension............................................................................................. 715-273-6781 Corporation Counsel............................................................................................... 715-273-6745 County Clerk.............................................................................................................. 715-273-6744 District Attorney........................................................................................................ 715-273-6750 Economic Support..................................................................................................... 715-273-6788 Emergency Management........................................................................................... 715-273-6751 Fair Office.................................................................................................................... 715-273-6874 Highway Dept.............................................................................................................. 715-273-5096 Human Services.......................................................................................................... 715-273-6766 Information Services................................................................................................. 715-273-1122 Land Conservation Dept.......................................................................................... 715-273-6763 Land Management Records................................................................................. 715-273-6746 Maintenance................................................................................................................ 715-273-6875 Natural Resources Conservation.......................................................................... 715-273-6763 Public Health............................................................................................................... 715-273-6755 Recycling...................................................................................................................... 715-273-3092 Register in ProbateJuvenile Court........................................................................ 715-273-6752 Register of Deeds...................................................................................................... 715-273-6748 Sheriff............................................................................................................................ 715-273-5051 Treasurer...................................................................................................................... 715-273-6743 Veterans Service........................................................................................................ 715-273-6753 Zoning........................................................................................................................... 715-273-6747 Other governmental agencies serving Pierce County and having Ellsworth phone numbers Farm Service Agency.....................................................................................715-273-5522 Department of Natural Resources Forester.........................................715-273-5525 Department of TransportationDriver Licensing................................. 800-924-3570 Tuesday and Thursday 7 am - 5pm Department of TransportationVehicle Registration........................... 715-273-6800 Medical Examiner........................................................................................ 715-273-6799 Probation and Parole...................................................................................715-273-4058 U.S. Postal Service............................................................................................715-273-4705 University Extension.......................................................................................... 715-273-6781 Pierce County Food Pantry................................................................................... 715-273-2070 Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County Inc............... hungerpreventiongmail.com PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE COUNTY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS can be reached by calling 715-273-3531 and asking for the department or dial direct ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 17 Hwy 65 N. Ellsworth WI 800331-1342 715273-4319 We sell service all models of Fords and have a large selection of pre-owned vehicles. Cant find the vehicle you want WE CAN... and we can have it for you in one day new OR used vehicles Ellsworth Ford www.ellsworthford.com Ellsworth Ford www.ellsworthford.com Check With Ellsworth Ford For The Lowest Prices On New Quality Built Boss Snow Plows T he Pierce County Courthouse listed in the National Register of Historic Places contains Marquette Rain Drop Stone Siskiwit Stone Dunville Stone and Pink Tennessee Marble. Four original paintings depicting the beauty of the Midwest grace the courthouse dome. The cornerstone was laid by the Ellsworth Masonic Hancock Lodge 229 on June 21 1905 and the building constructed at a cost of 85000. Extensive remodeling which included the jail being built adjacent to the courthouse was completed in 1968. Plaques honoring Pierce County service people were dedicated on June 24 1989 and were paid for by grants from Bob and Evelyn Young Ellsworth Class of 1939 Pierce County Chapters and Posts of the American Legion Ellsworth and Prescott VFWs The Vietnam Veterans of America Disabled American Veterans and the 40 8. The most recent entry was for Burt Hoyer of Ellsworth and Trevor Diesing of Plum City who lost their lives in the defense of liberty in the Iraq war. A twin to this courthouse can be found in Rugby North Dakota. The courthouse is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. An official directory of Pierce County is shown on the previous page. A printed copy is available from the office of the County Clerk. PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 18 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE T he Ellsworth Community School District is a product of the consolidation of some 30 districts.The school district has a total population of 13000 and encompasses the villages of Bay City Ellsworth and Maiden Rock approximately 250 square miles. The Ellsworth Community School District operates an early learning center two elementary schools a middle school and a senior high. The total enrollment is approximately 1700 students. One elementary school the middle school and the senior high school are located in Ellsworth.The other elemen- tary school and the Early Learning Center are located in Hager City. St. Francis Catholic School is also located in Ellsworth and affords a choice to 4YK through Grade 5 students. The Ellsworth School District is committed to the ongoing development of our Professional Learning Community.Through this philosophy our staff is committed to providing effective timely interventions for all students. Student learning drives the decisions that are made on a daily basis as we strive to provide for high levels of student achievement. Our professional staff works in an environment that promotes professional collabora- tion and communication with parents and our community to share in the education of our students. A recent study completed in October 2015 demonstrated the public supports our schools. 90 of our residents surveyed indicated that they feel our educators do a good or excellent job of educating our students and 87 of our residents agreed that our community receives a good value from its investments in our schools. This type of support from our public continually promotes partnerships throughout our district that makes great schools a possibility for our children and families. The school district is presently in the process of its second five-year strategic plan that is developed through the coopera- tion of community members school board members and staff. The strategic plan provides the community and school district with a true roadmap for the future.With an emphasis on quality curriculum staff development and community interaction our strategic plan provides students with a quality education that prepares them for their individual futures. The district recently launched a new and improved website that provides our community with updates about school district events and initiatives. Teacher and administrator home pages allow parents and students to interact with teacherssee current and upcoming assignments and actually complete and submit homework through the web. A quarterly newsletter provided to the area residents by mail free of charge keeps the community informed regarding school district opportunities concerns and news including current Community Education classes. School Board Meetings held the second Monday of every month are open to the public and provide further public enlightenment and involvement. The district operates a summer school program which offers over 40 courses for grades K-12. Courses are primarily for enrichment however some secondary courses are offered for credit.The district provides year-round educationalsocialrecre- ationaland cultural opportunities to the community through the activities of the Community Education Program. Extra-curricular activities abound. School clubs societies musical groups and athletic competitions receive the support of the general public as do the many community youth and adult programs and orga- nizations active within the district. Most residents of the district earn their living by working in nearby cities or by farming.The majority work in River Falls Red Wing or the Twin Cities. Many graduates continue their education at universities and colleges close to the Ellsworth Community School District which include the UWRiver Falls UWStout UWEau Claire MN State College - Southeast Chippewa Valley Technical College Dakota County Technical College and numerous colleges located in the Twin Cities. EMPHASIS on EDUCATION ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 19 Buying or selling a home is a big step Whether youre buying your first or selling your current home we understand how important this is to you. Our experts will find the perfect property and offer buyer confidence. Results 315 W. 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A call box located on the outside of the Ellsworth Police Department building allows the public to contact a village officer after regular business hours. For emergency assistance dial 911. To file a complaint speak with an officer ask police-related information or to contact police administration dial 715-273-3275. 20 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE 300 Hillcrest St. P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3900 Fax 715 273-5775 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us Preparing our young people and members of the community for the challenges of the future. The Ellsworth Community School District is committed to providing a quality education for all students and is dedicated to teaching children how to learn enabling each student an equal opportunity to achieve hisher potential as a life-long learner. The school district helps encourage the development of critical thinking individualiza- tion social skills physical fitness aesthetic appreciation and creativity while meeting the demands of a changing world by adopting and applying new knowledge and technology in the improvement of education as the student citizens become productive members of the world. The Ellsworth area combines the peacefulness of a quietsmall- town rural atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to a major metropolitan area. School district residents can choose from a variety of outdoor recreational activities that lie within the district boundaries. Activities include fishing the beautiful trout streams boating on the mighty Mississippi play- ing a leisurely round of golfhunting deer or other game among the gorgeous rolling hills and enjoying the beautiful views of the majestic bluffs near Hager City. Ellsworth Community School District residents can find a multitude of ways to enjoy the limitless beauty of West Central Wisconsin. ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 323 W. Hillcrest St. P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3904 Fax 715 273-6824 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.usschoolshighschool Ellsworth High School located in the Village of Ellsworth serves grades 9-12 and offers a wide variety of courses for the college-bound and vocational-oriented student. Our school boasts strong programs meeting Wisconsin state aca- demic standards and opportuni- ties for students to excel in many career and techni- cal areas as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL 312 W. Panther Drive P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3908 Fax 715 273-6834 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.usschoolsmiddleschool The Ellsworth Community Middle School serves grades 5-8 and is an educational facility designed to meet the unique needs and characteristics of pre-adolescent and early-ado- lescent students. Its programs reflect a student-centered cur- riculum designed to help each student experience a smooth transition from dependent to independent learning. Ellsworth Community Middle School curriculum provides interesting active and relevant learning experiences within a safe and secure environment. HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 350 S. Grant P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3912 Fax 715 273-6838 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.usschoolshillcrest Hillcrest Elementary School is located in the Village of Ellsworth and offers services to students in grades K-4. Elementary-age special education services are also centered at Hillcrest Elementary. Hillcrest serves about 375 students annually while also serving as a location for our school dis- tricts before and after school daycare program known as Panthers Kids Club. This daycare program is very popular with families and provides a safe high quality daycare option for families. Students of Hillcrest also enjoy the easily accessible field spaces and community ice rink that are located on our Village of Ellsworth Campus. LINDGREN EARLY LEARNING CENTER N3470 U.S. Hwy. 63 Hager CityWI 54014 715 792-2424 Fax 715 792-5420 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.usschoolslindgrenelc The Lindgren Early Learning Center serves pre-kindergarten students in our Early Childhood program 4-year-old kinder- garten and HeadStart. Curriculum provides developmentally- appropriate learning experiences that promote the growth and development of the pre-school child academically socially and emotionally. Transportation is provided to the Lindgren Early Learning Center by district transportation services or Headstart. EDUCATION DIRECTORY ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 21 PRAIRIE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL W7375 170th Avenue Hager CityWI 54014 715 792-5285 Fax 715 792-2068 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.usschoolsprairieview PrairieView Elementary School is one of two elementary schools in the Ellsworth Community School District and is located on the southern end of the district serving grades K-4. Our school has a student population of a little more than 200 and a staff of approximately 28 teachersaidesand other support staff. While visiting our school you are welcome to take a hike in our 40-acre PrairieView Nature Center located next to the school. We have an outdoor classroom miles of trails wild flower areas and many different animal species. PrairieView also serves as a location for our districts before and after school daycare program for many families who reside in the southern portion of our district. ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 244 W.Woodworth St. EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-4391 Fax 715 273-6374 St. Francis School serves grades 4YK-5 and is a Catholic elementary school whose mission is to create a child-cen- tered academic environment that will prepare young people for a successful future built upon Catholic Christian virtues. Teachers and parents work together to help children grow in faith and knowledge while the home and school association provides parent-teacher connections. COMMUNITY EDUCATION 300 W. Hillcrest St. P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3911 Fax 715 273-5775 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.uscommunitycommunityed This program enhances community life through the expanded use of school and community facilities. The community education pro- gram supports the existing programs of other organizations and provides additional programs where recognized needs exist. The success of the program depends upon the involvement commit- mentand diversity of the people of the school district. A variety of courses on a wide range of topics is offered every three months. A copy of the schedule is available at all district school offices. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS The Panther Kids Club is for students grades K-5 Monday- Friday 600-830 am and 345-600 pm at both Prairie View and Hillcrest sites. Panther Kids Clubs are open on non-school week days including summer. The program provides homework help daily and various enrichment and recreational activities. REMEDIAL READINGMATH The school district has offered a remedial reading and math program since 1965. This federal program is referred to as Title I. Remedial instruction is offered to all elementary students who qualify. The school district provides funding to serve students who would not otherwise be served with the limited federal funds available to the district. SPECIAL EDUCATION 300 W. Hillcrest St. P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715 273-3911 Fax 715 273-5775 Services are provided for students ranging in age from 3-21. The program serves the following categories speechlanguage learning disability emotional disturbance cognitive disability physical handicap health impairment autism traumatic brain injury significant developmental delay orthopedic impairment visual and hearing impairment. Related areas include occupa- tional therapy and physical therapy. GIFTED TALENTED Differentiated instruction is provided in classrooms to enhance the learning of all students including those who are gifted and talented. Opportunities for enhanced learning exist in all content areas. Advanced placement classes are offered in Literature Composition American History Psychology Art Calculus and Statistics. Quick Reference Ellsworth Community School District P.O. Box 1500 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3900 FAX 715-273-5775 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us Quality Education Provided By Ellsworth High School 715-273-3904 FAX 715-273-6824 Ellsworth Middle School 715-273-3908 FAX 715-273-6834 Hillcrest Elementary School 715-273-3912 FAX 715-273-6838 Lindgren Early Learning Center 715-792-2424 FAX 715-792-5420 Prairie View Elementary School 715-792-5285 FAX 715-792-2068 Swimming Pool 715-273-0754 Bus Garage 715-273-3917 22 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 23 ELLSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY www.ellsworthlibrary.org Check it out T he Ellsworth Public Library offers a variety of books magazines newspapers DVDs music CDs video games audiobooks and e-materials. Cant find what you need in-house Additional materials are easily available through the MORE Online Catalog. Our services include faxing copying public computer access free Wi-Fi and programs for all ages including story time tech time book groups and more. A monthly calendar can be found on our website. See you at the library HOURS Monday Friday 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 1pm Sunday Closed The Ellsworth Library is closed on New Years Eve Day New Years Day Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. www.ellsworthlibrary.org 312 West Main Street Ellsworth 715 273-3209 E-mail ellsworthplellsworthlibrary.org The Ellsworth Public Library is a member of the Indianhead Federated Library System. 24 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE ELLSWORTH YOUTH T-BALL A beginning-level program operated by the Ellsworth Funsters designed for boys and girls kindergarten age and younger how- ever if you feel your child would have the ability and maturity to handle the competition at the next level it is your option to move them up. The players hit off of a tee with all players on each team batting each inning.The runners will advance one base at a time until the last batter for the inning when all runners will score including the batter. No game score is kept and all play- ers are winners if they come and enjoy the evening. All players will play in the field with no particular set rotation of positions. If you have a preference for your child to be on the same team as another particular child please indicate that at registration time. Games are held on Monday evenings in June and July at the Hillcrest playground area adjacent to Piety Street in theVillage of Ellsworth. Game times begin at 630 and will be done in approxi- mately an hour. Registration begins in February contact Darren Radkey at 715-273-5724 or e-mail sandy.radkeyyahoo.com with questions or to receive a registration form. SOFTBALL Girls participate in this program in three different age-group leagues Grade 1-2 Softball Grade 3-4 Softball and Grade 5-6 Softball. Games are held on six Wednesday evenings in June through July starting at 630 pm. The rules and competition level increases as the players progress through the program. A rotation system is used to allow all players the opportunity to play every defensive position.A year-end tournament is held for the Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6 leagues.Teams will be determined by the coaches at a meeting prior to the start of the season. Registration for the program is conducted in late February. If you have any questions contact Tom Diercks at 715-594-3642 or e-mail tdiercksredwing.net. NOTE Girls just completing grades 5 and 6 may also participate in a Traveling Team option for a slight additional fee. Games and tournaments will be played against teams from surrounding towns. Girls must also partici- pate in the regular in-town league to be eligible for traveling. Grade 7 and 8 Softball Girls who have just completed grades 7 and 8 can participate in a league comprised of teams from sev- eral Western Wisconsin towns. Games are held in June through the middle of July. Registration for the program is conducted in February. If you have any questions contact Tom Diercks at 715- 594-3642 or e-mail tdiercksredwing.net. BASEBALL Boys participate in this program in three different age group leagues Grade 1-2 Baseball Grade 3-4 Baseball and Grade 5-6 Baseball. Games are held on Monday evenings for six weeks in June through July starting at 630 pm. The rules and competition level increases as the players progress through the program. A rotation system is used to allow all players the opportunity to play every defensive position.A year-end tournament is held for the Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6 leagues.Teams will be determined by the coaches at a meeting prior to the start of the season. Registration for the program is conducted in late February. If you have any questions contact Jen Langer at jjmllangergmail. com. NOTE Boys and girls just completing grades 5-8 may also participate in a Traveling Team option for a slight additional fee. Games and tournaments will be played against teams from sur- rounding towns.Boys must also participate in the regular in-town league to be eligible for traveling. Grade 7 and 8 Baseball Boys who have just completed grades 7 and 8 can participate on a traveling team that plays games in Western Wisconsin and the eastern Metro area. Games are held beginning the middle of May through the middle of July. Players may also play in weekend tour- naments to enhance the game-time oppor- tunities for the players. Registration for the program is conducted in February. If you have any questions contact Andy Matzek at andrewmatzekaol.com. RECREATION ACTIVITIES FOOTBALL The youth football program allows players in grades 1 through 6 to learn the fundamentals and enjoy participation in football. Flag football is played through Grade 2. Players are introduced to tackle football at the Grade 3-6 level. Games are played on Saturdays by the Middle School in Ellsworth. The league games begin the week following Labor Day and are completed by the middle of October. Place winner and participation trophies are awarded to all participants in the program. Equipment helmets and pads must be supplied by the players families. Registrations are due by July 15. For information contact Ken Matzek at 715- 273-3623 or kmatzekandersencorp.com. WRESTLING The very successful wrestling program at the Ellsworth School District finds its roots in developing the funda- mentals of wrestling at a young age. Children Grades 2 through 8 are allowed to participate in practices throughout the winter at the Middle School and High School in Ellsworth. Wrestlers can use the fundamentals that they learn at practice to participate in the multitude of youth wrestling tournaments held throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota during the winter months.A youth wrestling tournament is held in Ellsworth in February. For information regarding the youth wrestling program you may contact Scott Hamilton at 715-307-2320 or e-mail buddy_16yahoo.com. BASKETBALL The youth basketball program offers opportunities for children in Grades 2 through 8 to improve their basketball ability. Grade 2 introduces the players to the basic ball-handling fundamentals. Players in Grades 3 through 6 participate in fundamental drills along with short games to reinforce what they learn. Grades 5 and 6 also may participate on traveling teams which play in the Great Northwest Basketball League. Games are played in tournament style throughout Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. Grade 7 and 8 players have only the traveling team option available to them. 7th and 8th graders must play in the school basketball program to be eligible to participate on the traveling team. Traveling tournament games are held on week- ends in October through May while the in-town program for Grades 2 through 6 is conducted on Saturdays in January through mid-February.For information regarding these programs you may contact Craig Sharon at 715-273-4648 SWIMMING The community swimming pool located adjacent to the Middle School in the Village of Ellsworth is open year-round. A water slide enhances the fun for the young and young-at-heart. The pool is open at convenient hours and swimming lessons are held for all skill levels at various times throughout the year. For more information please contact Ann Anderson at 715-273-0754. 26 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 715-273-0754 Located next to the Ellsworth Community Middle School at 312 West Panther Drive EllsworthWI 54011 KLAAS-JONAS COMMUNITY POOL KLAAS-JONAS COMMUNITY POOL CASH ADMISSION PRICES Cash Checks Only Please Open Swim Lap Swim Water Aerobics Children 4 Under Free na Students K-12 2.00 2.00 Adults 3.00 4.00 Seniors 62 years 2.00 3.00 PUNCH CARD PRICES - 12 PUNCHES Valid for 3 years Open Swim Lap Swim Water Aerobics Children 4 Under Free na Students K-12 20.00 20.00 Adults 30.00 40.00 Seniors 62 years 20.00 30.00 12-MONTH MEMBERSHIPS 12-month memberships can be purchased at any time and expire 12 months from the date of purchase. Individual Members must be at least 8 years of age and Family Memberships include two or more members of a household. NEW Swimming Lesson Memberships include all public lessons held year round summer school lessons not included. Open Swim Lap Swim Water Aerobics Individual 150.00 250.00 Family 275.00 375.00 Family Swimming Lessons 375.00 475.00 DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT Movie Night is shown monthly throughout the winter. G- and PG-rated movies are shown so the whole family can watch Come see the pool in a different light as the movie is projected on the dome wall with only the under water lights on Come watch the movies with us POOL RENTAL Call 273-0754 The pool is available to rent on Friday 6-9 pm winter only Saturday 9 am-1 pm and 5-9 pm Sunday 9 am-1 pm and 5-9 pm Includes Private use of entire facility Parties can have up to 100 people Use of all toys and equipment Food and drinks can be brought in Rates 40.00 general rental fee 10.00 hour of pool use 20.00 hour for two lifeguards 20.00 additional for slide use 50.00 deposit returned when the pool area and locker rooms are cleaned Example 2 hour pool rental 40.00 rental fee 20.00 pool use 40.00 lifeguards 100.00 CHECK OUT www.ellsworth.k12.wi.uscommunitypool FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON Pool Calendar Dive-In Movie Night Pool Events Water Aerobics Lap Swim Swimming Lessons Certification Classes Pool Rules Information Pool Closings Swim Club And Much More ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 27 An Ellsworth tradition for over 130 years 2016 PIERCE COUNTY FAIR www.co.pierce.wi.usFairFair_Main.php 133rd ANNUAL Pierce County Fair AUGUST 11-14 2016 Thursday - Sunday T he first annual fair of the Pierce County Central Fair and Stock Exchange was held in Ellsworth in September of 1884. Ellsworth has hosted the county fair every year since then without fail. The first fair was a tremendous suc- cess boasting over 300 entries and an attendance on the second day of more than 300 visitors. There were enough exhibits to satisfy the curiosity of all including Singer Sewing Machine dem- onstrations and a museum display that featured a musket actually used in the Revolutionary War. Political candidates were in abundance as were veterans of the Civil War. Despite shifts in the countys popula- tion agricultural pursuits and advances in technology the basic goal of the annual county fair has remained the same To provide farmers merchants and visitors to come together for the purpose of sharing knowledge experi- ence and talents. Today there is something for everyone at the Pierce County Fair young and old rural and urban. The great variety of both educational and entertainment features is offered to anyone who walks through the gates. Educational oppor- tunities range from friendly competi- tion among friends to demonstrations in the exhibit buildings while the entertainment includes everything from a ride on the merry-go-round to a fast-paced demolition derby. A balance also exists in the character of the exhibitors who enter projects in the fair.The Junior Fair comprises the great majority of exhibitors. Although 4-H members dominate this group the FFA Girl Scouts and other youth organiza- tions are also very active participants. In addition there is a well-supported open class division. Limited to residents of Pierce County since 1965 this divi- sion is important in that few fairs in the area have an open class any longer.This feature allows anyone who lives in the county to compete for premiums.Thus many people who were once Junior Fair participants or who have children exhibiting remain enthusiastic them- selves long after they cease to be active in 4-H or other youths organizations. The entertainment at the fair has also been a consistent reminder of changes over time. Ball games a favorite with the first fair goers still remain a popu- lar spectator sport in front of the grandstand. But horses which once represented much of the amusement from pulls to wagon races have been replaced by modern mechanisms of diversion in demolition derbies. The midway too has kept up with develop- ments in technology growing from a few gaming machines and a merry-go- round to a number of heart-stopping thrill rides. To many people the fair represents a common bond. Whatever their livelihood whether it is a job in the city or operating a dairy farmeveryone finds something of interest at the fair. It might be the excitement over a childs blue ribbon a close examination of newly developed farm implements a night at the grandstand shows or a simple lunch purchased at a church booth. The fair affords a chance to reminisce over past experiences to be proud of present accomplishments and to envi- sion the technology of the future. No generation gap exists here.The balance of participation the consistent spirit of cooperation and the constant effort to construct a true reflection of commu- nity growth and change over the past one hundred and thirty years have all maintained the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth as a representative of the past the present and the future. PIERCE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ELLSWORTHWI 28 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Ellsworths Cheese Curd Festival is held each year in June and celebrates the towns designation as the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. Our very own Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery cre- ates the tasty white morsels which you will find fresh or fried at fairs restaurants and ballparks.Thats right Ellsworth signature cheese curds are the ones sold at CHS Field home of the St. Paul SaintsTarget Field home of the Minnesota Twins and Miller Park home of the Milwaukee Brewers.Theyre also the official cheese curd of the Great Minnesota Get Together the Minnesota State Fair. Organized by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce the Cheese Curd Festival serves as the towns premier annual cel- ebration and main fundraiser. The event not only features our world-famous cheese curds and honors the dairy farmers of our area but also celebrates our close-knit community and its residents. Media coverage in the Wall Street Journal the inter- national online foodie site lovefood.coms listing of Unusual Food Festivals from Around the World and a feature part in Cheeseheads The Documentary showcase the festivals food and fun.The event draws regional crowds and provides a family- friendly festival experience for all ages. When youre the Cheese Curd Capital and cheese curd is part of your festival name youve set an expectation. Festival- goers will find a wide-variety of creative cheese curd dishes served up by professional food vendors plus fresh hand-battered deep-fried cheese curds along with a variety of dipping sauces.A top-secret dessert curd that rivals the mini donut will premiere at this years festival. Theyre irresistible and exclusive to the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival The festival is about more than just food.A variety of well-known regional music actsranging from solo vocal artistsbig band music and 60s 70s and 80s tribute bands preform throughout the fes- tival. A craft beer wine and cheese tasting event spotlights the work of a growing number of local and regional beer and wine makers.The Medallion Hunt draws the attention of both amateur and experienced hunters all following clues and vying for the cash prize and bragging rights. The Cheese Curd Eating Contest is great fun and keeps spectators on the edge of their seats cheer- ing for their favorite competitors in six different categories. 5 and 10K runs a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a FFA sanctioned pedal tractor pull offer recreational activities. Plus a craft and business show grand parade pie and cheese curd dessert contest and auction and more offer something for everyone In 2016 the 15th Annual Cheese Curd Festival will be celebrated June 24 and 25 centrally located within the village at East End Park.While the festival is free some activities may require extra cash. As with all Chamber-sponsored events the true motiva- tion behind the Festival is coming together with our friends and neighbors and showcasing our community pride to our out-of- town guests. For more information about the Cheese Curd Festival contact the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce at 715- 273-6442.Visit the Chambers website for a full schedule of festival events. Breaking Festival news and updates will be announced on the Chambers Facebook page. CHEESE CURD FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS For the safety of all attendees NO DOGS ALLOWED NO BIKES SKATEBOARDS OR ROLLERBLADES NO CARRY-ON ALCOHOL Medallion Hunt Live Bands 10K and 5K Runs Festival Auction Childrens Train Rides Kids Crafts Grand Parade Bounce House Pickles the Clown Pedal Tractor Pull Food and Beer Stands Pancake Breakfast Classic Car Cruise-In Meat Raffle Bingo 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Craft Business Show Sale Cape Cod Chainsaw Art Beer and Wine Tastings Cheese Curd Eating Contest 30 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Come play with us W hether you desire to participate in one of the many organized activities sponsored by area civic groups or seek entertainment on your own Ellsworth offers year-round fun for the entire family. Two outdoor skating rinks over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails centered in Ellsworth and acreage available for cross-country skiing cause outdoorsmen to welcome the winter with open arms. Home of the Beldenville Old Car Show and Pierce County Fair the shaded Pierce County Fairgrounds is also a favorite spot for walks and picnics. Two other parks Summit Hill home of the Ellsworth Hubbers Baseball Team and East End as well as the Cairns Woods Walking Trail provide a place for both leisurely strolls and high-energy workouts. Six tennis courts a 9-hole golf course shooting range and archery range along with a bevy of ball diamonds and courts beckon the competitive while area trout streams and wooded lands lure anglers and huntsmen alike. Youth recreational activities abound in the form of athletic leagues Scouting and 4-H Programs. Dart and pool leagues sportsmen clubs and ball leagues provide both education and entertainment for adult participants. The Community Education Program offers aerobics exercise recreational social cultural and health opportunities and a nearby dance studio sets bodies moving to the music in organized classes for students of all ages. No matter if youre here during our wonderful winters or sensational summers Ellsworth visitors and residents are sure to find a way to play and a reason to stay. YEAR-ROUND FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY State Farm Bloomington IL Family. Friends. Community. Were all in this together. 1211007 Denton Achenbach Agent 310 W Main St Ellsworth WI 54011 Bus 715-273-4000 dentonagentdenton.com State Farm has a long tradition of being there. Thats one reason why Im proud to support New Members in our Community. Get to a better State . ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 31 ELLSWORTH AREA PARKS CAIRNS WOODLOT Through the generosity of Gertrude Cairns in tribute to her parents Mr. Mrs. George Cairns the 34 acres of land one mile west of Ellsworth on W. Cairns St. off Hwy 65 N was purchased by the Village of Ellsworth in 1949.The 34-acre tract of land consists of 19 acres of wooded area and 15 acres of cultivated land. The wooded area is covered with mostly virgin timber consisting of hardwood such as basswood red oak elm and hard maple. Some of the original trees have been removed for lumber. The cultivated area has been replanted with pine spruce and ash trees. An agreement was entered into between the University of Wisconsin represented by the Cooperative Extension Department Wisconsin Conservation Department and the Lake States Forest Experiment Station of the U.S. Forest Service to carry this project on as a cooperative and use it as an educational demonstration forest. Thinning of the wooded area is done periodically as suggested by the Forester.The unit is marked as such with Miss Cairns name it was dedicated to her with a plaque placed on a large stone at the entrance to the area. An un-groomed walking trail runs through the wooded area. It has many beautiful wild flowers in the spring. EAST END PARK Sometime in the early 1900s several of the East Ellsworth business people got together and built a dance pavilion in the East End Park known as the Park Pavilion. It was built on pil- lars because of the danger of floods in the park. The pavilion flourished until 1919 when the Fairground Pavilion was built. A pillar from the old pavilion still stands in the East End Park today. In 1922 the Ox-Bow Inn was officially opened and the tourist kitchen was built of logs near the Park Pavilion. Ox-Bow Inn still stands today and is used for various festival activities. The park is located on Highway 10 and East Wall Street close to the East Ellsworth business district. Picnic tables shelters grills drinking fountain benches restroom facility basketball hoop and playground equipment are available at the site. PIERCE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Located on the north side of Ellsworth the fairgrounds are per- fect for walking biking or skating when not in use by numerous county and local events and festivals. Enter on Grove Street or Highway 65. NUGGET LAKE COUNTY PARK Location Rock Elm Union Township This 752-acre park established in 1974 is the flagship of the Pierce County Parks Department.The main feature of the park is Nugget Lake.The 116-acre lake is nearly two miles long and is entirely surrounded by forested property managed by the county. The lakes primary feature is fishing but its scenic beauty also draws a large number of outdoor enthusiasts. Approximately 25 of the parkland is developed for outdoor recreational activities. The main outdoor recreational activity is camping. The park provides a 55-site modern campground complete with electrical sites and comfort station. The camp- ground also has several other amenities that include swing sets a playground and camping cabins.The park also provides environ- mental educational programs. Nature movies are shown at an outdoor amphitheater every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Campers and various small groups participate in the nature programs that are conducted on a weekly basis. Past studies have indicated that Pierce County residents are the primary users of the campground. The park also has over six miles of maintained hikingski trails located throughout a variety of natural resource systems. The backdrop for the trail system is the Rock Elm Creek and Plum Creek.The meandering creeks converge in the center of the trail system and continue on as Plum Creek. Located throughout the trail system are various sites that contain interpretive and edu- cational information. Several scenic overlooks and rest areas are also located throughout the trail system. SUMMIT HILL PARK Summit Hill Park a lush green expanse of 16 acres is located in the residential area midway between East and West Ellsworth. Access is made on West Grove Street or West Summit Avenue where parking is available. The beautiful park is home of the Ellsworth Hubbers Baseball team at Bob Young field. The park is used by families who spend leisure time at the picnic shelter and picnic tables.The park also has grills drinking fountain play- ground equipmenttennis and volleyball courtsa softball field and plenty of park benches.The baseball field also has a concession stand and restroom facility. Summit Hill Park is often the scene of community festivities. 32 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Julee Tom Owners 254 W. Main Ellsworth WI 54011 1-715-273-5838 Quality Drycleaning Shirt Service Drycleaning Laundry Drapes Leathers Wedding Gowns Fire Restoration Alterations Red Wing Location 1027 Main St. Red Wing MN 55066 1-651-385-0454 1-800-732-5838 High Efficiency Furnaces Air Conditioning Septic Systems EATONSHeating electrical Plumbing 715-273-5589 171 W. Main St. Ellsworth WI 54011 64 Sales Service in Ellsworth and the surrounding area N7622 Highway 63 Spring Valley WI 54767 Concrete Services All Your Flatwork Needs Concrete and Free Estimates Mark Blodgett Ph 715.273.3572 Cell 715.821.3576 Lucas Blodgett Cell 715.889.0797 372 W. Main St. Ellsworth WI 715.273.4713 Hours M-F 7am-10pm Sat 8am-10pm Sun 9am-10pm Julie or Jeff Farris 460 E. Wall St. Ellsworth WI 54011 715-273-4741 Specializing in On the Farm Butchering We Offer CUSTOM PROCESSING DEER PROCESSING SAUSAGE JERKY BRATS WILD GAME PROCESSING www.piercecountymeats.com PIERCE COUNTY MEATS INC. Sunday July 24 2016 39th Annual Celebration RAIN OR SHINE GATES OPEN AT 8AM 16 Judged Classes 81 Trophies Northwestern Wisconsins Largest One Day Show Car Corral For more inFormation Web bocc.webs.com email boccmail.com 715-603-5112 or 715-273-3390 Huge Swap Meet 20 FOOT FRONTAGE Table Rent Swap Spots 10 Car Corral 10 1500 lb. Pork Roast Lunch Beverages Antique Collector Tractors Welcome No Awards Presented DJ Entertainment by Rock-Man Pierce County Fairgrounds Ellsworth WI admission 5 12 younger FREE Show Car Driver FREE Only Judged Classes Enter At East Gate Class 100 1900-1939 Class 200 1940-1948 Class 300 1949-1959 Class 400 1960-1966 Class 500 1967-1971 Class 600 1972-1986 Class 700 Convertibles 1949-1986 Class 800 All Two Seaters 1949-1986 Class 900 Stock Trucks 1920-1966 Class 1000 Street Rods 1900-1934 Class 1100 Street Rods 1935-1948 Class 1200 Customs 1949-1964 Class 1300 Street Machine Cars 1965-1986 Class 1400 Street Machine Trucks 1949-1986 Class 1500 Special Interest 1965-1996 Class 1600 Stock Trucks 1967-1986 Show Shine Non-judged NORTH GATE ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 33 ELLSWORTH Angels Highway 63 Diner 715-273-6220 522 East Main Street Bendillys 715-273-3298 N4306 Highway 63 Broz Bar 715-273-5025 455 East Wall Street Common Man Brewing 715-941-4060 193 East Main Street Cubbys Hollywood Video Pizza 715-273-4383 321 West Main Street Dairy Queen 715-273-4461 467 West Main Street Gas-Lite Bar and Grill 715-273-4839 W8945 US Highway 10 Jaspers Eastender Bar Grill 715-273-5435 252 North Broadway Street JuSt KaS 715-273-3200 325 West Main Street King House Chinese Restaurant 715-273-5899 300 North Maple Street Suite B McDonalds 715-273-4500 159 West Main Street Nilssens Foods Deli 715-273-5500 157 East Main Street Pizza Man 715-273-6222 264 West Main Street Shady Grove 715-273-3787 N6240 Highway 65 Snowballs Bar 715-273-5174 463 E Wall Street Subway 715-273-4713 372 West Main Street BAY CITY Flat Pennies 715-594-3555 W6442 State Road 35 Mikes Bay Town Bar Grill 715-594-3888 W6454 State Road 35 BELDENVILLE Big Horn Bar 715-273-4951 W7485 Highway 65 Clydes Corner Bar 715-273-5607 W7409 Highway 65 Kennys Lawton Bar 715-273-6641 N6499 Highway 63 EL PASO El Paso Bar Grill 715-273-5111 W4277 County Road G HAGER CITY The Bluffs Bar Grill 715-792-2688 N1833 785th Street Hager Heights Drive-In Closed Winter 715-792-2118 State Road 35 Highway 63 Harbor Restaurant Bar 715-792-2417 N673 825th Street MAIDEN ROCK Vino in the Valley Open May-Oct. 715-639-6677 W3826 450th Avenue MARTELL Red Barn Bar Grill 715-778-5848 W4890 State Road 29 PRESCOTT Oasis Eatery at Nesbitts Nursery 715-792-2676 N4380 State Road 35 Valley Bar Grill 715-425-1018 W10299 Highway 10 RIVER FALLS West Wind Supper Club 715-425-8100 709 North Main Street WAVERLY Waverly Bar Grill 715-639-3220 W2467 State Highway 72 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Member DINING GUIDE 34 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE AA Alanon Alateen Awana Beldenville Old Car Club Boy Scouts of America D.A.R.E Eau Galle Rush River Sportmans Club Ellsworth Country Club Ellsworth FFA Alumni Ellsworth Funsters Ellsworth Lions Club Ellsworth Rod Gun Club Ellsworth Senior Citizens Club El Paso Community Club Girl Scouts of America Hancock Lodge 229 FAM Kinne-Engelhart American Legion Auxiliary Kinne-Engelhart American Legion Post 204 Knights of Columbus Order of the Eastern Star Pierce County ATV Association Pierce County Ecumenical Choir Pierce County Historical Association Rush River Trail Riders Snowmobile Club Trimbelle Rod Gun Club Valley Springs Motorcycle Club 4-HYouth Development W hether youre interested in belonging to or benefiting from one of the many organizations and support groups in the Ellsworth area youll find volunteers in abun- dance to help out and welcome newly-found friends. For information regarding any of the following telephone the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce at 715-273-6442. BELDENVILLE OLD CAR CLUB This unique group of classic car enthusiasts was first organized in 1977 by Jerry Radkey and three friends from Beldenville. The club holds monthly meetings from April through August at Radkeys shop and compares notes on restoration proj- ects and club business. Most of the members are working on their own private projects. The club sponsors a car show and swap meet every year at the Pierce County Fairgrounds and most of their time is spent planning the event which draws classic car enthusiasts from all over Wisconsin Minnesota and other states. The club donates to the American Cancer Society and also donates to the Dorothy Swanson PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease Memorial Golf Tournament which is sponsored by the Swanson family. They also have provided scholarships to students who are interested in pursuing higher education in mechanics and other car-related careers. ELLSWORTH FFA ALUMNI The mission of the Ellsworth FFA Alumni Association is to secure the promise of FFA and agricultural education by creating an en- vironment where people and communities can develop their po- tential for premier leadershippersonal growth and career success. Each year in June the FFA Alumni host the Showdown in Curd Town Truck and Tractor Pull. Supporters of this event enable Alumni to contribute to the local FFA chapter agricultural educa- tionscholarships and provide money needed throughout the com- munity to secure the promise of FFA and Ag Ed. CLUBS CIVIC and SUPPORT GROUPS ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 35 ELLSWORTH FUNSTERS The Ellsworth Funsters are a group of approximately forty men and women who serve young people in the community with numerous community projects. The Funsters sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt T-Ball Program Pumpkin Party in the Park and Santa Day as well other events helping children. They are best known for their crazy musical van appearing in fifteen parades each year. The Pierce County Fair Demolition Derby is their main fundraiser. Whenever an event focusing on children is in need of funds or volunteers it is usually the Funsters there to help. ELLSWORTH LIONS CLUB Established in Ellsworth in the early 1930s the Ellsworth Lions Club has approximately forty members who work to support many worthy causes in the community. The Lions conduct bingo at the Ellsworth Care Center four times per year serve as bell ringers at Christmas time for the SalvationArmyand support the Wisconsin Lions Foundation. In 2005 the Lions raised money and sent a semi-load of clothing to Hurricane Katrina victims. The Lions also support camp Needle Point for diabetes and pro- vide three 1000 scholarships at the high school. The Lions help out the community by doing special projects at both parks and work on the upkeep of welcome signs at the east end of town. The club also is involved in the leader dog program for the blind and the eye bank for organ donations. Ellsworth Lions sponsor numerous fundraising efforts including selling candy in May spon- soring a fishing contest for kids in June and parking at the Pierce County Fair. The Lions meet the fourth Monday of each month. The Board of Directors meet the second Monday of each month. Two district 27E2 governors have been members of the Ellsworth Club Larry Butler and Wilson Mills. HANCOCK LODGE 229 FREE ACCEPTED MASONS The Hancock Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons is a member of the largest and oldest fraternal organization in the world. The Ellsworth Lodge was chartered in the late 1800s and has been in continuous operation since.The Masons provide a way for men to improve the lives of others through friendship mo- rality and brotherly love.Masonry believes in helping others less fortunate than themselves. Through appended bodies like the Shrine Scottish RiteYork Rite and Royal Arch Masons dedicate themselves to helping children with birth defects dyslexia and other important causes to help mankind. Locally the Hancock Lodge gives up to four scholarships a year helps with the Gift Box Program EMTs and routinely comes to the aid of people in distress. Much of the Masons work is done privately without recognition or acclaim. The Hancock Lodge meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and is dark July and August. KINNE-ENGELHART AMERICAN LEGION POST 204 The Kinne-EngelhartAmerican Legion Post 204 consists of mem- bers representing WWII KoreaVietnam Persian Gulf Grenada Panama and Iraq. The Legion hosts Veterans Day and Memorial Day celebrationsand sponsors student representatives to Badger Boys and Girls State. The American Legion is also a major sup- porter of the Ellsworth Community School Foundation. Legion members can be seen involved presenting colors at the Pierce County Fair Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival and marching in pa- rades. The Legion Honor Guard provides military honors for veterans at funerals. We work closely with the County Veterans Service Office to provide assistance to all veterans. Many schol- arships are available through the American Legion. An example is our annual Oratorical Competition based on the Constitution our district hosted a national second-place winner in 2009. Oth- er Legion scholarships are available. New members are welcome. The Legion meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Legion Club on Oak Street in Ellsworth. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS The 70 members of the Ellsworth Knights of Columbus meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month.The KCs hold a Tootsie Roll drive each spring with the proceeds going to Early Childhood Development and Have A Heart Farm in River Falls. The fraternal organization also holds several pan- cake breakfasts during the winter months with those moneys going to help out people in the community who are in distress. Socially the group has a Christmas party every year at the Ellsworth Country Club and a picnic every summer at the Gas-Lite. The Knights also participate in a Wheel Care pro- gram where one Sunday a year they help wheel-chair-bound veterans attend church. ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR CHAPTER 116 The Order of the Eastern Star is a Fraternal Organization con- sisting of women and men with Masonic affiliation. Our motto is Charity Truth and Loving Kindness meaning good people doing good things for good reasons. The Ellsworth Chapter supports state and local charities as well as participating in com- munity services.This year they have supported the Bloodmobile Pierce County Food Shelf and Basics for Local Kids in addition to Childrens Dyslexia Centers Shrine Hospital Auxiliary Heart FundAmerican Cancer Society and Dousman Masonic Home and Rehab Center. Each year Scholarships are awarded to area stu- dents.The Ellsworth Chapter is very active meeting the first and third Tuesday of each month except January and February. New members are always welcome. 36 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Ellsworth Busy Fingers Vicky Hoffman 651-388-3703 Annetta Smith 651-442-0228 River Falls Spring Valley Country Partners Linda Donnelly 715-792-2692 Falcon Falls Leslee Miller 715-425-2318 Martell Rushers Paula Knutson 715-273-5217 Linann Pearson 715-222-3605 Fancy Doers Cheryl Kaufer 715-594-3113 Mann Valley Nancy Lindall 651-295-1711 Amanda Ressler 715-426-0939 Olivet Otters Susan Hayes 715-778-4399 Helpful Workers DeAnna Hines 715-273-4583 River Ramblers Andrea Nthole 715-426-0775 Rock Elm Skyrockets Mandy Pfingsten715-821-2229 Annette Schladweiler 715-505-5722 Isabelle Creek Kelly Niedermyer 715-781-1110 Town Country April Daniels 715-760-2973 Valley Eagles Sara Anderson 715-778-4742 Peggy Larson 715-778-4737 Prescott Plum CityRoyal Rushers Gina Klecker 715-273-4347 John Bazille 715-684-9529 Holly Bazille 715-410-8713 Big River Defenders Mary Stees 715-941-4077 Molly Orso 715-792-5157 Maiden Rock Rockets Evelyn Johnson 715-448-3703 Denim Dust Leslie Dickinson 651-214-9122 Helping Hands Gail Stewart 715-262-0015 or 612-387-7719 Merri-Heirs Barry White 715-647-4008 The Soaring Eagles Sally Pabst 715-273-3149 Lavon Augustine 715-792-5133 St. Croix Stars Julie Koukal 715-262-3951 Heartland Hustlers Melissa Achenbach 715-273-5040 18 16 6 17 4 2 19 12 13 17 22 20 19 3 14 18 18 16 19 17 5 11 21 16 1 10 15 7 22 17 18 19 20 21 11 13 12 15 16 10 14 2 6 4 3 1 5 7 8 9 9 8 PIERCE COUNTY ATV ASSOCIATION The Pierce County ATV Association is a group of All-Terrain Ve- hicle ATV enthusiasts located in Pierce County. The PCAA was organized to support local ATV enthusiasts promote safe and responsible riding habits and work with state and local govern- ment agencies to design designate establish and maintain ATV trails and routes in Pierce County. For more informationvisit the groups website at www.piercecountyatv.org. 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 4-H is the youth development part of University of Wisconsin- Extension. Pierce County youth and adults learn together to think clearly and make decisions to care about others to devel- op skills for living and to practice healthy lifestyles. Education happens through 4-H projects group programs fun activities and in-depth learning experiences. 4-H youth and adult volun- teers work to improve their individual lives and communities in which they live. For more information or to start your own club contact Frank Ginther at 715-273-6781. 2015-2016 PIERCE COUNTY 4-H CLUBS CLUBS CIVIC and SUPPORT GROUPS Continued from previous page PLATT BOOKS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE PIERCE COUNTY 4-H ADULT ADVISORS UW Extension Office 412 W. Kinne St. Ellsworth WI 54011 715-273-6781 25 Have some fun Start your own 4-H club Call Frank Ginther for more information 715-273-3531 x6663 or 715-273-6781. Ellsworth Busy Fingers Vicky Hoffman 651-388-3703 Annetta Smith 651-442-0228 River Falls Spring Valley Country Partners Linda Donnelly 715-792-2692 Falcon Falls Leslee Miller 715-425-2318 Martell Rushers Paula Knutson 715-273-5217 Linann Pearson 715-222-3605 Fancy Doers Cheryl Kaufer 715-594-3113 Mann Valley Nancy Lindall 651-295-1711 Amanda Ressler 715-426-0939 Olivet Otters Susan Hayes 715-778-4399 Helpful Workers DeAnna Hines 715-273-4583 River Ramblers Andrea Nthole 715-426-0775 Rock Elm Skyrockets Mandy Pfingsten715-821-2229 Annette Schladweiler 715-505-5722 Isabelle Creek Kelly Niedermyer 715-781-1110 Town Country April Daniels 715-760-2973 Valley Eagles Sara Anderson 715-778-4742 Peggy Larson 715-778-4737 Prescott Plum CityRoyal Rushers Gina Klecker 715-273-4347 John Bazille 715-684-9529 Holly Bazille 715-410-8713 Big River Defenders Mary Stees 715-941-4077 Molly Orso 715-792-5157 Maiden Rock Rockets Evelyn Johnson 715-448-3703 Denim Dust Leslie Dickinson 651-214-9122 Helping Hands Gail Stewart 715-262-0015 or 612-387-7719 Merri-Heirs Barry White 715-647-4008 The Soaring Eagles Sally Pabst 715-273-3149 Lavon Augustine 715-792-5133 St. Croix Stars Julie Koukal 715-262-3951 Heartland Hustlers Melissa Achenbach 715-273-5040 18 16 6 17 4 2 19 12 13 17 22 20 19 3 14 18 18 16 19 17 5 11 21 16 1 10 15 7 22 17 18 19 20 21 11 13 12 15 16 10 14 2 6 4 3 1 5 7 8 9 9 8 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 37 Fertilizer Chemical Seed Custom Application Western Wisconsin Ag Supply 715273-5380 or 877242-6066 411 East Business Way Ellsworth WI Home Auto Health Life Commercial Residential Crop Hail Farm Multi-Peril Huppert AssociAtes Complete Insurance Services Since 1959 huppertinsurance.com infohuppertinsurance.com 715 273-4017 332 W. Main Street Ellsworth WI Call today for a No Obligation Quote for all your insurance needs Peter Huppert Let us WorK For You We Know What Show Animals Are Made Of Horse Pet Supplies Lawn Garden Wild Bird Ration Balancing Knowledgeable Staff Hours M-F 8am - 5pm Sat. 8am - Noon Sun. Closed 290 N. Morse Street Ellsworth WI 715 273-5066 We Care About Your Large And Companion Animals As If They Were Our Own Pierce Veterinary Clinic 273-4632 707 N. Brown St. Ellsworth Dr. Jennifer Belz DVM Frank F. During DVM Becky Behrendt DVM Companion Animal Large Animal Medicine Surgery Affordable spay neuter surgeries Complete diagnostics Dental services Microchipping Dog Cat Boarding Digital X-RAY Pet Grooming Therapeutic Laser Haul In Facility Cremation Services 38 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE E llsworth residents take comfort in knowing that each time they dial 9-1-1 a certified emergency medical officer answers the call. Within seconds after a call is placed the dispatcher knows the callers phone number name location and the route best-suited for the emergency vehicles to take to reach the victim. With two medical clinics three chiropractic and two dental offices located within the village two hospitals each located within 15 miles of the community and a well-trained EMT staff on hand residents of Ellsworth rest assured no medical emergencies need go unat- tended. The EMTs in Ellsworth are a fully-certified Paramedic unit. In addition the finest health care facilities in the world situated in Rochester Minnesota are also near Ellsworth. Whether in need of treatment for an illness or injury or a check up the community affords the means to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Contact the following ACUPUNCTURISTS New Directions Acupuncture 187 East Main Street EllsworthWI 715-273-4115 AMBULANCE Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service 151 Plum St. EllsworthWI Emergency 9-1-1 Administrative 715-273-4879 ASSISTED LIVING Preferred Senior Living 429 Wayne St.W. EllsworthWI 715-768-5468 PHYSICIANS Mayo Clinic Health System Red Wing in Ellsworth 530 W. Cairns St. EllsworthWI 715-273-5061 Vibrant Health Clinics 144 S. Plum St. EllsworthWI 715-273-5041 or 800-514-9206 HUMAN SERVICES Pierce County Human Services 412 W. Kinne EllsworthWI 715-273-3531 HOSPITALS Mayo Clinic Health System Red Wing 701 Fairview Blvd. Red Wing MN 651 267-5000 or 800-297-9215 River Falls Area Hospital Part of Allina Health 1629 East Division River FallsWI 425-6155 DENTISTS Shaw Family Dental 501 W. Lucas Ln. EllsworthWI 715-273-3700 CHIROPRACTORS Ellsworth Chiropractic Wellness Center 187 E. Main St. East EllsworthWI 715-273-4115 Kollbaum Chiropractic 430 N. Maple St. EllsworthWI 715-273-3175 Nyeggen Chiropractic 105 N. Piety St. EllsworthWI 715-273-4404 Spine Pro 330 West Main St. EllsworthWI 715-941-5100 OPTOMETRISTS Ritzinger Optometric Clinic SC 338 W. Main EllsworthWI 715-273-3570 NURSES Pierce County Public Health 412 W. Kinne St. EllsworthWI 715-273-3531 NURSING HOME - CARE FACILITIES Brotoloc Health Care Systems N5335 760th EllsworthWI 715-273-5060 Ellsworth Care Center 403 N. Maple St. EllsworthWI 715-273-5821 PHARMACY Shopko Hometown 598 W. Lucas Lane EllsworthWI 715-273-4278 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Member MEDICAL DIRECTORY ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 39 400 Highpoint Drive Ellsworth WI 54011 Hancock Lodge 229 Free Accepted Masons meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 730pm www.hancocklodge229.com If you want to know more just ask Call 715-273-4339 Freemasonry ...a brotherhood of like-minded men. Serving family God country. JoanneHinesAgencyInc. PROTECT YOUR DREAMS FOR LESS THAN YOU THINK. 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American Family Mutual Insurance Company American Family Insurance Company American Standard Insurance Company of Ohio American Standard Insurance Company of Wisconsin. 6000 American Parkway Madison WI 53783 2013 007366 613 450EWallStEllsworthWI54011 715273-5212 THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACCOUNTING TAX PREPARATION Feuerhelm Langer Ltd. 367 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5755 www.feuerhelmlanger.com ACUPUNCTURE New Directions Acupuncture 187 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4115 AG SUPPLIESSERVICES Western Wisconsin Ag Supply 411 East Business Way EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5380 www.agpartners.net Western Wisconsin Nutrition 290 North Morse Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5066 www.westernwisconsinnutrition.com ARTSENTERTAINMENT Brush Strokes Paint Party N2826 490th St. Maiden RockWI 54750 515-333-8363 www.brushstrokesparty.com ATTORNEY Loberg Law Office 359 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5072 www.loberglawoffice.com AUCTION SERVICES Hines Auction Service 218 North Broadway EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3377 www.hinesauctionservice.com AUTOMOBILE PARTSREPAIR Dent Free 1536 North Maple EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-1428 www.mydentfreeauto.com Ellsworth Ford 424 West Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4319 www.ellsworthford.com Ingli Auto 423 Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3358 Quinn Motors of Ellsworth 405 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4331 www.quinnmotorsofellsworth.com AUTOMOBILE SALES Ellsworth Ford 424 West Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4319 www.ellsworthford.com Quinn Motors of Ellsworth 405 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4331 www.quinnmotorsofellsworth.com BANKLOANSMORTGAGE Associated Bank 420 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6680 www.associatedbank.com Bank Mutual 385 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4024 www.bankmutual.com BMO Harris Bank 388 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3940 www.bmoharris.com First National Bank of River Falls 1151 North Canton Street PrescottWI 54021 715-262-5000 www.fnbrf.com Merchants Bank N.A. 2835 South Service Drive Red Wing MN 54066 651-385-7621 www.merchantsbank.com WESTconsin Credit Union 157 East Main Street Post Office Box 408 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4238 westconsincu.org BANQUET FACILITY Ellsworth Country Club W6920 Golf Course Lane EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4438 www.ellsworthcountryclub.com Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club W3930 Highway 72 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5304 www.ellsworthrodandgun.com Kilkarney Hills Golf Club 163 Radio Road River FallsWI 54022 715-425-8501 www.kilkarneyhills.com BAR Broz Bar 455 East Wall Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5025 www.brozbar.com The Hub on Main LLC 305 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4223 www.thehubonmain.com Snowballs Bar Inc. 463 East Wall Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5174 BEAUTYGROOMING Sof-Touch Electrolysis Body Waxing 362 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3300 www.sof-touch.com 40 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Member Business Directory 2016 Cubbys Hollywood Video Pizza Tanning 321 Main Street Westt EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4383 BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION Bills Distributing Ltd. 5900 Packer Drive Northeast MenomonieWI 54751 715-235-5820 www.billsdist.com General Beer Northwest 2200 Lake View Drive Chippewa FallsWI 54729 715-720-2600 BREWPUB Common Man Brewing 193 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-941-4060 www.commonmanbrewing.com BUILDINGREMODELING CONTRACTOR Red Wing Construction Company 1011 Bench Street Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-2881 www.redwingconstruction.com BUILDING MATERIALS Fullerton - The Builders Choice N5192 635th Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5032 www.fulltertontbc.com BULK FUELPROPANE Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services W7725 Highway 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4355 www.piercepepin.com Eau Claire Co-op Oil Co Chippewa Valley Energy EllsworthWI 54011 715-876-6400 www.chippewavalleyenergy.net BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES Feuerhelm Langer LTD 367 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5755 www.feuerhelmlanger.com Pierce County Economic Development Corporation UW-River Falls 410 South Third Street River FallsWI 54022 715-425-3881 www.pcedc.com CABINETRY WOODWORKING Quality One Woodwork 412 Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5004 www.qualityonewoodwork.com CASINO Treasure Island Resort and Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road Welch MN 55089 800-222-7077 www.ticasino.com CHIROPRACTOR Kollbaum Chiropractic 430 North Maple Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3175 www.kollbaumchiropractic.com Nyeggen Chiropractic 105 North Piety Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4404 Spine Pro Chiropractic 330 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-941-5100 www.spineprochiropractic.com CHURCH CrossRoad Community Church W7562 Highway 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3678 www.crossroadcommunitychurch.info CLEANING SERVICES Freshly Infused Cleaning Service W8290 390th Ave EllsworthWI 54011 715-821-3246 freshlyinfusedcleaningservices.com COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Beldenville Old Car Club N5044 430th Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3390 www.bocc.webs.com Ellsworth FFA Alumni Post Office Box 251 EllsworthWI 54011 www.ellsworthffa.org Ellsworth Lions Club 665 Giana Court EllsworthWI 54011 715-307-2962 www.ellsworthlionsclub.org COMMUNITY SERVICES CrossRoad Community Church W7562 Highway 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3678 www.crossroadcommunitychurch.info Workforce Resource 387 Arrow Court Suite 205 River FallsWI 54022 715-426-0388 www.workforceresource.org COMPUTER SERVICES Coordinated Business Systems 4920 Moundview Drive Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-1816 www.coordinated.com StarTech Computing 1755 Old West Main Red Wing MN 55066 888-385-0607 www.startech-comp.com ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 41 THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONCRETE MB Boys N7622 Highway 63 Spring ValleyWI 54767 715-273-3572 Wieser Concrete Products Inc. W3716 US Highway 10 Maiden RockWI 54750 715-647-2311 wieserconcrete.com CONSTRUCTION Red Wing Construction Company 1011 Bench Street Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-2881 www.redwingconstruction.com CONVENIENCE STORE FUELBAKERYDELI ALCOHOL Countryside Cooperative 610 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4363 www.countrysidecoop.com Holiday StationSSG Corporation 456 W. Main St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5012 DENTIST Shaw Family Dental 501 West Lucas Lane EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3700 www.shawfamilydental.com EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Chippewa Valley Technical College 500 South Wasson Lane River FallsWI 54022 715-425-3301 www.cvtc.edu Ellsworth Community School District 300 Hillcrest Street EllsworthWI 54021 715-273-3900 www.ellsworth.k12.wi.us Ellsworth Public Library 312 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3209 www.ellsworthlibrary.org ELECTROLYSIS Sof-Touch Electrolysis Body Waxing 362 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3300 www.sof-touch.com EMERGENCY SERVICES Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service 151 South Plum Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4879 www.ellsworthems.com EMPLOYEE BENEFITS C.O Brown Insurance Agency 3475 Vermillion Street Hastings MN 55033 651-437-6006 www.cobrown.com EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Workforce Resource 387 Arrow Court Suite 205 River FallsWI 54022 715-426-0388 www.workforceresource.org EQUIPMENT RENTAL Ripleys Rental and Sales 312 North Tyler Road Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-5984 www.ripleysrental.com FINANCIAL PLANNING American Family Insurance Joanne Hines Agency Inc. 450 East Wall Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5212 www.joannehines.com Andrew Bennett Agency 366 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4485 www.farmersagent.comabennett Associated Bank 420 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6680 www.associatedbank.com Bank Mutual 385 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4024 www.bankmutual.com BMO Harris Bank 388 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3940 www.bmoharris.com Denton Achenbach State Farm Insurance 310 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4000 www.agentdenton.com Edward Jones Advisor Brian McQuade 415A Wisconsin Street North HudsonWI 54016 715-386-4454 www.edwardjones.com First National Bank of River Falls 1151 North Canton Street PrescottWI 54021 715-262-5000 www.fnbrf.com Huppert and Associates 332 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4017 www.huppertinsurance.com Merchants Bank N.A. 2835 South Service Drive Red Wing MN 54066 651-385-7621 www.merchantsbank.com Musty-Barnhart Agency 910 Main Street Suite 202 Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-7128 www.mustybarnhart.com 42 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Member Business Directory 2016 The Service Agency 369 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3939 www.theserviceagency.com WESTconsin Credit Union 157 East Main Street Post Office Box 408 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4238 westconsincu.org FIREWOOD Ground Breakers W8113 County Road J BeldenvilleWI 54003 715-307-1490 715-222-4371 www.gblandscapedesign.com FITNESS Ellsworth Snap Fitness 185 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-1402 www.snapfitness.comellsworth FOOD BAR AND GRILL Broz Bar 455 East Wall Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5025 Common Man Brewing 193 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-941-4060 www.commonmanbrewing.com Cubbys Hollywood Video Pizza Tanning 321 Main Street Westt EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4383 Gas-Lite Bar Grill W8945 US Hwy 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4839 Valley Bar and Grill W10299 Highway 10 PrescottWI 54021 715-425-1018 West Wind Supper Club 709 North Main Street River FallsWI 54021 715-425-8100 www.thewestwind.com FOODCATERING Ellsworth Subway 372 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4713 www.subway.com Flat Pennies Ice Cream W6442 Highway 35 Bay CityWI 54723 715-594-3555 www.flatpennies.com FOODICE CREAM Ellsworth Dairy Queen 467 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4461 www.dairyqueen.com FOODRESTAURANTS Ellsworth Dairy Queen 467 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4461 www.dairyqueen.com Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club W3930 Highway 72 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5304 www.ellsworthrodandgun.com Ellsworth Subway 372 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4713 www.subway.com Oasis Eatery at Nesbitts Nursery N4380 Highway 35 PrescottWI 54021 715-792-2676 www.nesbittsnursery.com West Wind Supper Club 709 North Main Street River FallsWI 54021 715-425-8100 www.thewestwind.com FOODRETAIL GROCERY Nilssens Foods 157 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5500 www.nilssensfoods.com FOODSPECIALTY Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery 232 North Wallace Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4311 www.ellsworthcheesecurds.com S S Sugar Bush N3870 730th Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-594-3632 Vino in the Valley W3826 450th Avenue Maiden RockWI 54750 715-639-6677 www.vinointhevalley.com GIFTSSPECIALTY Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery 232 North Wallace Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4311 www.ellsworthcheesecurds.com GOLF COURSE Ellsworth Country Club W6920 Golf Course Lane EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4438 www.ellsworthcountryclub.com Kilkarney Hills Golf Club 163 Radio Road River FallsWI 54022 715-425-8501 www.kilkarneyhills.com GOVERNMENT Village of Ellsworth 130 North Chestnut Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4742 www.villageofellsworth.org ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 43 THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GRAPHIC DESIGN Firefly Design LLC N5923 490th Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-307-0967 www.fireflydesignllc.net GREENHOUSENURSERY Harringtons Greenhouse 438 West Kinne Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5937 www.harringtonsgreenhouse.com Reuvers Nursery W8914 340th Avenue Hager CityWI 54011 715-792-2858 www.reuversnursery.com Sargents Nursery Inc. 3352 North Service Drive Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-3847 www.sargentsnursery.com GUTTER CLEANING INSTALLATION Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters Post Office Box 174 Maiden RockWI 54750 715-448-2200 www.thebestgutters.com Fischer Companies Inc. N5802 County Road O EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5100 www.theroofmasters.com HARDWARE True Value HardwarePart City 137 Main St E EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4361 HEALTH WELLNESS Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service 151 South Plum Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4879 www.ellsworthems.com Ellsworth Snap Fitness 185 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-1402 www.snapfitness.comellsworth Kollbaum Chiropractic 430 North Maple Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3175 www.kollbaumchiropractic.com Nyeggen Chiropractic 105 North Piety Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4404 Preferred Senior Living 429 West Wayne Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-768-5468 www.preferredseniorliving.com Ritzinger Optometric Clinic 338 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3570 River Falls Area Hospital Part of Allina Health 1629 East Division Street River FallsWI 54022 715-307-6000 www.riverfallsareahospital.com Shaw Family Dental 501 West Lucas Lane EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3700 www.shawfamilydental.com Vibrant Health Family Clinic 144 Plum Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5041 www.vibranthealthclinics.com HEATING AIR CONDITIONING Comfort By Design Inc. 240 North Broadway EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3658 www.comfortbydesign.net Eatons Heating Electric Plumbing Inc. 171 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5589 HOME PARTY DIRECT SALES Stampin UpJamberry Nails Kay Beder N2356 County Rd C Bay CityWI 54723 715-495-0414 www.kaybeder.jamberrynails.net www.kaybeder.stampinup.net HOSPITAL River Falls Area Hospital Part of Allina Health 1629 East Division Street River FallsWI 54022 715-307-6000 www.riverfallsareahospital.com Atrium Post Acute Care of Ellsworth 403 N. Maple Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5821 www.ellsworthcare.com IMPLEMENT DEALER Value Implement W8482 530th Avenue EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4400 INSURANCE American Family Insurance Joanne Hines Agency 450 East Wall Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5212 www.joannehines.com Andrew Bennett Agency 366 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4485 www.farmersagent.comabennett C.O Brown Insurance Agency 3475 Vermillion Street Hastings MN 55033 651-437-6006 www.cobrown.com 44 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Member Business Directory 2016 Denton Achenbach State Farm Insurance 310 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4000 www.agentdenton.com Huppert and Associates 332 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4017 www.huppertinsurance.com Musty-Barnhart Agency 910 Main Street Suite 202 Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-7128 www.mustybarnhart.com The Service Agency 369 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3939 www.theserviceagency.com INVESTMENTS Edward Jones Advisor Brian McQuade 415A Wisconsin Street North HudsonWI 54016 715-386-4454 www.edwardjones.com LANDSCAPING Ground Breakers W8113 County Road J BeldenvilleWI 54003 715-307-1490 715-222-4371 www.gblandscapedesign.com Reuvers Nursery W8914 340th Avenue Hager CityWI 54011 715-792-2858 www.reuversnursery.com RockWorks Landscaping 740 Crest Lane West EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5415 www.rockworkslandscaping.com Sargents Nursery Inc. 3352 North Service Drive Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-3847 www.sargentsnursery.com LAND SURVEYING Brandon King Land Surveying LLC N324 County Road D Eau GalleWI 54737 715-639-5243 www.bkls.vpweb.com LIBRARY Ellsworth Public Library 312 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3209 www.ellsworthlibrary.org LODGING About Time Country Escape W1898 370th Ave. Maiden RockWI 54750 715-577-2094 www.abouttimebnb.com MANUFACTURING Federal Foam Technologies 312 Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-6700 www.federalfoam.com J S Machine Inc. W6009 490th Avenue EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3376 www.jsmachine.com MARKETING Independent Marketing Milt Helmer N6356 740th Street BeldenvilleWI 54003 715-821-5002 www.milthelmerads.com Limelight Social Media 651-300-0656 www.limelightsocialmedia.com www.fb.comlimelightsocialmedia Pierce County Herald 126 South Chestnut Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4334 www.piercecountyherald.com MEDICAL CLINIC Vibrant Health Family Clinic 144 Plum Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5041 www.vibranthealthclinics.com NEWSPAPERPRINTING Helmer PrintingThe Shopper N6402 790th Street BeldenvilleWI 54003 715-273-4601 www.helmerprinting.com www.shopperfreepress.com Minuteman Press Oakdale 631 Hayward EllsworthWI 54011 651-735-2255 www.iloveminuteman.com Pierce County Herald 126 South Chestnut Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4334 www.piercecountyherald.com OFFICE SUPPLIES EQUIPMENT Coordinated Business Systems 4920 Moundview Drive Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-1816 www.coordinated.com OPTOMETRY Ritzinger Optometric Clinic 338 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3570 PARTY SUPPLIES Ripleys Rental and Sales 312 North Tyler Road Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-5984 www.ripleysrental.com PET GROOMING Pierce Veterinary Clinic 707 North Brown Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4632 www.piercevetclinic.com ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 45 THE ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHONEINTERNET Bevcomm W8108 165th Avenue Hager CityWI 54014 715-792-2103 www.bevcomm.net Midcontinent Communications Post Office Box 5010 Sioux Falls SD 57117 800-888-1300 www.midcocomm.com PHOTOGRAPHY Buena Farrell Photography 377 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 651-380-1239 www.buenafarrellphotography.com PLUMBING Nelson Plumbing 122 East Summit Avenue EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4444 PUBLIC SERVANT Mel Pittman Representative Warren Petryk PROMOTIONAL ADVERTISING Butler Specialty Company W3844 650th Avenue Spring ValleyWI 54767 715-778-5733 Helmer PrintingThe Shopper N6402 790th Street BeldenvilleWI 54003 715-273-4601 www.helmerprinting.com www.shopperfreepress.com Ideal Ad Sportswear N4854 County Road O EllsworthWI 54011 715-792-5475 REAL ESTATE Gordon Borner Realty LLC 111 North Chestnut Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-0653 www.gordonbornerrealty.com Loberg Law Office 359 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5072 www.loberglawoffice.com ReMax Results 315 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4077 www.ellsworth-realestate.com Woods Water Real Estate 101 North Piety Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4567 www.woods-water.com RENEWABLE ENERGY Comfort By Design Inc. 240 North Broadway EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3658 www.comfortbydesign.net ROOFING SERVICES Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters Post Office Box 174 Maiden RockWI 54750 715-448-2200 www.thebestgutters.com Fischer Companies Inc. N5802 County Road O EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5100 www.theroofmasters.com SCREEN PRINTING Butler Specialty Company W3844 650th Avenue Spring ValleyWI 54767 715-778-5733 SEPTIC SERVICE Johnsons Sanitation W5990 570th Avenue EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5811 SHEET METAL Eatons Heating Electric and Plumbing Inc. 171 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5589 SHOPPINGRETAIL Nilssens Foods 157 East Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5500 www.nilssensfoods.com Shopko Hometown 598 Lucas Lane EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4278 SKILLED NURSING ASSISTED LIVING Preferred Senior Living 429 West Wayne Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-768-5468 www.preferredseniorliving.com SNOW REMOVAL RockWorks Landscaping 740 Crest Lane West EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5415 www.rockworkslandscaping.com TOILET RENTAL Johnsons Sanitation W5990 570th Avenue EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5811 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery 232 North Wallace Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4311 www.ellsworthcheesecurds.com Flat Pennies Ice Cream W6442 Highway 35 Bay CityWI 54723 715-594-3555 www.flatpennies.com S S Sugar Bush N3870 730th Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-594-3632 Vino in the Valley W3826 450th Avenue Maiden RockWI 54750 715-639-6677 www.vinointhevalley.com 46 ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE Member Business Directory 2016 TITLE SERVICES Pierce County Abstract Title 361 West Main Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5563 www.titlesolutionsinc.com TRAILER SALES Ingli Auto 423 Industrial Road EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3358 UTILITIES Bevcomm W8108 165th Avenue Hager CityWI 54014 715-792-2103 www.bevcomm.net Midcontinent Communications Post Office Box 5010 Sioux Falls SD 57117 800-888-1300 www.midcocomm.com Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services W7725 Highway 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4355 www.piercepepin.com Xcel Energy 1201 Livingstone Road HudsonWI 54016 800-895-4999 www.xcelenergy.com VETERINARY SERVICES Pierce Veterinary Clinic 707 North Brown Street EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4632 www.piercevetclinic.com WATER SYSTEMS Croix Crystal Water Treatment 3440 Yoerg Drive HudsonWI 54016 715-386-8667 Culligan Water 2342 Old Zumbrota Street Red Wing MN 55066 651-388-8808 www.culliganredwing.com COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION I n the spring of 2012 community business leaders including Police Chief Greg Place School Superintendent Barry Cain and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors emphasized the importance of beautifying our com- munity in celebration of Ellsworths Sesquicentennial. With their motto of Building a Better Community in mind past Chamber Executive Director Sarah Ries reached out to local company Fairmount Minerals for funding. The company responded with a generous grant to implement a Flower Basket Program in the Ellsworth Community. In addi- tion to the twenty stone planters already located around town 26 hanging baskets were installed along Main Street.The hope is to increase this number in the future and extend placement beyond Main Street. The Flower Basket Program adds beauty to our community which in turn builds pride in residents and business owners. In addition to Fairmount Minerals key contributors to its inau- gural year included Thomas Betts Corporation Harringtons GreenhouseValue Implement the Village of Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Community School District. By fall when the hanging baskets were coming down another source of community pride was undergoing its own beauti- fication East End Park. As the crowning achievement of the Sesquicentennial Committee major improvements were made in honor of Ellsworths 150-year history fitting for a park celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012. Over one hundred residents and businesses contributed to the final effort which included the addition of concrete planters an iron fence stairs light poles and park sign. The Chamber once again stepped forward to take on the challenge of maintaining the new East End Park planters as well as decorating the park for Christmas. Support from local residents and businesses through both financial contributions and volunteerism is essential to the success of all of Ellsworths community beautification projects. To make a donation to the Flower Basket Program or to volunteer to help with watering please contact the Chamber Office at 715-273-6442 or e-mail infoellsworthchamber.com. ELLSWORTH WI VISITORS NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 47 Bethel Covenant Church W8405 Cty. Rd. KK EllsworthWI 54011 715-792-2397 bethelcvbevcomm.net PastorTodd Spieker Bethlehem Lutheran Church N3699 730th St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-594-3182 belutheranyahoo.com Pastor Mary Eide Bible Center Church W3733 330th Ave. Maiden RockWI 54750 715-647-2050 infobiblectr.org Pastor Donald Shilts CrossRoad Community Church W7652 Hwy. 10 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3678 pastorcrossroadcommunitychurch.info Pastors Matthew Angel Anderson Eidsvold Lutheran Church W6111 Cty. Rd. EE Bay CityWI 54723 715-594-3182 belutheranyahoo.com Pastor Mary Eide English Lutheran Church 229 W. Main St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4617 pastorenglishlutheranchurch.org Pastors Jeff Smith First Presbyterian Church 509 W. Main St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4429 1presbypressenter.com PastorAmy Kosari Living Waters Christian Fellowship 253 S. Piety St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-5726 wicklundpressenter.com Pastor Rodney Wicklund Our Saviors Lutheran Church N6450 530th St. BeldenvilleWI 54011 715-273-4570 lucas.ladniergmailcom Pastor Lucas Ladnier St. Francis Catholic Church 231 Woodworth St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4744 stfrancisrectorysbcglobal.net Pastor Eric Awortwe-Dadson St. Marys Big River W10137 570th Ave. River FallsWI 54022 715-425-5806 Pastor Father Kevin C. Louis S.T.L. St. Pauls United Church of Christ W5706 State Road 72 EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-3118 churchofficespuccellsworth.org Pastor Del Permann Zion Covenant Church 210 N. Beulah St. EllsworthWI 54011 715-273-4148 prayerzioncovenant.org Pastor Dave Hugare CHURCH DIRECTORY A large number of denomonations are represented by the many churches in and around the Ellsworth area. Many more are within a comfortable driving distance from the village.