Ellsworth

Ellsworth School District residents again supported a tax increase to keep the doors of their school open. They overwhelmingly approved a request for a new 10-year $1,779.50 per pupil operating levy.  Of 259 ballots cast, 83 percent (216) were yes votes and 17 percent (43) were against the...
Every two years state legislators submit requests for the capital budget bill. The requests include improvements to state facilities, public lands and grants to local government entities. The city of Ellsworth is requesting a $1.3 million grant for a new city hall, multi-purpose center and...
Ellsworth Superintendent John Willey uses the district’s online tax calculator to show Cliff Schilling how the referendum would specifically affect his taxes if it’s approved by voters.
Ellsworth School District residents are again being asked for money to keep the doors of their school open. At an Oct. 15 public meeting, they learned about a proposed 10-year $1,779.50 per pupil operating levy. “We’re out of gas,” Superintendent John Willey said about the reason for the referendum...
Between rain showers Tuesday morning, City of Ellsworth officials ceremoniously broke ground on their new city hall. Pictured (from left) are architect Jeff Nelson, contractor Terry Kelley, councilor Paul Snyder, contractor Dan Kelley, councilor Collette Smythe, councilor Larry DeBeer, councilor Richard Gaul, commissioner Gene Metz, city attorney Don Klosterbuer, Mayor Tasha Domeyer, Sen. Bill Weber, Rep. Rod Hamilton, Rhonda Groen and city clerk Dawn Huisman.
On the same site where 10 months ago Ellsworth City Hall once stood, city officials and dignitaries ceremoniously broke ground for a new Ellsworth City Hall Tuesday morning. Actual construction begins Monday by Swift Construction Inc. of Sioux Falls. The 3,583-square foot city hall and community...
Marvin Brommer
Marvin Lambert Brommer, 90, Luverne, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the Rock Rapids Care Center in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial will follow the lunch at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth. Visitation...
Albert Kracht
Albert “AJ” Kracht, 89, Steen, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.      A funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Albert John Kracht was born on Aug. 12, 1930, to Peter...
Adrian Public Schools welcomed seven new teachers for the 2019-20 school year. Pictured from left are Kristi Groth, Devyn Meyer, Sam Voss, Sara Henning, Christine Thorson, Lexi Lynn and Matt Gaudian.
By Glenda McGaffee Five new teachers will welcome students to their classrooms in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District for the 2019-20 school year. Caitlin Slaba, Sioux Falls, will teach seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts. She graduated from Canby High School in 2011 and from South...
Gerald Drenth
Gerald Arthur Drenth, 72, Lismore, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. A private family burial of cremains will be at a later date. A time of fellowship will be from 5-8...
Edward DeBoer
Edward Ray DeBoer, 79, Luverne, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home. A memorial service was Saturday, Aug. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with military honors followed at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, Iowa. Edward DeBoer was born on Aug. 27, 1939, the youngest...
Molly Schilling
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will welcome Molly Schilling as the new secondary school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Todd Holthaus previously served as high school principal but will now assume the elementary principal position in Beaver Creek. The new hire and shift of...

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