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North Crawford to hold plant sale

NORTH CRAWFORD - Yes, it's finally that time of year again…that's right it's time to get to work on the yard and garden.

May 16, 2018 | | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove sewer project moves forward

SOLDIERS GROVE - At their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 3, the board of the Village of Soldiers Grove continued to move ahead with repairs and upgrades to their sewer system, and to the fire department building.

May 16, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Gays Mills Village Board honors John Johnson’s long years of service

GAYS MILLS - Gays Mills Village President Harry Heisz took time at the end of the regular meeting to thank John Johnson for his many years of service on the village board.

May 16, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove Fire Department to host annual Pancake Supper fundraiser

SOLDIERS GROVE - The Soldiers Grove Fire Department 'Redcoats' invite the community to their 15th annual, all-you-can-eat, Pancake Supper fundraiser.

May 16, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Rebecca Molledahl one of 100 honored with Herb Kohl Fellowship

NORTH CRAWFORD - A $6,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2018 Fellowship was presented to Rebecca Molledahl, an elementary school teacher at North Crawford School Distrist in Soldiers Grove at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman. The school will receive a matching $6,000 grant.

May 16, 2018 | | LOCAL


Louisa the Lucky Pig battles for her life

VERNON COUNTY - One day, almost three years ago, I drove home with a tiny black piglet dozing in the passenger seat. I was singing, and occasionally she'd grunt. Her name was Louisa, and I'd adopted her from a farm near Duck Egg County Forest.

May 16, 2018 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Stories out of school

GAYS MILLS - This time of the year, as the school year draws to a close, puts me in mind of a lot of memories I accumulated as a high school teacher. I was in high school for a total of 33 years, not counting the four (or so) that I spent as a student. There are bound to be numerous memories involved with that much time involved in a career.

May 16, 2018 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


A dream job for the ‘Queen of Trash’

GAYS MILLS - During my late teens and 20s I had several different jobs.

May 16, 2018 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Charges against Gloria Wall dropped

CRAWFORD COUNTY - All charges against former Crawford County Public Health Director Gloria Wall were dismissed last week in Crawford County Circuit Court.

May 16, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Grant for $125,000 will be used to expand Driftless Brewery production

SOLDIERS GROVE - On Tuesday, May 8, the Driftless Brewing Company LLC is launched an expansion project at its brewery in Soldiers Grove to a 15 BBL brewing system and 70 seat taproom. This launch, attended by more than 60 people, was made in conjunction with the WEDC announcing a $125,000 grant to the Village of Soldiers Grove in support of the project.

May 16, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Plane makes emergency landing in Lafayette County

MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP – A plane made an unexpected emergency landing in a cultivated farm field in Lafayette County on Friday, May 4.

May 10, 2018 | | LOCAL


Old Iron Revival Tractor Pull in Gays Mills

GAYS MILLS - Don't miss the Seventh Annual Old Iron Revival Antique Tractor Pull in Gays Mills this Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

May 09, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Don’t miss the Ridge & Valley Rodeo in Gays Mills

GAYS MILLS - Put on your hat and pull on your cowboy boots and come on down to Gays Mills for the 20th Annual Little Britches Rodeo to be held on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.

May 09, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast benefits Ocooch Mountain Rescue

GAYS MILLS - Ocooch Mountain Rescue Squad is the emergency first responder and ambulance service that serves the Gays Mills area. They will hold their annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 13, 7-11 a.m. at their headquarters building at 111 Royal Avenue in Gays Mills (just north of Gays Mills off Highway 131).

May 09, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


It’s time to enjoy Gays Mills Spring Festival

GAYS MILLS - Spring Festival in Gays Mills offers a lively lineup of events that offer 'something for everyone,' from the Folk Music Festival to the Antique Tractor Show and Ridge & Valley rodeo. Safe to say, on Mother's Day Weekend, Gays Mills is the place to be.

May 09, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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Don’t dare miss Ferryville River Bluff Daze

FERRYVILLE - Tractor Pull, Fun, Food, Farmers Market and Fireworks – All in Ferryville on Saturday, July 28 at River Bluff Daze. Mark your calendar now and ...

July 18, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Seneca Ridge & Valley event results

SENECA - Results from events at the Seneca Ridge & Valley Rally are as follows:

July 18, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Gays Mills Horseshoe Tournament drew a crowd

GAYS MILLS - Both locals and visitors could agree that the recently built sanctioned horseshoe pits in Gays Mills were mighty fine.

July 18, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Zoooom…and I’m green with envy

VERNON COUNTY - The whole wide world, as far as I can see from my wraparound deck, is green! I'm surrounded by trees of all ...

July 18, 2018 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Turtle tutorial

GAYS MILLS - Turtles are one of my favorite critters. I think of them now because they show themselves at this time of year. These ancient ...

July 18, 2018 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Going from the zoo to the moon in a day

GAYS MILLS - We embarked this weekend on yet another summer time family ritual. The Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison. My aunt and young cousin Romeo ...

July 18, 2018 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Gays Mills Board approves two new TIDs

GAYS MILLS - In a wide-ranging meeting on Monday, July 2, the Gays Mills Village Board touched on a variety of subjects.

July 18, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


With a new librarian, Gays Mills library is evolving with the changing times

GAYS MILLS - There's an old Zen Buddhist saying "you can never step into the same river twice." The moral of the story is that ...

July 18, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


My favorite summertime day

VERNON COUNTY - It was hard to stay in the top bunk while my older sister slept soundly below me. Filled with excitement for my favorite ...

July 03, 2018 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Don’t forget the cheese!

GAYS MILLS - I think I eat too much cheese. Please don't ask me how I know this. That recommended serving size of one ounce ...

July 03, 2018 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Fireworks and the Fourth of July-Forever

GAYS MILLS - The Fourth of July has just passed us (well not me, as I am writing to you from back in June) and I ...

July 03, 2018 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Kickapoo Ringers are bringing back something old with something new

GAYS MILLS - It was a steamy, but proud day, on Friday, June 29, when a dedicated group of horseshoe pitchers from the Gays Mills area ...

July 03, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Seneca Ridge & Valley Rally celebrating 25-year anniversary

SENECA - Every year, there's a large event in mid-July that brings the entire Seneca community together and this year that event will take on ...

July 03, 2018 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Tainter Creek Watershed Council plans two events

CRAWFORD AND VERNON COUNTIES - The Tainter Creek Watershed met on Monday, June 25 to discuss their upcoming event featuring Ray Archuleta, a nationally-known expert on ...

July 03, 2018 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Finnegan and Jane have island time

VERNON COUNTY - Shuffling barefoot into the living room, my short hair sticking out east and west, I look at the clock in disbelief: 6:15 ...

July 03, 2018 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


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