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Fair maps resolution is coming before the Crawford County Board

Fair maps resolution is coming before the Crawford County Board

CRAWFORD COUNTY - At their February 19 meeting, the Crawford County Board of Supervisors will vote on a 'Resolution to Create a Nonpartisan Procedure for the ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:22 p.m.

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Crawford County amends two ordinances

Crawford County amends two ordinances

CRAWFORD COUNTY - The Crawford County Board of Supervisors enacted changes to their Floodplain and Shoreland-Wetland Zoning ordinances. The changes were made in order to bring ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:18 p.m.
Jill: the smart, pretty sister

Jill: the smart, pretty sister

VIOLA - We grew up hearing the slogan ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.’ But what if your mind begins to waste on its ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:17 p.m.
Bag of spuds fed the class

Bag of spuds fed the class

GAYS MILLS - Potatoes are good food year round, but they are extra good in the winter. Potatoes are a great comfort food, filling and starchy ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:15 p.m.
Winter fun with cousins and their kids

Winter fun with cousins and their kids

GAYS MILLS - Recently at the Schendel-Dremsa household, we’ve had a bit of a treat. My cousin Brandon and his family have ventured our way ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:14 p.m.
Andrews receives prestigious award

Andrews receives prestigious award

NORTH CRAWFORD - Demetri Andrews, North Crawford School District Business Manager, was named the George Gray WASBO New School Business Manager of the Year in acknowledgement ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:13 p.m.
Hearing planned on water permit for LaCrosse County CAFO

Hearing planned on water permit for LaCrosse County CAFO

LACROSSE - LaCrosse Public Health Director Jennifer Rombalski has confirmed that the DNR will schedule a public information hearing regarding the reissuance of the Babcock Genetics ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:11 p.m.
Seneca High School competes in Wisconsin Civic Games

Seneca High School competes in Wisconsin Civic Games

SENECA - Nearly 100 students from 25 schools competed last Saturday in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Civics Games regional competitions.

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:10 p.m.
Weather swings provide wild ride

Weather swings provide wild ride

DRIFTLESS - Some who were suffering through a cold snap for the record books on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, followed newscasters in referring ...

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:08 p.m.
Three buyouts recommended in Gays Mills

Three buyouts recommended in Gays Mills

GAYS MILLS - The Gays Mills Village Board meeting followed an hour-long closed session to review and make recommendations on FEMA-funded buyouts. 

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Posted: Feb. 13, 2019 3:07 p.m.
Wisconsin author to speak at Ocooch Books

Wisconsin author to speak at Ocooch Books

Read about it in the February 14, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer.

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Posted: Feb. 12, 2019 4:57 p.m.
Winter memories with my snow dad

Winter memories with my snow dad

VIOLA - I have my dad to thank for loving snow. He never did grow tired of playing with me outside in winter.

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:17 p.m.
Home remedies

Home remedies

GAYS MILLS - Home remedies. It’s got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It conjures up the ability to take care of things ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:15 p.m.
Waylee Bopper makes his debut as a human

Waylee Bopper makes his debut as a human

GAYS MILLS - Hello my dear readers, I have returned to the Independent-Scout Mother Ship. Likely, as you’ll be reading this you’ll have hopefully ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:11 p.m.
Landowners urged to protect Driftless Region as ‘biodiversity hotspot’

Landowners urged to protect Driftless Region as ‘biodiversity hotspot’

VIROQUA - Participants at the fourth in the ‘Conservation on Tap’ series of educational events, sponsored by Valley Stewardship Network (VSN), were treated to Dr. Melinda ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:10 p.m.
Mary Kuhn provides 20 years of dedicated service

Mary Kuhn provides 20 years of dedicated service

NORTH CRAWFORD - Mary Kuhn, who has served on the North Crawford School Board for the last 20 years, received some hard earned recognition at the ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:09 p.m.
Dr. Phoebe Devitt comes back home

Dr. Phoebe Devitt comes back home

SOLDIERS GROVE - “I was born in this hospital,” the smiling young doctor told me from behind her desk at the Hirsch Clinic in Viroqua last ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:07 p.m.
Southwest Wisconsin farmers organizing poultry processing cooperative

Southwest Wisconsin farmers organizing poultry processing cooperative

SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN - A team of six core leaders, Gene Schriefer and Barry Hottman of the UW-Extension of Iowa County, and approximately 50 interested producers are ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:06 p.m.
Citizens discuss Vos ‘Water Quality Task Force’ in Platteville

Citizens discuss Vos ‘Water Quality Task Force’ in Platteville

PLATTEVILLE - On a snowy Wednesday evening on January 23, 30 concerned citizens gathered in Platteville to discuss recent results of the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:03 p.m.
Campaigns banned on Freeman Township property

Campaigns banned on Freeman Township property

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP - The Town of Freeman Board Meeting began with the six people present rising for the Pledge of Allegiance. However, before the meeting ended ...

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Posted: Feb. 06, 2019 2:02 p.m.
Area coped with polar vortex last week

Area coped with polar vortex last week

Read about it in the February 7, 2019 issue of The Richland Observer

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Posted: Feb. 05, 2019 4:47 p.m.
All about pigs, people and more

All about pigs, people and more

VIOLA - I can’t help but smile, when I think of the number of times a reader has sidled up to me at the co-op ...

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Posted: Jan. 30, 2019 12:03 p.m.
A field trip

A field trip

GAYS MILLS - As a high school agriculture teacher for 32 years, I organized and went on many field trips with my classes.  The very words ...

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Posted: Jan. 30, 2019 12:02 p.m.
Tainter Creek Watershed Council hears surface water quality report

Tainter Creek Watershed Council hears surface water quality report

CRAWFORD AND VERNON COUNTIES - In an effort to switch things up and reach out to farmers in the Crawford County part of the watershed, the ...

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Posted: Jan. 30, 2019 12:00 p.m.

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