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Stream access rules clarified for anglers

It's getting to be that time of year. The catch-and-release trout-fishing season started officially on Saturday, Jan. 7. However, there seemed to be a little bump in activity with the unusually warm weather earlier this spring.

March 27, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Independent-Scout columnist writes childrens book

Crawford County Independent columnist Jane Schmidt has done it again!

March 01, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Area survives an icy winter storm

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several days where we've found ourselves anxiously awaiting the sound of a plow. The rain, sleet, snow and ice all has hit Crawford County with a fury, following what seemed to be an extremely mild December.

January 28, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Internet access remains an issue

Despite repeated announcements about the need for improving high-speed internet access for rural areas, progress or even planned progress on making those improvements seems slow.

January 28, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Local woman attends march in Washington

Last Saturday will be forever remembered in history. The 2017 Women's March on Washington D.C. drew an estimated half a million people, including one Gays Mills woman and her sister.

January 28, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Will 2017 be the year of regenerative grazing?

Regenerative grazing production and anti-inflammatory foods are two of the top consumer food trends for 2017, according to trend predictors for Whole Foods Market. Grass-fed beef and dairy, and pastured pork are agricultural products that may allow Crawford County farmers to cash in on both of these trends.

January 12, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

2017 - the year of purple foods

Cashing in on some of the identified 2017 consumer food trends favoring purple foods and anti-inflammatory foods could be a way for Crawford County farmers to reinvigorate the agricultural economy.

January 08, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

Trillium Midwifery Services expands

Many women and families consider giving birth to be one of the most important moments of their lives. To assist in this journey, Trillium Midwifery Services has opened a whole new door to birthing.

January 08, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

2017 hot food trends a good fit for county farmers

Crawford County farmers could score big wins in growing the farm economy, protecting the unique and fragile ecosystem, and mitigating public safety threats from flooding, by taking steps on their farms to cash in on growing trends in the food industry.

December 30, 2016 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

Pastured pork cooperative discussed

Nearly 40 farmers interested in pastured pork production and forming a regional farmer's cooperative gathered at the Crawford County Highway Department complex in Seneca on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

December 15, 2016 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

Gift of handmade quilt apprichated

As many may recall, the Crawford County Independent played local host to receiving donations to send to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a couple of months ago for flood relief. During that time, we received many generous donations of clothing, food and more than a few handmade quilts. We are happy to report that everything made it to our friends in the south safely via a jumbo U-Haul truck, driven by Robin Transo.

October 26, 2016 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Are changing land use choices a factor in flood damage?

Was there more to the recent flooding in Vernon and Crawford counties than heavy rainfall on an already saturated soil? Obviously, both were part of the mix that brought a train derailment, two deaths and some catastrophic property damage to the area during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 22.

October 21, 2016 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Is the Driftless a 'Sensitive Area?'

In August of 2015, in response to a crisis of ground and surface water contamination in Kewaunee County, the DNR created a Groundwater Collaboration Workgroup. The group was tasked with defining sensitive areas that are high risk for groundwater pollution. To that end, the group recommended management practices to help reduce or eliminate that water pollution and its associated health risks.

October 21, 2016 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

Kickapoo Exchange Celebrates 40 years

Right on Main Street in Gays Mills, but tucked back a little bit, is a shop that has been providing natural and local products since the 1970s.

October 19, 2016 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Students learn and enjoy at Youth Conservation Day

Youth conservation education is a fine old tradition in the state of Wisconsin and the nation, with its roots in the Civilian Conservation Corps of Roosevelt's New Deal.

October 07, 2016 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL

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Articles by Section - LOCAL

Persistent precipitation delays spring planting

Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

North Crawford girls track team brings home a conference championship

The North Crawford girls track team came home with a conference championship trophy as they scored 136 points to Ithaca/ Weston 122, Wauzeka-Steuben 98, Kickapoo-Lafarge ...

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Trojan boys track team repeats as Ridge & Valley Champions

Continuing to having a great season, the North Crawford boys track team won the Ridge and Valley Conference Championship meet for the fourth year in ...

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Pasture walks to showcase grazing basics and perennial plantings

The 2017 season of pasture walk and facilitated discussion series is in full swing, with the grass turning green and the temperatures warming up.

May 25, 2017 | | LOCAL

Events focus on soil health, cover crops and more

Building healthy, productive, resilient soils was the topic of two events last week featuring nationally known USDA NRCS Soil Scientist Jay Fuhrer.


Deteriorating bridge on Crawford County Highway C must get immediate attentione

Earlier this month, Crawford County Highway Department foreman Gary Mara was doing a monthly inspection of the County C and County U bridges. During the ...

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

North Crawford and Seneca Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored

Mary Jo Cody

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Crawford County Dairy Banquet draws a crowd

Strong support for the Dairy Industry brought out a 'full house' for the Crawford County Dairy Kick-Off Banquet last Sunday night at the Eastman United ...

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Pair allegedly broke into Kickapoo Indian Caverns

Two Milwaukee residents, Elizabeth Perry-Rydz, 36, and Brandon Wantroba, 20, have been charged with entry into a locked building after being arrested recently at the ...

May 25, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

Seneca School District receives award

For the twenty-fourth time in 13 years, the Seneca Area School District has been recognized by the state of Wisconsin's School of Recognition award ...

May 25, 2017 | | LOCAL

Seneca board listens to concerns over band leader leaving

As is sometimes the case, one of the more important moments at the Seneca School Board meeting Monday night wasn't actually an item on ...

May 25, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL

Soldiers Grove Board told to consider raising sewer rates

The Soldiers Grove Village Board met last Thursday, May 4 to discuss the topics of the month.

May 12, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL

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