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Boscobel and Muscoda welcome a new reporter

Change has once again come to the offices of the Boscobel Dial, as reporter Erin Martin departs and new reporter Emily Schendel steps in.

July 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Severe weather strikes area again

The latest severe weather to hit Southwest Wisconsin and the Tri-States included more wind damage, reports of two possible tornadoes, and heavy rain in some areas.

July 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Everyone had a good time at Seneca’s Ridge and Valley Rally

As always, the Ridge and Valley Rally 2017 was a fine, family friendly festival. Offering tried and true favorites, the event was also graced by near-perfect summer weather.

July 18, 2017 | | LOCAL


Hike at Sugar Creek Bluff part of Ferryville Bluff Daze

FERRYVILLE - The Ferryville Tourism Council is sponsoring a hike on Saturday, July 22 at Sugar Creek Bluff in Ferryville as part of the annual River Bluff Daze celebration.

July 15, 2017 | | LOCAL


Gays Mills/Soldiers Grove Legion baseball team wraps up regular season

SOLDIERS GROVE - It was a very busy week for the Gays Mills/Soldiers Grove American Legion baseball team as they wrapped up their regular season and will now gear up for the Regional Tournament to be held in Coon Valley starting on July 19. Post 308/220 will take on Viroqua in first round action with game time at 5:30 p.m.

July 15, 2017 | | LOCAL


Kickapoo Valley Open horseshoe tournament results

GAYS MILLS - With a lot of help from a lot of people, the first sanctioned horseshoe match ever in Gays Mills was held on Saturday, July 1 and the Kickapoo Valley Open was a raging success by all accounts.

July 15, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Plaintiff in a redistricting lawsuit to speak in Genoa

GENOA - A plaintiff in Wisconsin's lawsuit challenging the state's 2011 redistricting plan will speak at a Community Supper in Genoa Wednesday, July 19.

July 15, 2017 | | LOCAL


Kickapoo Indian Cavern squatters in court again

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - The Milwaukee pair, who set up residence at the Kickapoo Indian Caverns earlier this year, were seen in Crawford County Circuit Court last Wednesday, July 5.

July 15, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


A chance to explore the Driftless’ Karst Geology

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - Where do springs come from? Where do sinkholes go? What do these features mean in our landscape? For the answers to these questions and a much more, join the Crawford Stewardship Project in partnership with the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library for an educational adventure centered on the local karst geology.

July 15, 2017 | | LOCAL


Blackhawk-Kickapoo Work Plan intended to address flood issues

CRAWFORD COUNTY - Flooding has had, and continues to have, a large impact on the economies, transportation budgets and public safety in the towns and villages of the Kickapoo Valley.

July 15, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL


Gays Mills may spray for mosquitoes again

GAYS MILLS - Will the Village of Gays Mills begin fogging for mosquitoes again? Well that possibility took another step toward potentially becoming a reality at the village board meeting Monday night. Gays Mills Director of Public Works Jim Chellevold reported to the board he had located the sprayer previously used for the job.

July 15, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Local Legion tournament planned for this weekend in Soldiers Grove

SOLDIERS GROVE - There will be an American Legion Baseball Varsity Tournament held on July 7, 8 and 9. The participating teams include North Crawford, Pecatonica, Nekoosa, Fennimore Juniors, Stoddard and Fennimore.

July 06, 2017 | | LOCAL


Produce distribution site to open in Readstown

READSTOWN - The congregation of Peace Lutheran Church in Readstown is excited to be partnering with Community Hunger Solutions (CHS), a food distribution project dedicated to increasing access to healthy food by providing food pantries with surplus fresh produce from local farms.

July 06, 2017 | | LOCAL


Suspect faces many charges

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - Todd F. Groom, 27, of Steuben, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, as well as attempting to escape.

July 06, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Tainter Creek watershed group’s history explained

CRAWFORD COUNTY - The Blackhawk-Kickapoo Watershed Association was formed in the late 1950s and active throughout the next decade.

July 06, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL


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Crawford County is battling to stop invasive Burnet saxifrage

CRAWFORD COUNTY - Burnet saxifrage, a plant native to the British Isles, appears to be making a concerted effort to take up residence in Crawford County ...

September 20, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Kickapoo Ringers to celebrate 40 years at the Gays Mills Apple Festival

GAYS MILLS - Horseshoe pitching enthusiasts in Gays Mills have a lot to celebrate this year. The 2017 Apple Festival Horseshoe Tournament will mark the 40-year ...

September 20, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Great Apple Race returns to Gays Mills Apple Festival

GAYS MILLS - Once again the Apple Race will be held at the Gays Mills Apple Festival.

September 20, 2017 | by RISHA MURRAY | LOCAL


Sewer rates to increase in Gays Mills

GAYS MILLS - The Gays Mills Village Board approved a two-step sewer rate increase to close a gap between revenue and expenses that was creating an ...

September 20, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Meet the ‘Beer Reporter’ at Driftless Brewery

SOLDIERS GROVE - The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's "beer reporter" is planning on being on hand for a book signing at the Driftless Brewery in Soldiers Grove ...

September 13, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Auctions offer more at the Driftless Art Festival

SOLDIERS GROVE - One way to get a quick sample of the art and artists at the September 16 and 17 Driftless Area Art Festival is ...

September 13, 2017 | | LOCAL


A home birth in Jane’s animal family

VERNON COUNTY - To think I once called Dr. Miller, a local veterinarian, and innocently asked her, "How do I get my cat pregnant?" Dr. Miller ...

September 13, 2017 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Flood flashbacks

GAYS MILLS - It was nearly impossible to avoid seeing and hearing the disaster coverage last week. It was also hard to watch and hear the ...

September 13, 2017 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


It was a good day in the berry patch

GAYS MILLS - Did September sneak up on anyone else the way it has snuck up on me?

September 13, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove Fire Department actively seeking volunteers

SOLDIERS GROVE - The Soldiers Grove Volunteer Fire Department (SGVFD) is actively seeking new recruits to fill out its roster. Like many rural volunteer organizations, the ...

September 13, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove pharmacist enjoying his role

SOLDIERS GROVE - Talk to most people about their jobs and it won't take long to hear about some of the downsides of the employment ...

September 13, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


North Crawford’s Nifty Neighbors 4-H Club ‘Run the Fair’ results

GAYS MILLS - The Nifty Neighbor 4-H Club held a race last Saturday, August 26 during the fair at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.

September 06, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Crawford County Fair antique tractor pull results

GAYS MILLS - These are the results of the Antique Tractor Pull at the Crawford County Fair:

September 06, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


‘Crazy for books’ annual book cleanse

VERNON COUNTY - It's happening, the event of the year that could last for four months, while making my house look like a tornado hit ...

September 06, 2017 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


This is what it is all about

DRIFTLESS - This is one of my most favorite photos that I have ever taken. I look at it often and try to figure out why ...

September 06, 2017 | By LEN HARRIS | LOCAL


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