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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


Five arrested in search of a house

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence resulting in several drug busts.

October 07, 2016 | | LOCAL


It's apple festival redo!

Apple Fest didn't quite go exactly as planned a couple of weeks ago. The 'always the last weekend of September' festival was bumped ahead two weeks and we are all ready for the redo.

October 07, 2016 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


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Laughter Yoga offers many benefits

"The joke we make is that Ferryville is the laughter capital of the universe" was how 'Laughing' Laura Gentry described the upcoming event in Ferryville.

April 19, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Local group sends hay and supplies to Kansas farmers hit hard by fires

The Dudenbostels, from rural Seneca, played a large role in the local effort to help Kansas farmers who were devastated when wildfires swept through the ...

April 10, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL


Mueller's have the can-do spirit for pastured pork

Susan and Mike Mueller of rural Viola are literally laboring in the trenches to launch a pastured-pork cooperative in southwestern Wisconsin.

April 10, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL


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 ...

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


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