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Good company kept in storytelling

VIOLA - I used to tell people that Roger, my old neighbor, had better stories than I did. Roger moved to Illinois a few years ago, but I check in with him often.

February 20, 2019 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


The Driftless 500

GAYS MILLS - Here's an idea I've had for a few years: how about having a local road race called 'The Driftless 500'? My friend Brad has a lot of interest, experience, and background in several aspects of auto racing. He and I talk about this once in a while after having seen an article about just such a race (by another name) in 'The Week' magazine several years ago.

February 20, 2019 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Winter weather driving us all batty

GAYS MILLS - Some of you fine readers may be lucky enough to escape the brutal cold here in Wisconsin, via vacation home or perhaps tropical vacation. Hopefully, if the latter is the case you won't be like my friend Stephanie, who sends me either photos in her emails that show her on the beach or makes long complaints about another sunburn. Although she is my best friend, I found myself immediately replying, "never email me again" when the temperature reached "life threatening cold."

February 20, 2019 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


‘Let’s talk about demenia’ – two sessions are scheduled

CRAWFORD COUNTY - As our communities continue to age, the diagnosis of dementia is becoming more common, according to health officials familiar with the situation.

February 20, 2019 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Great River Road Interpretive Center in Genoa is a special place to visit

GENOA - Many are familiar with the sight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife facility on the banks of the Mississippi River near Genoa, but you may have missed the excitement last summer when their new 'Great River Road Interpretive Center' had its grand opening.

February 20, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Monroe County residents gather to discuss breached dams

CASHTON - Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel announced at a meeting concerning the future of the breached dams in the Coon Creek watershed that a study would likely take place in the Coon Creek and West Fork Kickapoo-Vernon County watersheds.

February 20, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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 Preparation of Legislative and Congressional Redistricting Plans.' The meeting will take place at the Crawford County Administration Building in Prairie du Chien, starting at 10 a.m.

February 13, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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 the two ordinances into compliance with changes in state zoning regulations, correct an incorrect citation, add one dam on private property into the floodplain map, and allow for online publication of fees.

February 13, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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 own accord?

February 13, 2019 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


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, versatile and inexpensive. Good fuel food for battling a polar vortex. Once, in an eighth grade class on Exploring Agriculture, I used potatoes as an edible-teaching aid.

February 13, 2019 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


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 twice in the last couple of weeks for some quality family time.

February 13, 2019 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


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 of his leadership in schools, commitment to professional development, active participation in his profession and role in his community.

February 13, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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 Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit "sometime in March."

February 13, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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.

February 13, 2019 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


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 to the event as the 'Polar Vortex.'

February 13, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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Gays Mills Board approves sale of Vosseteig Funeral Home

GAYS MILLS - The Vosseteig Funeral Home was cleared for a sale to a Cashton-based chain of funeral home following the action of the Gays Mills ...

April 24, 2019 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Home is where the heart is?

VIOLA - I've often heard the saying, 'Home is where the heart is,' but is it?

April 24, 2019 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Many transitions

GAYS MILLS - Weather watchers are confused. As winter slowly transitions into spring (even though it technically is spring by the calendar) we watch for changes ...

April 24, 2019 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


New fashion scheme is a work in progress

GAYS MILLS - I've hit 30 now and I'm trying to be more fashionable.

April 24, 2019 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Missed days have effect on Seneca School District calendar

SENECA - You could tell the end of the school year was approaching, when you listened to the Seneca School Board discuss things at their meeting ...

April 24, 2019 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Ag census numbers show dramatic changes locally

SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN - The 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, released on Friday, April 12, reveals ongoing changes of land use and a continued decline in the ...

April 24, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Counties discussing tri-county well testing effort

CRAWFORD, VERNON AND RICHLAND COUNTIES - Gays Mills played host to a group of committed conservation and public health professionals and environmental health advocates to discuss ...

April 24, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Powerful Fire destroys local farm home

A large farm home just outside of Fennimore has been completely destroyed by fire following a blaze suspected to have been started by a wood ...

April 18, 2019 | Emily Schendel Fennimore Times | LOCAL


Gays Mills Folk Festival coming up

GAYS MILLS - Spring is here and the Gays Mills Folk Festival of Music and Danceis just around the corner! Come on down to beautiful ...

April 17, 2019 | | LOCAL


Finnegan, the canine escape artist

VIOLA - Finnegan, my 13-pound rat terrier mix, isn't allowed to run free when I'm not home because I don't want him getting ...

April 17, 2019 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Pasture grazing

GAYS MILLS - I recently went on something called a pasture walk. Pasture walks have become more common in recent years as farmers turn to grazing ...

April 17, 2019 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Spring offers so many new discoveries

GAYS MILLS - As I sit down at my desk–in my office that gets no natural light, I can hardly believe that its nearing 75 ...

April 17, 2019 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


3C Co-op internet survey mailed again to residents

CRAWFORD COUNTY - The internet survey is being re-mailed to all Crawford County residents that have not yet completed and returned it. The survey was originally ...

April 17, 2019 | | LOCAL


Organic origins discussed at MOSES organic farming conference

LACROSSE - It has been 30 years since the very first local organic farming conference drew about 90 participants to a wedding hall on the south ...

April 17, 2019 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Grazing becoming a hot topic in Kickapoo River Watershed

KICKAPOO RIVER WATERSHED - Grazing is becoming a hot topic in 2019 in the Kickapoo River Watershed. The increased focus builds on long years of dedicated ...

April 17, 2019 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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