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Parkview Subdivision in Shullsburg - finalized

SHULLSBURG -In a meeting where 10 of the 13 action items on the City of Shullsburg agenda were related to and would finalize the Parkview Subdivision development, it seemed that Alder Emmett Reilly had given up the fight to stop the development. The Shullsburg City Council met Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

April 12, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington, Shullsburg Clinics granted Rural Health Care Status Argyle land almost attained

DARLINGTON – Recently Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County was informed that their Family Health of Lafayette County clinics in Darlington and Shullsburg had achieved Rural Health Care Status.

April 05, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Write-in candidate seeks school board vacancy

Next Tuesday, April 3 is the spring elections for local, school, and county officials. In largely a quiet election in Fennimore, marked by un-opposed incumbents for most seats, but a few seats hold interest with one contested city alderperson race in District 1, a new and unopposed candidate in District 2, a new and unopposed candidate in the school board's Area 3, and a write-in campaign for school board's Area 3.

March 30, 2018 | Erin Martin | Government


Reilly, Wedige square off in Mayors race

SHULLSBURG - In a Shullsburg Mayoral race that will be decided by voters on April 3, two aldermen, Emmett Reilly and Duane Wedige will square off with the city's Mayor position at stake.

March 29, 2018 | | Government


Ranger Ordinance Approved

DARLINGTON –Darlington City Council meeting room was completely full of interested parties for the first time in recent memory on Tuesday, March 6. The driving interest was an ATV/UTV ordinance that was on the agenda.

March 15, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Attorney’s bill sparks combative exchange

SHULLSBURG -In a highly charged atmosphere at the Shullsburg Townsend Center, with 30+ in attendance, at the Shullsburg City Council meeting, several citizens and alders lost composure when discussing the Parkview Development, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

March 15, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Ordure compromise on the horizon

DARLINGTON – Manure storage seems to have made headway on a non-agenda discussion at the Land Conservation Committee on Monday, March 5.

March 08, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington yoga in a precarious position

DARLINGTON – At a meeting held on Wed., March 28 Amy Prine, Dora Ritter Wellness director, gave the City of Darlington's Park and Rec Committee an update of plans to switch from the Les Mills classes to offering certified yoga classes.

March 08, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Tree trimming issue raises accountability concerns

Accountability became an issue during the Fennimore Common Council meeting Monday evening. Specifically, employee accountability in the face of ignored directives from both the employee's supervisor and the city council.

March 02, 2018 | Erin Martin | Government


Highway hears oil bids, disclose bridges contracts

The Lafayette County Highway Dept. considered two oil bids that were received for the 2018 asphalt and sealcoat season during their Friday, Feb. 21 meeting.

March 01, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Badger Museum report

Mary Bradley gave a presentation regarding the 2017 Badger Museum. Bradley said, "The numbers for 2017 are kind of disappointing, but I believe there is a good explanation." The explanation is that Estey Street was closed for construction for a whole month. The attendance for that month was cut down by half. The other issue was that their internet was down and the museum couldn't apply for a Square application.

March 01, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


City of Darlington hears about housing study

DARLINGTON – At the Darlington City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Bob Jones, Lafayette Development Executive Director, made a presentation to the council regarding a regional housing study that is planned for this spring.

March 01, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Hospital Committee makes an offer for lot in Argyle

DARLINGTON – The Hospital Committee approved at their meeting on Feb. 22 to offer Philip Steiner $75,000 for the lot and house located at the corner of South State Street and Mill Street in the village of Argyle to be used to build a new clinic.

March 01, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Primary for Shullsburg Mayor

There will only be two names on the ballot on April 3 for the mayoral seat for the City of Shullsburg, but who it will be is unknown since there are currently three people running for the mayoral seat: Emmett Reilly, Gloria Swenson and Duane Wedige. A primary on Feb. 20 will determine who will be on the ballot come April.

February 15, 2018 | | Government


Manor orders new server, discusses new flooring

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette Manor Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, Peggy Rolli, Manor Administrator gave a report from outgoing IT Director, Jason Walter regarding the new server the Manor has needed for the past year.

February 08, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


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RMAS Board enters closed session jointly with City of Darlington

DARLINGTON – A much anticipated Rural Medical Ambulance Service (RMAS) board meeting was held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Rural Medical Ambulance Garage. The room ...

May 31, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Attacking comments brought up at Hospital meeting

DARLINGTON – Dr. Matt Solverson was concerned over comments made on social media that made personal attacks against him and asked the Hospital Committee for clarification ...

May 23, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Painting, flooring & boring discussions at Multi-Purpose Facility committee meeting

DARLINGTON – Painting, flooring and boring decisions were made at the Multi-Purpose Facility Committee meeting, held May 10 at the Lafayette County Highway Dept. meeting room.

May 17, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Rural Medical board request closed session meeting with council

DARLINGTON – At the Darlington City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 1, the Rural Medical Ambulance Service (RMAS) board, represented by Matt Solverson, Dave Ohnsted and ...

May 10, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


Manor sidesteps flooring bids

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette Manor Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 24 the committee pondered two flooring bids.

May 02, 2018 | Brian Lund | Government


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