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New raze order on Louisa, decide no bump outs

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, September 5, 2017 City Council meeting of the City of Darlington was called to order by committee chair Dave Breunig at 6:30 p.m.

September 14, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Lafayette County Land Conservation talks manure

DARLINGTON – The Land Conservation Committee met on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Lafayette County Board Room.

September 14, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Wilson steps down from Lafayette County Board

ARYGLE – Wayne Wilson of Argyle joined the Lafayette County Board in 1982 and has decided to step down from his duties as of Sept. 1, 2017.

September 06, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Hospital ponders, “What is a day?”

LAFAYETTE COUNTY – Jack Sauer, chair of the Lafayette County Hospital Committee, called the meeting held Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. to order.

September 06, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Walker: State budget will have UWP building projects, and he’ll sign it

PLATTEVILLE - Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday morning he was "very confident" that two UW–Platteville building projects approved by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee last week will be in the final 2017–19 state budget, and he will sign the budget with those projects included.

September 06, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Government


Greater Richland Area Chamber of Commerce soon to be introduced

Read about it in the September 7, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

September 06, 2017 | | Government


Manor has grim financial report

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette Manor Committee meeting, Larry Ludlum, chair, called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

August 30, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington considers apartments, business park land acquisition

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Property and Insurance Committee meeting of the City of Darlington was called to order by committee chair John Sonsalla at 6:30 p.m.

August 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Wilson retiring, animal ordinance issues brought up

DARLINGTON – At the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Aug. 15, chairman Jack Sauer told the board that Wayne Wilson will be leaving his seat on the county board effective Sept. 1. Wilson, who holds the District 9 seat for the Village and Town of Argyle, has been on the county board for over 30 years, served on several committees and was county board chairman from 1986-2000.

August 25, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Union Street drainage still a problem in Shullsburg

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg City Council had a large agenda on Wednesday, August 16 2017. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gloria Swenson.

August 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Citizens air issues over city communication

It was largely business as usual for the Fennimore Common Council Monday evening, during their regular semi-monthly meeting, but for the attendance of three citizens presenting complaints and frustration over a lack of clear communication and responsiveness from city staff at the end of the meeting.

August 18, 2017 | Erin Martin | Government


County Highway meets with FEMA

At the Lafayette County Highway Dept. meeting held Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, chair Dwayne Larson called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.

August 16, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Flag football game to benefit Response Team

Read about the event in the August 17, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 16, 2017 | | Government


Darlington tangles with Lions request

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, August 1, 2017 regular meeting of the common council of the City of Darlington was called to order by Mayor David Breunig at 7:00 p.m.

August 11, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Development in City of Shullsburg’s court

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg City Council had a large agenda on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gloria Swenson.

August 11, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


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County Government Day

On Wednesday, Nov. 8 the Lafayette County American Legion sponsored an event for eleventh grade students in the county called County Government Day. This gives ...

November 15, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


South Wayne's street construction in final phase

Laying down blacktop marks the end phase of a summer long street project in South Wayne. Mark Digman of Delta 3 stated, "The 2017 Infrastructure ...

November 15, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


City of Darlington stiffs Canoe Fest

DARLINGTON – The Darlington City Council meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at the City Council meeting room.

November 15, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Highway discusses FEMA, lightning strike

At the Lafayette County Highway Dept. meeting held Thursday, October 26, 2017, chair Dwayne Larson called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m.

November 02, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Manor upbeat about projected $456,000 loss of taxpayers dollars

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette Manor Committee meeting, Larry Ludlum, chair, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

November 02, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


FEMA declaration approved for county

LAFAYETTE COUNTY - Theresa Burgess, Lafayette County Emergency Director, announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared Lafayette County and ten other counties as major ...

November 02, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


New proposal for vacation/personal time, hospital employee raise still questioned

DARLINGTON – A subcommittee of Human Resources made up of county employees was created to look at recruitment and retention of employees in the county. This ...

November 02, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Hospital vitality in the county questioned

DARLINGTON – Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County Administrator Julie Chikowski stated at the Hospital Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, that she wanted to go on ...

November 02, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


City clerk retirement announced

The Fennimore Common Council accepted the retirement letter of City Clerk/Treasurer Margaret Sprague at their bi-monthly meeting Monday evening, Oct. 23. Sprague has served ...

October 27, 2017 | Erin Martin | Government


Shullsburg raises Ambulance rent, discuss beer garden ordinance

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Gloria Swenson on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

October 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Economic Development looks to grow county through new website

SHULLSBURG – The Lafayette County Economic Development Committee (EDC) met on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at The Burg in Shullsburg. The committee meets in different Lafayette ...

October 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Conflicting opinions on creating a uniform interviewing system

DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors dissected and constructed a resolution that most agreed on about creating a uniform interviewing system for department heads ...

October 25, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Hospital raises are questioned, criticized, then compromised

At the newly created joint Finance and Human Resources meeting, some strong opposition was voiced by Lafayette County Board member and committee member Tony Ruesga ...

October 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Finance Committee looks at raises, budget

LAFAYETTE COUNTY - At a meeting with a lot of discussion about the budget and raises and a few interesting approved motions the Finance Committee meeting ...

October 18, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Shullsburg looks at speed limits in city

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Gloria Swenson on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

October 13, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


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