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Foul play suspected in Sunday evening blaze

A fire that destroyed a small storage shed at Sacred Heart School in Cashton, Sunday night, remains under investigation by the Cashton Fire Department and local authorities. In a letter from Fr....

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One injured in accident on Hwy. 14 near Viroqua

On October 18, 2020, at approximately 7:35 PM, the Vernon County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash involving a sedan and a tractor on US Highway 14 near Oak Knoll Rd...

Cashton Police Report

Oct. 11 Building Check – Park Found Property – Returned to Owner Oct. 12 Building Check – Front Street Building Check – Park Building Check – Main Street Oct. 13 Animal Complaint – Albion Street Building Check – Front Street Building...

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

10/13 - Sheep were reported wandering in Esofea Park, town of Jefferson. The responsible party was notified. The next day, around 30 sheep were found entering the park again. The responsible party was notified. 10/15 - 2 goats were reported loose...

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Two vehicle accident in Viroqua

At approximately 7:50 a.m. on October 16, 2020, a two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of West Smith Road and Barstad Road in the town of Viroqua. Tyler Berg, age 33, of Westby, was at the...

Monroe County reports fourth COVID 19 death

Monroe County saw its fourth, COVID related death reported on October 14 as the state continued to set records for positive coronavirus tests. The county also reported one more hospitalization on October 15, bringing the total to five. During a...

Vernon Electric Co-op Welcomes New Board Member

This year’s Board Election brings a new face to the ten-member Vernon Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. After a close election, Samantha Laskowski came out ahead of incumbent, Ole Yttri, in their respective Division. Ole served for seven...

Free Drive Through Testing for COVID-19

Monroe County Health Department and Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the City of Tomah again to host a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site. This is a nasal swab test. The testing will be held on...

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Vernon County Museum exploring the legacy of country schools

We have country schools on the brain here at the Vernon County Museum, as we continue to compile information about and photos of all the old rural school buildings in the county. So far we have noted...

Hunter education course provided online

Students of all ages can obtain hunter education safety certification through a single DNR approved online-only hunter education course. This is a temporary change allowing those under the age of 18 to take the online-only course from October...

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Carpenter makes history, Girls take Conference Team Title

Cashton senior Jarret Carpenter made history last Thursday. He became the first boy in SBC history to win three individual conference championships. His time of 17:11 was also the fastest winning...

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An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Forty-nine falls ago, my Dad the late Robert Walters took me duck hunting and camping on an island on the Mississippi River near Ferryville for the first time. I was with my brothers...

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, October 20, 1950 Bells in schools, churches, and city halls will ring at noon, October 24, to call attention to the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations charter as the basis for world peace. A...

Life as I see it

I just spooned a load of potatoes onto my plate when the phone rang. All activity came to a screeching halt. Casual conversation stopped in mid air. Everyone listened to the ring. It was 3 longs, 3 shorts and 3 longs. Yes! That was our ring. Mom...

Fanning Files

By Me “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” - Ian MacLaren I remember it well. My wife laying in a hospital bed in Sparta holding our son, making sure he knew his mother was there with him. He was about...

Hanley's Helpful Hints

I found this week’s recipe in the Oct./Nov 2020 “Taste of Home” magazine. Cristen’s Giant Cinnamon Rolls 2 packages (1/4 oz. each) quick-rise yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 2 teaspoons honey 1-1/2 cups warm 2% milk (110 to...

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