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On February 3 rd the Cashton High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed at the Regional Leadership Conference at River Ridge High School. Students participated in business …

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (February 2, 2024) - The following local residents were among 722 students receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following fall commencement in Dec. 2023. …

01/29 A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on State Highway 35 in the town of Bergen.  The driver did not have a valid driver’s license, and she received a citation.   …

Museum Notes

The Vernon County Museum & History Center recently received a journal, dated 1948-49, kept by a former boxing coach at Viroqua High School, Leonard A. Szudy.  Szudy was a Social Studies …

Ski Jump Results

Despite the unseasonably warm weather and muddy conditions the 101 st annual Snowflake Ski Jump went off without a hitch. The results of Friday’s competition are as follows: for the US Cup Male …

Viroqua Beekeeper Jim Krause will share his knowledge of keeping bees during two classes at the McIntosh Memorial Library.  The classes will be offered on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 …

On January 20th, the Cashton Fire Department and first responders held their annual gathering at Badger Crossing to recognize the contributions of current members and prior members who have retired. …

On Monday at 7:38am, the Cashton Fire Department was paged to a structure fire at 29986 Omega Rd in the Town of Jefferson. Upon arrival, Chief Al Erickson noticed the fire had started in the …

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin D. Croninger announced that on January 24, 2024, a Monroe County jury convicted 46 year old, Jonathan L. Ellenburg, of four charges including, two counts of …

The City of Viroqua is completing its first ever Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and is asking the public to share their ideas. “The city is currently operating without a plan for where …

Coon Valley Crash

The Coon Valley Police Department reports a single-vehicle crash causing injury. A westbound Chevy Malibu was traveling at apparently well over the 25 mph limit when the driver failed to negotiate a …

01/21 - Jacob Hundt, Westby, was traveling eastbound on Ogden Avenue, town of Clinton, when he got into the shoulder of the road, which pulled the vehicle into the embankment.  The vehicle …

Museum Notes

It’s a new year, and our programs and classes are starting up again after the holidays.  Our first free public program of 2024 will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 7PM, at the Vernon …

Jolly Joiners January Meeting Report

The 4H members arrived at the Jan. 6 meeting with a tense feeling of “get it done” hovering in the air. For the day was a special one because members were going to the Three Bears …

Farmers, Harvey and Jackie Menn, of Lawn View Farm/Menn’s Organic Jerseys, have been named Monroe County’s Conservation Farmers of the Year. Twice a day, for 170 years, six generations of …

A Hub of History

Ray’s Gas & Goodies is among a dwindling number of independent service stations not only in Wisconsin, but the US as well. Ray’s sits on the West side of Cashton at 191 Front St for …

The signup deadline for private well water sampling to landowners of Monroe County is quickly approaching. All Monroe County residents who have not sampled their private well within the last 4 years …

Viroqua Vehicle Fire

On Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2024 at approximately 5:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a report of a vehicle fire, at private residence, on Nottingham Road, rural …

EAU CLAIRE (January 19, 2024) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,778 students named to the fall 2023 dean's list. Their academic performance has been …

“Unveiling the Skies: Drones for Ecological Monitoring and Conservation in the Driftless Area” is the title of our February Conservation on Tap presentation! Drone mapping has emerged as …

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