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 By Paul Fanning    News    April 1, 2020 

Wisconsin's Impressive State Park System could be just the medicine during crisis

There are 66 state parks and recreation areas in Wisconsin, covering more than 60,570 acres. Those properties, while not fully operational, are being kept open in order to give people access to open a...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Join us if you can…

Outside bright lights bring joy to our senses. Let’s, as a village, put a string of Christmas lights outside. Turn them on from 6 to 8 p.m. daily. In lighting up our homes, we can show we are all together at this difficult time. God Bless and Keep...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

School lunches for homebound students

Lunches prepared by school food service employees await pickup near the front door of the high school as the school district, parents, and students continue to cope with extreme changes to the year....

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Vernon County Museum Notes

By Kristen Parrott, curator Week of March 29 – April 4, 2020 We have done this before. Getting through an epidemic is something we have done before here in Vernon County. As we discussed in this...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Educational Programming Announcement

PBS Wisconsin, Milwaukee PBS, and DPI have partnered to support at-home learning for students and families by broadcasting a new weekday television schedule of programming with digital resources that connect to Wisconsin’s state academic...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Remembering an old friend has strong community feel

Society looks for ways to adapt to social distancing rules while trying to bring some sense of normal into life. It can be challenging. But one gathering last Friday in Cashton highlighted the spirit...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    April 1, 2020 

Absentee voting on the rise amidst COVID-19 threat

So far, the scheduled election set for April 7 will be held as planned. But that doesn’t mean the COVID-19 threat is being taken lightly by either the voters, government agencies, or poll workers. As of Monday afternoon, Cashton Village Clerk...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Couleecap Offering Revolving Loan Funds to Rural Businesses in Response to COVID-19

Couleecap is making USDA revolving loan funds available to businesses in rural parts of its service area for businesses who have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses who have suffered severe economic injury as a result of...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Official Records Online Announcement

The Monroe County Register of Deeds Office is happy to announce it has partnered with Fidlar Technologies (Davenport, IA) to make requests for vital records easier and more convenient with the use of their Official Records Online (ORO) software for...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Monroe County

On March 31st, Monroe County Health Department received notification of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 by positive lab test. Individual is a female in her 50’s with mild to moderate symptoms who is currently isolating at home. The health...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Election Notice

Notice of Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote and Sample Ballots April 7, 2020 OFFICE OF THE MONROE COUNTY CLERK TO THE VOTERS OF MONROE COUNTY: Notice is hereby given of a spring election and a Presidential Preference Vote to be held...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Cashton Police Department

Cashton PD Logs March 22-28, 2020 Mar 22 Drive Up Complaint (Was Civil) – Referred to Another Jurisdiction Mar 23 Community Relations (Drug Take Back Pick Up) – Scenic Bluffs Clinic Suspicious Activity / Persons (Coe St) – Person Sending a...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

From the week ending March 30, 2020 Pursuant to Governor Tony Evers Emergency Order #15, Sheriff Sales are temporary canceled. Until further notice, in compliance with CDC limitations, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Sheriff...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 25, 2020

Gov Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order

Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified...

 

First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Monroe County

Within the last hour, Monroe County Health Department received notification through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) of our first confirmed case of COVID-19 by positive lab test. The individual is a male in his 50s, who...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 25, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me In March of 1918 the world was at war. The end of WWI was still eight months away, and horrific conditions in Army barracks, including overcrowding and malnutrition were taking a toll on...

 

Cashton High School National Honor Society inductees

Cashton High School held their National Honor Society induction before school was postponed. Those recently inducted into NHS included (front) Emma Gronemus, Paige Hoeft, Eve Kuhn, (back) Izzi Mason,...

 

Need help with heating and electric bills?

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program offers a one-time payment during the heating season to help qualified applicants make their energy bills more affordable. The funding pays a portion of energy costs, but the payment is not intended to...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    March 25, 2020

Adjustments to district operations in response to COVID-19 detailed at school board meeting

In light of the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, which prompted the state-mandated closing of all schools in the state of Wisconsin last week until further notice, Cashton School District administrator, Ryan Alderson presented Cashton... Full story

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 25, 2020

School Board holds special Saturday session to fine-tune education plan

While the challenges for school districts keep shifting during the Coronavirus shut down, like sand beneath the feet, the Cashton School District keeps evolving its approach in an effort to keep a foothold and education happening. A recent plan, that...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    March 25, 2020

Scenic Bluffs Health Centers taking steps to combat spread of virus and urging patients to fill prescriptions

Scenic Bluffs is taking all the precautions recommended and are urging people who think they may have symptoms of the Covid-19 virus to call the clinic. After a series of questions, it will be...

 

DATCP Reminds Farmers to Check Runoff Risk Prior to Spreading Manure

With snowmelt, soils saturated, and rain in the forecast, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding farmers to check for the risk of runoff from their field before spreading manure on it. A free...

 

Robins are back…

So far it has been a strange spring. But it is spring nonetheless. With the chaos and concern that often comes with challenging times, it can be hard see what is still “normal” in the world, like...

 

Gov. Evers Suspends Utility Rules and Allows for Additional Consumer Protections

Gov. Tony Evers today issued Emergency Order #11, suspending several utility-related administrative rules, paving the way for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to temporarily order further consumer protections amid the COVID-19 public...

 

School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 19, 2020 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 7:28 pm. Board members present: Cook, Meyers, D. Brueggen, N. Brueggen, and Amundson. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was properly... Full story

 

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