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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....

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    October 21, 2020 

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 seven...

 
 By Kristen Parrott    News    October 21, 2020 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 School District Menu

Cashton Elementary Breakfast Oct. 26 – Strawberry cream cheese bagel, Go-gurt, juice, milk. Oct. 27 – Asst. breakfast grab bags including juice and milk. Oct. 28 – WG apple frudel, beef stick, juice, milk. Oct. 29 – Chocolate chocolate chip...

 

Kickapoo Valley Forest School Offers Engaging Opportunities for the Community

Kickapoo Valley Forest School hosted a successful on-site Forest Learning Day on September 26, 2020. Interested families walked the Old Harris Road Trail at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve with fall colors near full peak. Families took the time to stop...

 

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...

 

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 Ch...

 

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...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    October 14, 2020

VFW Auxiliary celebrates 50 years in Cashton

Linda (Widner) Schluter, President of the VFW Auxiliary Department of Wisconsin, was a special guest speaker at the Cashton VFW Post Sunday. Miss Schluter, grew up in the area, made the trip from...

 

Village of Cashton trick or treat hours earlier this year

The village board of Cashton decided to move trick-or-treating hours up to a 1-4 pm time frame this year as Halloween falls on a Saturday and board members felt that an earlier time would be safer. The topic was discussed during the last village...

 

Local Groups Efforts Selected for Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative Honors

Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network (WEESSN) – Vernon and Monroe Counties has been selected to receive the 2020 Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative award, one of two awards presented in 2020 by Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc....

 

50 years of the Auxiliary, still contributing, caring, and compassionate to community

Through the years the VFW Auxiliary has been involved in many community events. Some continue to be a traditional part of the Cashton Community. It was apparent that the new Auxiliary was a very busy...

 

Cashton School District Menu

Cashton Elementary Breakfast Oct. 19 – Asst. breakfast grab bags including juice and milk. Oct. 20 – WG cinnamon roll, go-gurt, fruit cup, juice, milk. Oct. 21 – Asst. breakfast grab bags including juice and milk. Oct. 22 – Chocolate...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    October 14, 2020

Wisconsin sets new record as COVID cases top 3,000

Wisconsin hit a new record high number of positive COVID cases on October 10, breaking the 3,000 threshold with 3,132 cases reported. On October 10, Monroe County reported its second lowest total during a six-day stretch, from October 7 through...

 

VC Sheriff responds to face covering mandate

With the recent increase in cases of the COVID-19 virus throughout Vernon County, the Midwest, and our country, Sheriff John B. Spears would like to remind the public of the importance of following the guidelines set out by the Center for Disease...

 

Cashton Police Report

Oct. 4 Welfare Check – Everything Okay Building Checks - Park Oct. 5 Community Relations – Coe Street Community Relations – Fire Department Building Check – Front Street Building Check – Park Building Check – Main Street Oct. 6 EMS Call...

 

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

10/06 Nadya Howell, Readstown, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 82, town of Union, when she struck a deer with her vehicle. Howell reported no injuries at the time of the crash. The vehicle received functional damage. 10/08 Hunter Fortney,...

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    October 7, 2020

Anticipated increase in state aid & decrease in levy presented at annual school board meeting

The annual school board meeting for the school district of Cashton was held on Monday, Sept. 28 and according to estimated numbers available at the time of the meeting, the district will be looking at a potential increase in state equalization aid,...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    October 7, 2020

Cashton Schools meeting challenge of teaching during a pandemic

Cashton School District Administrator, Ryan Alderson said last week he continues to be impressed with students, employees, and families as the schools and community navigate through the COVID 19 pandemic. But it has not been without incident. On...

 

Out with the old and in with some new

Cashton area volunteer firefighters received some much needed equipment updates Monday. Thanks to community support and fundraising, six volunteers received new turnout gear. Jerome “Butch...

 

Moon's View

There have been some spectacular night skies recently, creating an illusion that the moon is surrounded on all sides by clouds....

 

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