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 News    July 28, 2021 

Small sample poll suggests Wisconsinites split on idea of naming an official State Cheese

It might come as a surprise to some that there is no official Wisconsin State Cheese, but there is an effort underway to change that. But a recent survey indicates that there may not be much of an appetite among state residents to do so. Polco users...

 
 By Paul Fanning    News    July 28, 2021 

Melvina Frog Days preparing to leap back into 2021 with full schedule

The countdown is on, and the Melvina Park is ready for the 44th Annual Melvina Frog Days. On Friday, August 6, the Frogtown Sports Club will return the weekend-long event with all the usual events back on the schedule after last year was scaled back...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

A day at the fair

Izzi Mason takes a break from the heat last Friday during the Monroe County Fair dairy show to let her cow get a peek at the competition, while Rian Gronemus keeps them company....

 
 By Tallitha Reese    News    July 28, 2021 

School district partners with CESA 10 in project planning for band & choir facilities

The school board for the district of Cashton reviewed a tentative proposal for a potential construction/remodel project for the band and/or choir facilities during their last regular board meeting, held on Wednesday, July 21, and approved a contract...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

UW-La Crosse announces spring 2021 Dean's List

The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year, ending May 2021. Students on the Dean’s List from this area include… Bangor...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

More support for local firefighters

The Cashton Lions Club and Cashton Area Development Corporation, in conjunction with Cashton's Live on Main Music Festival, have each made a donation to the Cashton Area Fire District for new turnout...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Recommended Yearly Well-Water Testing

It’s hard to believe that August is around the corner. While you may be out tending to the garden, landscaping, or other yearly tasks, have you taken the time to test your private well water? Many contaminants such as bacteria and nitrates are...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Dig for a Day

Cashton Science Teacher Dan Hanley (above) and his wife Lorraine took a trip out west this summer to attend a “Dig for a Day” at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This site is...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

New Physician Assistant Joins Vernon Memorial Healthcare

Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah Albrecht, PA to its primary care staff. Sarah will see patients at Hirsch Clinic in the Viroqua Area Medical Office...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE JUNE 16, 2021 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The meeting was called to order by President Amundson at 7:00 pm. Board members present: Meyers, N. Brueggen, D. Brueggen, Cook, and Amundson. Absent: None. Notice of the meeting was properly posted....

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Cashton Police Report

July 18 Out with Party Building Check- Front Street Building Check- Main Street Building Check- Park July 19 Gas Drive Off Traffic Stop- Citation Issued Building Check- Park Building Check- Main Street Building Check- Front Street July 20 Community...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Vernon County Sheriff's Report

7/19 - Steven Benish, Hillsboro, was traveling westbound on Warner Avenue, town of Union, and met a truck that was over the centerline. Benish swerved to avoid hitting the truck and traveled over an embankment. Benish went down into the ditch and...

 

Cashton Firefighters one step closer after another donation buys new gear

An unexpected, but appreciated, story had developed over the past year and area members of the volunteer fire department have seen community support for their safety grow. Cashton Fire Chief, Al...

 

Fundraiser set for area officer injured while on duty

On Saturday, July 31st, Cashton emergency responders teams will be hosting a special fundraiser at the Cashton Fire Station to assist Vernon County Deputy Eric Tollackson and his family who was...

 

Antique engine club to celebrate 50 years

On August 6-7, the Coulee Antique Engine Club will celebrate its 50th year when they host their annual show at the club ground on Highway 27 just south of Cashton. The weekend, which has grown into a much-anticipated attraction for the area, will...

 

Garden Walk

Last Sunday an area garden walk was held in support of the Cashton Library....

 
 By Kristen Parrott    News    July 21, 2021

Vernon County Museum Notes

Some people are really into trains. (Other people, well, really aren't.) Here at the museum, we have a lot of information about Vernon County's railroads, including photos and maps, because of this...

 

County Highway resurfacing scheduled

Beginning Monday, July 26th and continuing through Wednesday, August 4th the Highway Department will be resurfacing several Monroe County highways. The project will include placement of a Bituminous Surface Treatment, or Chip Seal, designed to...

 

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at Monroe County Health Department

The Monroe County Health Department has received a limited supply of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, and is offering walk-in appointments at our office location, 315 W. Oak St., Sparta. This batch of vaccine must be used before August...

 

UW-Platteville announces spring 2021 graduates

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to nearly 900 students from its three campuses for the spring of 2021. Because of COVID-19, no ceremonies were held, but will be rescheduled at a later date. Students from this area who...

 

Disaster Group Warns Residents to Be Prepared

The River to Ridge Disaster Resilience group is offering advice and information for area businesses and residents who live somewhere where rain falls. Anyone who has had water in their basement, had to replace a car that flooded while parked on the...

 
 By Paul Arentz    News    July 21, 2021

Garman Nature Preserve unveils interpretative panels by Ho-Chunk artist

The Dr. J.S. Garman Nature Preserve located in the Northwest corner of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, is yet another unique park in that it has a deep-rooted connection with the indigenous people of...

 

Join the Monroe County Health Department for a Community Scavenger Hunt

Join the Monroe County Health Department in a Community Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Public Health in Monroe County! Here’s how to participate: Ten signs are posted around Monroe County with information about some of the...

 

Area students receive degrees from River Falls

The following local residents were among 854 students to receive degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 751 undergraduates while 103 students received master’s degrees. Amanda Kempf, from... Full story

 

MC WIC for August

The Monroe County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would like to inform our participants about benefit issuance with nutrition education for the month of August. Participants can receive their nutrition...

 

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