Wilton Village Board, police commission to meet Saturday

Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Johnson says denial of retirement benefit prompted resignation
By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

As part of an effort to convince Police Chief Steve Johnson to rescind his resignation, the Norwalk-Wilton Police Commission will meet with the Wilton Village Board at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Johnson told the County Line last week that he had resigned because the Wilton Village Board had denied his request to join the Wisconsin Retirement System. Both village boards would have to approve the proposal before the police commission could adopt it.

Johnson’s resignation is slated to take effect Aug. 23.

At Saturday’s meeting, the police commission will make its case for allowing Johnson to join the WRS, according to commission chair Mike Wiedl, who also serves as president of

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    A fine day for a wedding

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    The Kendall Area Arts and Culture Organization put on a murder-mystery dinner theatre production, “Marriage Can be Murder,” on Friday evening at the Roundhouse Park in Kendall. Above:

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    Rural Ontario home destroyed in fire

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The Ontario Fire Department responded to a blaze Thursday evening, Aug. 14, at the David Gnewikow home, south of Ontario on Highway 131. The residence was engulfed when firefighters arrived at about 11 p.m. The La Farge Fire

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    Ontario man facing domestic-abuse charges

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    After his second arrest this year for domestic-abuse-related charges, an Ontario man was taken to Vernon County Jail on Saturday.

    Officers apprehended Nicholas J. Dibbert, 30, of 207 Church St., charging him with domestic abuse/disorderly conduct, false

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    Harvest Fest organizers seek vendors

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Organizers of Wilton Harvest Fest are looking for vendors for an arts and craft show and a flea market, along with those who sell farmers-market-type items.

    The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Wilton.

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    Super Saturday

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Paul Gerber of Ontario takes part in a cookout during Super Saturday Explosion, an event hosted by Grace Community Church on Aug. 16. Designed for elementary students, the program consisted of music, crafts, games, snacks and Bible stories.


    New planter at Ontario park

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The newest addition to the Palen Park renovation project in Ontario is this 75-gallon cast-iron pot. You never know what you might find at Trails End, a rural Ontario business affectionately known as the Amish Wal-Mart. For decades, the

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    United Co-op donates to Norwalk Tractor Pull

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Nicky Degenhardt (left), United Cooperative Wilton feed, agronomy, and energy location manager, presents a $1,000 donation to Bill Degenhardt of the Norwalk Lions Club for its annual Norwalk Lions Club Truck and Tractor Pull. Proceeds from the event help support the Norwalk-area community. United

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    Wilton Public Library hosts appraisal event

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The Wilton Public Library hosted an appraisal event with antiques expert Mark Moran on July 31. Here, Arlene Orethun of Ontario shows a print to Moran.

    Norwalk Flower Fair set for Sunday

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    The 31st annual Norwalk Flower Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Norwalk Village Hall, during the Norwalk Tractor Pull.

    The public may bring in flowers from 8:45 to 11 a.m.

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    Royall’s 10U baseball team has successful season

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    By JOE VITCENDA | Royall baseball coach

    Royall traveled to Pittsville in late June for a live arm 10 and under baseball tournament and returned with a 3-0 record and the first-place hardware.

    • Game No. 1 — Royall over Tomahawk, 8-2

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    Brookwood names athletes of the month

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Four Brookwood High School students were named athletes of the month for May/June. They are listed below, with coaches’ comments following the names.




    • Josh Marten: ”Josh batted .438 down the stretch for the Falcons. He was a major factor in our success this season and ignited a number of rallies for

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    Pedal power on a penny farthing

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Click here to see Wilton resident Betsy Schindler’s account of the visit.


    Courtesy of the Sparta Herald

    Anyone traveling through Sparta on Friday afternoon could have caught sight of strange figure wearing a British Army pith helmet, sitting astride

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