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  • Ontario debates squad storage

    March 16th, 2019
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    Finding a home for the Ontario squad car won’t be quite as easy as first thought, as the issue resurfaced at Monday’s village board meeting.

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    Driftless Writer Center, libraries seek personal accounts of 2018 floods

    March 14th, 2019
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    The Winding Rivers Library System is partnering with the Driftless Writing Center on a project to collect stories from the recent flooding in our area.

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    Royall issues raises

    March 9th, 2019
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    The Royall School Board approved teacher and support-staff raises after meeting in a closed session Feb. 25.

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    Residents, officials hash out Ontario recovery efforts

    February 28th, 2019
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    About 22 Ontario residents braved an icy night and gathered in the Ontario Village Hall meeting room Monday to grill Michelle Staff, Wisconsin DNR floodplain-management policy coordinator, and Katie Somers, mitigation supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management, the state agency that works with FEMA on hazard mitigation.

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    Four Kendall homes likely headed toward demolition

    February 28th, 2019
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    The owners of four Kendall residences may be pressed to demolish the flood-damaged structures, the Kendall Village Board noted at its meeting last week.

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  • A leap for victory

    February 21st, 2019
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    Royall’s Paige Britzman and Molly Crneckiy leap off the bench in celebration as the Panthers take a lead at Necedah on Feb. 14.

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    DNR won’t accept old floodplain maps

    February 21st, 2019
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    Any hope the Ontario Village Board had of the DNR accepting 1970s floodplain maps likely was washed away Tuesday, when Michelle Staff, DNR water-regulation zoning specialist, told the County Line that the old maps were not, as the village had alleged, old Army Corps maps.

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    Six months before deluge, DNR/FEMA zeroed in on Kickapoo Valley watershed

    February 21st, 2019
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    It is no small quirk of fate that on March 26, 2018, FEMA and the DNR called together stakeholders in the Kickapoo Valley watershed with the hope of gathering enough information to persuade FEMA to update its study of the watershed and possibly release new flood maps.

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    Singing on a Saturday

    February 17th, 2019
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    Local musicians performed at Tor’s Sweetheart Dance and Show on Saturday at the Kendall Community Hall.

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    Ontario considers TIF as means to mitigate damage

    February 14th, 2019
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    A new tax incremental finance (TIF) district could serve as a funding mechanism to restore flood-damaged Ontario, village board president Mark Smith said at the board’s meeting Monday.

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    Repairing area bike trails is slow-going, costly

    February 14th, 2019
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    Community members gathered at Sparta City Hall on Feb. 4 to hear the Department of Natural Resources’ assessment of damage to area bike trails that had been sustained during the severe storms and floods between Aug. 17 and Sept. 17.

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