Town of Wilton quarry hearing sparks high emotion

Posted October 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

Emotions were strong Tuesday evening as more than 70 people packed the Town of Wilton meeting room to attend a second hearing on Mathy Construction/Milestone Materials’ application to open a quarry operation on Logan Road.

Earlier this year, the permit had encountered strong opposition from those who would neighbor the pit, from Amish concerned about truck traffic, from some members of the Elroy-Sparta Trail Board who feared a negative impact on trail use, and from others outside the township who were opposed to a quarry operation that might mar the natural beauty of the area. A first hearing in June sent Mathy back to the drawing board for a revised permit.

After nearly three hours of testimony and public comment, and despite threats of

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    Royall evacuated due to bomb threat

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    A bomb threat issued by posted note caused Royall Schools to evacuate the buildings today (Wednesday).

    Police searched both school buildings and found no evidence of a threat, according to Superintendent Mark Gruen. Also, a bomb-sniffing dog was

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    Name released in town of Wilton death

    Posted October 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man killed in a farm accident Sunday in the town of Wilton. Gale K. Burkhalter, 66, of Kendall died on a farm off Logwood Road when his tractor rolled over.

    The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical

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    Kendall man dies in farming accident

    Posted October 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    A Kendall man was killed when his tractor rolled over Sunday evening, according to Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin.

    The incident occurred at about 7:10 p.m., when Gale Burkhalter, 66,was compacting silage on a farm off Logwood Road in the town of Wilton, according to the police report. The Monroe County

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    Illinois man dies while hunting in the town of Stark

    Posted October 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    A hunter was found dead on Compton Road, south of Jug Creek Road in the town of Stark, at about 8:16 p.m. Friday, according to Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears.

    John Zumwalt, 71, of Beloit, Ill., was bow hunting for the weekend on family property. After Zumwalt had not returned

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    Cupboard & Closet building project underway

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    By ROSE EDDY | Special to the County Line

    Construction will begin this month on a new facility for the Cashton Cupboard & Closet food pantry and thrift store.

    Groundbreaking for the building was held Oct. 14 at the Front Street lot, which was

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    Scenic Bluffs granted new equipment for sealant program

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers has purchased new equipment for an outreach dental prevention program, Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS), which it joined in 2011.

    A statewide sealant program, Wisconsin SAS offers yearly grants to local school-based dental-sealant programs. SAS is funded by the Wisconsin Department of

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    Shopping in Valley

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Shoppers look over goods at the Valley Community Center Rummage Sale on Saturday.

    Man charged with violating restraining order

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    A 28-year-old Norwalk man faces charges of knowingly violating a harassment restraining order, resisting an officer and two counts of bail jumping after an alleged argument with his wife.

    When Nelson Jaimes appeared in Monroe County Circuit

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    Norwalk man sentenced on battery charges

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Appearing in Monroe County Circuit Court on Oct. 14, Adam E. Wallace, 34, of Norwalk was sentenced to 30 days in jail with Huber privileges and two years’ probation for domestic-abuse-related battery.

    Wallace must undergo

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    Teenage driver crashes near La Farge

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 3:03 am

    A teenager sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in the town of Stark, according to Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears.

    At about 7:30 a.m., Sarah R. Wegner, 17, of rural La Farge was

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    Lyme disease support group meets Oct. 31

    Posted October 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    A Lyme disease support group for Vernon County and neighboring counties will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

    The meeting is informal and

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    Royall concert is Oct. 28

    Posted October 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Correction 3:11 p.m. Oct. 21 — Note time change to 7 p.m.

    The Royall High School music department will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the high school gymnasium. 

    The concert band, concert

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    Panther volleyball takes Scenic Bluffs title

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm


    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    A single blemish on the Royall volleyball team’s otherwise spotless league record, an early-October loss to Hillsboro, couldn’t keep the Panthers from celebrating their 2014 conference championship following a 3-0 win over rival Hillsboro in

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    Second straight title sweep for Falcon runners

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    “Domination” may best sum up the Brookwood cross-country performance at the 2014 Scenic Bluffs Conference championships, as both the boys and girls teams locked up another conference title sweep.

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    Brookwood, Royall end season with losses

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The Brookwood and Royall football teams ended the 2014 season with a pair of losses and tied with Wonewoc-Center for sixth place in the conference standings.

    The Falcons’ final

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    BJHS student wins cross-country race

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Melrose-Mindoro Junior High School hosted a cross-country meet Sept. 30 with students from Alma Center, Arcadia, Brookwood, St. Paul’s Lutheran, CFC and Melrose-Mindoro. Brookwood’s Jackie Santiago (right) took first. At left is third-place runner Abby Reyer of Arcadia; and at center, second-place runner

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    The great attack

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Molly Kotten fires an attack into Bangor territory in the final set of the Falcons’ 3-0 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Oct. 9. (Nate Beier photo |


    Moore rushes for career-high 136 yards

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Christian Moore, a sophomore fullback, rushed for a career-high 136 yards on 15 carries during Luther’s 49­-21 victory over Grinnell College on Sept. 20.

    Moore, a 2013 graduate of

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    Defense powers Panthers to first win

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The offense scored enough points, but it was the defense that played big for Royall and helped the team lock up a 14-6 homecoming win Friday.

    The defensive effort was evident

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    Falcons force another five-game match

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The momentum was on Brookwood’s side as the team moved ahead of Royall to capture the opening set of last week’s volleyball match. The Falcons held off the Panthers 26-24 and were looking to upset the undefeated

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    Have giant football helmet, will travel

    Posted September 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Norwalk Village Board President Mike Wiedl has been in the headlines lately as the Wilton and Norwalk boards spar over the fate of the joint police commission. But when Wiedl isn’t lobbying for preserving the commission,

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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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