Future of joint police department remains uncertain

Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm

By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

Anyone expecting a resolution to the ongoing tug-of-war between the Wilton and Norwalk village boards over the future of the joint police commission would be disappointed at the results of Tuesday night’s Wilton Village Board meeting.

Although dissolving the police commission was an item on the agenda, the board never took a vote on the matter, instead opting to defer the matter to a joint meeting between the two boards at a date yet to be decided.

Instead, the discussion turned into a sparring match between Wilton board president George Dougherty, who clearly favored dissolving the commission, and trustee Tim Welch, who held an opposing view.

Conceding he “owned” the commission, as it was established when he was

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    N-O-W budget deficit less than projected

    Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Though the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District administration had expected the 2013–14 budget would have about a $500,000 deficit, that figure came in at about $250,000 instead, Superintendent Kelly Burhop told the board of education at its meeting Monday.

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    St. Mary’s three-year restoration project concludes

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Any remodeling project is a leap of faith. Whether the project is to restore an historical structure to its former glory or simply to bring an outdated home up to modern standards, we are never quite

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    Kendall hires new marshal

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    The Kendall Village Board has hired Brandon Arenz to serve as village marshal.

    Arenz, who attended Monday’s board meeting, assumed the 20-hour-a-week police position Aug. 29, replacing Rich Laxton.

    A Vernon County

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    Norwalk delays decision on dissolving police commission

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Although the Norwalk-Wilton Police Commission’s future was on the Norwalk Village Board’s agenda at its meeting Tuesday, little more was resolved in the continuing conflict between the two villages and the future of Police Chief Steve

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    WIN-WIN to offer scarecrow, pumpkin-carving contests

    Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Contributed by WIN-WIN

    The WIN-WIN (Wilton Is Networking With Its Neighbors) group is planning a community activity in conjunction with Harvest Fest, a celebration set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Let’s decorate our community for this event. Residents

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    Brookwood to put on mock crash Tuesday

    Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Brookwood seventh- through 12th-grade students will receive a sharp reminder Tuesday about the dangers of drinking and driving.

    That’s when members of county emergency management

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    Lyme disease support groups meets Sept. 26

    Posted September 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    A Lyme disease support group for Vernon County and neighboring counties will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

    The meeting is informal and

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    Apple Dumpling Day results

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    The following are results from the Elroy Lions Club’s Apple Dumpling Day, which was Saturday.

    Horseshoe tournament winners: First place, Gale and Fran Schendler; second place, Bruce Klipstein and Elmer

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    United Co-op donates to Norwalk Fire Department

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Delmar Schmitz, employee of United Cooperative employee, presents a $500 check to Norwalk Fire Department Chief Jim Stoikes and Lieutenant Jeff Schmitz for equipment upgrade.

    Vernon County to offer immunization clinics

    Posted September 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The Vernon County Health Department will conduct immunization clinics on the following dates:

    • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17: St. Joseph’s Outreach Building (Masonic Lodge), 826 Prairie Ave., Hillsboro

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    Maplewood Terrace seeks quilt show entries

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Entries are being sought for the 10th annual Maplewood Quilt Show, an event set for Saturday, Oct. 11, in Viroqua.

    For the past 10 years, more than 100 entries have been shown each year. As part of

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    Royal Bank hosts Dairy Workshop: The Farm Bill

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    The adoption of the farm bill presents a new set of risk management procedures to dairy farm operations nationwide.

    On July 30, Royal Bank hosted a dairy workshop aimed at helping dairy farmers understand how the proposed

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    Falcon netters start with sweep of Wolves

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The Brookwood volleyball team turned heads in its conference opener, knocking off Wonewoc-Center 3-0 at Brookwood.

    The first set was a landslide victory as the Falcons won 25-12. The

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    Surmounting a hill

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Devan Summerfield overcomes a hill in the second mile of the boys 5K race at Westby on Tuesday afternoon. Results from the meet will be available next week. (Nate Beier photo | gx3media.smugmug.com)

    Freshmen lead Brookwood cross-country teams

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    A freshman was at the head of the Falcon girls pack at Saturday’s Cashton Cross-Country Invitational, Brookwood’s first meet of the season.

    Allyson Nelson finished fourth overall in 5K race at 22:38.

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    Pirates’ last-second kick sinks Falcons in opener

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    Hopes were high for the Brookwood football team as it took to the field Aug. 22 to kick off the 2014 football season.

    The Falcons, despite returning as the defending conference co-champions and finishing in the

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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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