Police chief says his resignation is uncertain

Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm

By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

Though Norwalk Village Board President Mike Wiedl indicated last week that Police Chief Steve Johnson’s resignation was imminent, Johnson told the Wilton Village Board at its meeting Monday that the matter was unsettled.

Last week Wiedl did say that Johnson, who serves as the police chief for Wilton and Norwalk’s joint department, had not officially given notice, though he hoped Johnson would delay his resignation until after the Norwalk Lions Tractor Pull in August.

At Monday’s meeting, the Wilton Village Board had prepared a thank-you letter for Johnson in recognition of his service, but did not present it to the officer in light of the ambiguity of the situation.

The board did spend considerable time discussing both

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    Rural Wilton barn destroyed

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    The Wilton Fire Department responded to a barn fire at the on Abie Borntrager Jr. farm on 20370 County Hwy. MM in the town of Wilton on July 8. The 34-by-64-foot barn was engulfed when the Wilton Fire

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    Ontario Post Office reduced to part-time hours

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Sometime in mid- to late August, Ontario will no longer have a full-time Post Office.

    Other area post offices, including Wilton, Norwalk and Kendall, were reduced to part time last

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    Kendall to keep current police arrangement

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    The Kendall Village Board agreed Monday to maintain the police-department configuration it already has in place.

    Though board members briefly discussed sharing a position with neighboring municipalities, they decided

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    Two hurt in town of Wilton accident

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Two teenagers were injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 71 in the town of Wilton, according to Monroe County police.

    The crash occurred at about 3:25 p.m. just east of Locust Road. Christian D. Brieske-Mendoza,

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    Wilton Wood Turtle medallion clue

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Contributed by the Wilton Wood Turtle Committee

    The 2014 Wilton Wood Turtle medallion has been hidden. Start your hunt to win $100. It is hidden in the village of Wilton. It is accessible day or night. People of any age can

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    An occasion for millinery

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Annette Strazdins of Cashton takes part in the Ontario Public Library Hat Luncheon, a library fundraiser that was offered at the Wilmer Pearson home in late June.

    Lyme disease support group meets Friday

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    A Lyme disease support group for Vernon, Juneau, Monroe, Sauk and Richland counties will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

    For more information,

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    Kendall garden walk slated for July 19

    Posted July 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Contributed by SALLY DANA

    Plantings, waterfalls, landscaping and horticulture specialties highlight the Kendall garden tour set for Saturday, July 19.

    In fact, it is really a yards and

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    Vernon County to offer immunization clinics

    Posted July 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

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

    • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 — St. Joseph’s Gundersen Clinic entrance, 400 Water Ave., Hillsboro

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    Wilton man arrested on drug charges

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    A Wilton man and a Tomah juvenile are facing charges after they fled police June 12.

    According to the Tomah Police Department, Devon Schoolman, 19, was driving eastbound on West Juneau Street with three passengers when an

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    Wilton man faces alcohol-related charges

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Jeremy Cunitz, 32, of Wilton was charged in Monroe County Court on June 5 with four counts, including operating under the influence (fourth offense), speeding, operating without a valid license and a passenger in the vehicle drinking open intoxicants,

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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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    N-O-W Summer Rec Schedule for July 21–25

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm


    • 9–10:30 a.m. — Senior Softball practice at Brookwood. Bus leaves Ontario at 8:30 a.m., Norwalk at 8:40 a.m. and Wilton at 8:50 a.m. Kelly Wallace will coach. Tournament times will be announced.

    • Majors Baseball tourney at Hillsboro. Times will be announced at July 19

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    Brookwood names athletes of the year

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm


    Brookwood athletic director

    It has certainly been an outstanding school year for Brookwood athletics.

    In addition to capturing five conference team titles (football, boys cross country, girls cross count

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    Knights cut down Axemen 19–12

    Posted June 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    By JOHN HANSEN | Norwalk Knights

    Norwalk traveled to Mauston on Sunday for a league game, winning 19-12.

    In the second, Wes Thayer walked and scored the first run, and then

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Brookwood High School graduate Torri Johnson does a belly dance May 5 at the school's Multicultural Night.
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