Charges undecided against Kendall woman accused of animal abuse

Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

The Monroe County District Attorney’s office is still undecided on levying charges against 53-year-old Marie Thompson of Kendall for animal abuse.

Thompson’s trailer home at rural Osborn Avenue reportedly sheltered 15 dogs and a parakeet when the sheriff’s department and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) seized the animals on Sept. 18.

Responders found remains of dogs on the property, a home littered with feces and garbage, and no running water.

Thompson voluntarily surrendered the dogs, which included Chihuahuas as well as some Pomeranians and Jack Russell terriers. They were taken to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey and were available for adoption through the Dane County Humane Society.

Authorities initially checked on

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    N-O-W School District gets good audit report

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District has about 3.6 months of its annual budget in reserves, auditor Melanie Lendosky of Johnson Block told the board of education at its meeting Monday.

    The school’s fund balance, which reflects assets

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    Ontario man arrested for alleged fifth OWI

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    An Ontario man was arrested in Westby early Saturday on suspicion of his fifth-offense drunk-driving charges, according to police reports.

    Vernon County deputies apprehended Alan M. Flaig, 48, at 2:32 a.m. and took him to Vernon County Jail.

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    Nearly 800 runners compete in Norwalk marathon

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    About 789 runners converged on Norwalk for the seventh annual Rails to Trails Marathon Nov. 2. The race attracts runners from many regions, as it is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

    The race also offers the unique

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    Free yoga class will be offered in Wilton

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    A free yoga class will be offered from 7–8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Wisconsin Ballet Academy, which is in the Wilton Community Center.

    Attendees may bring nonperishable food items, which will be donated to a local

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    Lyme disease support group meets Nov. 28

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    A Lyme disease support group for Vernon County and neighboring counties will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

    The support group meeting is

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    Brookwood takes to the stage

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Last weekend, Brookwood High School students performed “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a dramatic adaptation of the book by the same name that depicts Jewish children during World War II. The following cast members. Seated on the steps in

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    Brookwood hosts Veterans Day program

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Brookwood High School hosted its annual Veterans Day program Tuesday. Above are service members and Brookwood graduates Jesse Haney and Chad Brownell, and below, student Bailey Hammon presents the program.

    Elroy free community supper slated for Nov. 19

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Elroy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave.

    Usually offered on the last Wednesday of each month, November’s and

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    Kendall hosts holiday fair

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Jennie Rizzo of Camp Douglas displays her wares to Alice Brandau and Joan Belsky at the Kendall Holiday Fair on Friday. Sponsored by the Kendall Area Arts and Culture Organization, the event drew a large number of vendors.

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    Bibber shoots unusually large deer

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Bob Bibber of Wilton shot this 11-point buck behind his house. The buck had been busy trying to start a fight with two smaller bucks, who were fleeing the scene when Bibber dropped the buck with his bow,

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    Dippen sentenced in sexual assault charges

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Monroe County Judge David Rice ordered 39-year-old Jason Dippen of Norwalk to serve three months in jail for sexually assaulting two teenage girls in January 2013.

    He will serve an additional three months in jail with work-release privileges.

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    Brookwood High School students named athletes of the month

    Posted November 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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


    Ethan Suhr: In October, Ethan had multiple 100-yard offensive performances. He also played very consistently on defense.


    Amber Brueggen: Amber is a

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    Brookwood boys back to state

    Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm


    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    Key improvements among the ranks of Brookwood’s fastest five helped the team capture runner-up honors in a strong field of competitors and qualify for the WIAA state

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    Norsemen top Falcons in regional

    Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    A strong first-set push wasn’t enough to upset the fourth-seeded Westby volleyball team, as the visiting Brookwood Falcons were felled 3-0 in the opening round of WIAA tournament play.

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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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