Ambulance call leads to cocaine bust

Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

An ambulance call in Ontario ended in a cocaine bust April 7 when emergency personnel responded to the Wildcat Bar for a victim reportedly down with a seizure.

Upon arrival, the ambulance staff found that Johnny Lacy, 42, of Ontario was unconscious. After the ambulance transported Lacy a few miles north on Highway 131, he had revived and demanded to be released from the ambulance.

Monroe and Vernon County officers, along with a K-9 unit, searched the area, finding Lacy about four hours later. He was transported to the Vernon County Jail and charged

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    Third candidate joins sheriff’s race

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Monroe County voters now will be able choose from three candidates for sheriff in the fall election.

    Mark Jerdee now has thrown his hat in the ring, joining former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels and Scott Perkins

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    Ontario Village Board will take up Lacy matter

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Trustee Johnny Lacy was elected to the Ontario Village Board in April 2013 but has attended only one meeting in the past year, so the board agreed Monday to meet, possibly as early as next week,

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    N-O-W Title aid mistakenly allocated to Royall Schools

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    Each year for the past 14 years, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District has been shorted by about $100,000 in federal Title I funds, Superintendent Kelly Burhop told the board of education at its meeting Monday.

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    Kendall to host drug-awareness forum

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    The Kendall Lions Club and the Monroe County Drug Coalition will sponsor a public meeting in May designed to disperse information on drug use and prevention, Alice Brandau, a

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    Genealogy group meets May 6

    Posted April 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The Monroe, Juneau, Jackson Genealogy Workshop meeting will be Tuesday, May 6, at the Tomah Area Historical Society and Museum, 1112 Superior Ave.  

    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will be at

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    Shilling to hold office hours in Cashton

    Posted April 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) will hold in-district office hours from 1–2 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Cashton Memorial Library, 720 Broadway St.

    Members of the public are invited to discuss legislation or any state-government issue.

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    Ho-Chunk history program slated for May 8

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Bill Quackenbush will present a public history program, “History of the Ho-Chunk People:  Past, Present, and Future,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Monroe County Local History Room, 200 Main St., Sparta. 

    The public also is

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    Ontario man arrested in Wilton on drug charges

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    A routine traffic stop in Wilton resulted in drug charges for an Ontario man early Monday evening.

    Randy Harmel, the passenger, faces charges of possession of THC and drug paraphernalia and was booked into Monroe County Jail.

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    N-O-W Elementary School concert is Thursday, May 1

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School spring concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

    Kindergarteners, first-graders and second-graders will sing at the event, plus the elementary band will perform.

    Vernon County to offer immunization clinic

    Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    The Vernon County Health Department will conduct an immunization clinic Thursday, April 17 at the Vernon County Health Department, 318 Fairlane Drive (County Hwy. BB), Viroqua

    The clinic will run from 9–11:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6

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    New Lisbon shuts out Royall

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    By JOE VITCENDA | Royall baseball coach

    Opening the season, the Panthers fell to the New Lisbon Rockets with a shutout score of 6-0 on April 7.

    Marcus Blaha took the

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    Falcons rally to knock off Tigers

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    Brookwood’s softball team faced a 10-2 deficit going into the fifth inning at Hillsboro on April 10. The momentum was all in the Tigers’ favor, as they had just put together an 8-run fourth-inning effort.

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    Falcon girls take Mel-Min tourney

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

     

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    Kelly Wallace’s debut as the head coach for the Brookwood softball team seemed to go well, as his team defeated Mauston 5-1 at the Melrose-Mindoro tournament on Saturday.

    The

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    Ontario of yesteryear

    Posted September 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    County Line staff has been searching for the photo below for a long time. It is a rare shot of the Vernon Hotel, which stood on the lot now occupied by the Ontario Community Hall.

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LeRoy Peterson of Kendall sings Johnny Cash's "Big River" at the fourth annual Spring Roundup Fashion Show and Country Dance at the Kendall Community Hall on Sunday, March 9. Proceeds from the event went toward the Kendall Public Library.
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