Kendall, Wilton have rash of break-ins

Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

A series of break-ins in Wilton and Kendall over the past few weeks has area residents nervous and concerned.

On Monday, Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin confirmed to the County Line that break-ins had been occurring, but he declined to say how many to avoid jeopardizing the investigation.

Quirin did say that rumors that four men were involved and that one was brandishing a weapon were not true.

“I have not heard that number,” he noted, and said there have been no incidents in which victims were threatened or harmed in any way.

He did concede that items taken were mostly those that could easily pawned or sold.

He urged residents to lock their

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    BHS to perform ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Next month Brookwood High School students will perform “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a dramatic adaptation of the book by the same name. The play depicts Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Terezin during World

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    Norwalk Thanksgiving dinner set for Nov. 9

    Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    The 17th annual Norwalk community free Thanksgiving dinner is set for 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Norwalk Community Center,

    The public is invited. Attendees may bring vegetables, salads, pies ,desserts, door prizes, donations for the meal,

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    A haunting in Elroy

    Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Swamp Manor Haunted House in Elroy will be open for the last time Friday night. Hours are from 7-10 p.m. Friday, and the cost is $5 per person. Proceeds from the haunted house, which is at Schultz Park

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    Brookwood student in rural Norwalk crash

    Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Brookwood High School student Ashley Letcher sustained minor injuries this morning (Friday) after losing control of her vehicle on Niagara Avenue in rural Norwalk. She was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, where she was treated

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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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    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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    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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    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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