Kendall man dies in farming accident

Posted October 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

A Kendall man was killed when his tractor rolled over Sunday evening, according to Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin.

At about 7:10 p.m., the accident occurred on a farm off Logwood Road in the town of Wilton, according to the police report. The 66-year-old man had been compacting silage when the incident occurred. The Monroe County medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene, and his name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The Wilton Fire Department, Wilton Ambulance Service and Monroe County 911 center assisted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, which, along with the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, is investigating the crash.

    Norwalk-Wilton Police Department to disband

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    Nine years after its formation, the joint police department between Norwalk and Wilton will cease to function by the end of December.

    The Wilton Village Board voted Monday to

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    Town of Wilton to hold hearing on quarry

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    The hot button issue of 2014, a proposed quarry in the town of Wilton, will be highlighted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, when the Wilton Town Board will hold a hearing on Mathy Construction/Milestone Materials’

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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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    Royall to host blood drive Oct. 22

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    The Royall High School FFA blood drive will host a Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

    For an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767), visit, or call Royall High School at

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    Marten shoots bear

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Justin Marten of Wilton shot a bear, his first, on Sept. 20 in Wood County. It weighed 225 pounds. (Contributed photo)

    Norwalk marathon slated for Nov. 2

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The seventh annual Norwalk Rails to Trails Marathon will be held at the Norwalk Village Park on Sunday, Nov. 2.

    For registration, go to website, or you can get registration forms by contacting Theresa Lehner at

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    Wilton’s Harvest Fest

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Wilton hosted its annual Harvest Fest on Saturday. Here, as part of a scarecrow-decorating contest, a mannequin adorns the front of Margie’s on Main, a downtown hair salon. (Megan Espe photo)

    Couleecap to offer scholarships

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Couleecap Inc. will give out four $200 John Young Scholarships in 2015. One graduating high school senior from each county of Couleecap’s service area (Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon) will receive a $200 scholarship. 

    Students may

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    Vernon County to offer immunizations

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    The Vernon County Health Department will conduct an immunization clinic Thursday, Oct. 16, in Viroqua.

    The clinic will be from 9­–11:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the health department, 318 Fairlane Drive (County Hwy. BB).

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    St. Luke’s to offer October hymn sing

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Contributed by FRIEDA JACOBSON

    St. Luke’s Auxiliary president

    This year’s Colors of Kendall Autumn Ridge tour, set for Saturday, Oct. 11, will include an old-fashioned hymn sing at historic St. Luke’s Church, located at 30013 Oxford Road.

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    Genealogy group meets Oct. 7

    Posted September 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    The Monroe, Juneau, Jackson Genealogy Workshop group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta.  

    This is a change of meeting place. Doors will open 6:30 p.m., the meeting will

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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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    Defense powers Panthers to first win

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The offense scored enough points, but it was the defense that played big for Royall and helped the team lock up a 14-6 homecoming win Friday.

    The defensive effort was evident

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    Falcons force another five-game match

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The momentum was on Brookwood’s side as the team moved ahead of Royall to capture the opening set of last week’s volleyball match. The Falcons held off the Panthers 26-24 and were looking to upset the undefeated

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    Necedah spoils Brookwood’s homecoming bid

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    By NATE BEIER | For the County Line

    The Brookwood offense seemed to be getting some traction, as the team for the second straight week generated at least 250 yards of offense. But the Falcons still couldn’t find a way to score, and

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    Brookwood boys place first, girls second at home invitational

    Posted September 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm



    Brookwood cross-country coach

    Our annual Brookwood Luethe-Levy Invitational was a major success Saturday.

    Despite a sloppy muddy course due to Mother Nature the night before, both the boys and girls teams ran exceptionally well. Taylor Schmitz has been running very

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    Brookwood students named athletes of the month

    Posted September 24, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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


    • Calvin Marriott: ”In August, Calvin did a great job of assuming his role as a team captain. He has done a great job on

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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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