Wilton man accused of child neglect, disorderly conduct

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Charges of child neglect and disorderly conduct were filed against James (Jamie) Odegard, 31, of Wilton after accusations that he shot two small children with an airsoft gun.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department reports Odegard was alone with a 6-year-old and 3-year-old July 11 and used an airsoft pistol to shoot both children. When the children’s mother brought them to the sheriff’s department five days later, the 3-year-old told police Odegard shot him at least twice. The child had bruises on his lower back and stomach.

The 6-year-old also had bruises on his torso. The boy told police he didn’t know why Odegard had shot him, but he had continued to do so after the boy asked him to stop.

Odegard admitted to

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    Wilton man arrested on battery charges

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Sean P. Lavenduskey, 26, of Wilton was arrested for battery and resisting an officer after an incident at a Wilton bar July 13.

    According to the report, Lavenduskey had a physical altercation with another man in the

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    Ontario man arrested for probation violation

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Randy L. Harmel, 33, of Ontario was arrested by Monroe County police for violating his probation after a traffic stop July 16.

    According to the report, Harmel was pulled over after a deputy observed him driving a vehicle

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    Gardens of Kendall

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    A butterfly alights on a coneflower in Rita Mullen’s gardens during the Kendall garden walk on July 19. The Kendall Area Arts and Culture Organization sponsored the event.

    Community Hunger Solutions supported by United Way funding

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Contributed by VERNON ECONOMIC


    With technical and writing assistance from Vernon Economic Development Association, Community Hunger Solutions recently obtained $9,000 in funding through the Great Rivers United Way Venture Grant program.

    The project,

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    Manpower hiring for 200 jobs in the Tomah area

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Manpower announced in a recent press release that it is hiring for more than 200 positions in the Tomah area.

    “It’s exciting to see the growth area businesses in the Tomah area are having and the vast opportunities

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    Van Der Molen criminal counts found valid

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that at a hearing on July 21 at the Monroe County Circuit Court, Judge Todd Ziegler found that the criminal counts of racketeering and securities fraud against Illinois resident Edward Van Der Molen were validly charged by Wisconsin

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    Kendall gathering, reunion set for Aug. 30

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Designed to promote the spirit of Kendall, the fifth annual Kendall Area Gathering and All-School Reunion will again be a part of the village’s Labor Day celebration.

    The event will be Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Kendall

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    Health careers camp aims to help students navigate their future

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Students participated in a wide array of learning hands-on learning opportunities at the Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) annual Health Careers Camp from June 15–19.

    Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers in Norwalk and Cashton was one of the camp collaborators, along with Gundersen Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System,

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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.

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