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Ontario hosts Harvest Fest

Posted September 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

The Ontario Public Library coordinates a community garden, and to mark the end of the season, hosted its Harvest Fest on Saturday. Here, Jacklynn Downing of Ontario takes part in the children’s games, creating a billowing bubble. For more Harvest Fest photos, click here.

    Monroe County officer helps woman escape submerged vehicle

    Monroe County Deputy David Sundvall freed a woman from a submerged vehicle Monday morning near the boundary of Monroe and Juneau counties, according to Juneau County police.

    At 10:42 a.m., the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman saying that her vehicle was in the water and she could not get out. The caller did not know her exact location, but gave a general area of south of Highway 21, near Second Avenue.

    Juneau County Dispatch requested assistance from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and a

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    Community supper slated for Sept. 24 in Elroy

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Elroy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave.

    This community supper is offered on the last Wednesday of each month and, according to event organizers, “gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community.”

    The Millards Prairie HCE Club will assist with this meal.

    The public is invited.

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    WIN-WIN to offer scarecrow, pumpkin-carving contests

    Contributed by WIN-WIN

    The WIN-WIN (Wilton Is Networking With Its Neighbors) group is planning a community activity in conjunction with Harvest Fest, a celebration set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Let’s decorate our community for this event. Residents and businesses are being asked to decorate their properties with scarecrows for the contest, plus a pumpkin carving/painting contest will take place that weekend. Judging will occur on the morning of the Harvest Fest.

    Plan on attending. Mark

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    Brookwood to put on mock crash Tuesday

    Brookwood seventh- through 12th-grade students will receive a sharp reminder Tuesday about the dangers of drinking and driving.

    That’s when members of county emergency management groups will pool their resources to present a mock auto accident involving a fatality.

    Laurence Johns of the Wilton Ambulance Service said that the portrayal will be quite realistic and that students will be within 20 feet of the action.

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    Apple Dumpling Day results

    The following are results from the Elroy Lions Club’s Apple Dumpling Day, which was Saturday.

    Horseshoe tournament winners: First place, Gale and Fran Schendler; second place, Bruce Klipstein and Elmer Ruff; third place, Steve Green and Al Triebs; and fourth place, Randy Reynolds

    Beanbag toss winners: First place, Ryan Lipke and Rich Vlasak, second place, Steve and Colleen Green; and third place, Al Triebs and Tony

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    Vernon County to offer immunization clinics

    The Vernon County Health Department will conduct immunization clinics on the following dates:

    • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17: St. Joseph’s Outreach Building (Masonic Lodge), 826 Prairie Ave., Hillsboro

    • 9­–11:30 a.m. and 4­:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18: Vernon County Health Department, 318 Fairlane Drive (County Hwy. BB), Viroqua

    Individuals may receive vaccinations through the health department if they are uninsured, have Medicaid or BadgerCare, or their insurance

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    Maplewood Terrace seeks quilt show entries

    Entries are being sought for the 10th annual Maplewood Quilt Show, an event set for Saturday, Oct. 11, in Viroqua.

    For the past 10 years, more than 100 entries have been shown each year. As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the quilt show and the addition to Maplewood Terrace, people are invited to bring back quilts they had shown previously.

    Quilts may be new, vintage or heirloom. Quilts may have been personally made, purchased or received as a

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    Royal Bank hosts Dairy Workshop: The Farm Bill

    The adoption of the farm bill presents a new set of risk management procedures to dairy farm operations nationwide.

    On July 30, Royal Bank hosted a dairy workshop aimed at helping dairy farmers understand how the proposed farm bill will affect their risk management practices. This free event was held at the Hillsboro Community Center and featured two guest speakers.

    Ryan Witt, ag loan officer at Royal Bank, organized the event and invited local farmers to attend.

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    Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meets Sept. 10 in Viroqua

    Contributed by VERNON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

    The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is set for Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 N. Main St., Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30 p.mn.; and the program, at 6 p.m.

    Vince Hundt, Guthrie Knapp and Peter Burquist will share their experience of solving a problem, creating a new product and creating a new business called Shade Haven. The Shade Haven started as an attempt to remedy a problem commonly encountered by rotational grazers.

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