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New staff joins N-O-W

Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

The following new staff members will join the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District this year. Front row (left to right): Andrea Cwiak, high school guidance counselor, and Michelle Hyatt, 5-year-old-kindergarten teacher. Back row: Jamie Steinmetz, elementary art/elementary classroom intervention; Matt Jacobson, elementary guidance counselor; Carmen Peterson, school nurse; and Heidi Anderson, fourth-grade teacher.

    Ontario man named alternate delegate to American Angus Association Convention

    Richard Case of Ontario has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 6, at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.

    Case, a member of the St. Joseph, Mo.-based American Angus Association, is one of 304 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state repres

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    Gundersen St. Joseph’s to offer races next weekend

    Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics Rehabilitation Department is preparing for its annual 5K and 10K run/walk and half-marathon Run For It fundraiser, which will be Saturday, Aug. 30, in conjunction with the annual Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day celebration at the Firemen’s Memorial Park in Hillsboro.

    “We added half-marathon and chip timing two years ago, which has attracted a whole new group of participants and added to the efficiency of the event,” said Mark Sullivan, director of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Rehab Department and the race director for the event. “Anyone can participate whether they

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    Norwalk United Methodist Women supply free lunches

    This week the Norwalk United Methodist Women will wrap up a summer of reaching out to the community by offering free lunches. The program began when the women realized that many children in the community might need an extra boost at lunch time in the absence of school lunches. The women supply the food and serve it at the Norwalk shelter each Wednesday. Bikers and anyone passing by also are invited to lunch. Donations received for the meals will be donated to an area food pantry.

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    Ontario Development Corporation donates to park project

    Don Jones, president of the Ontario Development Corporation, presents a check to Ontario Village Clerk Terri Taylor on behalf of the corporation. Jones said the group had planned to donate $500 for Palen Park improvements, but at the suggestion of Development Corporation Director Carol Craig, the amount was increased to $1,000. The Forward Ontario group has been working with the Ontario Village Board on park improvements. On a related note, the Alliant Energy Foundation donated $1,500 for the project this month.

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    KVR donates fountain for Ontario park

    Ontario Public Works Director Paul Gibson puts the finishing touches on the area around a drinking fountain he recently installed in Palen Park. The stone and concrete fountain was a gift from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, which recently upgraded to a wall-mounted fountain. The fountain has a regular-height bubbler and one accessible by children and wheelchair-bound visitors to the park.

    Crawford-Monroe-Vernon leadership program accepting applications

    The University of Wisconsin Extension and its partners in the three-county region recently announced the inaugural session of the Crawford-Monroe-Vernon Leadership Program.

    According to a press release prepared by the UW Extension, the CMV Leadership Program “focuses on building leadership skills through hands-on workshops, participant-guided discussions of vital issues in our area, and site visits to locations in our region where innovative leaders are doing their bit to make our community a better place.”

    The program meets monthly beginning in October 2014,

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    Elroy free community supper set for Aug. 27

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 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 theme for the August meal will be “Back to School.” Families and Royall

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    Harvest Fest organizers seek vendors

    Organizers of Wilton Harvest Fest are looking for vendors for an arts and craft show and a flea market, along with those who sell farmers-market-type items.

    The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Wilton.

    A village-wide rummage sale will be offered that weekend, along with a car show, music, food, and scarecrow, pumpkin, and coloring contests.

    For more information, contact Vicki at 435-6699 or Lori at 435-6666.

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    Super Saturday

    Paul Gerber of Ontario takes part in a cookout during Super Saturday Explosion, an event hosted by Grace Community Church on Aug. 16. Designed for elementary students, the program consisted of music, crafts, games, snacks and Bible stories.