Wilton flower fair set for Sunday

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm

The 11th annual Wilton Wood Turtle Flower Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Wilton Community Center, 400 East St.

The public may bring in flowers from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Judging will be done Saturday after­noon.

A plant and bulb sale will be offered at the show. The Growing Together Garden Club will sponsor the event.

Those who are 16 and younger also may enter in any category and will be judged separate

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    Gardens of Kendall

    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

    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, located in the Food Enterprise Center in Viroqua, provides the coordination for generous local farmers to share their unsold produce with those in need. Throughout the growing season, CHS organizes weekly trips to area farms to harvest healthy, leftover produce using the labor of

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    Manpower hiring for 200 jobs in the Tomah area

    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 available to the job seeker,” Marina Abbott of Manpower’s Tomah branch states in the press release. “There is truly a job opportunity for everyone, and the available positions are in a wide range of industries and skill sets.”

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    Tomah VA to host summit on veteran mental health, homelessness

    The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its second annual Veteran Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah.

    This year’s Veteran Mental Health Summit will be combined with an annual Veteran Homelessness Summit.

    The purpose of the summit is to assemble regional stakeholders to develop ideas to further address mental health and homelessness and to enhance access

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    Van Der Molen criminal counts found valid

    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 Department of Justice.

    The charges are associated with Van Der Molen’s onetime ownership of Three Bears Resort in Warrens

    As a result, the court will consider those charges as read-ins at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Oct. 13,

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    Kendall gathering, reunion set for Aug. 30

    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 Community Hall. Doors will open and sign-in will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the social gathering will be from 6–7:30 p.m. A short program will be at 7:30 p.m.

    Additionally, free snacks, entertainment and door prizes will be part of the event.

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    Free community supper set for July 30 in Elroy

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Elroy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 204 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.”

    Helpful Homemakers Club members will provide some of the food for this meal.


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    An occasion for millinery

    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.

    Lyme disease support group meets Friday

    A Lyme disease support group for Vernon, Juneau, Monroe, Sauk and Richland counties will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

    For more information, contact Gary Cepek at to garycepek@yahoo.com, at 489-2725 or by writing to S1468 Cepek Road, Elroy, WI 53929.