Kendall hosts annual Labor Day bash

Posted September 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The Kendall American Legion hosted its annual Labor Day celebration last weekend. Here, in honor of his birthday, Cole Eberhardt rides atop a float in the parade Sunday. For more photos of the event, click here

The following were the Kendall Labor Day parade winners.

Youth/queens: First place, Stepping Stones 4-H Club; second place, Norwalk Clovers 4-H Club; and third place, Elroy Fairest of the Fair

Vehicles: First place, Bud and Darlene Thompson; second place, Jim Blaney; and third place, Dave Woodworth

Commercial (small and large): First place, Kendall Trucking; second place, Hitchin’ Post; and third place, Dolly’s Pedaler’s Rest

Special: First place, New Glarus Fire Department; second place, Animal Rocks float; and third place, Cole Eberhardt float

Organizations: First place, Jolly Janes HCE; second place, Helpful Homemakers; and third place, H.O.P.E. float

The parade organizers noted, “A  huge thank you

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    Wednesday, Aug. 27: As Gloria DeFlorian of Genoa was making a U-turn at Main and Parrish streets in Genoa, she pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Andrea Parins of Genoa. No injuries occurred in the ensuing crash.

    Thursday, Aug. 28: Chauncey Leffler of Prairie du Chien,

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    By DAVE WESTER | For the County Line

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    Senior menus for Sept. 8–12


    Meals are served at the Milk Jug Café, 103 N. Garden St. To make a reservation, call 337-4448.

    Monday, Sept. 8: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, whole-wheat rolls and fresh-fruit cups

    Tuesday, Sept. 9: Chicken sandwiches, broccoli salad, baked sweet-potato fries and pumpkin bars

    Thursday, Sept. 11: Hamburger stroganoff over noodles, spinach salad, peas and strawberry shortcake

    Friday, Sept. 12: Salmon patties on buns, sweet-potato fries, yogurt

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    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

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    By LYNETTE VLASAK | Kendall librarian

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    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    Congratulations to Bev Cousineau, who won the drawing for two tickets to Quilt Expo 2014 in Madison. Thanks again to Ann Nun Mouse, who donated these tickets.

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    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

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    OHS class of 1954 reunites

    The Ontario High School class of 1954 held its 60th reunion on Aug. 9 at Dorset Valley Restaurant near Wilton. Back row (left to right): Darlene (Rumppe) Hanson, Delores (Wall) Anderson, Betty (Ross) Lawrence, Lyle Witt, Pauline (Eno) DeWitt, Elbie Lamb, Shirley (Schmitz) Collins, Ron Lee and Alton Breidenstein. Front row: Ardys (Olson) Bredlow, Arlene (Rumppe) Orethun and Patricia (Haney) Stratman. (Contributed photo)