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Digging potatoes

Posted August 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Laurie Erickson (left), director of the Ontario Public Library, and volunteer Karen Austad of rural Ontario harvest potatoes Monday at the Ontario Community Garden, a library-sponsored project. Produce from the garden is available for free each Monday afternoon in the library entrance.

    Wilton Village Board, police commission to meet Saturday

    Johnson says denial of retirement benefit prompted resignation
    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    As part of an effort to convince Police Chief Steve Johnson to rescind his resignation, the Norwalk-Wilton Police Commission will meet with the Wilton Village Board at 8 a.m. Saturday.

    Johnson told the County Line last week that he had resigned because the Wilton Village Board had denied his request to join the Wisconsin Retirement System. Both village boards would have to approve the proposal before the police commission could adopt it.

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    Elroy Public Library seeks volunteers to help with garden

    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    Help! We need some help. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, we will do some gardening around the Elroy Public Library. We hope to divide our lilies, which are getting too crowded. Then we want to replant them in more spacious beds, with a few new rocks to keep them in place. Can you help? Some gloves, a shovel, a trowel or fork, and a willing heart and back are what we need. We will provide all of the free water

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    New books available at the Norwalk Public Library

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has the following new items:


    • ”The Princess Bride” by William Goldman, illustrated by Michael Manomivibul

    • ”All Creatures Great and Small” (first teacher’s edition) by James Herriot


    • “Lilly’s Big Day” by Kevin Henkes

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    Rural Ontario home destroyed in fire

    The Ontario Fire Department responded to a blaze Thursday evening, Aug. 14, at the David Gnewikow home, south of Ontario on Highway 131. The residence was engulfed when firefighters arrived at about 11 p.m. The La Farge Fire Department provided mutual aid, and firefighters were on the scene until about 2 a.m. The structure is considered a loss. No one was home at the time.

    Wilton Public Library seeks old yearbooks

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    At our Old School @ the Library event, many people spent time browsing old yearbooks. We have a pretty nice collection of yearbooks at the library, but there are several gaps. We are looking for Wilton yearbooks from 1950, 1952, 1957 and 1960. Help us complete the Wilton High School years.

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    Ontario man facing domestic-abuse charges

    After his second arrest this year for domestic-abuse-related charges, an Ontario man was taken to Vernon County Jail on Saturday.

    Officers apprehended Nicholas J. Dibbert, 30, of 207 Church St., charging him with domestic abuse/disorderly conduct, false imprisonment and obstruction of a police officer, according to police records.

    In connection with a January incident at 207 Church St., Dibbert was convicted March 31 on domestic abuse/battery and disorderly conduct charges. In that case, he was fined, sentenced to 30 days

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    Senior menus for Aug. 25–29

    Ontario meal site

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

    Monday, Aug. 25: Hot beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole-wheat bread and strawberries

    Tuesday, Aug. 26: Chicken potpie, cheese sticks, carrots, melon salad, whole-wheat bread and cake

    Thursday, Aug. 28: Bacon-wrapped meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli salad, whole-wheat rolls and apple

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    Ontario Joy of Gardening Evening slated for Monday

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    “Saving Seeds” will be the program at our final Joy of Gardening Evening, set for Monday, Aug. 25.

    The potluck will begin at 5 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m., Deb Hilt and Jan Kenyon will demonstrate how to save seeds to use in next year’s garden.

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    The Ontario Community Garden group will have a meeting Monday, Aug. 25, at 10

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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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