KAACO has full slate of events scheduled throughout year

Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Contributed by KAACO

The Kendall Area Arts and Culture Organization (KAACO) held its opening-of-the-season meeting March 22.

The group is best known for the Colors of Kendall and Autumn Ridge Tour in October. They also have an annual ice cream social with the Kendall Lions Club and put on a murder-mystery dinner theater.

The purpose of KAACO is to promote local producers and artisans, create a spirit of community and culture and give Kendall area residents an opportunity to display and create an awareness of their skills and the products they produce.

KAACO hopes to enrich the lives of those participating, bring people together, encourage economically sound and environmental friendly practices, and preserve the region’s historic and cultural assets.  

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    KVR to offer ‘Voyage to the Planets’

    The Kickapoo Valley Reserve will host a program, “Voyage to the Planets,” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

    John Heasley, a teacher, stargazer and member of the Solar System Ambassadors outreach program, will give the presentation. Participants will learn about and see for themselves the polar cap of Mars, the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and the craters and lava seas of the waxing crescent moon. Besides the three planets, attendees will view the spring constellations.

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    Senior menus for April 7–11

    Ontario meal site

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

    Monday, April 7: Barbecue pork sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, cheesy cauliflower and carrot cake

    Tuesday, April 8: Chicken casserole, cheese sticks, spinach salad, pears and ice cream

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    Norwalk mystery-book group meets Friday

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library mystery-book group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, to discuss William Kent Krueger’s “Iron Lake,” the first book in the “Cork O’Connor” mysteries series. 

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    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Schools Traveling Playgroup will be at the Norwalk Public Library from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. Three- and four-year-olds will play, hear stories and

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    Wilton Public Library display includes Judy Blume

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    As a young girl, I sometimes had questions too embarrassing to ask my mom or my friends about, but I knew the authority to whom I could turn – Judy Blume.

    The author of “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret,” “Superfudge” and “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” is popping up everywhere. “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” appeared last week on Amazon’s Book Bucket List, and April 13-19 is National Library Week, and the

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    Music, Easter dinner slated at Kendall meal site

    By JOYCE THONESEN | Kendall meal-site manager

    “Welcome sweet springtime, we greet thee in song.” That was a song we use to sing when I was in school. And I am sure everyone is ready for spring after this winter.

    Now for our meal site news. Thursday, April 3, will be Ladies Aid Day. We will meet at the site for lunch, and then go to the church for our meeting at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for

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    Ontario Public Library offering coloring contest

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    Culver’s and the Ontario Public Library are celebrating National Library Week with a coloring contest.

    Children from 4-11 years old are invited to pick up a coloring sheet at the library. Draw a picture about your favorite book and return it to the library. You will receive a coupon for a free Culver’s custard cone and a chance to win a Culver’s meal. Drawings must be returned by the end of April.

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    South Ridge News for April 3


    Within a radius of 20 miles (an estimate) from Kendall, the landscape is dotted with houses built by Bob Braund and his employees. There is a wide variety of homes, some with perfect views, and some were a challenge to build. Every home had its own style, and Bob had a vision that made it happen for the new owners. He built the Round House convenience store for us in Kendall. And when you go past Kendall’s Central Park, you can be reminded of Bob, who fashioned the gazebo, with

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    Money & Politics: Lobbyist bill draws sharp reactions


    Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

    It’s sometimes said that a legislative outcome criticized by opposing sides has struck the perfect balance. By that standard, Senate Bill 655 is a triumph.

    The omnibus campaign financing bill, which passed both houses of the state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on March 27, has been assailed for both its process and its substance. Meanwhile, some lament that this tsunami of dissent led to it being watered down.

    “I’m angry about it,” says Madison attorney Mike Wittenwyler, who testified in favor of the bill on behalf of

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    Trepes probable winner of Royall School Board race

    By SARAH PARKER | County Line Managing Editor

    Challenger Tom Trepes of Kendall is the likely winner of a spot on the Royall School Board.

    As of about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, eight of 11 precincts, including Kendall and Elroy, had reported their results. Incumbent Mike Preuss had garnered 133 votes to Trepes’ 218.

    N-O-W School District

    In the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District, Curt Brieske was the sole candidate for one position on the board.


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