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Independence Day revelry in Ontario

Posted July 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Aaron Anderson (left) of Wilton and Francisco Reyes of Norwalk perform Thursday at the Ontario Fourth of July Talent Show. For more photos of the village’s celebration, click here

    Between a rock and a hard place: Proposed town of Wilton quarry stokes controversy

     

    By KAREN PARKER| County Line Publisher

    When all is said and done, Scott Grenon and Scott Mathy have one thing in common: They both want what is best for their respective businesses and would like to find a compromise that would satisfy them both.

    But getting from point A to point B has already proved to be a rocky road, and there is little reason for optimism.

    “Our businesses are incompatible,” Grenon said.

    And, indeed, a rock

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    Summer activities offered at the Elroy Public Library

    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    We’ve already had lots of kids and adults sign up for the summer reading programs at the Elroy Public Library. Have you joined the fun yet? If not, come into the Elroy Public Library and get your signup kit.

    Then come in to record your time whenever you have some reading time under your belt. Each time you record your reading, you can play bingo and add bricks to our Lego Tower. I wonder how

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    Vegetables available from Ontario community garden

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    The Ontario Public Library community garden is already producing vegetables, and the flowers are in bloom.

    We meet at the garden at 9 a.m. each Monday and do whatever needs to be done. This week we picked snow peas, lettuce, radishes and chard.

    Stop in the library entryway on Mondays to see what the garden has produced. Take what you can use, and leave extras from your garden that

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    Wilton Public Library to host antiques program July 31

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    The Wilton Public Library is excited to host popular antiques expert Mark Moran at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the Wilton Community Center.

    Mark will provide informal appraisals on your antiques and collectibles. Categories of accepted objects include the following:

    • Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary

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    South Side News for July 10

    By MYRNA FAUSKA

    The summer of 2014 will probably go down in history as the summer of the storms, or at least it will here in Wisconsin. I think every part of the state has been inundated with rain and windstorms. In our little corner of the world, we have been blessed that we haven’t had as much damage as those even a few miles from us. 

    The news this week is mostly from the top of Zirk Hill, as many of the neighbors

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    South Ridge News for July 10

    By ALICE BRANDAU

    This is my first attempt at using a new computer system installed last week by Dave Heilman of Kendall. Technology comes so easy for this guy, and my head is spinning with concern about my attempt to adjust, but here I am, and we’ll see if I can become technologically savvy.

    Pastor Steve Neuman completed two weeks of study (the book of Colossians and a session on Christian ethics) at the seminary in

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    Norwalk-Wilton police chief to resign

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    Norwalk-Wilton Police Chief Steve Johnson will offer his resignation soon, according to Norwalk Village Board President Mike Wiedl.

    Speaking at Tuesday’s board meeting, Wiedl said he was hopeful Johnson would delay his resignation until after the Norwalk Lions Tractor Pull in August.

    Johnson serves as police chief for Norwalk and Wilton and has been in the position for about four years. Wiedl said he expected that the police commission

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    Senior menus for July 14–18

    Ontario meal site

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

    Monday, July 14: Hot beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole-wheat bread and strawberries

    Tuesday, July 15: Chicken potpie, cheese sticks, carrots, melon salad, whole-wheat rolls and cake

    Thursday, July 17: Bacon-wrapped meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli salad, whole-wheat rolls and apple pie

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    Ontario to offer full slate of July 4 activities

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    If you haven’t been in Ontario for a while, then come to the village for the July 4 celebration and take a look at the recent renovations that are sprucing up the downtown.

    The rain may be a bit much for people, but it appears the plants are enjoying every drop. The Ontario Public Library’s community garden is back again this year and is looking better than ever. It almost screams abund

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