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Brookwood student in rural Norwalk crash

Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

Brookwood High School student Ashley Letcher sustained minor injuries this morning (Friday) after losing control of her vehicle on Niagara Avenue in rural Norwalk. She was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, where she was treated and released.

    Wilton Public Library offering coffee and conversation Friday

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    Are current events your bag? Please join us at 10 a.m. Friday for coffee and civil discourse on entertainment, sports and politics. 

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    We have received the Farmland Preservation Plan and the amended Monroe County Comprehensive Plan from the Monroe County Planning and Zoning Department. These documents are available only in digital format. If you’d like to stop in at the library, we’d be happy to set you up at a computer so that you can view this information. 

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    Free community supper set for Oct. 29 in Elroy

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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.”

    Cathy Spatola, a benefits specialist for the county’s Aging & Disability Resource Center, will be at this meal to answer questions

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    South Side News for Oct. 23

    By MYRNA FAUSKA

    Last week, as we were out and about on our regular errands, I remarked on how blessed some folks are to have their lawns graced by such beauty in the autumn, when their trees in all of their fall splendor. When we came up our road, I noticed that our yard full of oaks was also adorned in splendid color, and I realized that we, too, are truly blessed to be able to enjoy their brilliant hues as we look out our windows.

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    Royall evacuated due to bomb threat

    A bomb threat issued by posted note caused Royall Schools to evacuate the buildings today (Wednesday).

    Police searched both school buildings and found no evidence of a threat, according to Superintendent Mark Gruen. Also, a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in from Madison, but detected nothing threatening.

    The note was found in a high school bathroom at the end of the school day. The Elroy Police Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Wisconsin DNR immediately responded.

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 23

    By ALICE BRANDAU

    Behold the landscape as you drive over the ridges overlooking the valleys with brilliant splashes of yellow birch and poplar leaves among the late maples and brown oaks. Beautiful Wisconsin!

    I got a shingles shot yesterday at the Medicine Shoppe in Tomah. After visiting Frank Martalock, who has been suffering with the shingles (right side of his face) for the past three weeks, I was convinced. The hot, searing pain is relentless at times, and for a time, there

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    St. John’s on Ridgeville to host fundraiser

    The cemetery at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ridgeville is in need of improvements. A fundraiser will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, at the church. Dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by a special program at 12:30 p.m.

    Performing on the Celtic harp, Shari Sarazin will appear in the church fellowship hall. A professional musician who has performed throughout the area, Sarazin will accompany herself as she sings familiar songs. She also will speak about her instrument, sharing its history and its use for entertainment.

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    Elroy native named associate pastor

    Jamie Brandt Brieske of Mondovi, Wis., is the newly ordained associate pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Hope Lutheran is in the Northwest Wisconsin Synod of the ELCA. A 2002 graduate of Royall High School, Brandt Brieske is married to Chad Brieske and has two sons, Bennett and Brandt. She is the daughter of Peter and Chris Brandt of Elroy. (Contributed photo)

    Elroy Public Library open house is Saturday

    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    You are invited to an open house at the Elroy Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    We will dedicate the Gib & Evelyne Lee Community Room in the library basement at 1:30 p.m. Meet the donors, enjoy a short program, and tour this rarely seen part of the library.

    The pictured quilts are on loan from the Nifty Needlers, who meet at the Elroy Public Library most Wednesdays from 1­-3 p.m. If you have a

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    Letter to the Editor: Little libraries are great

    By JILL MUEHLENKAMP | Norwalk

    The little libraries popping up in every town are great. I’ve been using Norwalk’s on a regular basis.

    There’s a good selection of fiction and nonfiction. I especially enjoy the current issues of magazines. I love them, but can’t afford to subscribe to a lot of them. It also gives me a place to donte books and magazines I’ve enjoyed.

    Rather than toss those magazines, bring them to donate. A wide variety of books is appreciated

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