Elroy Public Library hosts antiques appraisal

Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm


By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

Mark Moran entertained the Elroy Public Library crowd with his antiques-appraisal program on Saturday.

A wide variety of artifacts, pictures, china and more were inspected, and Mark gave a brief history of each item. We even had a Picasso this year. Well, it was a print of a Picasso painting, but it was lovely. Thank you, Mark, and the Friends of the Library.

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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.

    New books available at Norwalk Public Library

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has several new titles:


    • “Summer Rental: A Novel” by Mary Kay Andrews

    • “Dead Lil’ Hustler” (“Loon Lake” mystery series No. 14) by Victoria Houston

    Children’s Picture Books

    • “Patty’s Pumpkin Patch,” written and illustrated by Teri Sloat

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    Wilton Public Library book group to discuss ‘The Chaperone’

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    The Wilton Public Library’s book group will discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty.  This work of historical fiction tells the story of Wichita’s own 15-year-old Louise Brooks as she descends upon New York City with her chaperone in tow. 

    The group will meet to discuss this novel at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

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    There is a lot of controversial news in

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    Ontario Public Library offering playgroups for preschoolers

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    Preschoolers are invited to join us for playgroups at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. There will be stories, activities, crafts and a snack. We are using an alphabet theme, and this week the theme is the letter “S.”

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    An all-you-can-eat chili and soup supper will be at the Ontario Community Hall before bingo on Friday, Oct. 24, from 5­-7 p.m. Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. The menu will consist of chili, chicken noodle soup, crackers, bread,

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 16

    We took advantage of last week’s perfect fall weather Thursday. A trip to Devil’s Lake State Park when trees are in full color has been on our bucket list. By 10:30 a.m., the Belskys and my husband Bob and I were on our way. We were not disappointed, as the tall maples in the park were brilliant. The rock formations are so unique and the lake was beautiful.

    We grabbed a brochure, and

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    South Side News for Oct. 16


    The old saying goes, “Into each life some rain must fall,” and this Tuesday morning, we are wet. However, after the wonderful week of sunshine and lollipops we’ve just had, the rain is welcome, as it provides us with the groundwater we need. Now we can hibernate for a few days until the clouds part to let the sunshine in again.

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    Senior menus for Oct. 20–24


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

    Monday, Oct. 20: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, whole-wheat rolls and fresh-fruit cups

    Tuesday, Oct. 21: Chicken sandwiches, broccoli salad, baked sweet-potato fries and pumpkin bars

    Thursday, Oct. 23: Hamburger stroganoff over noodles, spinach salad, peas and strawberry shortcake

    Friday, Oct. 24: Salmon patties on buns, sweet-potato fries, yogurt fruit

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    Elroy preschool story time starts Friday


    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    The preschool story-time fall program will start again Friday, Oct. 10, at the Elroy Public Library. Bring your little ones at 10 a.m. for some cute stories, nursery rhymes and group activities.

    Mark Moran will be here again Saturday, Oct. 11. Come enjoy his antique-appraisal program, his banter and maybe some surprise treasures. This year, you will sign up at the door as you come in (no early registration) beginning at 1 p.m. Mark’s program will begin at 2 p.m. There

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    BHS class of 1964 reunites

    The Brookwood High School Class of 1964 began the celebration of its 50th class reunion Sept. 19 at Brookwood High School. Activities director Ken Clinton provided a tour of the facilities and insights on what has changed over the years. After the tour, some classmates attended the evening football game at Wonewoc and helped cheer on the Falcons to a victory. On Saturday, the celebration continued at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. The evening celebration consisted of conversation and fellowship, dinner buffet, recognition of

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    Ontario cowgirls win at Cashton Western Saddle Club

    The following recently received awards at the Cashton Western Saddle Club: Kyra Los on Switch, third place, junior high point; Bailey Hammon on Sprit, first place, junior high point; Jo Dunwald on Six-Shooter, first place, SRSR high point; and Gracie Nottestad on Ladybug, fifth place all around. (Contributed photo)