Elroy preschool story time starts Friday

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm


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 is no charge, but donations are welcomed. The Friends of the Elroy Library sponsor the event.

As part of our summer reading program, we offer special prizes to the children who read the most in their age range. This year the winners were Josh

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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 two teachers (Wilbur

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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)

    Elroy Public Library to host appraisal event with Mark Moran

    Contributed by Friends of the Elroy Library

    Have a hidden treasure that has been passed down in your family for years or something you picked up at a sale that might hold value?

    If so, bring it to the Elroy Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 11, for a free appraisal by Mark Moran. Making a return engagement, Moran intrigues audiences with his wealth of knowledge about the history and value of items brought to him. He is the author of dozens

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    South Side News for Oct. 9


    At last I have come to the conclusion that I know what my problem is. I am living in the 21st century with modern technology and prices while my head is still mired down in the 20th century. However, I do have a computer and a TracFone, so perhaps there is hope for me yet. After all, it’s only been 14 years and 10 months since we entered the new millennium. Regardless, there is news to impart, and

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 9


    There is a perfect little spot behind our house for clematis, a few lilies, a birdbath and this year a place to plant a few tomato plants.

    Not only that, there was a 3-foot circular piece of wire fencing waiting to be used. Three tomato plants were planted within the fence and they started to grow, and grow and grow until they were 5 feet tall. The fence held them intact, and when a summer storm

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    Ontario Public Library participating in Compassion Project

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    The Ontario Public Library is participating in the Compassion Project, a program sponsored by News 8 WKBT and area public libraries.

    Last fall, students in La Crosse created canvas tiles that portrayed what compassion meant to them. The tiles were shown on TV and displayed around the area in recognition of October as National Bullying Prevention Month.

    This year the project has expanded to include surrounding communities and all

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    Norwalk Public Library to offer playgroups in October

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    Come to playgroup at the Norwalk Public Library from 10­-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in October. Three-, four- and five-year-olds will get a chance to play, hear stories and have snacks. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

    Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School’s traveling preschool playgroup also will be here from 10­-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, for double the fun.

    The traveling preschool playgroup will visit the Norwalk Public Library

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    Wilton Writer’s Workshop starts Oct. 14

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    Are you interested in writing down some of your memories to share with future generations? There is still space in our fall session of the Wilton Writer’s Workshop, which starts Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. The weekly two-hour workshop sessions provide an opportunity to share your written history with others. If you are interested in this six-week commitment, please register by calling the library at 435-6710 or emailing us at wiltonlibrary@wrlsweb.org.

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    Senior menus for Oct. 13–17

    Ontario meal site

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

    Monday, Oct. 13: Waffles with strawberries, sausage patties, eggs, cantaloupe, applesauce and pineapple bars

    Tuesday, Oct. 14: Liver and onions, hash browns, mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread and carrot cake

    Thursday, Oct. 16: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, fresh-fruit cups, whole-wheat rolls and cookies

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