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    BHS prom is April 11

    This year’s junior prom, “A Rustic Starlit Night,” will from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 11, in the Classic Gym.

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    Ontario woman receives volunteer award

    Inga Gerber of Ontario recently received the President’s Award from the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) at the association’s international conference in Reno, Nev.

  • Mathy quarry meeting: A recap

    March 25th, 2015
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    I arrived late last week to the Monroe County Zoning Committee meeting in Sparta. Attorney Glenn Stoddard was just wrapping up an impassioned speech explaining why he needed 10 minutes to

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    Source of Internet news can be difficult to discern

    March 18th, 2015
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    In this world, there are two types of people: those who thrive on the games leading up to the NCAA basketball tournament, and people like me.

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    In state government, line between satire and reality is blurred

    March 11th, 2015
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    Really, do we have to be exposed to one more photo of stranded polar bears struggling to survive in the Arctic as the ice melts under their feet? And so

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    Walker’s budget is like an Easter egg hunt

    March 4th, 2015
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    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, which I would call “The Reign of Error,” barely leaves any demographic untouched.

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    Where do old grade schools go to die?

    February 25th, 2015
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    Jon Schroeder thought the price was right, so he bought the former Ontario Elementary School building.

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  • Is it wise to seek a bounty from Mathy?

    February 18th, 2015
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    T here is an old and somewhat naughty joke about a man who visits a lady of the night and offers $1,000 for her service.

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    Should we be skeptical of state’s intentions for the KVR?

    February 11th, 2015
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    Well, give us credit: When we screw up, we do it in a big way. It keeps us humble, you know.

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    Fallout from right-to-work legislation could be wide-ranging

    February 4th, 2015
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    Isn’t it interesting how the English language can be twisted to make something not so great sound just peachy? For example, “right to work.” Who could be against that?

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    Mysterious concoctions masquerade as food

    January 28th, 2015
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    I will read just about anything put in front of me, which can be a mistake.

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    Ontario has improved facilities thanks to the Ho-Chunk

    January 20th, 2015
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    It was 1840, and this area of Wisconsin was still a wilderness. There was no Wilton and no Highway 131, and it would be several years before Esau Johnson paddled up the Kickapoo.

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