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    Graewin, Jenen win Culver’s contest

    This year’s Culver’s Coloring Contest was a great success in Elroy. 

    On Campus

    • Anna Radke of Wilton recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.

    Tough competition prepares Brookwood thinclads for tournament season

    As the track and field season winds down, the time to prepare for a state appearance is at hand.

  • Onetime potato chip salesperson wants to make FoodShare recipients buy nutritious food

    May 20th, 2015
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    I t’s hard to imagine what state Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) was thinking about when he introduced a bill in the legislature to require FoodShare recipients to use their taxpayer-funded benefits

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    The business of garbage is subject to political, economic trends

    May 6th, 2015
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    Sometimes doing the right thing is really a challenge. Take recycling, for example.

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    Royall reflects unintended consequences of Act 10

    April 29th, 2015
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    My, aren’t things different in a post-Act 10 world? When the governor and the legislature pushed through the law that stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights, they were

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    State proposals act in opposition to each other

    April 22nd, 2015
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    Two ideas intersected in my office this week, leaving me to think once more that, golly, nobody should have a job that is this much fun.

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    Reality trumps any April Fools’ joke

    April 15th, 2015
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    Okay, readers, you can stop picking on me for not having an April Fools’ joke in the County Line this year.

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  • Tourism helps, but local economy needs more sources of income

    April 8th, 2015
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    It’s the 50th anniversary of the Elroy Sparta State Trail. Well, sort of. It depends on when you start counting.

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    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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