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  • Wilton sewer rates go up 20 percent; 86 percent water-rate hike looming

    September 16th, 2020
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    Wilton’s sewer rates will rise by 20 percent starting Dec. 22, and the state Public Service Commission likely will require the village to raise its water rates by about 86 percent in the coming months.

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    Water-quality permit hearing scheduled for Wild Rose Dairy

    September 16th, 2020
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    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that a public hearing about Wild Rose Dairy’s application for a water quality permit and for its expansion plan will be held virtually at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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    N-O-W superintendent reports that start of school went well

    September 16th, 2020
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    The school year had a promising start in the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District, Superintendent Travis Anderson reported to the board of education at its meeting Monday.

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    Dollar General a possibility for Wilton

    September 16th, 2020
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    The Village of Wilton has been working toward bringing a Dollar General to town.

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    Norwalk: Up with sewer rates, not down with buildings

    September 10th, 2020
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    Norwalk sewer rates are going up, the board decided at its meeting Tuesday. But not exactly. And buildings destined to be razed will not come down. But not exactly.

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  • Monroe County Climate Change Task Force: Changing rainfall trends documented in new study

    September 9th, 2020
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    A new study commissioned by USDA-NRCS and undertaken by researchers from UW-Madison documents that rainfall definitions for storm events have been changing rapidly in recent years.

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    Royall postpones referendum

    September 2nd, 2020
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    Though the Royall School District had considered running a referendum in April 2021, the board of education agreed Thursday to postpone it until at least April 2022.

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    Study about flood-control dams starts local operations

    September 1st, 2020
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    La Crosse, Vernon and Monroe counties in southwest Wisconsin are home to a quarter of the large (PL-566) flood-control dams in Wisconsin. Built mostly in the 1960s, the dams are now aging infrastructure in need of repair, replacement, relocation or removal.

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    Death of a schoolhouse: Onetime town of Wellington school building demolished

    August 27th, 2020
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    Aug. 18, 2020, brought the demise of a local historical landmark and the dimming of a nearly forgotten chapter in Wisconsin’s pioneer history.

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    Brookwood to give outdoor play performances

    August 27th, 2020
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    Brookwood Theatre will present its fall production on Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m.

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    N-O-W gets ready for an entirely different sort of year

    August 26th, 2020
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    In a run-up to an unparalleled school year, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School Board considered a range of subjects, many of them related to the Covid-19 pandemic, at its meeting Aug. 24.

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