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  • ‘True Stories’: People talk about Covid-19  

    May 21st, 2020
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    Our lives have been altered in so many ways since the coronavirus pandemic began. As we became unemployed, masked, and gloved shut-ins, we encountered new situations and unexpected consequences.

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    Book review: ‘Northanger Abbey’ by Jane Austen

    May 21st, 2020
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    To properly appreciate “Northanger Abbey,” you must realize that the gothic novel (atmosphere of mystery and horror) was being widely read at the time Austen wrote the novel. It is commonly accepted that it was written as satire to that format.


    Letter to the editor: We need to listen to views we don’t agree with

    May 21st, 2020
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    Enclosed is a $38 check to cover a year of the Linda Smith subscription that you lost. Since you’ve never claimed to be anything but a liberal, left-leaning is a fair charge.


    Letter to the editor: Trees along Elroy-Sparta State Trail shouldn’t have been cut down

    May 21st, 2020
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    Last fall, I watched as almost all trees on one side of the creek in the park in Norwalk were cut down, leaving no shade on the bike trail in that area.


    Letter to the editor: We can’t send out-of-work people into jaws of pandemic

    May 21st, 2020
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    Does anyone really need to point out the irony (to put it kindly) of the Wisconsin Supreme Court electronically hearing arguments and issuing a ruling to kill Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order? 


  • Letter to the editor: Is Trump afraid of the truth?

    May 21st, 2020
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    Is the man in the White House so afraid of truth that he hides any information he can?


    Vernon County Sheriff’s Report for May 11–17

    May 21st, 2020
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    With warm weather underway, our roads will become busier with motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

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    Brookwood students receive Herb Kohl scholarships

    May 21st, 2020
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    Hanna Brey, a student at Brookwood High School in rural Ontario, received a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2020 Excellence Scholarship from Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman.

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    Vernon County’s newest Covid-19 case is woman in her 50s

    May 20th, 2020
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    The Vernon County Health Department’s new case of Covid-19 involves a woman in her 50s, the department reported Wednesday.


    Norwalk Public Library still offering curbside service

    May 20th, 2020
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    The Norwalk Public Library is offering curbside service by appointment from 3–7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

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    Kendall gets new garbage truck

    May 20th, 2020
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    The Village of Kendall purchased a new garbage truck this month, using a grant from USDA Rural Development to help pay for the $67,500 vehicle.

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