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  • Outlook not rosy for FEMA funds

    June 20th, 2019
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    President Donald Trump might have signed a disaster-relief bill of $19 billion, but how much will filter down to Vernon County remains unknown, according to officials at a flood recovery meeting at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve on Tuesday.

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    Ontario businesses and supporters turn to government for protection

    June 13th, 2019
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    D espite nearly four decades of covering local government meetings, every so often something pops up that makes me exclaim, “Wow, I never saw that before!” The occasion was Monday evening,

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    Ontario Village Board grapples with food-cart ordinance

    June 13th, 2019
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    Ontario Village Board grapples with food-cart ordinance County Line Publisher Emeritus Ontario’s new food-cart ordinance turned out to be a hot potato at Monday night’s village board meeting.

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    Norwalk considers new method of sidewalk repair

    June 13th, 2019
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    At the suggestion of village board president Levi Helgren, Norwalk will try a new approach to tackling sidewalk replacement.

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    Humans need bees for survival

    May 23rd, 2019
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    When we first moved to the Kickapoo Valley, I fell under the spell of my neighbor, Fred Mitchell.

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  • Norwalk rejects a range of expenditures

    May 17th, 2019
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    Norwalk’s first full board meeting since the April election was a relatively subdued affair with barely a quorum present, as trustees Alan Neumann, Chad Marti and Kim Nofsinger were absent.

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    After scrap, Glendale short a patrolman

    May 16th, 2019
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    A brush fire between Town of Glendale patrolman Steve Murray and board chair Raye Walz erupted into a roaring blaze last month, when Murray resigned from his 13-year position with the township.

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    CBD plant a possibility for Kendall building

    May 16th, 2019
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    CBD plant a possibility for Kendall building
    Kendall area residents are talking about a possible new use for the former Kendall Elementary School building, Town of Glendale members noted at their meeting Monday.

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    Small towns, too, have become hyperpartisan

    May 9th, 2019
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    Yes, even small towns have not escaped from the country’s partisan politics and the nearly uncontrolled anger we exhibit toward one another.

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    Brookwood student going to FCCLA nationals

    May 9th, 2019
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    It certainly is not every year that Brookwood’s FCCLA organization has a member who qualifies to attend the national convention.

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    Ontario school purchase generates confusion

    April 25th, 2019
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    Although purchasing the old Ontario Elementary School had been discussed briefly at Ontario Village Board meetings, last month’s announcement that the village had purchased the 4.8-acre property came as a surprise to some.

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