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  • It’s going to be Halloween: Pass the Sweet Tarts

    October 11th, 2019
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    It’s nearly Halloween again and time to plan protection for those tiny tots. It’s hard to believe, but there are such sick people out there that they are lacing Sweet Tarts with heroin.

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    Remembering the World War II generation

    September 22nd, 2019
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    I miss the World War II generation. I confess that I have been all over the map on this one.

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    Local farms named to Wisconsin Century Farm list

    September 12th, 2019
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    These are trying times for America’s farmers. The daily news brings headlines on the exodus of dairy farmers from the business, corn and soybean farmers who depend on government bailouts as the trade war shrinks the Chinese market, and drastic weather events that drown crops and wash away hope of profits.

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    Ontario wins USDA Search Grant

    September 12th, 2019
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    Monday’s Ontario Village Board meeting was a whirlwind of activity, with progress made on flood mitigation and the purchase of additional village property.

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    The flood: A one-year summing-up

    September 5th, 2019
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    Yes, it was just a year ago that many residents in Monroe and Vernon counties were still dumbstruck by the damage caused by one of the worst flooding events in local history.

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  • Labor Day’s meaning has been obscured

    September 5th, 2019
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    It must have been an interesting Labor Day weekend for Chris Rowe and Chris Sexton. They are two of the sometimes up to 100 miners parked on the railroad tracks in Harlan County, Ky., blocking the passage of a million dollars in coal.

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    Should we rethink how we respond to natural disasters?

    August 28th, 2019
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    My personal experience with weather disasters dates to Palm Sunday of 1965, when a series of ferocious tornadoes swept through Wisconsin, striking multiple towns such as Watertown, Jefferson and my hometown, Monroe.

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    Hawk High Dairy expansion unacceptable to some town of Ridgeville residents

    August 28th, 2019
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    At a DNR hearing Tuesday, Hawk High Dairy’s plans to expand its milking operation met with nearly unanimous opposition from area residents and neighbors to the operation.

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    Whitestown residents opposed to new 5G tower

    August 22nd, 2019
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    About 30 people crowded into the Whitestown Town Hall on Tuesday evening, all of them expressing their opposition to a cell tower proposed by internet service provider Bug Tussel that would be situated roughly at the intersection of Dutch Hollow Road and W. Kettle Road.

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    Fallout over Bug Tussel towers continues

    August 15th, 2019
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    The fallout from last week’s Bug Tussel cell tower story continues to haunt us.

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    Ontario makes plans for old school building

    August 15th, 2019
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    The Ontario Village Board took several steps forward on the former Ontario Elementary School property it had purchased earlier this year.

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