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    Multiple-win day for Royall wrestlers at Tomah

    Royall’s Noah Friedl improved to 10–0 on the season after pinning his way through the 195 bracket at the Tomah Scramble on Saturday.

    Merry music: N-O-W Elementary School students perform

    Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School students gave their winter concert Thursday.

    Songs of the season

    Royall Middle School and Royall High School gave their holiday concerts Monday.

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  • Norwalk Star editor’s sentiments in 1919 still apply today

    December 14th, 2017
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    Meet Elmer Glenn Hesselgrave, the somewhat cantankerous editor of the Star Herald News, published in Norwalk the first half of the 20th century.

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    Should health insurance be tied to employment? Is Medicare a sign of creeping socialism?

    December 6th, 2017
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    It was one of those headlines the average reader might miss, absorbed as we are in the latest Trump antics or the outcome of the Packer season.

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    Government policy benefits business, not working class

    November 30th, 2017
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    I learned while wading around in the history of the Ontario Community Hall that young men from the nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp did all of the site preparation before the arrival of the building.

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    Legislature finds true bipartisan agreement in naming official dairy product, but not on hunting laws

    November 16th, 2017
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    I could almost hear the agonized groans from Madison this session as the legislature grappled with the weighty decision of naming cheese the state’s official dairy product.

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    Speed limit will be lowered on Highway 33 in Ontario

    November 16th, 2017
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    If you have been accustomed to zipping in and out of Ontario at 55 mph, it will soon be time to form new habits.

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  • What is the ‘Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce’?

    November 9th, 2017
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    I rarely watch network television other than the occasional news show or maybe a special. But for seven nights, I was totally absorbed in the Houston Astros’ fate, even though I don’t really understand baseball.

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    On Veterans Day, remember the Wilton American Legion’s James Leith

    November 2nd, 2017
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    If you live in this area, chances are the Wilton American Legion Hall is familiar to you. You might have gone there for Friday-night fish or attended one of the numerous events held there over the course of a year.

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    Solving mysteries at the Monroe County Local History Room

    November 2nd, 2017
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    Can you trace your roots back beyond your grandparents? Are you curious to know if your ancestors include a person of fame or major accomplishment, or are there only horse thieves and other miscreants?

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    Do you have favorite memories of the Ontario Community Hall?

    October 25th, 2017
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    For the thousands who have inquired about what I am doing in retirement, no, I am not knitting socks or creating cute crafts.

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    Is DNR less concerned with water quality?

    October 12th, 2017
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    If we needed further evidence that the DNR’s allegiance has shifted from protecting our air and water to accommodating business’s interests, we received a press release at the end of the day Thursday on a manure spill.

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    Is your managed-forest-law contract ironclad? Think again, says this man

    October 5th, 2017
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    When Dave Wester retired from a career with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, he returned from out West to his native state and purchased 48 acres near Elroy.

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