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    Three suspected in Kendall BB-gun shooting

    Three people have been identified as suspects in a Saturday-night BB-gun shooting in Kendall, according to Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins.

    Homecoming at Royall

    The Royall School District hosted its annual homecoming celebration last week.

    Long-distance runners race in Rails to Trails

    Norwalk hosted its annual Rails-to-Trails Marathon on Sunday, offering a marathon, half-marathon and 5K on the Elroy-Sparta State Trail between Norwalk and Sparta.

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  • Let’s put Francis Scott Key on trial

    September 27th, 2017
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    Okay, it’s time to put Francis Scott Key on trial, even though he would be 240 years old. It’s never too late to take a closer look at the man who penned our national anthem.

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    What if Facebook were the only news source left?

    September 20th, 2017
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    I think I am one of the last few in the world who has resisted Facebook’s siren call. You probably attribute my stubbornness to my jealousy of the way Facebook has elbowed aside traditional media.

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    The revival of Ontario’s Sandon building

    September 14th, 2017
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    The building dominates Ontario’s downtown, as the early settlers never invested much in masonry construction. Perhaps because Ontario was the center of the timber industry, frame buildings were good enough.

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    Ontario may get grant for new municipal well

    September 14th, 2017
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    Ontario Village Board members got good news at their Monday meeting, learning that the village was tentatively eligible for $636,740 in funding for a new municipal well.

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    Ridgeville to consider mining ordinance

    August 31st, 2017
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    Ridgeville residents will have an opportunity next week to consider and learn more about a non-metallic mining ordinance under consideration by the town board.

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  • Don’t expect business to insure clean air, water

    August 30th, 2017
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    When did the American voter fall in love with the idea that business can do a better job than government can?

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    KKK figures into Wisconsin history

    August 28th, 2017
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    One of the things that struck me from my interview with JP Olson, the African-American singer who wowed the Ontario Community Hall audience in July, was her unbridled enthusiasm for the village. More than once she told me how she felt at home and welcome.

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    Gen. Lee deserves reconsideration

    August 18th, 2017
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    I know I have a reputation with my children as one of those “helicopter” parents, the nosy types who drive kids nuts.

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    Ontario intends to enhance village website

    August 16th, 2017
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    The on-again, off-again Village of Ontario website got a boost at the village board’s meeting Monday.

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    Is Ontario’s attitude toward flooding an example of insanity?

    August 11th, 2017
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    Like the prodigal son in the Bible, Ontario’s Palen Park furniture came wandering home after exhausting itself on a Kickapoo adventure. For all I know, the assorted park pieces took a bottle of suntan lotion and a 12-pack of beer on their cruise.

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    Norwalk will take action against owner of dilapidated property

    August 10th, 2017
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    When Bernardino Cruz opens his door in Sparta within the next week, he will find Norwalk Police Chief David Jones on the other side.

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