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    Falcon grapplers send team, individuals to sectionals

    The 2016–17 season continues to be a seminal year for the Brookwood wrestling team, as the Falcons are headed to the team sectional for the second time in school history after winning Saturday’s regional at Royall.

    Brookwood boys basketball suffers back-to-back losses

    Despite a strong 56–33 win over Hillsboro last week, the Brookwood boys basketball team suffered tough losses to Bangor and Westby on opposite ends of the weekend.

    Nelson, Falcons finish sweep of Royall

    Scenic Bluffs Conference scoring leader Allyson Nelson led all scorers with 22 in last week’s 63–35 win over Royall.

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  • Ontario postpones ATV/UTV trail creation

    February 15th, 2017
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    The Ontario Village Board delayed plans to establish an ATV/UTV trail and its governing ordinance at its meeting Monday.

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    Business, science clashed during ‘Silent Spring’ era

    February 1st, 2017
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    Scientists estimate there are 1.4 billion bugs for every human on the earth, and, in aggregate, they outweigh the human population 70:1.

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    Politics isn’t a spectator sport

    January 25th, 2017
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    If nothing else, those millions of marchers on Saturday alerted us to the possibility that the public may be (at last) coming to the realization that politics and government are more than a spectator sport.

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    N-O-W School District, Portland Implement disagree on bill

    January 25th, 2017
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    A long-running dispute between Cashton-based Portland Implement and the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School Board spilled over into the latter’s Monday’s meeting.

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    During the strife of inauguration, peruse a seed catalog

    January 20th, 2017
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    In the midst of all this doom and gloom, what shows up in my mailbox but the full-color, 146-page Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog.

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  • Highway 131 improvement needed, but is it likely?

    January 11th, 2017
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    A tour last Friday with State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) proved to be a bumpy ride.

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    Remember Glenn Beck?

    January 6th, 2017
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    It would have been smarter and certainly far more pleasant had I spent my time off last week slathered in sunscreen and wasting away in Margaritaville.

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    Sparta’s Evans-Bosshard Park offers an impressive holiday scene

    December 22nd, 2016
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    I found myself coming through Sparta after dark a few weeks ago. And what should my wandering eyes see off Highway 16 in Evans-Bosshard Park? Wow, a display of Christmas lights so stunning that I nearly ran off the road.

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    Local food pantries seeking donations

    December 20th, 2016
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    ‘Tis the season to think about those in need, and in the spirit of Christmas, two local food pantries could use a little help.

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    Let’s insist on civility

    December 15th, 2016
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    All of us know the classic dilemma faced by the husband whose wife says to him, “Does this dress make me look fat?”

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