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    Storm destroys Highway 71 shed

    In severe storms Thursday evening, winds tore apart a shed on Highway 71 between Sparta and Norwalk, dropping debris across a wide area.

    Community offers well wishes to Scenic Bluffs provider

    Area residents gathered at Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Norwalk on Friday to say farewell to Gloria Degenhardt, who had worked as a physician assistant for the past 12 years.

    ‘Celebrate Royall’ focuses on school district’s buildings and grounds improvements

    During the “Celebrate Royall” segment of the school district’s monthly board meeting Monday, Superintendent Mark Gruen highlighted enhancements to the building sand grounds.

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  • This month’s political conventions are baffling

    17 hours ago
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    Phew, I had only a few days to catch my breath before the Democratic National Convention. You would think I was a political junkie, which I usually am not, but this election cycle is such a train wreck I can’t take my eyes off of it.

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    History reveals a plethora of chaotic party conventions

    July 21st, 2016
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    “The hour is late, but if all leaders in the moderate mainstream of the Republican Party will unite upon a platform, the moderate cause can be won.”

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    Gov. Walker’s plan for teacher compensation is no solution

    July 13th, 2016
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    I stopped by the office to listen to the phone messages. Sure enough, there was one from the governor’s office. It was no surprise to me, as Gov. Walker rarely makes a move without checking in with me first.

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    Ontario’s July 4 tradition needs volunteers to continue

    June 22nd, 2016
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    It is safe to say that no one alive today can recall when Ontario was not ground zero for the annual July 4 celebration.

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    Dr. Olson’s tenure ends in Norwalk

    June 2nd, 2016
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    He came and went, month after month, year after year, for more than three decades.

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  • The Hillsboro airport named after him will be demolished, but World War II Flying Tiger Joshua Sanford deserves remembrance

    May 26th, 2016
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    It wasn’t much of an airport. There were no fancy restaurants or even a lowly Starbucks.

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    June is time to celebrating dairying, but numbers are dwindling

    May 19th, 2016
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    Ah, yes, here we are again, coming up to June Dairy Month. Unlike some of our other obligations, writing a story on the family hosting the June Dairy Month never grows old.

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    Of cats and infrastructure

    April 28th, 2016
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    Last week was a good week for cats, but not so great for those pesky infrastructure issues that simply will not go away no matter how we wish they would.

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    Concerns over money in politics straddle the political divide

    April 14th, 2016
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    If Donald Trump is not named the Republican nominee for president, he promises us that a regular old donnybrook will occur at the convention in Cleveland.

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    Wisconsin has brief moment in media spotlight

    April 6th, 2016
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    That giant sucking sound you heard Wednesday was the sudden departure of people leaving the state.

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