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  • Book review: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

    January 10th, 2019
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    Michelle Obama is the product of the South Side of Chicago and parents who valued their children’s education above all else.


    Book review: ‘Atlas Shrugged’ by Ayn Rand

    January 4th, 2019
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    “Atlas Shrugged” is the story of what happens if the “prime movers” of society go on strike. Hank Rearden was a titan in the steel business.


    Vernon County WIC to issue benefit renewals in January

    January 4th, 2019
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    The Vernon County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will issue benefits at the following locations.


    Book review: ‘The Reivers’ by William Faulkner

    December 20th, 2018
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    Being between library books, I scanned my bookshelf. There was a copy of “The Reivers” that I had bought for 95 cents while in college.


    Book review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon

    December 12th, 2018
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    One of the fringe benefits of watching the PBS series “Great American Reads” is learning about a book that you just must read.


  • Alternate-side parking the focus of Norwalk Village Board meeting

    December 12th, 2018
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    After several months of contentious meetings, relative harmony reigned at Tuesday evening’s Norwalk Village Board meeting, at which a long and labored conversation unfolded on the topic of alternate-side parking.


    Marking the season: Kendall love lights

    December 12th, 2018
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    The Kendall Public Library sold love lights this fall, with the proceeds going toward the library’s expansion/remodeling project.


    Sparta shop donates 32 handmade quilts to Falcon Food Pantry

    December 12th, 2018
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    The Sparta Quilt Shop recently donated 32 quilts to the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District, creating them for families that use the Falcon Food Pantry.


    Free winter wear available in Wilton

    December 12th, 2018
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    Wilton residents have set up a location offering free coats and other winter gear.


    Book review: ‘River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey’ by Candice Millard

    December 7th, 2018
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    Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive Republican. He was elected vice president in the McKinley administration, taking office in March 1901.


    Monroe County Local History Room gets state award

    December 6th, 2018
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    The Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta recently was awarded the 2018 Wisconsin Federation of Museums’ Institutional Award of Excellence for its new exhibit, “Monroe County: A to Z.”