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  • Monroe County to offer free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine clinics

    November 17th, 2022
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    The Monroe County Health Department will offer free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines at the following locations.


    Norwalk Lions sell raffle tickets, proceeds go to N-O-W schools

    November 17th, 2022
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    Contributed by the N-O-W School District — Norwalk Lions Club members Phil Haun, Glen (Ope) Degenhardt, and Mike Karis, as […]


    Brookwood open rehearsal is Sunday

    November 10th, 2022
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    As a fundraiser, the Brookwood theatre program will have an open rehearsal at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Classic Gym. 


    Vernon County Museum has new display on Milwaukee labor strike of 1886

    November 10th, 2022
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    “Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours for what we will.”  That was the slogan of the labor movement back in 1886, when workers were organizing around the idea of a workday being eight hours rather than 10 to 14 hours.  


    Brookwood Highlights

    November 10th, 2022
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    Wow, it’s hard to believe that the first quarter (nine weeks) of the 2022–2023 school year has come and gone and the second quarter is already underway! It has been an amazing start to the school year, and I want to compliment our entire student body and our amazing team of staff members on their outstanding work throughout the first quarter. The learning, teaching, collaboration, effort, and teamwork that takes place every day within our school district is simply amazing and is truly a sight to see! 


  • Nov. 8, 2022: Municipality-by-municipality election results

    November 9th, 2022
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    The following is a breakdown of voting results in each southeastern Monroe County municipality (turnout ranged between 64 and 79 percent). At press time, a breakdown for Vernon County municipalities wasn’t available. 


    Rollicking on Halloween

    November 3rd, 2022
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    Shannan Slattery arrives at Ontario’s Trick-or-Treat event Monday, collecting candy and other prizes.


    Vehicle hits fence, gravestone markers at Mount Tabor Cemetery

    October 25th, 2022
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    A single-vehicle crash occurred at about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the town of Forest, according to Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears.  


    Local trick-or-treat hours, other Halloween events slated

    October 24th, 2022
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    Local communities will offer trick-or-treat hours and other Halloween activities.
    • Elroy — Trick-or-treat hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Curt Strutz will present “Visiting the Beyond” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Elroy Public Library.
    • Kendall — Trick-or-treat hours from 4–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31
    • Norwalk — Trick-or-treat hours from 4–6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Norwalk Lions Club costume party at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the Norwalk Village Hall.
    • Ontario — Door-to-door trick-or-treat hours from 4–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Truck-or-treat from 4–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, on the village square. Prizes given at 7:30 p.m.
    • Wilton — Trick-or-treat hours from 4–7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Community Halloween party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Wilton Public Library. Wilton Fire Department Halloween dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Wilton American Legion Hall.


    N-O-W referendum tentatively set for April

    October 21st, 2022
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    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District intends to ask voters in April 2023 to approve a total project for no more than $24.9 million, which would finance wide-ranging improvements to its facilities.


    No charges for woman banned from Wilton village office

    October 18th, 2022
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    Concluding its investigation last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has filed no charges against Wilton woman Becky Hahn in connection with an alleged altercation at the Wilton Village Hall on Sept. 9.