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  • Book review: ‘Death in Cold Water’ by Patricia Skalka

    January 16th, 2020
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    When a millionaire with a long, public history of supporting the Packers disappeared after attending a Bears-Packers game in Chicago, it was national news.


    KVR to host talk on raptors this Saturday

    January 9th, 2020
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    A talk on raptors is slated for Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10–11 a.m. and from 2–3 p.m. at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.


    Book review: ‘Mr. Dickens and His Carol’ by Samantha Silva

    January 7th, 2020
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    “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” is a work of fiction. That must be understood to appreciate this review.


    Person injured in Clifton fall

    December 29th, 2019
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    During the morning of Dec. 28, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident of a subject who had lost consciousness after falling from a high elevation on Kirkwood Avenue in the town of Clifton.


    Two taken to hospital after Jefferson crash

    December 29th, 2019
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    The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 3:48 p.m. today at Highway 33 and County Highway D in the town of Jefferson, between Ontario and Cashton. 


  • Vernon County to issue WIC benefits

    December 28th, 2019
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    The Vernon County Health Department will offer WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program benefits at the following locations in January.


    Book review: ‘Nothing More Dangerous’ by Allen Askens

    December 28th, 2019
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    By LARRY BALLWAHN | Wilton Boady Sandron was working for one objective. As soon as he had earned enough money, he […]


    ‘This Tender Land’ by William Kent Krueger

    December 22nd, 2019
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    William Kent Krueger is the author of the “Cork O’Connor” mystery series. I first discovered Krueger when “Ordinary Grace,” a standalone novel, was an Ontario Public Library selection.


    73-year-old severely injured in crash near Tomah

    December 22nd, 2019
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    A 73-year-old Oakdale woman was severely injured at about 2:37 a.m. today in an alcohol-related crash on Highway 21, near Ensign Road, just outside of Tomah, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.


    Southwest Sanitation truck rolls over in town of Webster

    December 22nd, 2019
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    A garbage truck rolled over Friday in the town of Webster, on Bloomington Road, east of W. Salem Ridge Road, according to Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears.


    Book review: ‘The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolutions, and the Birth of the Smithsonian’ by Heather Ewing

    December 19th, 2019
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    If you attended Wilton Elementary back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, you probably remember that pivotal day in sixth grade when Mr. Wright went over all the interesting accomplishments of the great James Smithson.