The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in the Brookwood Junior/Senior High LMC.
N-O-W School Board meets Tuesday
From Page to the Stage, the local summer reading program, will present its first performance at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, in the Wilton Community Center.
Donate blood Aug. 7 to benefit Brookwood FFA scholarship
By Nalani Bever
Wilton Community Blood Drive Coordinator
The Wilton Community Blood Drive will once again team with the Brookwood FFA in collecting units to assist in saving lives throughout the area and nation.
Our secondary goal is to increase the American Red Cross Scholarship award to a 2022 FFA member of Brookwood High School. The 2022 scholarship tally begins with the units collected at the Aug. 7, 2021, drive. Each collected unit represents $10 toward the scholarship. We will need to average 60 units over the five eligible drives to match the 2021 scholarship of $3,000.
We should be able to average 70 units per drive and increase the scholarship by $500, but we need your help. If you’ve never donated blood in the past, now’s as good a time as any to join in the fun! If you’ve been a somewhat regular donor, make it a point to donate at each drive. We are currently working on finalizing the 2022 drive dates and will then provide magnets listing those dates. This will surely assist you in planning ahead when making appointments, etc.
The drive on Aug. 7 will be at the Wilton Community Center and will run from 7–11:30 a.m. To avoid delays, we recommend you schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org using Wilton’s zip code of 54670 to locate our drive. You may also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to schedule your appointment. Lastly, you may call or text Nalani Bever at (608) 387-2311 with two or three time slots that would work for you.
By August 1914, most of the firsts regarding polar exploration had been accomplished. One major challenge remained: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic Continent. Ernest Shackleton, a well-known polar explorer, managed to put together a crew of 27, an ice-worthy ship, Endurance, with adequate financing to accomplish that challenge.
The Monroe County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will issue benefits and offer nutrition education for August.
Daisy Fay hated her name. How would you like to be named after the vase of flowers that happened to be in your mother’s room? In addition, she was in a dysfunctional if loving family.
The Monroe County Health Department continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations out of its office at 315 W. Oak St. in Sparta, as well as at select pop-up locations throughout the county.
The Contis lived in a condo that abutted the Stillwells’. They had gotten together regularly with the Stillwells before Cora had been born.
This year, Wilton Fest will include the Heart of the Trail (HOTT) 5K Run and a youth run of various shorter distances.
An Adams, Wis., man was injured in a motorcycle accident east of Cashton on Friday afternoon, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Two people, including a 77-year-old Wilton woman, were taken to the hospital after a semi crashed into a fireworks stand near Love’s Travel Stop in Oakdale on June 29.