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Local School Districts Meet Expectations On State Report Card

Report cards a common way in which parents and students can gain a sense of where a student is academically throughout the year. These reports, which are distributed at regular intervals, help …

Wonewoc Turkey Trot Celebrates Seventh Year

If gluttony had a holiday, it would definitely be Thanksgiving. Each year, Americans consume roughly 46 million turkeys at Thanksgiving meals throughout the country. A traditional Thanksgiving …

Squirrel Sparks Citywide Power Outage

Line supervisor Shawn Kuester got a call around 9:30 Saturday morning that something was wrong with the power in Elroy: no one had any. The linesman called up his coworkers and they went to the Elroy …

Library 'Booktique' To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

Back in August, the Hillsboro Public Library hosted a book sale consisting of their Booktique stock. The sale including a variety of items, from the books themselves to the very shelves they sat …

Elroy Finalizes Budget; Sets New Property Tax Rate

It’s the most taxable time of the year. As winter sets in, governments around the country set their budgets for the next 365 days, and Elroy has just joined the ranks of many municipalities …

Royall To Make Referendum Decision on 28th

The Royall School District is one step closer to finalizing its $10.9 million addition. After weeks of discussion, new budgets, and bringing the various committees and task forces back together, a …
Obituaries
Schaumburg, IL - Karen Sue (Smith) Nantell of Schaumburg, Illinois, died November 28, 2022, after a three-year journey with cancer.         She is survived by us …
Baraboo - Leona (Onie) E. Schmidt (Winchel) age 89 years of Baraboo passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 23rd at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison Wisconsin. She was born on February …
Elroy - Cecil Alfred Steinmetz, age 76, of Elroy, Wl, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born February 20, 1946 to …
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Community Rallies Around Local Family And School
On the morning of November 11, 13-year-old Haley Brokopp woke up expecting a typical day. The onset of a headache was not cause for immediate concern; some pain relievers and a good nap should have …
Wonewoc-Center Schools Celebrate Veterans Day
Music, speakers and the playing of "Taps" with a gun volley were some of the highlights of Friday's Veterans Day program at Wonewoc-Centers Schools. The Wonewoc-Center High School Band, along with …
Local Lions Club To Collect Deer Hides For Wisconsin Lions Camp
Halloween has come and gone, the brilliant colors of autumn are beginning to fade as the trees continue to shed their leaves, and Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. As we enter into …
Hillsboro Student Blazes Her Own Trail
Volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, track and field, and softball are all known activities offered to students at a young age by Hillsboro High School. However, for middle school …
Ontario Resident Leaves The City For Rural Living
Originally from Janesville, Brook Edwards built her career as a biochemist for Abbot Labs in Illinois. At age 57, Edwards decided to retire from her corporate job and relocate out of the city. She …
Community Efforts Aim To Revive Czech Heritage
Once upon a time, Cesky Den was a staple of the Hillsboro social calendar. The event began in 1983 as part of an effort to keep the area’s Czech heritage alive, and for years the event was a …
Remembering Aspects of Local History
As a rural area, Vernon County—and, indeed, much of Wisconsin—used to be dotted in one-room schoolhouses. From America’s colonial days into the first half of the twentieth century, …
Hillsboro Students Glean New Perspectives On Music Industry
A common dream of children is becoming a singer or a musician. The genre may vary, based on the musical exposure and taste the child in question has had by that point in their life, but the dreams of …

Wonewoc-Center Resumes Offering CNA Course

Prior to the onset of COVID-19, Wonewoc-Center Schools would routinely partner with area colleges to offer programs such as a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) course. However, the pandemic put a halt on …

Hillsboro Vet Brings CWD Testing Kiosk To Town

In 1999, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began to monitor the state’s wild white-tailed deer population for signs of chronic wasting disease (CWD). This disease is one which …

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McKittrick, Wopat Win Championships At Royall Invite

Royall juniors Gunnar Wopat and Colin McKittrick both claimed first place finishes at Saturday’s annual Royall invite in Elroy. Wopat claimed the 126 pound title after defeating …

Royall Outlasts Hillsboro In Marquee Matchup

Hillsboro and Royall have played each other in several high-stakes games over the last calendar year, with the road team coming out on top in all three matchups last season. That trend continued when …

Tigers On A Four-Game Streak Entering SBC Play

With the start of Scenic Bluffs play looming, the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team are in a solid spot with an unbeaten record. The Tigers (4-0) added two more wins to the ledger over the …

Wolves' State Debut Sullied

GREEN BAY — The Wonewoc-Center volleyball team’s unforgettable run to the state tournament brought them to heights never before summited in program history. That run would fall two …

Wonewoc-Center Volleyball’s State Run Harkens Back To 1992 Team’s Close Call

These opportunities don’t come around often for Wonewoc-Center volleyball. They don’t come around often for Wonewoc-Center athletics in general.

Royall’s Gruen Advances To State

Royall’s Marah Gruen has cemented herself as one of the top runners in the region during her stellar sophomore campaign. That only continued with a spectacular showing at sectionals. Gruen …
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