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New Gym Opens In Downtown Wonewoc

Fitness and Fuel for You opened in downtown Wonewoc in September and Tammy Wells of Wonewoc has created a colorful, motivational space for her gym members.  She and her husband, Dale, put …

Eighth Grade Students Lead The Way For Winter Donation Drive

December has become a month traditionally associated with giving. Charities of varying causes organize donation drives to raise funds, collect toys for children in need, or to help ensure the most …

City Approves Loan For Future Restaurant

Back in June of this year, a new business opened its doors here in Hillsboro. Settling into the former home of Holvy’s Café, The Power Station is a nutrition club focused on providing a …

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 …

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 …

Community Members Establish Community-Focused Group

Originally from Hillsboro herself, Jessie Alarcon made the decision to return home roughly a year ago. Her decision to return to the Hillsboro community was prompted by her desire to have her …

Royall Alumni Recognize Three Former Graduates

In conjunction with this year’s Homecoming celebration, the Royall Alumni Association celebrated the induction of three new Royall graduates into the Royall Hall of Recognition. The Hall of …

EMS Flex Grant Awards $140K to Hillsboro EMS

In his 2022 State of the State address back in February, Governor Tony Evers announced an investment of nearly $30 million into emergency medical services (EMS) throughout the state. Among the …

Community Members Band Together Against Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is not a new issue facing Americans; portions of the population have been dealing with difficulties in accessing enough food to feed themselves and their families for generations. …

New Owner Has Big Plans For Elroy-Based Company

Founded in 1976 by Milt and Dorothy Wiesner, Midor has been a staple of Elroy’s business landscape for nearly fifty years. The company was originally developed as a “brokerage firm” …

Local Art Teacher Wins Art Educator of the Year Award

When she first arrived at Wonewoc-Center Schools, art teacher Megan Danahy was tasked with providing art instruction to students at all levels, kindergarten through twelfth grade. However, the …

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