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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 …

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 …

Local Veteran Turned Library Director Speaks On Military Career

Jackie Pysarenko, née Johnson, presented on her 26-year military career as part of the November Library Drop-In, sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library. The program is a …

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 …

Hillsboro Schools Passes Operational Referendum

On Tuesday, November 8, voters in the Hillsboro School District were asked to either approve or reject an operational costs referendum for the school district. The referendum sought an additional …

Elroy Legion Auxiliary Awards Five Quilts Of Valor

The Elroy Legion Auxiliary hosted an award ceremony for their Quilts of Valor program on Friday, November 11, at the Elroy Legion Hall. Quilts of Valor began in 2003, when founder Catherine …

Development Efforts See Increase To 2023 Tax Levy

At their October meeting, the Hillsboro City Council were presented with the budget for next year, with highlights from the budget presented by City Administrator Josh Finch. In 2021, Hillsboro …

Options For Royall Project Laid Out

Inflationary challenges and missing a grant have forced the Royall School District to rethink its upgrade project. Initial estimates for the design presented over the summer came back at $16.5 …

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 Local Summits Mount Kilimanjaro

Since 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park has seen more than four million visitors—with the sole exception of 2020, in which more than three million visited. In 2018, Hillsboro native Breanne …

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Informational Meeting

The newly established Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce held an informational meeting and informal launch party on Wednesday, October 12, at Let’s Shine here in Hillsboro. Current inaugural board …

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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