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Gays Mills Solar Eclipse observance planned

GAYS MILLS - There will be a Solar Eclipse observance held on Monday, August 21, 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the park behind the Gays Mills Mercantile Center. Solar Eclipse glasses will be available, starting at 8 a.m. Monday morning in the office of the Crawford County Independent for $3 apiece, and also at the event.

August 16, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dane is Jane’s ‘hot diggity dog!’

VERNON COUNTY - I'm in love with a man who loves his dogs.

August 16, 2017 | | LOCAL


‘Little flies’ abound

GAYS MILLS - Today's topic is near to all of us, and, I hope, dear to none of us: mosquitoes. That is unless you happen to be a tropical disease researcher or possibly a mosquito repellant salesman. They are probably reveling in the brief tropical season we enjoy in the upper Midwest, for different reasons than your typical campers and picnic goers.

August 16, 2017 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Great adventures remembered

GAYS MILLS - I haven't done too much extensive traveling in my life. I always joke with Chasca, because for someone who doesn't have a lot of desire to get too far from home, he is far more worldly than me.

August 16, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Gays Mills will host a small town forum on August 29

GAYS MILLS - A Small Community Forum will take place in Gays Mills on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The event will be held at the Gays Mills Community Commerce Center, located at 16381 State Highway 131.

August 16, 2017 | | LOCAL


Crawford County Community Fund starts grant cycle

CRAWFORD COUNTY - The Crawford County Community Fund is currently accepting grant applications for its annual grant cycle. The application deadline is October 1, 2017.

August 16, 2017 | | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove resident linked to students in Taiwan

SOLDIERS GROVE - Soldiers Grove resident Michael Dishnow may be a retired educator, but when you hear what he's doing it doesn't sound much like retirement.

August 16, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove Village Board discusses economic development

SOLDIERS GROVE - Economic development was top of mind for participants at the Soldiers Grove Village Board meeting on Thursday, August 3.

August 16, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Gays Mills faces mandate on phosphorous levels

GAYS MILLS - There was an 800-pound gorilla in the room at the Gays Mills Village Board meeting Monday night and it seemed like it just a matter of time until it sucked all the air out of the room.

August 16, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Jane’s ‘hundred year hidey-hole’ intrigues

VERNON COUNTY - I've been wandering creeks since I was old enough to cross the street alone. There was rarely enough water in the creek by our home for my mom to have to worry about me getting hurt. Besides, by the time my mom let me cross the road, I knew how to swim.

August 09, 2017 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Buggy delights, nighttime wonders, and terror

GAYS MILLS - Last month when I went camping with one of my friends, chasing fireflies was on the agenda for the kids.

August 09, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Snakes alive!

GAYS MILLS - Please understand that I'm not complaining but I have yet to see a snake in 2017. There have been no snake surprises in the garden, looking for something in the shed, mowing the lawn, or walking around in the woods. Shucks, I haven't even seen any snakes on the road, dead or alive. Knock on wood, I hope my luck holds.

August 09, 2017 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Driftless Art Festival is seeking volunteers

SOLDIERS GROVE - In less than two months, the 2017 Driftless Area Art Festival will open in Soldiers Grove. Festival planners are again inviting art lovers to help over the September 16-17 weekend.

August 09, 2017 | | LOCAL


Crawford County has cost-share funds to develop nutrient management plans

CRAWFORD COUNTY - A Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) is manure and fertilizer spreading plan that is designed to increase farm revenue by ensuring that nutrients are only being applied to farm fields that truly need it. Development of a plan stems from having soil samples being analyzed for each field, and is then catered to the farming operation based upon crop rotation, tillage options, etc.

August 09, 2017 | | LOCAL


Reporters play musical chairs at local papers

GAYS MILLS - Former reporters for the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout have been showing up in lots of other places lately.

August 09, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


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Sensitive area in Vernon County impacted by manure spill

VERNON COUNTY - A manure spill at the Wild Rose Dairy in Vernon County last week is suspected of killing 1,300 fish in Otter Creek ...

October 11, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Crawford County to hold Clean Sweep event in Seneca on Oct. 27

CRAWFORD COUNTY - Crawford County is holding an Ag Clean Sweep and electronics recycling event Friday, Oct. 27, at the County Highway Shop just south of ...

October 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Clean Wisconsin seeks to intervene in lawsuit for CAFO deregulation

WISCONSIN - Clean Wisconsin today filed a Motion to Intervene in a Dairy Business Association (DBA) lawsuit, which attacks safeguards that protect surface water and groundwater ...

October 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Producer-led watershed grant amounts from DATCP increased to $40K

WISCONSIN - Groups of Wisconsin farmers can now apply for the Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants for 2018. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 3.

October 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Jane buys cheaters by the dozen

VERNON COUNTY - I've sat on my reading glasses, stepped on them, and accidentally kicked them across the room. Finnegan, my rat terrier mix, has ...

October 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


A bespoked library float

GAYS MILLS - Bespoke: custom-made; dealing in or producing custom-made articles; a bespoke tailor.

October 11, 2017 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Book worm finds trouble at the homestead

GAYS MILLS - In my former life, before I had a grabby toddler I really liked to read.

October 11, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Gays Mills Village Board approves raising room rent for weddings

GAYS MILLS - At its meeting Monday night, the Gays Mills Village Board approved increasing the cost of using the Community Room for weddings to $500 ...

October 11, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


North Crawford School Board discusses fun and finances

NORTH CRAWFORD - With the long delay and final passage of the state budget the prior week, financial issues featured prominently on the North Crawford School ...

October 11, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


North Crawford and Seneca School Districts hire bright new talent

NORTH CRAWFORD AND SENECA - The school year is launched, parents, and students and school staff have settled back into the school year routine. Now with ...

October 11, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


North Shore Healthcare to buy Sannes Skogdalen

SOLDIERS GROVE - North Shore Healthcare is in the process of acquiring the Sannes Skogdalen-Heim Nursing Home in Soldiers Grove, according to David Mills, a managing ...

October 11, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Fire on Highway 81

FIRE IN HIGH WINDS with large amounts of black smoke were seen at the Katzman Farms, Inc. open barn set up on Highway 81 in ...

October 06, 2017 | | LOCAL


North Crawford Playhouse presents 50th Anniversary performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

NORTH CRAWFORD - Performances of North Crawford Playhouse's fall musical, 'The Wizard of Oz,' will take placeNovember 3, 4, and the 9, 10, 11, at ...

October 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


KGI 2017 Pasture Walk series final three events in October/November

DRIFTLESS - The 2017 season of pasture walk and facilitated discussion series is winding down with some important walks planned for October and November.

October 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


Unsolved case of the Little Free Library

VERNON COUNTY - We took a long Sunday drive on a narrow rural road, lined on both sides with chicory and Queen Anne's lace, to ...

October 04, 2017 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


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