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First sanctioned horseshoe game coming to Gays Mills

On Saturday, July 1, Gays Mills will see its very first sanctioned horseshoe game at the pits located at the Log Cabin Village Park.

June 21, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Tainter Creek Watershed Council resurrects an old county tradition

GAYS MILLS - There's an old saying that "history repeats itself," and that just might be happening. A longstanding Crawford and Vernon County tradition has been resurrected with the formation of the Tainter Creek Watershed Council.

June 21, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | LOCAL


Crawford County yields bountiful strawberry crop

GAYS MILLS - A beautiful June in Crawford County brings beautiful bright red strawberries for area residents.

June 21, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


North Crawford School Board discusses personnel matters, and more

GAYS MILLS - After meeting in closed session to discuss a personnel matter, the North Crawford School Board reconvened in open session and voted to not renew the contract of the school district's food service director, Hannah Gauthier.

June 21, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


North Crawford Community Education Foundation awards scholarships

GAYS MILLS - North Crawford Community Education Foundation Board Chairperson Chuck Bolstad presented scholarships to six North Crawford students at the recent Scholarship Night for Seniors.

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


Ferryville to host bonfire event series this summer

FERRYVILLE - The Ferryville Tourism Council is sponsoring the first of three summer bonfire programs on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the south end of Sugar Creek Park in Ferryville. Grab your lawn chairs and bug spray and join us for this interesting program.

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


Gays Mills Tree Board is seeking volunteers

GAYS MILLS - The Gays Mills Village Board is looking into establishing a volunteer tree board to assist with planning and management of its urban forest. While the organization and duties of the board are not yet clearly established, community-minded village residents who may have an interest in serving on the board are encouraged to submit their name to Village Clerk Dawn McCann, Director of Public Jim Chellevold, or Village Forester Cindy Kohles.

June 21, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Soldiers Grove Board receives update on ‘Pulling for Preston’ event

SOLDIERS GROVE - Guy and Tammy Nelson discussed the upcoming 'Pulling for Preston' event at a meeting of the Soldiers Grove Village Board last Thursday.

June 21, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Crawford County Fair deadline approaches

GAYS MILLS - It's hard to believe but the Crawford County Fair is just around the corner! This year the fair will be held August 23-27, in Gays Mills. There are many ways for everyone to participate in this event, don't miss out on a great opportunity!

June 21, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Seneca first responders are updating their radios

SENECA -Last year, Seneca Emergency Medical Responders and Seneca Volunteer Firefighters were on calls that led them on foot nearly a mile into the woods deep in a hollow.

June 21, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


North Crawford Chorus and Band perform at District Solo and Ensemble

North Crawford High School Chorus and Band students competed in District Solo and Ensemble on March 25 at Westby High School. The students, who received a starred first rating in Class A, competed at the State competition at Viterbo on May 6. North Crawford students performed very well and had a successful day. The talented accompanists were Bill Kvigne, Julie Wedeberg, Holly Jones, David Gibbs, and Tamara Wirts. North Crawford had 11 entries at the state competition. Congratulations to the following students.

June 10, 2017 | | LOCAL


Gays Mills library launches into summer

The Gays Mills Public Library launches the Build a Better World Summer Library Program on June 14 at 10 a.m. with a Super Heroes for a Better World program. The program is aimed at children from four to seven years old and will include a super hero crafts, identifying your super power, as well as a super hero training camp.

June 10, 2017 | | LOCAL


Sewer fees in Gays Mills are a focus of discussion

One of the bigger sore points in Gays Mills surfaced again as an item on the village board agenda Monday night-the Code of Ordinance Title 9, Chapter 2 Sewer Utility Regulation and Rates.

June 10, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Original furniture plans are built by woodworker

One of the most famous people to have hailed from the Driftless Area, Frank Lloyd Wright has a milestone birthday today, June 8. The date marks the beginning of many different celebrations and events throughout the state and beyond in honor of the famous architect.

June 10, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Driver killed when road collapses into Mississippi

A 59-year-old Lansing man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 82 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 30, according to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department.

June 01, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


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Seneca basketball coach going into Hall of Fame

SENECA - The 2017 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Induction will be held in the Glacier Canyon Lodge of the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells ...

August 23, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Ups and downs in the life of Rudy

VERNON COUNTY - Rudy the rooster is long gone, but my memories of him aren't. In fact, just now I've had the disturbing thought ...

August 23, 2017 | By JANE SCHMIDT | LOCAL


Good and cheap

GAYS MILLS - The title of the book grabbed my attention: 'Good and Cheap, Eat Well on $4 a Day.' Having recently written a column back ...

August 23, 2017 | By JOHN GIBBS | LOCAL


Old house on the hill still holds memories

GAYS MILLS - My cousin recently gave me the news that he would be moving out of his house. This is only significant to me because ...

August 23, 2017 | Emily Schendel | LOCAL


Seneca conservationist honored

SENECA - Jay Greene, a local businessman and long-time supporter of conservation issues in western Wisconsin, is the Department of Natural Resources 2017 Secretary's Director ...

August 23, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


Field day emphasizes benefits of cover crops in Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY - More than 40 producers and an all-star agricultural cast were on hand on an overcast, cool morning on Friday, August 11 for the ...

August 23, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Tainter Creek Watershed Council holds a lively and productive meeting

CRAWFORD & VERNON COUNTIES - At the meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, of the Tainter Creek Watershed Council at the Franklin Town Hall in Liberty Pole, 19 ...

August 23, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


Spraying along roads in Crawford County – necessary, but ugly

CRAWFORD COUNTY - You may have noticed the Crawford County Highway Department spraying herbicides along county and state highways over the past few weeks.

August 23, 2017 | Charley Preusser | LOCAL


It’s that county fair time of year!

CRAWFORD COUNTY - A much-anticipated annual event will take place August 23-26 in Gays Mills – the 159th Crawford County Fair. The theme for the 2017 fair ...

August 23, 2017 | Gillian Pomplun | LOCAL


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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