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Annual Golf Outing Returns To Raise Funds For Urology Services

The St. Joseph’s Memorial Foundation will be celebrating the return of their annual golf outing on Wednesday, September 14, at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Union Center. This year, to …

After Losing Grant, Royall School Plans To Change

After losing out on a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Royall School District’s building upgrades will look a little different from their initial projections. The …

Plus One Loses Grant Funding, Sees Reductions

The Hillsboro School District has been able to offer their Plus One program for the past decade due to grant funding through the Department of Public Instruction. However, the district’s …

Mr. B's Celebrates One Year Of Quality Meats

Mr. B’s Smokehouse celebrated the completion of their first year in operation over the weekend. The business, owned and operated by Hillsboro Schools superintendent Curt Bisarek, his wife …

Group Forms To Explore New Child Care Center In Elroy

Kari Benish stood under paintings made by little hands at the Children’s Cottage. The basement room was an addition made more than 30 years ago after she got into the child care business. What …

Municipalities Release Unofficial Primary Election Results

On Tuesday, August 9, voters went out to cast their ballots in this year’s partisan primary election, narrowing the playing field down in multiple races from as many as eight candidates to just …
Obituaries
Beloit - Donald Albert McCoic, 86, of Beloit, Wisconsin, passed away on September 9, 2022 at Autumn Lakes Nursing Home with his family at his side. Don was born on May 30, 1936, in Hillsboro, …
Cazenovia - Ronald R. Jasper, age 83, of Cazenovia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 15, 2022. He was born on August 30, 1939 in Cazenovia, WI, the son of Conrad and Wanita (Frank) …
WONEWOC - Leland Christian Meffert, age 78, of Wonewoc, WI, -passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2022. He was born on January 8, 1944 to Christian Meffert and Virginia (Bobo) Lewis in Sauk …
Community News
Project Hero Bike Ride Set To Pass Through Wilton
Biking events are a common way for groups to raise awareness of certain issues or raise funds to support certain causes. One such group, Project Hero, aims to help support veterans and first …
A Vendor Affair Is Again A Part Of Apple Dumpling Day
It's not too early to think about Christmas gift buying and one big purchasing opportunity for Elroy area residents is the Elroy Lion's Vendor Affair, Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …
Rural Westby Author To Speak At Hillsboro Community Center
This year, the annual Vernon County Reads program featured an up-and-coming local author: Sue Berg. Berg is a rural Westby resident who has published two books set in Wisconsin’s Driftless …
Area Youth Raises Funds For St. Jude's
At age three, area resident Evan Williams complained of headaches and experienced random bouts of vomiting. Concerned, his parents booked him an appointment to see a doctor towards the end of 2011. …
Vendors Needed For Union Center Fire Department Fundraiser
The main organizer of the upcoming Union Center Fire Department Poker Ride fundraiser, Curtis Regelin, is hoping to build upon the annual event. "Our goal is always to make it bigger and bigger," …
Fire In The Hills Returns To Yuba Labor Day Weekend
Six years ago, the Roosters Car Club hosted their first-ever Fire in the Hills car show here in Hillsboro. Hosting the show came as a group decision by the newly-formed club, who had enjoyed their …
Union Center Completes Village Memorial
Roughly five years ago, Darrell and Tammy Becker decided to donate a portion of the property to the Village of Union Center. This donation came with the condition that a memorial for the village be …
Meating Community Needs
Earlier this year, local business owner and school superintendent Curt Bisarek and his family decided to organize an ongoing charity drive designed to help The Good Samaritan meet the needs of the …

Former Hillsboro Resident To Lead Hillsboro Prayer Walk

Last spring, former Hillsboro resident Rudy Rott organized and led a prayer walk through Hillsboro. The walk featured several stops, at which participants would stop and pray. Prayer subjects …

Canning Water In Support Of Local Emergency Responders

With the exception of 2020, due to COVID-19, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has hosted a National Night Out event in Viroqua each year since 2019, celebrating the various emergency response …

Celebrating the Class of 2022
Learning The Value Of Time
If there’s one thing Mackenzie Krajco has learned as a student at Hillsboro High School, it’s the value of time. Time with friends, time with family, the time budgeting necessary to …
Making The Most Of Each Moment
It can be difficult to decide what you want the future to hold when you’re still in high school. Malia Liska, salutatorian for Hillsboro’s Class of 2022, honestly didn’t really know …
The Value of Experience
For Wonewoc-Center valedictorian Kyleigh Neuschwander-McDermott, her time at Wonewoc-Center can be best characterized by the experiences. An active member of the school’s volleyball team, …
Setting Your Course and Finding Your Direction
Ever since she was a child, Shelby Justman has lived by the water. It’s been a constant presence in her life, and she’s spent a lot of time engaging in some of Wisconsin’s favorite …
Deciding What Comes Next
There’s a lot that involvement in sports can offer students, from building the importance of teamwork to encouraging academic success as a condition of playing. For Royall’s 2022 …
Finding Your People
Perhaps one of the most important parts of finding happiness and success in life is finding the people who motivate and inspire you. These are the people who help you discover who you are, and help …
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Sports

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 …

Sweet Sweep: Wonewoc-Center Captures First Volleyball Regional Title Since 2011

Trailing 10-2 in the second set, Wonewoc-Center didn’t look like a team primed to sweep its way to a regional title Saturday night. But rather panic and allow Hillsboro to roll its way to a …

W-C Awarded No. 1 Seed In Postseason Volleyball Brackets

The Wonewoc-Center Wolves are riding a phenomenal run to end the regular season into the playoffs, which included them capturing a share of the Scenic Bluffs title. Thanks to their efforts, …

Hillsboro Football Ends Season With Loss To Ithaca

The Hillsboro Tigers scored their second-most points of the 2021 season, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to manufacture a season-ending victory. The playoff bound Ithaca Bulldogs (6-3 …
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