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Elroy Theatre Celebrates 85 Years Of Movie Magic

Just before Christmas, the Elroy Movie Theatre announced their 85th anniversary. In 1937, the theatre opened its doors for the first time to a throng of excited movie-goers. “We scarce know …

Listening Sessions Scheduled For Local Legislators

Last week, Wisconsin’s state representatives and state senators were sworn into office, following the results of the 2022 elections. Representatives Loren Oldenburg (R – Viroqua) and …

Wonewoc Carries Projects Over Into New Year

After massive flooding impacted the village of Wonewoc, along with other neighboring communities, recovery efforts began in the village. Among these efforts was the demolition of ten lots heavily …

Hillsboro Draws In Nearly $600K In 2022 Grant Funding

Grant funding is a key component to many of the projects undertaken by municipalities of all sizes. The nature of the grants can vary, covering a wide variety of projects from infrastructure to new …

Hillsboro Chamber Hires First-Ever Executive Director

Last year, members of the Hillsboro community stepped up to assist in the creation of a new Chamber of Commerce for the Hillsboro area. The chamber has been an ongoing project largely spearheaded by …

Search For Missing La Farge Woman Reaches Conclusion

The search for missing La Farge resident, 31-year-old Holly Lynn Clark, reached a conclusion on the afternoon of Thursday, December 29. Clark was reported as missing by her family on Tuesday, …
Obituaries
Hillsboro - Lowell L. North, age 83 years, of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the Weber Haus in Wonewoc. He was born on December 8, 1939 in Hillsboro and …
Reedsburg - Timothy F. Buchal, age 44 years, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023. He was born on May 21, 1978 to Arlie Buchal and Pamela (Connors) Olson in Hillsboro. …
Hillsboro - Mary Jean Kretche, age 90 years, of rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro. She was born on December …
Community News
Accident Results In Prolonged Medical Issues For Wonewoc Resident
For many of us, there is little more terrifying than an unexpected medical emergency. Sustaining a severe injury that prevents us from working to feed our families, developing a prolonged illness …
Spectators Raise $700 For Cystic Fibrosis Research
Each year, the Wonewoc-Center National Honor Society (NHS) hosts a special event during a boys’ basketball game. This event, called ‘Pack the Gym’ aims to help raise funds that can …
Local Students Recognized For STEM Excellence
For a not-insignificant portion of modern human history, women were largely excluded from academia. While some were able to find ways around the system and go on to make significant contributions to …
Hillsboro Resident Goes On 'Trip Of A Lifetime'
Visiting New York City in Christmas always seems to be such an experience—at least, according to the various holiday-focused media December is often saturated with. The shots of the massive …
She's The Bomb!
The owners of Rebel BBQ in Wonewoc specialize in hot—from barbecue to cocoa bombs! Ellen Byington is in her third season of making hot cocoa bombs to sell at their business and the treats …
Kendall Resident Builds Christmas Cheer For Ukrainian Children
When Russia first invaded Ukraine back in February, most pundits likely didn’t anticipate the situation to last this long. Ukraine’s defensive response against the invading Russian forces …
Rebel BBQ Celebrates Successful Opening Season
Wonewoc area residents were all abuzz this past spring with rumors of a new barbeque place looking to set up shop in the village’s downtown district. While there is no shortage of great places …
Santa Claus Came To Wonewoc
There were several requests, a lot of full bellies and a few tears at Sunday's Santa Breakfast Brunch, sponsored by the Wonewoc American Legion and the Wonewoc Lion's Club.  Children and …

Local Churches Team Up To Assist Local Charity

Prior to the pandemic, each year the Hillsboro and Valton Wesleyan Churches would host a community dinner for Hillsboro area residents in celebration of the holiday season. Once COVID hit, however, …

Area Residents Give The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season

While humans have always been at least somewhat aware of the fact that we possess blood, it wasn’t until 1628 that we really knew anything about how it functioned. It was in 1628 that a British …

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Sports

Hillsboro Wins In OT Against Brookwood

The Hillsboro boys’ basketball team now owns a four-game winning streak following a week that saw them win a trio of contests. Late last week, the Tigers went on the road and scored a …

Wolves’ Win Sandwiched Between SBC Losses

The Wonewoc-Center girls’ basketball team suffered a pair of losses in conference play over the last week, but they did manage to sandwich a non-conference win between them. To end the …

Royall Completes Season Sweep Of Hillsboro With Home Win

The Hillsboro girls’ basketball team is through 14 games in the 2022-23 season with only two losses on the ledger. However, both of those defeats came at the hands of the same opponent: the …

Royall Cruises To Wins Over Wonewoc-Center, Brookwood

Heading into a key conference clash with Bangor in the race for the Scenic Bluffs boys’ basketball title, Royall appears to be firing on all cylinders. ROYALL 72    …

Thyne, Voltz Lead Tigers At Lee Griffin

Only five Hillsboro wrestlers competed at this year’s Lee Griffin Invite held at Kickapoo High School in Viola this past weekend. However, despite the low numbers, two wrestlers managed their …

Hillsboro Girls Win Over State-Qualifier McDonell At Inaugural Tournament In Eau Claire

The Hillsboro girls’ basketball team celebrated the holiday season with a pair of wins at a new tournament. The Tigers (9-1) emerged victorious twice in as many days when they participated …
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