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School Course Teaches Community Engagement Through Service Projects

This year, Wonewoc-Center eighth grade students had the opportunity to sign up for a special class called Citizenship. This class focuses on finding ways to serve others and the community, utilizing …

Wonewoc To See New BBQ Place Open This Weekend

Who doesn’t love a good barbeque? Area residents will now be able to enjoy some delicious BBQ close to home with the opening of Rebel 1895 BBQ in Wonewoc. Previously known as The Market, …

Find Something For Everyone At Prairie Ave. & Co Boutique

Originally from the small town of Spring Grove, Minnesota, Lisa Bornholdt decided to return to the small town atmosphere she’d grown up in, relocating here to Hillsboro. For Bornholdt, the …

Spring Celebration Organizers Seek Community Suggestions

Community members gathered at the Hotel Hillsboro on Tuesday, March 15, to continue discussions regarding the upcoming spring celebration first proposed by local resident Nancy Miller on Facebook …

Local Couple Out Standing In Their Field

Jill and Bob Stekel certainly know their way around a garden, at one point taking care of up to two acres of fresh produce. Today, they maintain a pair of half-acre plots, from which they grow a …

Super Bowl Hype Brings A Soup-er Donation Opportunity To Hillsboro

Super Bowl fever made its way through America’s football fanbase over the past few weeks, and while the Pack may not have been in the running to bring home that coveted trophy this year, …

Woodworking A Solid Hobby For Area Resident

Each of us has a passion in life, something that we love that makes our spirits sing and our days brighter. Some of us can spend years—a lifetime, even—figuring it out, and some are lucky …

Hillsboro Lions Welcome First Leader Dog For Blind Resident

Lions International has been dedicated to supporting and assisting the blind, and championing vision and eye health, since 1925, when a speech delivered to the Lions by Helen Keller inspired the …

Filling Freezers For The Good Samaritan

After a conversation with Tom Hotek, local business owner and school superintendent Curt Bisarek and his family decided to organize a charity drive to help the Good Samaritan. While government …

U.S.S. Arizona Flag On Display At Hillsboro Public Library

On December 7, 1941, the United States was rocked by news of an attack on a military base located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack, carried out by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service, was meant …

Art Students Create New Mural For Wonewoc-Center

After completing a substantial mural project at the Wonewoc Legion Hall, encompassing two different murals, perhaps you’d think that Wonewoc-Center art teacher Megan Danahy and her students …

Get Fit In 2022 With Group Exercise Classes

For many of us, the New Year brings with it the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions, goals we set that we want to achieve in the new year. Among the more common resolutions are those regarding …

Fourth Grade Students Raise Funds For Refugee Donations

During November, the theme for Hillsboro’s fourth grade students was gratitude and empathy, as detailed by the school’s Purposeful People program. The program is an elementary-focused …

Building A Tradition Of Mathematical Excellence

Ten Hillsboro sixth grade students got to show off their math skills last week at this year’s Math 24 competition. Two teams of four, each with an alternate, traveled to Tomah Middle School in …

The Dog House Reopens Under New Management

In the early days of summer, Minneapolis residents Erica Blanchard and Dakota Deringer were traveling through Wisconsin Dells when they happened to take notice of a piece of property listed for sale …

Hillsboro High School Coach Speaks On Military Experience

Students, staff, and community members gathered in the Hillsboro High School gymnasium on Thursday, November 11, to celebrate and honor veterans during their annual Veterans’ Day …

Hillsboro Local Reflects On Vietnam Experiences

Born and raised on a farm in Mt. Tabor, Duane Bloor began his military career at 20 years of age, though his entry in to the U.S. Armed Forces was atypical. A few of his friends had been drafted to …

First Time Bar Owners To Bring Back Mount Tabor Bar

Back in 1946, the Mount Tabor Bar opened its doors for the first time, welcoming in locals and visitors alike.

Royall Administrator Awarded Rural Administrator of the Year

Royall Schools entered the 21st century experiencing some difficult times. Declining enrollment rates were pushing the district into increasingly dire financial straits, resulting in the district …

Wonewoc-Center Inducts Two Coaches Into Hall Of Fame

Back in the summer of 2019, the Wonewoc-Center Booster Club announced their picks for admission into the Wonewoc-Center Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020: Coach John Benish and Coach Cyndi Gade. Benish …

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