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Survey Results Help Shape 2023 Summer Recreation Programming

According to the calendar, Monday, March 20, is the First Day of Spring. This day marks the Vernal (or Spring) Equinox, a 24-hour period in which day and night are equal before the balance shifts …

Sue Berg Talks Novels, Driftless Area, And Staying Grounded

With decades of experience under her belt at the head of the classroom, Sue Berg had no trouble addressing the crowd gathered in the Elroy Theatre on Tuesday night. Berg is the author of the …

Mile Bluff Grant Funding Furthers Mental Health Services

Mental health has received a bigger focus in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with regards to students. Schools across the country have been working to develop and implement …

Let The Lifeguard Search Begin

One way to make some money and enjoy the sunshine during the summer is to work at a pool. The Village of Wonewoc is searching for lifeguards and other pool employees who want to get some sun and …

Thinking Spring With Community Gardens

Monday, March 20, is the date of this year’s vernal (or spring) equinox. This date has long been held as the first official day of the spring season, as the days finally begin to outweigh the …

Local Authors To Speak At Youth Authors Celebration

March is National Read Across America Month, celebrating literacy and engaging children across the county with events and activities focused on the joys of a good book. Here in the Hillsboro area, …

Local Children Selected As CMN Hosptial Heroes

For many of us, perhaps the worst childhood injuries or illnesses we experienced may be a broken bone or a particularly potent bout of the flu. Maybe we ended up with a brief stay in the hospital to …

It's A (Therapy) Dog's Life

There will soon be a new dog in town. Deputy Jessica Meyer of the Juneau County Sheriff's office has confirmed a therapy canine dog will be provided to the area through the Heel to Heal …

Hillsboro Schools Takes Next Step In Critical Incident Mapping

When it comes to an emergency, what comes to mind when thinking about what supplies you might need to see you through? There are the usual suspects—canned food, bottled water, a method of …

Hillsboro Elementary Welcomes Children's Author

Each year, around the start of March, schools across the United States celebrate Read Across America, a national week dedicated to literacy and reading. The week is also known as Dr. Seuss Week, as …

Chamber of Commerce Announces 2023 Hillsboro Farmers Market

In the past year, community members have been engaging in discussions about different ideas to make Hillsboro a bit more vibrant, foster a greater sense of community, and increase the city’s …

Wonewoc-Center Students Offer Solutions To School Issues

Last spring, Wonewoc-Center English teacher Dawn Ertel applied to re-work her English 12 class as one that could offer college credit. Her application proved successful, and this year her English 12 …

Hillsboro Ag Teacher Advances In Teacher Of The Year Competition

Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s biggest industries, accounting for 11.8% of the state’s employment totals according to the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection …

Friends of the 400 Planning 30th Birthday Celebration For Trail

Grease up your bike chains and air up your tires – the Friends of the 400 State Trail are planning a celebration of the trail's 30th year of operation that will span its entire length and …

Librarians Check Out Madison

Last week, librarians and library directors from all over Wisconsin made their way over to Madison to participate in the Capitol’s Library Legislative Day. These legislative days are common at …

It Takes A Village To Raise A Park

Like the world’s strangest canoe, the roof of Kendall’s gazebo floated down the submerged Railroad Street as water five feet deep rushed past storefronts and family homes. It was a moment …

Local Church Wards Off 'Chili' February Weather

Right before the pandemic hit, the First Congregational Church in Hillsboro hosted a chili cook-off. The cook-off was a friendly competition to see who could make the tastiest batch of chili, and …

"Elroy Starts Growing Today!"

Well-practiced at the craft, Elroy native and former governor Tommy Thompson gave instructions to his golden shovel-wielding compatriots as confetti glinted in the sun. They stood in downtown Elroy, …

Area Residents Address Concerns To Local Lawmakers

On Thursday, February 2, State Representative Tony Kurtz and State Senator Howard Marklein finished their first listening session tour of the year at the Hillsboro Public Library. These sessions …

Run, Panthers, Run!

After a false start several years ago, there will be some new faces wearing the Royall’s black and gold on cross country courses around the state. Wonewoc-Center’s top distance runners …

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