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Construction On Schedule For New Elroy Clinic

In June of 2021, Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics announced that they would be undertaking a new construction project. After completing their first year in their new Hillsboro …

Wonewoc-Center Welcomes Former Graduate As New District Administrator

For Wonewoc native Mike Beranek, taking up the district administrator position for Wonewoc-Center Schools is more of a homecoming than a career move. Beranek grew up in Wonewoc and attended …

Hillsboro Locals Attend Hollywood Premiere

When film makers Dave Merlino and Dustin Sweet first set out to make their documentary on Vietnam veterans and the various factors that resulted in many not receiving the welcome home soldiers in …

Hillsboro Leads Local Speed Enforcement Campaign

It’s probably safe to say that most of us have been guilty of speeding at least once in our lives. Whether we were caught or not, whether we received a ticket or got off with a warning, …

Ticketing For Animals At Large Set To Begin In Hillsboro

Hillsboro dog owners may want to keep an extra eye on their pups moving forward. In recent months, the Hillsboro Police Department has seen an increase in calls regarding dogs wandering at …

National Night Out Returns August 1

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office will be welcoming Vernon County communities to the Viroqua Fairgrounds once again this August for National Night Out. National Night Out was first …

A Cabernet Creation

Pamela Papierniak has gone from insurance to imbibing. After retiring from a 40-year career with American Family Insurance, Papierniak bought a downtown Wonewoc building and decided to open a …

Ontario Area Farmers Form Food Collective

Among the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic was the disruption of the food supply chains we had relied upon for years. We’re still feeling the echoes of these interruptions at the grocery …

Annual Tractor Pull Revs Up For Charity

Local annual events tend to focus on addressing a particular need within a community. Be it supporting a local organization or just providing an opportunity for folks to get out of the house for a …

Life-Saving Classes To Be Offered At Gundersen St. Joseph's

As part of their community-focused approach to healthcare, Gundersen St. Joseph’s will be hosting a set of classes for community members to attend. The first of these classes will be …

Klondike Avenue Under Construction

At the start of the previous week, the section of Klondike Avenue between Lake and Mill Streets was put under construction to address the impacts of wear and tear on the road. The project is a …

La Marimba Opens With Cultural Celebration

On Friday, July 7, the Hillsboro area community turned out to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant: La Marimba. The restaurant, owned and operated by Kevin and Yariba Gonzalez Cerda, offers …

Hillsboro Library To Celebrate 125 Years

In 1885, a group of settlers who had spent the past thirty or so years building new lives for themselves in the Wisconsin wilderness received word that their efforts to incorporate their little …

Wonewoc Receives Grant For Park

The Village of Wonewoc is receiving a $48,763 Vibrant Spaces Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to fund the construction of a multi-use park in downtown Wonewoc. …

Dog-Gone Fun At The Wonewoc Public Library

The Wonewoc Public Library welcomed back the Juneau County Dog Project on Monday, June 26, for a live demonstration. The Juneau County Dog Project is one of the largest in the state, and one of …

Cousins Crowned

A familiar last name was announced during the crowning of the Fairest of the Fair at the Elroy Fair Thursday evening. Jessica Wohlrab received the crown from last year's winner, her cousin, Gabby …

Behind The Ribbon

Sometimes lost in the roar of tractor pulls and rapid-fire wordsmithing of the auctioneers are the dozens and dozens of exhibits that span more than 20 categories entered in the Elroy Fair each year. …

Two Local Groups To Raffle Off ATVs This Summer

Perhaps, as you’ve made your way up or down Mill Street over the past month, you might have noticed something parked out in front of Station 2. Next to this something is a sign, declaring to …

EMS Memorial Bike Ride Honors Fallen First Responders

For more than four years, Gundersen St. Joseph’s has welcomed riders participating in the annual EMS National Memorial Bike Ride. The ride honors EMTs who have passed on the previous year, …

City Officials Launch New Recreation Spot

Back in September of 2019, the Hillsboro City Council accepted a stewardship grant offered through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The grant, amounting to $176,005 in total …

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