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Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams Finance Agenda 2015-04-28 Personnel Agenda 2015-04-28 resolutions-Closed Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District Agenda 4-27-15 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston Common Council – 4-28 Finance and Purchasing Committee – 4-28 Health, Welfare, and Sustainability Committee – 4-28 Public Works Committee More >

Health Fair at Elroy Medical Center – May 14

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle in hopes to live a longer life, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease and diabetes can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, More >

School Libraries to Share $35.5 Million from Common School Fund

Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which will be paid April 27 from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. According to the Department of Public Instruction, aid is based on the number of children between the ages More >

State gives final approval for high-voltage power line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators have given final approval to a $580 million high-voltage power line that will run between Madison and La Crosse. The Public Service Commission approved the 180-mile line on Thursday. American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy next month plan to begin negotiations with homeowners along the route. The utilities say More >

Driver held after man fatally struck in St. Croix County

STAR PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — St. Croix County sheriff’s officials say a driver is in jail after striking and killing a man who was walking along a highway. Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey Boardman of New Richmond was walking with another man on Highway C near Star Prairie about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Boardman was struck and killed. The More >

Long-running pig wrestling fundraiser is over

STEPHENSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A small community in Outagamie County has canceled its long-running fundraiser following protests by animal rights groups. After 44 years, St. Patrick Parish’s annual “Pit Rassle” is in the past. Last year, the pig wrestling competition and the Stephensville parish were the subject of an online petition by Global Conservation Group. More >

Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in control of the state Assembly say they will pass a bill next month that ensures results from the Badger Exam being taken by grade school students this spring will not be used against teachers or schools. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans said Thursday they will pass a More >

Packers’ Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field will displace a long-held tradition in the stadium’s atrium. For more than a decade, Christian Outreach Ecumenical Ministry has hosted a free Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people at Lambeau. The Packers game against their longtime rival More >

Couple wants both names on daughter’s birth certificate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of the couples at the forefront of efforts to overturn Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is fighting a new legal battle. The Milwaukee area parents want both of their names on their daughter’s birth certificate. Kami Young gave birth to the couple’s child, Olyvia, last year after getting pregnant with donated sperm. More >

Ex-deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease not guilty in killings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease has been found not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law. Forty-year-old Andrew Steele pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22 shooting deaths of his 39-year-old wife, More >