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Prairie du Chien man faces numerous charges after hit-and-run

Prairie du Chien man faces numerous charges after hit-and-run

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 33-year-old Prairie du Chien man is facing a number of charges following a hit-and-run accident that knocked down a power pole Friday. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department says at approximately 2 a.m on Friday they received a report of a one vehicle crash on E. Lapointe St. at State Highway 18 in the Township […]

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Farm buildings – silos destroyed in Iowa and Grant County

Farm buildings – silos destroyed in Iowa and Grant County

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last night a severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued just before 10 p.m. for northeastern Grant County. Radar-indicated rotation in the Fennimore, Preston and Castle Rock areas. Storm sirens were sounded in Fennimore, Stitzer, Montfort and Muscoda. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the following damage: * City of Fennimore officials reported some […]

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(Update – Owner Found) Vernon Co Sheriff looking for owner of abandoned trailer

(Update – Owner Found) Vernon Co Sheriff looking for owner of abandoned trailer

| June 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced on June 30 the owner of this trailer has now been found.   Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports that a flatbed utility trailer was left abandoned on the west side of the Village of Coon Valley during the early morning hours of June 26, 2014. The single-axle […]

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Vernon County authorities seek help with Westby and Viroqua breakins

Vernon County authorities seek help with Westby and Viroqua breakins

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County investigators are asking for help in solving two burglaries in Westby and two in Viroqua. The Sheriff’s Office says during the early morning hours between midnight and 6:00 AM of June 16,  two businesses in the City of Westby and two businesses in the City of Viroqua were burglarized. Investigators say the burglars […]

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FSA reminds producers – crop reporting deadline approaching

FSA reminds producers – crop reporting deadline approaching

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County CED, Kathy Lewison wants to remind farmers that after spring planting, producers need to certify their 2014 crop acreages by the July 15th reporting deadline. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage is required to establish eligibility for most FSA programs that […]

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Vernon County Sheriff still looking for stolen 2013 Polaris Razr UTV

Vernon County Sheriff still looking for stolen 2013 Polaris Razr UTV

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF CHRISTIANA, Wis.  - The Vernon County Sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in finding an utility terrain vehicle (UTV) stolen over the weekend. This blue 2013 Polaris Razr UTV was stolen from the Westby/Coon Valley area in Timber Coulee on County Road P sometime between 3:30 p.m. on June 22 and […]

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Unemployment numbers down across Wisconsin – locally

Unemployment numbers down across Wisconsin – locally

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unemployment is down in most Wisconsin cities and counties in May. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in May either decreased or remained the same in 23 of the state’s 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates dropped in 69 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other three. Wisconsin’s monthly […]

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Stuff the Bus for next school year already underway

Stuff the Bus for next school year already underway

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Viroqua, WI – Children need a fresh start for each upcoming school year. Vernon County  Stuff the Bus provides children from families in need, residing in Vernon County, with necessary school supplies.  Each year items are collected by participating organizations and volunteers and distributed directly to Vernon County school children. “For struggling parents, providing the […]

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Bike the Barns event raises money to bring local food to more people

Bike the Barns event raises money to bring local food to more people

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

VIROQUA – More than 100 cyclists will tour small family CSA farms, eat delectable, fresh, local food, and enjoy biking through the forested hillsides and rolling farmland of Vernon and Crawford Counties during the 2nd annual Bike the Barns Driftless bicycle tour, Sunday, June 29. The ride is sponsored by FairShare CSA Coalition, a non-profit coalition of 50 […]

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Vernon Electric Co-op cuts ribbon on community solar electric farm

Vernon Electric Co-op cuts ribbon on community solar electric farm

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon electric Cooperative in Westby is cutting the ribbon on Wisconsin’s first community owned solar farm in Westby today. The project was built in partnership with national community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC). CEC pioneered the model of delivering clean power-generation through large-scale facilities that are collectively owned by participating utility customers.  Since establishing the […]

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