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2014 Fairest of the Fair Contest/Ferris Wheel Breakfast

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two contestants will compete for the 2014 Fairest of the Fair crown and reign over this year’s Vernon County Fair, September 10-14. The winner will be Vernon County’s representative at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs contest in January. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of three judges to consider their speaking ability, personality […]

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Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

Vernon Memorial Hospital breaks ground for La Farge Clinic

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sun was shining on the community of La Farge Wednesday in more ways then one way. It was a perfect summer day and Vernon Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new clinic that will serve that community for years to come. It is a facility that has been in the planning for […]

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State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

State Senator Shilling named Outstanding Legislator by Counties Association

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

State Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was honored recently by the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) with a “WCA Outstanding Legislator Award” for her work on behalf of county government during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senator Shilling has been a real supporter of county issues this past […]

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1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

1 person seriously injured in motorcycle crash

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

63-year-old Dana G. Crohn of rural Camp Douglas was seriously injured when she tried to avoid a deer with her motorcycle Wednesday night.  According to Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin, Crohn was driving east on State Hwy 16 about four tenths of a mile east of Cty Hwy N in the town of Tomah when a […]

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41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office 41-year-old Nathan Bousman of Sparta received non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Bousman was traveling on Cty Hwy D when he lost control of the truck on a curve and rolled over. The tank of the truck became detached in the process of rolling […]

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Wisconsin vehicular homicide convict remains free

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide has been spared jail time. The Baraboo News Republic reports a judge ruled Casey Wright guilty but not mentally responsible for the death of Lisa Mikec. He will remain free, but must receive treatment for mental illness. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday, […]

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Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling that upholds Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits in federal health insurance exchanges; earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the tax credits. The conflicting rulings create uncertainty for Wisconsinites due to Governor Scott Walker’s […]

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Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

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Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Children and adults have very different nutritional needs, but finding the right choice of food that is healthy and something children will eat can be difficult. In an effort to highlight those well-balanced meals for kids, Gundersen Health System recently expanded their popular 500 Club program and created 500 Club for Kids. On Tuesday, McDonald’s […]

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Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial. The La Crosse Tribune reports Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he […]

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