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Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

Plane that crashed in Atlantic after entering restricted airspace connected to Viroqua

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The owner of a plane and the pilot that is believed to have died when his plane crashed in the Atlantic over the weekend has ties to Viroqua. WISN in Milwaukee has confirmed that Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin, who also had ties to Viroqua, was the pilot of a plane that entered restricted airspace over […]

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Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

Carriage drivers to gather at historical site

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern Wisconsin historical site this weekend. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages. The agenda includes obstacle races, show […]

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VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

VMH donates prescription drug drop-off box

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon Memorial Healthcare has donated a prescription drug drop-off box to the Viroqua Police Department as part of a program to provide safe and secure disposal of prescription medication. The goal of the program is to get unwanted drugs out of residents’ homes and into a safe, secure location where they can be disposed of […]

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Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

Norwalk man critically injured after fall from vehicle

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin says a 22-year-old man from Norwalk suffered a severe head injury after falling from a vehicle on private property just after midnight. At around 12:20 this morning the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from Franciscan Skemp hospital in Sparta of an accident that had occurred on private […]

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Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

Dubuque residents struggle with tragic loss of four teens boys

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers. Dozens of Dubuque County community members met to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy, the Telegraph Herald reported. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate […]

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Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

Amish at odds with county in Minn. building permit case

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — An Amish man from southeastern Minnesota says he didn’t seek a permit for a home his family is building because it would have required installing a septic system, which is a modern convenience his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow. Ammon Swartzentruber appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Wednesday to contest a […]

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Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

Monroe County identifies 19-year-old killed in farm accident

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Authorities identified the man killed in an apparent accident last week. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. […]

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Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

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Gays Mills man damages downtown Viroqua restaurant in weekend crash

Gays Mills man damages downtown Viroqua restaurant in weekend crash

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Viroqua Police Department is reporting that a 24-year-old gays Mills man grazed the front of the Viking Inn restaurant in downtown Viroqua Sunday evening, damaging a light pole and the awning on the front of the building. According to police Zachery George of Gays Mills struck the pole after crossing the center line on […]

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