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Shullsburg Being Named Main Street Community

August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

State legislators and other officials will be on-hand Wednesday afternoon when the city of Shullsburg is designated as the newest Wisconsin Main Street Community. State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), State Representative Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Mark Hogan will join Shullsburg Mayor Gloria Swensen and President of Advance Shullsburg Cory...

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Area Teacher Wins Award

August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

An area elementary school teacher has earned national recognition. Lori Baryenbruch, a teacher at River Valley Elementary School in Spring Green is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Reports say she receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, and invited to Washington D.C. to take part in the...

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New Dairy Science Major Now Offered At UW-P

August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture is launching a new dairy science major this fall. The School of Agriculture has offered a dairy science emphasis, as a part of the animal science major, for more than 30 years. The Dairy Science program will offer a number of hands-on learning experiences for students, especially with...

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The proposed budget for Platteville schools was approved Monday at the district’s annual meeting. The operating budget will go up about 1.2 percent over last year to a total of almost $16.9 million. Even with an increase in spending, the property tax levy will go down about 2.5 percent. Also the Platteville school district’s mill...

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Deere and Company Announce More Layoffs

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

More layoffs announced by Deere & Company, however, the layoffs will not affect John Deere Dubuque Works. Just days after reporting another quarter’s lackluster earnings results, Deere & Company has announced indefinite layoffs affecting about 145 production workers in the Quad Cities and in Waterloo, Iowa beginning in September. John Deere Dubuque Works announced 20...

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Midwest Corn Lawsuit Meetings This Week

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Corn growers in the region are reminded of the Midwest Corn Lawsuit information meetings held this week in southwest Wisconsin. Attorneys will be covering the litigation against Syngenta Ag. The case stems from a strain of corn seed released by Syngenta that did not receive import approval from China. In turn, China rejected U.S. corn...

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