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Johnson and Ernst Attend Hearing In Dubuque

August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

US Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin were part of a four member panel holding a hearing at the Grand River Center in Dubuque yesterday along with about 20 residents on what they say are excessive federal regulations that harm the agriculture community. Johnson and Ernst, both serve on the Senate...

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Hearing Set for Grant County Deputy

August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

A preliminary hearing will be held September 7 for a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy facing a felony charge of child abuse. A $1,000 signature bond has been set for 47-year-old Vance VanKirk who made his initial court appearance Wednesday. VanKirk allegedly used the belt from his deputy’s uniform to spank his 9-year-old son in mid-May....

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About a third of Wisconsin school districts will get sparsity aid from the state this fall. The Department of Public Instruction said Wednesday that 141 districts will share $17.7 million, on top of the general state aid that all schools receive. Sparsity aid is given to schools with 745 of fewer students. The special aid...

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The Prairie du Chien Common Council has authorized city staff to appoint a committee that will negotiate with Townsquare Live Events Wisconsin, LLC regarding a request to move the Country on the River Festival to St. Feriole Island. Company officials believe the island will better suit their needs.  The popular country music festival was first...

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Lancaster City Council Looks To Fill Vacancy

August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the election of David Varnam as Mayor of Lancaster this spring, he vacated his seat as District Four Alderperson on the city council. Initially the Lancaster City Council decided to keep the seat vacant until April 2017 when a new alderperson would be elected. However, due to concerns of the council reaching their required...

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A man from Blanchardville is facing drunk driving charges after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash shortly before 8pm Monday.  According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, 21 year old Robert Zipsie was traveling east on Gould Hill Road when he failed to negotiate a turn causing him to go off the road and...

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