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03/10 - The sheriff’s office received an alarm on a property located on Fortney Road, town of Franklin.  The property was secure and there were no visible signs of forced or attempted …

Museum Notes

In honor of Women’s History Month, today we’ll take a look at the women featured in the business directories of the 1878 Vernon County plat map.  This is our oldest plat map, and a …

Last Call On Smelt

The last of 3 VFW smelt and wing frys until next year will be on Good Friday, March 29th. The last two frys this year on February 23rd and January 26th were met with an abundance of praise and a …

Chivalry Isn’t Dead

The Knights of Columbus held a pancake and french toast breakfast on Saint Patrick’s Day in the community hall from 8am to noon. This time, the Knights worked to raise money for a kids summer …

News around Cashton

03/03 - A traffic stop was initiated on U.S. Highway 61, in the village of Readstown.  The driver was going 71 mph in 55 mph zone.  The driver was given a warning for speeding. 03/03 - …

Museum Notes

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and that’s a good opportunity to take a look at some of the Irish immigrants who settled in Vernon County in the 1800’s.  I was surprised …

The Monroe County Land Conservation Department would like to invite the public to an informational meeting regarding the expanded Farmland Preservation Program opportunity in the Scenic Ridge and …

Reading Through Winter

During the months of January and February students participated in an at-home reading program called Reading Through Winter. Students and families logged minutes read at home on the BeanStack app. …

Elementary School Cereal Box Drive

The Cashton Elementary School worked as a team to collect 369 boxes of cereal for the Do Good Wisconsin Cereal Challenge. Our drive to double our total from last year (212) came up just a little …

On Sunday morning, March 10, 2024, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway 27, north of Westby, WI, …

The Fire District is exploring the potential of building a new building. The current Fire District building is 40 years old and is filled to capacity and has been well used. The Fire and First …

Bullseye! NASP Archery Tournament

Last weekend, people gathered to see an official NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) tournament in the Cashton Middle/High School, hosted by Soaring Eagle Archery. Volunteers provided …

LA CROSSE, WI (02/27/2024)-- Western Technical College is pleased to announce the names of the Fall 2023 graduates. Brenda Berg of Coon Valley (54623): Architectural Technology, Lauren Nofsinger of …

Today, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year-old Peter Schneider related to an investigation into child enticement and the solicitation of nude images from a child.   …

Coon Creek Community Watershed Council will host a ‘Driftless-Wide Watershed Workshop’ on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Coon Valley Conservation Club. The event …

Monroe County Mental Wellness Fair

According to Mental Health America, while 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. It is crucial …

Non-profit seeking volunteers

CASA for Kids, a local 501(c)(3), is looking for volunteers in Vernon County to serve as advocates for our community children.  CASA for Kids was established in the Coulee Region in 1999, …

02/25 - Ryan Clark, Westby, was traveling south on County Road D, town of Clinton, when he went to pass an Amish buggy and two horses on the left.  He collided with the horses because the Amish …

Museum Notes

The next meeting of the genealogy class will be Thursday, March 14, at 10AM.  The class meets in the conference room at the Vernon County Museum and History Center.  Teacher Karen Sherry …

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