Vernon Communications Cooperative on Wednesday held a grand opening at its new Viroqua Technology Center at 214 N. Main St. in that community.

The Westby-based co-op’s new center in downtown Viroqua is a full-service co-op office, and also offers computer sales, diagnostics and repairs. The center also is home to the co-op’s new Professional Services Department.

“Our Professional Services will offer managed IT solutions for business, including network management, server solutions, wireless networks and phone systems,” said Emily Rozeske, the co-op’s member relations manager. “This will be a service that we will provide outside of our current territory, including the markets of La Crosse, Prairie du Chien, Richland Center and Sparta.”

Hours at the new center are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The co-op’s three core services are high-speed internet, telephone and digital television. For more information, call 608-634-3136 or visit

The Smokes 4 Less tobacco shop chain has opened its second La Crosse-area store, at 1220 Crossing Meadows Drive, in the Crossing Meadows shopping center in Onalaska.

The shop opened in early August and sells cigars, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and supplies, chewing tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Smokes 4 Less shop that opened in 2013 in Shelby Mall in La Crosse will remain open. For more information, call 608-881-6910 or visit the stores’ Facebook page.

Wells Fargo Advisors has moved its La Crosse office to 2 Copeland Ave. from the previous location at 3652 East Ave. S. The new location opened June 27 and has eight financial advisors on staff.

“While our location has changed, our focus on helping our clients achieve their financial goals has not,” Branch Manager Mark Dahlke said. “We’re excited to welcome everyone to our new location on Copeland Avenue and we look forward to continuing to provide our clients with tools that will strengthen their financial portfolio and better prepare them for the years to come.”

Wells Fargo Advisors is a full-service investment firm that offers financial products and services to both individuals and businesses. It also offers financial advice tailored to the personal investment objectives of each client. For more information, call 608-788-9800.

Owner Travis Thompson has opened his new and much larger Hegg Mill LLC feed mill at N23395 Hwy. 53, a half-mile north of Ettrick.

The mill opened June 13 and will be showcased at a corn silage burn-down day for farmers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Farmers can bring in corn stalks to have moisture levels measured, so they’ll know when to harvest for silage. Lunch will be available.

Thompson said he is using the old feed mill at W11925 County Road C for storage.

His business serves farmers and the general public, said Thompson, a farmer who worked at the mill for seven years before buying it in 2008. The mill continues to produce livestock feed.

And with the new, larger facility, Thompson also has begun selling pet food “for everything from dogs to cats to rabbits and birds” in its retail showroom. He also sells farm items such as feed scoops and gloves in the new showroom.

Normal hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 608-525-4545 or visit or the mill’s Facebook page.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.