• Super Icy Challenge

    Super Icy Challenge

    Three Jackson County school district superintendents took a bucket of ice water over their heads last week as they took part in a national cam…

    August 27, 2014 5:00 pm(0)
  • Districts prepare to welcome students back to school

    Districts prepare to welcome students back to school

    It’s almost time to get back to the books for area students.

    August 27, 2014 3:30 pm(0)
  • Checkmate


    Leslie Thompson used to be intimidated by chess.

    August 20, 2014 2:28 pm Photos



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‘We lived in pure hell’

A man who used a gun to hold two women at his house for about 10 days was arrested last week.

August 20, 2014 2:49 pm(1)

Man arrested after flashing traffic

A nearly naked Elroy man was arrested after he flashed his genitals to traffic.

August 20, 2014 1:30 pm(0)

Two critically injured in Monroe County crash

A one-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in the town of Little Falls resulted in critical injuries to two men.

August 20, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Jackson County Fair

Open Class Winners

Open Class Winners


August 13, 2014 9:34 am(0)


The summer has gone way too fast

The summer has gone way too fast

I know I have said it before, but again, “Where has the summer gone?” Hearing all about “shutting down the river” on final summer vacation jaunts, back-to-school shopping, tearful goodbyes from moms as their college-bound students fly from th…

August 27, 2014 6:43 pm(0)


Melrose/Melrose-Mindoro High School alumni banquet held

Melrose/Melrose-Mindoro High School alumni banquet held

The Melrose/Melrose-Mindoro Alumni banquet and meeting were held on Saturday, May 24 at the Melrose American Legion Hall. Vice president Terry Musser presided over the meeting, and 138 people were in attendance.

August 20, 2014 9:44 am Photos




Opinion Editorial Columnists Submit Letter

What will happen if Walker remains?

Almost four years ago, to most Wisconsin citizens, Gov. Scott Walker was largely an unknown politician. He said he was pro-job creation and would open Wisconsin for business and create 250,000 family-supporting jobs.

August 27, 2014 5:49 pm(0)


Rollin Darst

Rollin Darst

HIXTON, Wis. — Rollin Darst, 75, of Hixton, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his home in McFarland, Wis. He was born in Illinois on Oct. 15, 1938.

August 20, 2014 5:05 pm(0)


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Mold found at Westby Elementary School

Mold found at Westby Elementary School

On Monday, Aug. 25, a mild form of white mold was found in the early childhood development wing at Westby Elementary School, after a remotely controller HVAC economizer was locked in the wrong setting as humidity levels reached 100 percent la…

August 28, 2014 2:28 pm(1)

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