Sheriff John Spears reports the following ongoing activities for the year and narrative excerpts from the week ending Oct. 25.
The city of La Crosse announced Thursday that three young adults have been charged in the theft and damage to the Hatched Baby sculpture in September.
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Mary Ellen Stolder has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health at Viterbo University effective Monday.
The Pfizer vaccine may be available to youth starting next week, after the FDA's recommendation Tuesday.
At this year’s Cheese of Champs Sale held during the Vernon County Fair, the county Dairy Youth Fund sold four blocks of five-pound Aged Cheddar Cheese manufactured from milk produced from cows exhibited at the 2019 Vernon County Fair and four themed baskets to benefit the county dairy youth.
Bishop William Patrick Callahan has contracted COVID-19, according to a church official who announced the diagnosis during a service over the weekend.
Viroqua’s annual Twinklefest will kick off the holiday season with the 25th annual Twinklefest Parade through downtown Viroqua. The parade will be Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
Two-time Paralympian Evan Strong will be our special guest for an afternoon program on Monday, Nov. 1. Evan is an American para-snowboard cross racer who began his career in 2008. He was the gold medalist in para-snowboard cross at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia and lead the USA team …
The American Red Cross is reporting its lowest blood supply during a fall season in more than a decade, with its declaration of emergency need earlier this month still in place.
Two sisters were named this year’s Outstanding Junior and Senior Dairy Youth by the Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund. They received cash awards courtesy of the Dairy Youth Fund made possible from a fund started 25 years ago to support Vernon County’s dairy youth and the annual Dairy Champion R…
The largest three-day country music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer’s lineup.
Rep. Oldenburg (R-Viroqua) had the honor of hosting Kevin Dean, squad president of Westby EMS, at the Capitol on Oct. 26. Oldenburg presented Dean with the “First Responder of the Year Award."
‘Thin Blue Line’ a symbol of pride
The first white settler in what is now Vernon County was John McCullough who arrived at what is now Liberty Pole in 1844. Thus began the development of our county when pioneers from Ohio, Illinois, other states and other countries, came to Wisconsin seeking land for sale. Vernon County is kn…
The Friends of Bekkum Memorial Public Library will be holding their fall book sale, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon in the community room. There will be an early bird sale for Friends members from 8 to 9 a.m. If you are not a member you can sign up at the door for the early access! Th…
Westby Area High School will present “The Sound of Music,” Nov. 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. All of the performances will be held in the Westby Area Performing Arts Center.
On Sunday morning Oct. 10, Ellen and I were perusing the obituaries in the La Crosse Tribune online when we scrolled down the page and both took in a breath and expressed an “Oh No!” We were looking at the obituary of our longtime friend Lawrence Oldenburg of Chaseburg.
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The Vernon County Times is seeking holiday events for a calendar which will be included with special advertising inside the Wednesday, Nov. 24 newspaper.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and several of their Republican colleagues to introduce the "Keeping Our Covid-19 Heroes Employed Act" to save essential workers from being fired due to President Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandate.
Halloween is just a few days away, and costumed characters of all sorts will be making the rounds seeking treats. Safe Downtown Viroqua Trick-or-Treat will take place at participating businesses Friday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by residential trick-or-treating from 5 to 8 p.m. West…
Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, announced that Gundersen Health System will receive almost $1 million in funding through the second round of the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
After the CDC and FDA approval last week, local providers will begin offering boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines to eligible persons.