The De Soto FFA Chapter was well-represented at the 89th annual Wisconsin State FFA Convention. The Wisconsin State FFA Convention was held June 11-14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The members who attended the convention were graduates Johanna Kunert and Olivia Strasser, seniors K…

‘Growing old ain’t for sissies,” is a favorite line of mine now that I have tipped the scale toward 70. This last week, I have been thinking, “New puppies ain’t for sissies, especially when you’re getting older.” Yup, we got a new pup, Bo is a 2-month old chocolate lab male. He’s cute and sw…

This summer, the Viroqua Community Theatre presents “Shrek, The Musical,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. “Shrek, The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”; “Caroline, or Change”) a…

The Driftless Writing Center presents "An Evening with Jane Hamilton," Friday, Aug. 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Encore, 114 S. Main St. in Viroqua. The bestselling, award-winning author will visit Viroqua as part of the Vernon County Reads program.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss the Hwy 14/61/27 reconstruction project in Westby. This will be the first of three planned public meetings for a highway reconstruction project, which is scheduled for 2022.

With just a couple of weeks left in our third annual Vernon County Reads program, we would like to encourage you to stop by any library in Vernon County and checkout a copy of the book, “The Excellent Lombards” by our featured author Jane Hamilton. Jane will be speaking at the Westby Fine Ar…

Time is running out to sign up for the children’s archaeology class on Friday, July 27. The kids will be studying garbage! Well, sort of. They’ll learn about what modern garbage says about modern people, and then apply what they learn to ancient “garbage”, the sorts of objects that archaeolo…