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Brodhead woman accused of biting Janesville police officer during arrest

JANESVILLE A Brodhead woman has been charged with felony battery against a law enforcement officer after police say she bit an officer while she was being taken into custody on bail jumping warrants, according to online court records and a police news release. According to police, Shasta C. Howell, 43, was riding as a passenger in a vehicle stopped for traveling without its lights on at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday...
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Fire chief: Blaze breaks out in grain dryer outside Evansville

The Evansville Community Fire District extinguished a fire in a grain dryer south of Evansville on Wednesday afternoon, according to a fire district news release. The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. in a grain dryer at Alcivia Agronomy, 6631 N. County M, Evansville. The fire district called for mutual aid, including water tankers and a ladder truck from Brodhead to contend with the height of the 100-foot-tall structure. Alcivia employees assisted with moving corn away from the burning dryer and the scene was turned back over to Alcivia at about 9:15 p.m. The fire was deemed accidental, and the estimated loss was $50,000 for contents and $800,000 for the dryer. Other mutual aid agencies included Footville, Orfordville, city and town of Beloit, Janesville, Milton, Edgerton and Clinton.

Adult pickleball is a new summer rec program

If you’re looking to get into the fast-growing sport of pickleball, adult pickleball is a new Verona rec program this summer season. There will be a Learn Pickleball class as well as a Novice League. Participants will learn how to play pickleball, how game scoring works, and game rules.

Black Girl Magic Conference connects Black women leaders

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Black Girl Magic Conference returned to Madison College Thursday to inspire and uplift future female Black leaders. Six hundred fourth through eighth graders from the Madison, Oregon and Middleton school districts gathered at Madison College for the day-long retreat. “It’s all about empowering Black girls...

Bridging cultural divides with community connections: Verona Lions Club and the high school’s Latino Nation group join forces

A meeting last month brought together two seemingly disparate groups of people – young Latino students with older white community members. Ten members of Latino Nation, a student organization at Verona Area High School, gathered with members of the Verona Lions Club on April 21, to discuss partnering on future activities in the community.

Fire at Alcivia grain dryer causes $850K in damage

EVANSVILLE, Wis. — A fire at an Evansville grain facility caused extensive damage Wednesday. Crews were called to Alcivia Cooperative just after 5 p.m. after reports of a fire in a grain bin. Evansville firefighters arriving on the scene reportedly saw smoke coming from a large grain dryer.  Fire department officials said the facility did not have fire hydrants,...

Evansville grain fire does $850,000 in damage

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Nearly twenty agencies responded to a Rock Co. grain dryer Wednesday evening to help put down the flames of a fire tearing through the 100-foot structure. According to the Evansville Fire Dept., firefighters could see smoke pouring from the building, which is owned by Alcivia, when...
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Milford L. Paulson

Milford L. Paulson, age 94 of Monroe, WI formerly of Argyle, WI passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Aster Assisted Living in Monroe, WI. He was born April 23, 1928, in rural Blanchardville, WI, the son of LeRoy and Mae (Scott) Paulson. Milford graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1945. In 1946, he began farming in Blanchardville Township. Milford was united in marriage to Kathryn Yaeger on January 14, 1950, at Yellowstone Lutheran Church. In 1954, he began farming in Argyle Township where he remained until retiring into Argyle in 1975.
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Cardinals lean on Dakota Hudson to go deep vs. Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals will continue their search for better starting pitching Friday when Dakota Hudson faces the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee won the opener of the four-game series 4-3 on Thursday for its sixth victory in eight games. St. Louis fell for the second game in a row after a four-game winning streak.

5-27-22 ssm health expanding partnership with jacob’s swag

SSM Health is expanding its partnership with Jacob’s SWAG to invest in mental health. Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health, Addiction, and Domestic Violence Services with SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region, Tiffany Parker, says it’s a $30,000 multi-year investment in the organization’s free mental health Got Your Back App. Jacob’s Swag Foundation was founded by Monroe residents Teri and Kurt Ellefson. The couple created the Foundation with the goal of providing information and resources with the hope of saving young lives after their lost their son Jacob to suicide in 2012.

Flying high: Verona resident reflects on four years of volunteering at Attic Angel

One longtime Verona resident is earning her wings as she’s working with three other women to help bring back one of the Madison area’s largest second-hand sales events, the Attic Sale. The Attic Sale is one of three “signature sales” held as fundraisers for the Attic Angel Community,...

Local students win Optimist Club speaking contest

Elizabeth Farritor, an eighth grade student at Savannah Oaks Middle School, and Ava Bogen, a sophomore at Verona Area High School, won the Optimist Club of Verona’s March 31 oratorical contest based on a theme of “Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times.”. Farritor was awarded $200 for the first...
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Charles Everett Campbell

Charles E. Campbell, age 97, of Dodgeville, formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully at his home following a short battle with Alzheimer’s. Charles was born on February 10, 1925 in Adams, WI to Charles Roy and Elsie Emiline (Noble) Campbell. He was a graduate of Madison East High School and a graduate of Madison Area Technical College. Charles served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II spending most of that time in the Pacific serving in the Gun Crew of the SS Floyd Bennett and the SS Frank H. Dodd. He then was a Madison Police Officer where he spent 12 years on Lake Patrol and was a Water Rescue and Recovery Scuba Diver serving all over the state. When Otis Redding’s plane crashed in Lake Monona, Charles led the rescue and recovery of some of its occupants. Diving was such a big part of his life, in 1977, at the age of 52, he upgraded all of his equipment again. Charles retired from the Police Force in 1980 after 30 years. He eventually moved to Linden, WI and volunteered as a Fire Fighter and Village Trustee before moving to his last home in Dodgeville in 1994. Charles was married to Eileen Anne Henderson of Linden on August 27, 1947 and she preceded him in death on February 4, 2016. Charles was a member of the Police Union, the Madison Diving Club, The Hidden Valley Amateur Radio Club and M.A.R.S. He held his Private Pilot’s License, served as Scoutmaster, truly enjoyed fishing, time on the water and all animals great and small. As one author put it, “Many people would like to write The Great American Novel. Charles Campbell has lived it.”
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Marcus R. Heidorf

Marcus R. Heidorf, 46, of Belmont, Wisconsin, died on Monday, May 23, 2022 after a long battle with sarcoma. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Harrigan Parkside Gathering Place, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Visitors should bring their favorite memory to share from 1pm-3pm. Dress is casual with sports jerseys preferred.