Elk Mound

EM village board considering budget of $707,860 for 2019

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board is considering a balanced general fund budget of $707,860 for 2019. Village board members received the 2019 budget at the November 19 meeting for their review prior to the public hearing on the budget scheduled for December 5. The proposed 2019 budget of…

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Elk Mound school district “exceeds expectations” on state report card

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound school district has “exceeded expectations” with a score of 77.2 on the annual review of school district performance for student achievement in 2017-2018. The score indicates a four point increase and compares to the previous year’s score of 73, said Eric Wright, school district administrator,…

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Illustrated poem celebrates blessings

Aunt, niece’s collaborative effort results in unique fundraiser By Barbara Lyon Every November, Vivian “Vi” Riley of Menomonie flies west to Seattle to escape winter in Wisconsin by spending three months with her daughter who lives there with her family. For Thanksgiving, her other daughter comes in from Utah with her husband to join them. The day after Thanksgiving a couple of…

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Duffy, Kind returned To Congress

Incumbent Congressmen, Sean Duffy and Ron Kind were returned to Congress last Tuesday. Kind, a Democrat from LaCrosse, has served the Third Wisconsin Congressional District since 1997 and outpolled his Republican opponent Steve Toft of Osseo, by a count of 187,615 to 126,879. In the Third Congressional District incumbent Republican Sean Duffy of Wausau out…

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Kevin Bygd elected Dunn County sheriff

By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE  —  Kevin Bygd, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department Captain of Field Services, was elected as sheriff of Dunn County in the November 6 election. Bygd, a Boyceville resident, ran as a Republican and faced Democratic challenger Rod Dicus of Elk Mound, who serves as an investigator for the Dunn County…

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Elk Mound Veterans Day program scheduled Nov. 12

ELK MOUND  —  The School District of Elk Mound will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program on Monday, November 12, at 2:20 p.m. in the Elk Mound High School gymnasium. The keynote speaker will be Greg Quinn, Dunn County Veterans Service Officer. According to the County Veterans Service Officer Association of Wisconsin’s on-line directory,…

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Kevin Bygd: candidate for Dunn County sheriff

COLFAX  —  Kevin Bygd is the Republican candidate on the ballot in the November 6 election for Dunn County sheriff. Bygd, a Boyceville resident, has worked for the Dunn County sheriff’s department for 29 years and is the captain of field services. He grew up in Prairie Farm and graduated from Prairie Farm High School…

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