Area News

Grandparents scam makes its way to Connorsville

By Amber Hayden CONNORSVILLE – It’s been a little over a month since the last article regarding a scam hitting grandparents, but it seems to have happened again according to Virgil (87) and Patricia (86) Schoonover. Virgil has been part of the Connorsville community since the fall of 1945 when their home and Schoon-Haven Holsteins…

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Dealing with heavy snowloads on agricultural buildings

Due to the recent heavy snowfall there may be reason to have concern over heavy snow loads on farm buildings. Many buildings still have significant amounts of snow on them with several weeks of winter yet to go. “Snow and ice accumulations on roofs cause a loading which can cause roof collapse when the roof…

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US Attorney’s office collects nearly $40 million in 2018

MADISON – U.S. Attorney Scott C. Blader announced February 15 that the Western District of Wisconsin collected $39,852,608 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018.  Of this amount, $36,880,504 was collected in criminal actions and $2,972,104 was collected in civil actions. As a whole, the Justice Department collected nearly $15 billion in civil…

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Community Food Drive to be hosted by WESTconsin Credit Union

WESTconsin Credit Union offices are collecting non-perishable food products and cash donations for families in need from March 11-22. Items can be dropped off at any WESTconsin location including Altoona, Amery, Baldwin, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Hudson, Menomonie (North, Downtown and East), New Richmond, Prescott, River Falls and Spring Valley. All proceeds will…

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