Saturday, August 8, 2020

Ontario WI

Pictured are two groups of livestock exhibitors at the Kick'In COVID @ the OK Corral. One picture is the older exhibitors and the other is a younger group. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:08am
When Monroe County joined the extensive list of cancelled fairs due to COVID-19 it signaled the expected deflation for countless number of youth livestock exhibitors. The Monroe County Fair was scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2, but a decision was made weeks ago to cancel because of COVID uncertainty....
Volunteers Chad Schuller, left, and Rian Mulvaney, straighten out headstones Monday in the Wilton Catholic Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. While there will be no traditional potluck meal at the Wilton American Legion on Monday, its honor guard will be holding ceremonies in area cemeteries to honor Memorial Day. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:26am
The COVID-19 virus continues to take a toll on springtime traditions. The latest to fall prey to the pandemic is Sparta’s annual Memorial Day parade and observance at Blyton Veterans Park. The Sparta American Legion and Sparta VFW take turns staging the event and this year’s planning fell to the...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:48am
One man is dead after a one-vehicle traffic crash on State Highway 131 near Nisswa Road in rural Ontario.  On Dec. 30 at about 10:30 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle crash. The responding deputy had difficulty in locating the vehicle, as it had left the...
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:25am
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  Mathew 17:20 From this Bible quotation came Mona Spohn’s first shop, The Mustard Seed in downtown Ontario. Growing out of...
Pictured are, from left, Rita Downing, Kimberlee Downing and Tyana Kaufmann (standing). Photo courtesy of the County Line
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:12am
The Brookwood Theatre Program will present “Love Serving Love” and Other Works as their fall production on Thursday, November 7th and Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the school’s Classic Gym. “Love Serving Love” is an original show created by director Kim Neal...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:23am
September 22, 2019    ONTARIO - Donald E. Ferries, 85, of Ontario, WI, passed away peacefully Monday, September 22, 2019, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI.    Don was born in Vernon County, WI, to Earl and Pearl (Birch) Ferries.    On November 6, 1954, Don married Harriett “Jeanette”...
Johnsonville's Big Taste Grill, pictured above, will be rolling into Ontario July 25 to help raise money for flood relief efforts. The village was devastated by floods in 2017 and 2018. Contributed photo
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:36am
When Mike Paskiewicz responded to a promotion from Johnsonville Sausage for the Big Taste Grill asking for help in Ontario, he had no idea he would get a reply so quickly. Paskiewicz wrote to Johnsonville about the devastation the small community has experienced from two consecutive years of...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:11am
Flood damage isn’t stopping organizers of the annual Fourth of July Celebration in Ontario who have chosen the theme, “Still Afloat” for the big parade at noon on July 4th.  A big tent is ordered to hold activities that have previously been held in the flood damaged community hall. Events kick off...

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