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  • On Sunday night, July 24, 100 parishioners from Rushford Lutheran Church (RLC) and Root River Community Church (RRCC) came out to play softball in Creekside Park.
  • Folz is MVP, all-section; five Lion players honored
    Spring Grove high school fielded its first standalone baseball team in seven years this past spring, and head coach Chris Strinmoen presented 2016 team awards on July 18.
  •  Local lads nab major basketball title
    t is one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the upper Midwest according to Spring Grove head coach Wade Grinde. Three Spring Grove cagers - Ethan Matzke, Kai Bjerke and Alex Folz - played for a Wisconsin Playmakers AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) team that won the age 15-under championship of the Sanford Pentagon Tournament Series, which includes teams from an eight-state area.
  • Virginia Zoelle of Waterford, Wis. was born into eternal life on June 28, 2016 at the age of 96. 
  • Pauline Carson, 86, of Spring Valley
    Pauline M. Carson, 86, of Spring Valley, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Spring Valley Senior Living where she had resided for seven weeks. 
  • Arnold Bigalk, 89, of Harmony
    Arnold Martin Bigalk, 89, of Harmony, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. 
  • Clan’s swimming hole not for the faint of heart
    After the scorcher we had this past week, all I’ve been able to think about is swimming. It’s one of the Clan’s favorite things to do during the summer, but of course our luck always has us going on the coolest, breeziest weekends of July and August, so naturally we never made it when it was hot this weekend. We toughed it out and survived though — thank goodness for air conditioning!
  • Are today’s kids missing out on something?
    This morning, out on the trail, I noticed something I had not seen before. I should no longer be surprised when that happens, because even though I have walked it enough to think I have seen all the interesting things out there, I am occasionally reminded I have not.
  • Camping book is more fun than a pile of s’mores
    Away from any lights, the stars seem to triple in number.
  • Citizens United offers assistance to board
    After hearing a request from Citizens United for Kingsland President Jeff Erding during the public comment portion, Kingsland’s School Board handled quite a few housekeeping items during its July meeting, held Monday, July 18.  
  • Canton’s Villager Drive-In set to  reopen under new management
    A summer dining tradition for more than 50 years, the Villager Drive-In of Canton will be opening once again after a one-year hiatus, on Aug. 4. The restaurant has been a popular spot for locals, as well as those traveling on Highway 52 since it first opened in 1964. 
  • CPS fertilizer storage facility in Harmony nears completion
    Folks driving on Highway 52, just east of Harmony, may have wondered about the massive building that has been in various stages of construction during the past six months. The nearly 40,000-square-foot building stretches more than 40 feet high on the Crop Production Services site. The structure will serve as a dry fertilizer storage and mixing facility.
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