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A view of Wisconsin beers on tap that are available at the Lone Rock Bistro and Taproom.

Lone Rock Bistro set to bring dining, drink options

The Lone Rock Bistro and Tap Room opened recently in downtown Lone Rock, offering different local tap beers, elevated American style food and cocktails. Valley Sentinel had the opportunity to ask some questions of Head Chef and Kitchen Manager, Justin Scofield, to introduce the restaurant.

The creation and maintenance of this food plot was a labor of love for Mark Walters.

An Outdoorsman’s Journal: 2020, A Year on the Go!

Follow along each week on the adventures of Mark Walters, a syndicated outdoor adventure columnist who lives in Necedah, Wisconsin. He began writing his column, An Outdoorsman’s Journal, in 1989. It includes hunting, fishing, lots of canoeing and backpacking. He currently writes for around 60 newspapers on a weekly basis. He hopes you enjoy reading about his adventures!

Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

“Hard water” fishing for panfish is fun and easy and may result in a fine dinner when the winds blow cold. Here are some basic tips and considerations to improve chances of success.

Blackhawk No. 23, Morgan Brickl, right, looks to rebound at the Dec. 28 game.

RV Girls Basketball vs. Barneveld sees loss

On Dec. 28, the RV girls squared off with Barneveld in a non-conference matchup. The Blackhawks came into the game looking for their second win against five losses, while Barneveld was playing their first game of the season. Unfortunately for the RV girls, this game would be close throughout, but Barneveld ultimately prevailed 42-37.

Emergency Room Nurse Belle Koch getting vaccinated.

Healthcare workers recieve vaccine at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Media Gallery Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac recieved its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 30, and began vaccinating healthcare workers as part of the Phase 1a distribution model. Both healthcare workers pictured were of the first healthcare workers to recieve the shot at the hospital.  Contributed photos

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Special Column: Your responses to River Valley Resolutions

For the past month we’ve asked the community to share with us some ideas they have to better the community. We asked to figure out the services/offerings/events, etc. that an area would need to have to want to settle down there. We asked what some things are that every community should offer its residents? Not just now during COVID, but in normal times too. What things represent that concept of community? Some things you’d wish your hometown had?

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Editor Column: If Stars Hollow can do it, so can the River Valley

We’re right in the middle of the season where I like to re-watch one of my all-time favorite shows, “Gilmore Girls”, which is exactly what I was doing last week when I realized just how active the Connecticut small town setting and its characters are in their community.

Local nursing facilities opt-in for additional COVID-19 testing

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced last week an opt-in program that would expand regular COVID-19 testing in assisted living and nursing homes in the state. Valley Sentinel reached out to facilities in the area regarding the program and how it might impact their COVID-19 response.


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