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Recent Stories

Karissa Niehof

More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports

After months of working with state government, education and health leaders, schools in all 50 states have been given the go-ahead to resume high school sports at some level of competition. Schools in the District of Columbia were the last to receive the green light on April 1. This is great news and signals that a return to normalcy may be on the horizon by the time schools begin sports and activities this fall.

Valley Sentinel

EDITORIAL: Shutdown for two weeks now—or forfeit the school year

Occasionally, when perhaps a devil’s advocate is needed or more circumstances should be considered, we find ourselves at odds with our readers in our very unscientific weekly (okay, okay, it’s semi-regular at best) social media poll. This is one of those occasions.

Fishing forecasts look good for the general fishing opener on May 1. Photo via the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

General fishing season opens May 1: Fishing forecast looks promising

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the 2021-2022 fishing season will open May 1, without any changes to season dates. All regulations and license requirements still apply.

Delaney Milanowski catching the ball (in her glove) and putting a take on a runner from Horicon at home plate.

Spring Sports Preview: Golf, Softball

The River Valley High School spring sports season officially kicked off on April 19—with a later start and a shorter season than usual due to COVID-19.

Spring Green Farmers Market

Spring Green Farmers Market: FoodShare and farmers market accessibility, keeping emergency benefits in the local economy

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a statement Monday announcing that all FoodShare households will receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits, per USDA guidance. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend. DHS estimates that under this new guidance Wisconsin will provide more than $75 million in emergency allotments to over 411,000 FoodShare households in April. This is an increase over the $57.5 million in emergency allotments provided to 265,000 households in February. DHS stated that recipients will spend these resources at local grocers and farmers markets across the state.

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