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Plain EMS member Tracy Brent serves a to-go spaghetti dinner April 6 outside the American Legion. The dinner raised money for scholarships for River Valley seniors who plan to go into a medical field.
Barbara felt ecstatic in January when a Wisconsin Department of Health Services letter confirmed that she and her parents were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. The 28-year-old education student lives with her parents in Milwaukee. All three share caretaking duties for Barbara’s young child, who is on the autism spectrum. That unpaid work qualifies them as frontline health care personnel in Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout.
When I moved here from Sauk City, I left behind a small volunteer project. A few months into last year’s lockdown, I decided to become the unofficial steward of a Little Free Library two blocks from my apartment.
Spring Green resident Declan Daniel submits his first-ever ballot at the village of Spring Green polling location, the Spring Green Community Library, on April 6. Daniel said “It’s awesome to finally be part of a system that’s happened for hundreds of years, that people fought for.” As of Tuesday morning, Village Clerk Wendy Crary reported that 127 of the 167 absentee ballots requested have been returned. In Spring Green
for the April 2020 election, 584 absentee ballots were returned, and for the November 2020 election, 639 absentee ballots were returned.
River Valley High School Sophomore Kylie Morrey was a runner up for a cash prize at the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater Midwest High School pitch competition earlier this month.
A pot-belly pig went on a grand adventure through the town of Clyde this weekend, befriending neighborhood cattle on its way.
The relatively good weather this winter and even warmer weather these last few weeks have kept this project on schedule. The dedicated employees of Kraemer North America worked nearly every day this winter. They took only a few days off for some large snowfall events and a week of bitterly cold temperatures.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced everyone age 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5, 2021. Wisconsin currently leads the nation in being one of the most efficient vaccinators for getting available shots in arms. With increased vaccine supply and an accelerated vaccination pace in recent weeks, the state is able to push the eligibility date four weeks earlier than expected. “We knew all along our COVID-19 vaccination program would be a massive undertaking, and we’re proud Wisconsin is currently leading the country in these efforts and that we’re now able to give all Wisconsinites 16 and older the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Gov. Evers.
PLAIN, WI.—At first there were a few, then maybe a dozen, but by dusk more than 40 men and women had mustered near the Kraemer Library, to prepare for what all had feared but which now seemed inevitable: the winds of war had come to Plain.