A look into the events, people, life and businesses of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley.

Local teacher brings winter fun to backyard

The swishing and icy-slashing sounds you’ve been hearing over near Hoxie Street in Spring Green just might be the sound of skates gliding over the ice as the Quigley family enjoys their homemade labor of love—a backyard ice rink.

RV Agriculture educator, FFA advisor elected vice president off NAAE

Shari Graffunder, agriculture teacher at River Valley High School, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, has been elected the Region III Vice President of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) at the 2020 NAAE Virtual Convention after her service as NAAE Region III Secretary.

Spring Green state senator pushes for food label clarity

Earlier this month, Republican Sen. Howard Marklein, Spring Green, re-introduced “Truth in Food Labeling” legislation that would require food labels to reflect the use of actual dairy and meat products, prohibiting plant based products from using those descriptors.

4PeteSake announces successful 2020 fundraising, new recipients

Spring Green, WI – When the Covid-19 pandemic forced Spring Green’s 4PeteSake charity to cancel its largest fundraising event of the year – the annual Day in the Park – the future of the organization looked uncertain. The single-day event typically raises over $40,000.

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Plain, Lone Rock remove fluoride from water supply

Recently, the village of Lone Rock and the village of Plain have decided to remove fluoride from their municipal water supplies, citing resident concerns, staff safety concerns and modern dental products containing fluoride as reasons for the removal.

Lands’ End assisting with Iowa County COVID-19 vaccinations

The Iowa County Health Department announced Feb. 5 it is partnering with Lands’ End to transform the Comer Center, a fitness and recreational center, at its Dodgeville, Wisconsin headquarters, into a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. The facility will have the capacity to vaccinate 160 people over a four hour period and will eventually be able to accommodate up to 1600 people over eight hours, making it the largest vaccination center in Iowa County. The Iowa County Health Department began administering vaccines, by appointment, at the Comer Center on Feb. 8 and will continue for the foreseeable future.

Richland Hospital offering vaccine appointments, waitlist

On Jan. 25, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) had expanded the 1B group to include individuals 65 years of age or older. The Richland Hospital has a self-scheduling system that you can access by going to our website: and either scheduling yourself for an available appointment or adding your name to the waiting list.


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