Thursday, October 23, 2014
When Hannah West was in elementary school, her older brother donated a year’s worth of his allowance to the humane society. Since she had always wanted to be like him, the act served as a source of inspiration that led her to take part in a similar cause years later with the Alliance for... + continue reading
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Fitchburg is a growing city with more ethnic, economic and religious diversity than most of Wisconsin. Rather than allowing these perceived differences to divide the community, an unlikely pairing of faith leaders and city officials created a dialogue that has taken on a life of its own. From... + continue reading
Friday, October 17, 2014
Freight trains will begin operating this month on the rail line that runs through Fitchburg. It will be the first time since 1997 that a freight hauler has used the line. The Common Council on Sept. 23 approved a temporary licensing agreement with Wisconsin & Southern Railroad so the company... + continue reading
Friday, October 17, 2014
Decision day on Nov. 4 for a pair of school district referendums, school board members have been busy talking with community members and making their final pitch for the district’s $54.6 million upgrade plan.  Members who spoke with the Observer – all of whom voted in favor of... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The lights are low and AC/DC’s Hells Bells is blasting through a 27,000 watt sound system. Automated noises of airplanes, radio chatter and explosions add to the atmosphere as two teams clad in camo and black vests and armed with compact rifles engage in a battle. With a bright muzzle flash... + continue reading

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10/24/2014
There’s likely to be more than one new school in the Verona Area School District in the next decade or so, but the question is whether the district starts with a high school or an elementary.... + continue reading

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10/17/2014
The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: One month... About one month remains of construction on Verona Road (US 18/151), between the Beltline and Raymond Road... + continue reading

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10/24/2014
Oregon School District officials have been busy in recent weeks and months getting the word out on the $55 million referenda heading to the ballot in less than two weeks. While attendance has been... + continue reading
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When Hannah West was in elementary school, her older brother donated a year’s worth of his allowance to the humane society. Since she had always wanted to be like him, the act served as a... + continue reading

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The lights are low and AC/DC’s Hells Bells is blasting through a 27,000 watt sound system. Automated noises of airplanes, radio chatter and explosions add to the atmosphere as two teams clad... + continue reading

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The dropping temperatures and shorter days are undeniable signs that fall has arrived! With the holiday season right around the corner, Halloween marks the start of this annual time of sweets. For... + continue reading

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