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Mon
06
Apr

Evers’ order overturned, in-person voting still on Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS: The state Supreme Court overturned Gov. Tony Evers' executive order postponing in-person voting in tomorrow's election to June 9. The election now will take place as scheduled tomorrow.

Mon
06
Apr

In-person voting suspended

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Tony Evers ordered in-person voting suspended for Tuesday's election and rescheduled for June 9, unless the state Legislature enacts new legislation to change the election date. All absentee ballots already cast in the spring election will remain valid and will be tallied in conjunction with the new in-person voting date, according to a news release from the governor's office. The Associated Press reports that legislative Republicans are readying an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Thu
02
Apr

Sandbags will be available as river continues to rise

The Mississippi River continues to rise. The National Weather Service is predicting the river stage at the McGregor gauge to increase to 19 feet by Wednesday, April 8.

Water is over the road at the following locations:

Wed
01
Apr

Harold E. 'Cubby' Bair

Harold E. “Cubby” Bair, 84, of Bagley, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Lancaster Health Services.

He was born on Aug 16, 1935, in Freeport, IL, the son of Lester and Eleanor (Grundle) Bair. 

Wed
01
Apr

Crawford County issues advisory to seasonal and secondary homeowners

Crawford County Health Officer Cindy Riniker and County Board Chairperson Tom Cornford have issued an inter-county and inter-state travel advisory, due to COVID-19.

Wed
01
Apr

General election still on as scheduled for April 7

In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis is Tuesday’s spring general election.

State and local officials have been emphasizing, instead of going to the polls, voting by absentee ballot. Voters can request absentee ballots at myvote.wi.gov.

Wed
01
Apr

Confirmed case reported in Crawford County

Crawford County Public Health announced Tuesday, March 31, that there was one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. It is in an individual between the ages of 41-60 who has had no travel or contact with a positive case, so the person is considered infected through community spread. This person has been isolated at home since being tested for COVID-19. 

Wed
01
Apr

Photography project captures quarantining families on front step


The Read family from Wauzeka was among the many who participated in Kaci George’s Front Step Project.

Kaci George, along with her sons Kian and Kohyn, presented a donation of $600 from her Front Step (family photography) Project to the Wauzeka Fire Department last week. They are pictured with Doug Berger, Brady Krachey and Chief Nick Zeeh.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
01
Apr

Community support strong for area restaurants and establishments

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
01
Apr

McGregor Lake Project to begin


This aerial view shows the main channel, McGregor Lake, and the east channel of the Mississippi River in Pool 10. (Wisconsin DNR photo)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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