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MOUNT HOREB – It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Paul Fleck announces his passing on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the age of 54, after a valiant fight with COVID-19.  John will forever be remembered by his wife, Pam; son, Jack; daughter, MacKenzie; his parents, William and Rosemarie...
MOUNT HOREB – It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Kevin Richard Farrell, age 66. He went peacefully to his “second home” on Thursday, April 9, 2020, after his fight against malignant melanoma while surrounded by his family at the home he built in Verona. He was born on June 16,...
There is an old Russian adage that people who are destined for the firing squad need not fear drowning.  In the end, only one thing will get us, and all the thousands of other perceived threats we worried about during our rich and varied lives will ultimately fail to triumph over us. All these...
Duluth Trading Company (NASDAQ: DLTH), a lifestyle brand of men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories based in downtown Mount Horeb, has announced sweeping measures “to ensure its business and financial resiliency during the rapidly escalating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the...
Because of COVID-19 and the Mount Horeb Area School District’s move to online learning, the high school’s grades for third  and fourth quarters are shifting to a Pass/No Pass system. Because of this, there will be no third or fourth quarter honor roll lists.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of keeping the community safe, members of FDM  have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Jamboree Fundraiser.   “It was not an easy decision for any of us to make,” said a joint statement issued by the department. “This event...
Crimes, fires and medical emergencies don’t stop merely because of a public health crisis, and neither do the people who deal with them. Police officers, firefighters and EMTs are used to keeping people safe. But the COVID-19 pandemic means they must also take extra measures to keep themselves safe...
Children are actually playing quite a bit these days. But they aren’t doing it on public playgrounds, which have been indefinitely closed by emergency order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check this edition for an in depth look at how local businesses, first responders and election officials have...
So, what happened?  With all the uncertainty and partisan political bickering and posturing that swirled in Wisconsin in the run-up to last week’s Spring Election, it was easy to lose sight of what, exactly, was actually going on. Much of the population, municipal clerks included, held their breath...
This week marks Katie Zelle’s the one-year anniversary as the Town of Vermont’s clerk. In that time, she has overseen two elections in the rural, lushly forested community of 828 people.  Until last week, Zelle associated the township with “civic engagement, scenic splendor and hilly roads.” She...

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