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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Frozen drainage pipes were the cause of recent water issues at Royalton High School, causing meltwater to back up on the roof and invade a school hallway, March 10. “The water was supposed to run down a pipe in the wall, but was seeping out of plates in the hallway [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Prompted by the possible construction of a 70-acre solar farm in southern Morrison County, the County Board conducted a review of its land use ordinance. Since solar energy was not even addressed in the ordinance, several terms related to solar energy were added in a definition section. A new section [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Many homeowners may not know that they are responsible for maintaining their septic system. Septic tanks should be inspected and pumped out periodically. Maintaining the system protects their investment in their home. It’s important for residents in areas without access to public sewer systems to know how to maintain their [...]

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Exchange Club chooses 43rd Book of Golden Deeds recipient by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Jeanette Ploof has been involved in the community most of her life. But it wasn’t until after her husband’s death in 2004, that it became a full-time calling for her. Ploof was the eldest of seven children growing up on a dairy [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board, March 3. “We are, as child protection, recognizing the need. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’ve been out 40 times this season —so far. [...]

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Trail Life USA troop meetings to start soon by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Trail Life is a new national organization for young men formed in June 2013. An inaugural national convention was held in September 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. and Aaron Olson and his son, Tucker, attended. “We drove,” Olson said. “My son, Jonah, came too [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council heard citizens’ concerns over frozen water lines, Monday. “We’re wondering what you’re going to do for us,” said Mary Jane Chuba. Council Member Dennis Westrich had helped a number of city residents clear water lines. Some were frozen in the street, some closer to residences. “If [...]

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