Sunday, October 26, 2014
Getting college credit while in high school can be a big boost for students -- not to mention their parents’ checking accounts – and some students at Verona Area High School now have the appropriate setting to go along with the credit. “They say it looks like a college when they... + continue reading
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

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10/30/2014
A plan to provide some tax relief for the Orchard Pointe developer was denied earlier this month amid concerns about how the change in use might affect property values.   Orchard Pointe... + continue reading

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10/30/2014
A plan to provide some tax relief for the Orchard Pointe developer was denied earlier this month amid concerns about how the change in use might affect property values.   Orchard Pointe... + continue reading

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10/26/2014
Getting college credit while in high school can be a big boost for students -- not to mention their parents’ checking accounts – and some students at Verona Area High School now have the... + 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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