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Community invited to Tallman Arts Festival

Community invited to Tallman Arts Festival

The 61st Annual Tallman Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the RCHS campus.

 
 

2018 Meat Products Contest Champions announced

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Meat product contest judges (from left): Mark Schafer (Richelieu Foods; Beaver Dam, Wis.); Adam Borger (Food Research Institute, University
of Wisconsin; Madison, Wis.); Duane Bunting (Retired, Sentry Foods; Dousman, Wis.); Megan McGough (Kerry Ingredients; Beloit,
Wis.); Tim Lorang (Tyson Prepared Foods; Jefferson, Wis.); and Terry Timm (Retired, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Appleton, Wis.).

Grand Champion, 1st Reserve Champion and 2nd Reserve Champion to be sold during the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction, benefitting Wisconsin 4-H Youth

 
 

Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrates 35 years at State Convention

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The 2018-19 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Board of Directors includes: (front row l-r) Director Tom Bressner, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association;
Director Jessie Kreke, Culver Franchising System, LLC; Vice President Danielle Waterworth, CNH Industrial Capital; Director Amber
Vickers Keller, Town Bank; President Ginger James, AgroChem; (second row l-r) Director Jesse Singerhouse, Dunn Energy Cooperative;
Director Jason Kollwelter, We Energies; Past President Jon Anderson, Grade A Strategic Brand and Marketing Solutions; Director Janet
Schneider, Stewart-Peterson, Inc.; Secretary Robin Connelly, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative; Nicole Nelson, Wisconsin Association of
Agricultural Educators representative; (third row l-r) Director Joe Keller, Keller Farms; Director Chris Schneider, Investors Community Bank;
Treasurer Kathleen Murphy, TASC; Director Luke Wiedenfeld, Lake Mills High School; Director Nicole Wagner, Wisconsin Corn Promotion
Board and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association; and Cheryl Steinbach, Wisconsin FFA Alumni representative. Not pictured: Jeff Hicken,
State FFA Advisor; Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA Center Executive Director and Amelia Hayden, State FFA President.

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrated the achievements of the 2017-18 campaign and its 35-year history at the 89th Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison this month.

 
 

Their hearts grow bigger every day

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Brandon, Hiedi and their son, Miles, of Clinton, have been chosen as
this year’s Kade’s Klassic benefit recipients. Miles, who is adopted,
was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of heart defects,
and has undergone numerous surgeries, the most recent of which
was last month in California. The Kade’s Klassic will be June 24 at
Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn.

Brandon and Hiedi Kadlec opened their hearts when they decided to become adoptive parents and they opened them even further when they agreed to take in a baby with a rare heart condition.

 
 

Athletes to play at a collegiate level

Athletes to play at a collegiate level

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Clinton Topper Clinton’s Senior Athletes signed Letters of Intent to play at the collegiate level last week. Pictured here is Clayton Hahn, Jordan Hendricks, Kenny Ballmer, Brice Enright, Zach Krause, Clara Lund, Connor Mullooly and Jeff Spiwak.

 
 

WW II and Korean veterans return from Vets Roll journey of a lifetime

WW II and Korean veterans return from Vets Roll journey of a lifetime

Two hundred twenty veterans and Rosie the Riveters, and about 100 chaperones stepped off 10 Badger Motor Coach busses on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, ending an unforgettable…

 
 

Loudenbeck achieves ballot access for fall election

Loudenbeck achieves ballot access for fall election

The Wisconsin Elections Commission approved ballot status for the fall 2018 election for state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) after she submitted in excess of the required 200 nominating signatures and her Declaration of Candidacy form earlier this week.

 
 

Warrants in Illinois, Wisconsin lead to four arrests

Warrants in Illinois, Wisconsin lead to four arrests

On April 17, 2018 the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Beloit Police Department’s Violent Crime Interdiction Team served two search warrants.

 
 

Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces 2018 post-secondary scholarship winners

FFA members awarded $31,000 from Foundation donors The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces the winners of the 2018 post-secondary scholarships, which were recently awarded to 43 Wisconsin FFA members from 35 chapters. In total, $31,017 has been bestowed upon these students. Recipients of these awards will be recognized at the 89th […]

 
 

Rural council met Tuesday in Clinton

Rural council met Tuesday in Clinton

Presentations on supporting students with disabilities and building capacity for rural education research along with a choral presentation and tour of the aquaponics lab headlined Tuesday’s meeting of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities.