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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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New Glarus Reducing School Supply Lists and Fees

To lessen the burden of time and money for families, the New Glarus Elementary and Middle Schools have significantly shortened the school supply lists for students in 4K-8th grade for the 2018-2019 sc...


Firefest and Volksfest Celebrations

Last weekend New Glarus celebrated Firefest and Volksfest. Firefest was held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Fire Station. There were lots of...


Paulpalooza 2018

From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 19th, in Paoli Mill Park, family and friends will remember Paul and celebrate his life with Paulpalooz... Full story


Belleville Kiwanis Club and Christen Bros Service Celebrate 35 Years

1983 marked the beginning of two important additions to the Belleville community. Mark and Jeff Christen opened their automotive service business and...


Deer Creek Sport & Conservation Club Continues to Serve

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Deer Creek Sport & Conservation Club, I want to correct some misinformation. Deer Creek operates a facility south of Mount Horeb, off of Hwy U, which includes a shooting... Full story


Public Deserves to Know What's Happening Behind the Scenes with the New Glarus Public Library Issue

Dear Editor, The time has come to shed light on the misleading and dubious tactics repeatedly employed by the New Glarus library board, in its quest for a new library facility. The public deserves to... Full story


Resident Wonders if There is an Alternative to Chip Sealing

Dear Editor, Maybe I don’t understand the process, but the chip sealing being done seems to never really solve any issues but makes one hell of a mess. The grit being flung around is terrible for a... Full story


New Glarus Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

Dear New Glarus and Area Residents, Thank you for stepping up to make our Friday, August 3rd Blood Drive a great success. The Charge Nurse was delighted with the fact that we had the lowest deferral... Full story


Looking for a Good Book (Or Two?)

Ever wish you had a good book that you could hang onto, one you could pick up in spare moments, one you did not have to return to the library? Do we have a deal for you. The Friends of the New Glarus...


Student News

UW-Oshkosh Announces Spring 2018 Graduates Nearly 1,700 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students graduated in May during the 144th spring commencement ceremonies. The new grads—including more than...



Donna M. Blumer, age 78 of Cross Plains, WI, died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born July 18, 1940, to Harold and... Full story



Harold Leroy Gilbertson, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born in Stoughton, to the late Gustave and Alfie Gilbertson. Harold... Full story



Henry Tyler Gilbertson, age 82 of Monticello, died early Wednesday morning, August 1, 2018, at the New Glarus Home. He was born to Henry Tyler and... Full story



Ray Sherman, age 95, a former Belleville resident, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Sebring Assisted Living in Madison. He was born on... Full story



Frederick J. Zurfluh, age 79 of Albany, died on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Monroe Clinic. Fred was born on July 17, 1939 in Monroe, the son of... Full story


Police Citizens Academy Graduates

Kristen Christen, Mike Christen, Traci Graves, Darlene Kennison, and Lee Stock were awarded plaques on July 31, 2018, in recognition of completing...


Big Crowd at Belleville's Music in the Park

About 300 people enjoyed gypsy swing music in the shade at Library Park during the July 24th Music in the Park concert. Thank you to Casey Funseth...


Chicken Dinner Delivery for Belleville Community Picnic

Chicken Dinner delivery orders are available again for elderly and shut-in residents.  Chicken dinner price is $12.00.  To place your order call Francois Sales and Service at (608) 424-3303, or...


Zwingli UCC Brotherhood Steak Fry

On Saturday, August 11th, from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., the Zwingli Brotherhood Men’s Group will be grilling tasty 12 oz. Rib Steaks to your order. The steaks will be served up with fresh sweet corn,...

 By Sue Moen    Government    August 9, 2018

Monticello Hires New Library Director

The Monticello Village Board held their regular meeting on August 1, 2018 in the Village Hall boardroom. All board members were present. At the beginning of the meeting, Cara Carpenter, from the...


Swiss Historical Village and Museum Has New Mural

The Hall of History at New Glarus' Swiss Historical Village & Museum now has a new mural to complement the one created by Paul Grossenbacher in...


Beal Honored for 50 years of Service

Brad Beal, of Zentner-Beal Funeral Home in New Glarus and Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville, recently received a plaque for 50 years of service...


New Glarus Music in the Park - Final Concert for the Season

The Music in the Park series will continue for the summer of 2018, due to a grant from the Community Foundation.  The popular Ukulele group, MAUI, performs the final concert of the season on Sunday,...


Memories of School Days

This past Sunday, through the graciousness of Nan and Bob Rudd of rural New Glarus, memories, in some cases going back 80 years, came back to life as... Full story


Candidates for US Senate Seat Answer Questions

Editor’s note: This election overview was a group project by the editors of News Publishing Company. It is the Senatorial Candidates that were not included in last week’s newspaper. We made every... Full story


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