Local dairy farmer Joe Bragger explained to Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and State Assembly Reps Treig Pronschinske and Warren Petryk how he operates a spring-fed brown trout farm in close proximity to his dry cow shed. “We have the fish and the cows all together,” Bragger explained to his visitors. “You can have all this and still have a good creek.” Secretary Harsdorf joined Reps Pronschinske and Petryk on Thursday, Sept. 20, for a visit to Bragger Family Dairy and a discussion of issues facing the ag sector
  by Beth Kraft   The issues facing Wisconsin farmers are many at present in the face of sustained low prices for milk and commodities like corn and soybeans. To better understand the plight of the...
Local dairy farmer Joe Bragger explained to Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and State Assembly Reps Treig Pronschinske and Warren Petryk how he operates a spring-fed brown trout farm in close proximity to his dry cow shed. “We have the fish and the cows all together,” Bragger explained to his visitors. “You can have all this and still have a good creek.” Secretary Harsdorf joined Reps Pronschinske and Petryk on Thursday, Sept. 20, for a visit to Bragger Family Dairy and a discussion of issues facing the ag sector
Christine (Smith) Siddoway is the 2018 Mondovi High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony and reception are set to take place during MHS Homecoming festivities this Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  by Beth Kraft   Christine (Smith) Siddoway, Class of 1979, may win the award for most-traveled Mondovi High School alum. For the past 30 years, Siddoway has embarked on multiple research...
Christine (Smith) Siddoway is the 2018 Mondovi High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony and reception are set to take place during MHS Homecoming festivities this Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Grace Pichler, 18, of rural Mondovi has continued to pursue her passion for singing and musical theater. She was recently selected from over 100 applicants as the “Special Guest Princess” appearing in a pair of Broadway Princess Party shows at the Chicago Improv in August.
  Courtesy of Louis Vasseur, ThirdCoastCreatives.blogspot.com   Young girls everywhere dream of being princesses growing up.  Over the years, Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel and their...
Grace Pichler, 18, of rural Mondovi has continued to pursue her passion for singing and musical theater. She was recently selected from over 100 applicants as the “Special Guest Princess” appearing in a pair of Broadway Princess Party shows at the Chicago Improv in August.
Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
  by Beth Kraft   Area residents who attended one of three recent community input meetings at the Mondovi Schools got an up-close, eye-opening look at district facilities and learned the details of a...
Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.
  by Beth Kraft   Problem-solving and creativity collide for youths involved in Destination Imagination, and the Mondovi Elementary fourth and fifth grade DI team is taking its skills in both...
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.
Local dairy farmer Joe Bragger explained to Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and State Assembly Reps Treig Pronschinske and Warren Petryk how he operates a spring-fed brown trout farm in close proximity to his dry cow shed. “We have the fish and the cows all together,” Bragger explained to his visitors. “You can have all this and still have a good creek.” Secretary Harsdorf joined Reps Pronschinske and Petryk on Thursday, Sept. 20, for a visit to Bragger Family Dairy and a discussion of issues facing the ag sector
Christine (Smith) Siddoway is the 2018 Mondovi High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony and reception are set to take place during MHS Homecoming festivities this Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Grace Pichler, 18, of rural Mondovi has continued to pursue her passion for singing and musical theater. She was recently selected from over 100 applicants as the “Special Guest Princess” appearing in a pair of Broadway Princess Party shows at the Chicago Improv in August.
Luke Schultz, a facilities management expert with CESA 10, explained the various functions of mechanical equipment in the Mondovi Schools’ basement during a public facilities walk-through on May 10. Many components, including a massive steam boiler from 1972 (left) have reached the end of their life expectancy and are inefficient.
Members of the “Tune Transformers,” Mondovi Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Destination Imagination team, posed with their medals and team trophy after taking third place at the state DI competition in Stevens Point on March 24 to punch their ticket to Globals in Knoxville, Tenn., next week. Team members are (pictured, front, left to right) Adella Anderson, Ethan Odegard, Hunter Wik; back, Bethany Risen, Molly Avery, Miriam Sandberg, Julia Heike.

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“Christmas from the Heart” drive organizer Debbie Wright accepted $3,000 in Box Tops for Education funds from Matt the “Gordy’s Guru” and WEAU 13 News anchor Nikki Junewicz on Monday, Dec. 1. Eleva Intermediate is the fourth school to be recognized by the “Schools Rule!” contest, presented by Gordy’s County Market and WEAU. Also pictured are Wright’s student helpers Riley Cegielski, Grace Clark, Nick Higley, Quinn Schiefelbein and Madison Schultz.
  by Beth Kraft   Debbie Wright has donated her time and efforts to make Christmas a bit brighter for area families in need for the past 12 years. Last week the Eleva Elementary secretary, often...
  A 52-year-old Amish man from rural Mondovi was sentenced in Pepin County Court to five years in prison last week for repeated sexual assault crimes he admitted to committing about a decade ago....
Bob Parr and his grandson, Trent Parr, tagged a deer on the opening day of Wisconsin’s gun deer season at Joe’s Shop Kwik in Mondovi. Parr has turned helping hunters register their deer into a longstanding tradition and often has help from family members and friends.
  by Beth Kraft   Bob Parr hasn’t gone deer hunting since he was 23 years old. He doesn’t eat venison, either, and yet he hasn’t missed opening morning of gun deer season in over 35 years. Instead of...
  The “Small Town Christmas” electric light parade will hit the streets of Mondovi for the fifth-straight year this Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mondovi Women’s Business...
Two pickup trucks driven by rural Mondovi residents were involved in an accident early last week on snow-covered roads at the intersection of State and Water streets. The impact sent one of the vehicles down a steep embankment where it struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries for the 70-year-old driver.
  by Beth Kraft   Two Mondovi-area men were involved in an accident on Mondovi’s south side on Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, resulting in a traffic citation for one driver and medical assistance for the...
Dr. Andy Van Roo recently began operating his Mondovi chiropractic office as a private practice, making good on a longtime ambition. Van Roo Chiropractic’s staff also includes Rachel Sosalla, left, Dr. Van Roo’s office manager for the past 15 years, and CT Diane Weber, right, who has been with the practice for eight years.
  by Beth Kraft   There’s a new sign up in front of Dr. Andy Van Roo’s office, but the Mondovi chiropractor plans to continue to offer the same services to his patients that have made him a go-to in...
Travis Dewitz, a former Mondovi student who now makes his mark as a professional photographer in the Eau Claire area, recently released a book featuring deer hunting scenes from around the local area.
  by Beth Kraft   Travis Dewitz has long held an interest in preserving key, fleeting moments in the world around him with his camera. From senior portraits to images showcasing corporate business...
Mondovi technology education teacher Shay Lehman gave students pointers last week while they worked in groups to design bridges using 3D CAD software called SolidWorks—new to Mondovi this year. Classes like Lehman’s blueprint reading and problem solving course will soon become part of the new CDM Manufacturing Pathways program available to Mondovi and Durand students.
  by Beth Kraft, Mondovi Herald-News, and Christina Lindstrom, The Courier-Wedge   Though still in its infancy, a new collaborative program involving two local high schools and a technical college...

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Eleva-Strum tech ed teacher and Cardinal Manufacturing advisor Craig Cegielski was recently named the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year as presented by Jerry Fiene, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, on Nov. 13.
  by Beth Kraft   Since joining the Eleva-Strum School District in 2005, teacher Craig Cegielski has virtually revolutionized Central High School’s technology education program by introducing a...
A long line of Dukes of Hazzard fans wound around the “General Lee,” at Cardinal Manufacturing’s annual open house event, held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Eleva-Strum Central.
  by Beth Kraft   Dukes of Hazzard fans, manufacturing professionals and members of the Eleva-Strum community had at least one thing in common last week—they all crossed paths at Cardinal...

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