Spotlight

What’s going on with the Main Street and Flood Recovery Projects?

Updated October 23, 2020

 On August 21, 2020, we received word that La Farge has been awarded the $1 million grant for improvements on Main Street.

  Currently, work has begun with our main contractor, Delta 3 surveying and checking the depth of the sewer lines along Main Street. The planning and designing is still being completed.

with the physical work to the street expected to begin in April 2021 and completing some time later that year.  Meetings have also been held to coordinate this work with a DOT  repaving project for Hwy. 82 in 2025.

 For more information regarding the project, including the Vierbicher document from the planning project, click here.

 The committee members working on the project include: Reggie Nelson, Deb Nelson, Maggie Becker, Nick Burnard and Kathy Appleman.

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The Economic Flood Recovery Committee has been formed to work on the planning grant from the EDA (Economic Development Administration).  Members of that committee include: Brad Stenimetz, Barb Melvin, Kris Gabrielson, Dean Steinmetz and Greg Lawton. 

 Topics of discussion so far have been building a levy to prevent further flooding and the identification of vacant land that is not located in the flood plain - that could be used for possible development in the years to come.   The first public meeting was held on October 29th. An outline of the meeting can be found in the PDF document below. The maps are small and difficult to see, but there are large maps for viewing at the village hall.

 

 

 

 

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 All residents are invited to attend the 2nd meeting for additional information on December 9th at the Emergency Services Building - 6:00.

If you have any further questions about either of these projects, contact Kim Walker at the Village Office - 608-625-4422 or

vlglaf@mwt.net.

Friends of Lawton Memorial Silent Auction

  The Friends of Lawton Memorial Library invite you to an online auction December 1st - 11th. You can bid on holiday gifts from cooking and dining out, to handcrafted items, gardening and hobbies.

  The bidding opens noon on December 1 and closes 7pm on December 11. All items must be paid for and picked up by December 18th.

  Items will be available for viewing and bidding at:

www.BiddingOwl.com - Auctions - Friends of Lawton Memorial Library.  

  For more information view the Friends of Lawton Memorial Library Facebook page.  A complete listing of available items will also be posted at the library.

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La Farge Winter Medallion Hunt

The Medallion Hunt for December 5th Clues will be posted at LaFarge bank

1st clue posted at 9am

2nd clue posted at 9:30am

3rd clue posted at 10am

4th clue posted at 10:30am

After finding the Medallion, please present to LaFarge bank teller to receive $50.00 LAPA Bucks prize!!

Good Luck!!

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La Farge Lions Holidays Gifts

  Christmas Treat Baskets and Christmas Cactus can be ordered through the Lions Club for delivery within the village limits or for pickup at the La Farge Emergency Services Building.  For more information, click here.

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Lights of Love

   The LAPA organization is once again holding a Light of Love ceremony on December 5th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. near the large tree on the United Methodist Church lot in La Farge.  The ceremony is to honor and remember the loss of a loved one.  Jars and posters have been placed in local, La Farge businesses for donations and sign up sheets.  A $2 donation is requested.  Names of loved ones will then be read at the tree lighting ceremony.

   Proceeds will go to the La Farge Area Partners Association for the revitalization of Main Street.

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LAPA At Home BINGO Game

   First game begins on Tuesday, December 7th, but cards will only be available December 1st through 5th. 

Pick up your sheet of 2 Bingo cards today at the following locations:

La Farge Village Hall      Bergums Grocery 

Moore Than Hair      La Farge State Bank

Cards will also be available at Home Town Village, Bethel Parkside, and La Farge Nutritional Center.

   Directions and rules for the game will be available with the cards or by clicking here.  Adult and children prizes. Any questions, call Barb Melvin 606-1185 or Bonita Dorshied 625-2235.

   Numbers drawn will be available on this web site, LAPA Facebook page and the businesses mentioned above.

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November 12 letter from Vernon County Health Department regarding spread of COVID19 

in our Communities

Below are excerpts from the letter.  To view the entire letter, click here.

   This week, in Vernon County we have seen a significant jump in COIVD-19 cases. We are writing to share with you our current status and impact that this may have on our community.

   Of those tested for COVID-19 in Vernon County over the past week, 47% of the tests came back positive.  Our average daily new cases of COVID-19 is over 20 people per day. Our health department staff are having increased difficulties contacting those affected in a timely fashion due to increased positive cases. We are seeing hospitalizations increase and more deaths as a result of COVID-19. Without mitigation , the increased number of cases will continue to lead to further spread of the disease.

   For our community during this pandemic, we are at a crossroads. Having been lucky to avoid seeing these high case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths, we have been very fortunate. But, it is here and it is not holding back. It is a privilege to serve this community, but it will take more than just medical professionals to fight this fight, it will take all of our community. We are asking for your support in this effort.

   Please, wear masks, socially distance, and stay home if you are not feeling well.  It is vital.

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Economic Flood Recovery Public Planning Meetings

   You're invited to participate in preparation of Village of La Farge Economic Flood Recovery Plan. The Village has received grant funds from the Economic Development Administration to prepare an Economic Reoovery Plan in response to the 2018 flood event. As part of this process, the public is encouraged to participate in a series of public workshops to gather input.  You can also view these meetings on Zoom.

   The first public meetings was held on October 29th.  An outline of that meeting can be found in the PDF file  to the left under the Spot Light area.  There will be 2 additional meetings.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Emergency Services Building - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Emergency Services Building - 6:30

The meeting will also be held on Zoom.  Information to join online will be coming closer to the meeting.

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  La Farge Medical Clinic

   The La Farge Medical Clinic is in dire need of medical doctors. Dr. Taryn Lawyer has taken a new position in Rchland Center and Dr. Sedwick will be leaving in the next six months to take a position at the Vernon Memorial Hospital Emergence Room.  With these departures, it leaves Dr. DeLine as the lone M.D. working with Tamson Morgan, Kelly Scheder and Kelli Pasch as medical staff.

   We need to express our concerns to the Hospital Board members about the importance of them using all available resources to get us some doctors.  We cannot lose this clinic.

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Lawton Memorial Update (November 16th)

   Update: Due to the high number of cases in Vernon County and surrounding areas we are returning to limited services. Thank you for your understanding.

   Curbside service will continue so please call (608-625-2015) or email (lafargepl@wrlsweb.org) with your book, movie, magazines, and audiobook request and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!

 

   Story Time videos are being shared each Tuesday! Check them out under the ‘Story Time’ tab at the top of the Library web site. Click here.

Village Information

Village of La Farge
105 W Main St. 
La Farge, Wisconsin 54639
608-625-4422
vlglaf@mwt.net

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 7:30 -4:00

Ordinance Complaint Form

We appreciate your concerns about he conditions of our village.  Please print out the Ordinance Complaint Form (w icon below), fill it out, and submit it to the village office.  An investigation will be conducted to determine if there are any ordinance violations. Thank you for your help.

A copy of the ordinances can be found by clicking here or by looking under the Community Life menu item.

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