A downtown building that has been a blight to the village for at least half a decade was the background of an event Wednesday to announce that Blanchardville received a grant of more than $83,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Kira Schmidt, 9, Monroe, waits as Joe Snow, also of Monroe, performs a preliminary safety check on her bicycle during the Bike Rally at the Green County Family YMCA April 21. The Bike Rally was sponsored by the Monroe Optimists, which Snow is a part of. He has been volunteering at the Bike Rally for about four years. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)