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November 24, 2017 


Presenting the Colors
Presenting the Colors
Steven Allbaugh helps present the colors during the dedication of the Hall of Honor. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)

Memory of 'Christmas fooling' lives on
Jim Leary gives a presentation about Julebukking at Central 52 in Argyle Nov. 16. He is an emeritus professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies at UW-Madison. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
Jim Leary gives a presentation about Julebukking at Central 52 in Argyle Nov. 16. He is an emeritus professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies at UW-Madison. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
During the holiday season while she was growing up, when Barb Brubakken heard loud pounding outside her home followed by people shouting, she was overcome with excitement rather than fear.

She knew it was the Julebukkers.

The Norwegian Christmas tradition of Julebukking, also known as "Christmas fooling," still captures interest today.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Monroe Power Sports

Microbes are essential to bovine health
Friday, November 24, 2017

Nesbitt named Times senior sports reporter
Friday, November 24, 2017

City finds extra funds; taxes to go down
After predicting a possible hike in city taxes and cutting away at community-based support, the Monroe Common Council was able to pass a budget for 2018 with a decrease in the levy while still contributing to area organizations like the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Green County Development Corporation.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Cover to Cover: Biography, autobiography recommendations
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Drive to give
BRODHEAD - During a time of year when giving and gratitude are emphasized, one local business has established a tradition of providing the gift of a safe and reliable way to transport children to school, to go to work and maybe even allow for a family vacation or two.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sub shortage poses challenge for area schools
MONROE - School district leaders across southern Wisconsin are searching for ways to fill a shortage in substitute teachers.

Monroe District Administrator Rick Waski said the number of substitutes working in the district varies from 10 to 40 per day among the five schools.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shullsburg man gets 3 years for contact with 16-year-old boy
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Times offices closed, no newspaper Thursday
The Morris Media of Monroe offices, which includes the Monroe Times and the Monroe Shopping News, will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular office hours will resume Friday.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

No garbage or recycle collection Thursday
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mural pays tribute to balloon pilot
Nearly 35 years ago, Nancy Schwenkner painted a mural on the side of a barn along East State Street in Albany owned by her sister Julie Cousin.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Committee agrees on 10-minute parking downtown, ticket fee
In an effort to effectively provide short-term parking on each side of the downtown Square, the city has taken steps to set a fine and finalize the time restriction.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pinnacle, county argue over permit
Seven months after tentative approval of concentrated animal feeding operation Pinnacle Dairy, Green County officials and the corporation are at odds over the conditions set by county and state conservation officials in order for Pinnacle engineers to put the large-scale farm in place.
Monday, November 20, 2017

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