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Local Briefs: May 11, 2018
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Skatrud to be guest speaker at Democratic Party meeting

MONROE - The Democratic Party of Green County will be meeting at 5 p.m. May 13 at Leisure Lanes, 2308 6th Ave. A social and dining time will be followed by the meeting at 6 p.m. This month's guest speaker will be Jeff Skatrud, candidate for Green County Sheriff. This meeting is open to the public.

ADRC and SWWRPC to hold public transit planning meeting

MONROE - To determine public transportation needs and gaps in Green County, the Green County Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission are holding a public meeting from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 15 at the Monroe Public Library. Assessments of transportation needs and gaps in services gathered at the planning meeting will develop the Coordinated Transportation Plan for Green County. This plan will influence transportation decisions in the community, including the use of state and federal funds for the next five years.

This forum is open to the public. Free transportation will be provided. For a ride to the forum, contact the Green County ADRC at 328-9499.

For additional information or to request this service, contact Katrina Hecimovic at SWWRPC,, 20 S. Court Street, P.O. Box 262, Platteville, WI 53818 or call 206-355-1970.

Matt Figi to present latest book at methodist church

MONROE - Matt Figi from the Green County Historical Society will be introducing his latest book at 1 p.m. May 15 at the United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St.

This latest book features over 260 new pictures of historic Monroe and the surrounding area. Figi will present an overview from the 1870s to 2008, with side tours on the making of roads, railroads and cheese. The book will be available for purchase.

Refreshments will follow, provided by the elder council of the church.


Archaeological film to be shown in Albany at museum

ALBANY - The Albany Historical Society meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Albany Historical Museum, 119 N. Water St. The program will follow a short business meeting, with refreshments.

The program will be a NOVA film called "First Face of America." The film is about an archaeological find at the bottom of a 100-foot deep pit in Mexico's Yucatan. A team of divers found a 13,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl and fossils of extinct Ice Age animals such as giant sloths and saber tooth tigers. The woman's bones are among the earliest known human remains in the Americas. This meeting and film are open to the public.

Albertson Memorial Library to hold craft night May 17

ALBANY - The next craft night will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Albertson Memorial Library, 200 N. Water St.

Back by popular demand is the craft of making giant tissue paper flowers. Craft nights are mostly adults, but school-aged children may participate if accompanied by an adult. There is no cost to attend, but registering in advance is appreciated, by calling 862-3491 or emailing