Area News and Events


COVID-19 Information

We should not need an order to make us do the right thing. We can choose to protect ourselves and each other, and thereby protect our community and economy, by changing our behavior in accordance with the actions listed…..”

Vernon County COVID-19 Informaiton

Crawford County COVID-19 Information


Where are the COVID-19 Cases in WI?

COVID-19: How To Get Tested

Unemployment Information – WI Dept of Workforce Development


WI Hwy 82 Bridges Project 

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WI Hwy 82 from Intersection at WI Hwy 35 to Mississippi River

WisDOT is making improvements to the bridges on WI Hwy 82 beginning at the intersection of WI 82/WI 35 and extending west to the Mississippi River. The project length is 1.4 miles.  The three slough bridges will be repaired. The guardrail/terminals will be improved to modern standards. Paving of the bridge approaches may be needed.

Expect one lane traffic and flag person managed passage for the duration of the project.

Contact – Regional WI DOT Manager

See – Map of Construction

Read – More Details from WisDOT

See – WI Road Alerts


WI Hwy 35 Road Construction 

A complete closure of the road from Genoa through Stoddard is in effect until November.

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The project begins 0.1 miles south of the intersection of WI 35/WI 56 in the village of Genoa, Vernon County and extends north approximately 6.8 miles to the north village limits of Stoddard.

Work will consist of a pavement resurfacing in the rural portion of the project, including 4 bridge structure replacements, and a complete urban reconstruction within the village limits of Stoddard, where the water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer will be replaced.

See – Stoddard to Lacrosse Detour Map

From now to project completion in November 2020, WI Hwy 35 will be closed to through traffic between WI Hwy 56 in Genoa and Proksch Coulee Road in Stoddard. Through traffic will be detoured using WI Hwy 56 and U.S. Hwy 14.

See – Genoa to La Crosse Detour Map

See – WI Hwy 35 Improvements Maps

Read – More Details from WisDOT

See – WI Road Alerts


De Soto Area News –


Upcoming De Soto Area Events

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Driftless Area Events – Calendar

De Soto Area Schools – District Event Calendar

De Soto Community Center Calendar –


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