Area News and Events


Face Masks Are Required in Enclosed Spaces

Until 11-21-2020:  WI Governor Tony Evers has issued an Emergency Order for mandatory use of protective face masks in enclosed spaces.

FACE COVERING REQUIRED. Every individual, age five and older, in Wisconsin shall wear a face covering if both of the following apply:

  • The individual is indoors or in an enclosed space, other than at a private residence   AND
  •  Another person or persons who are not members of individual’s household or living unit are present in the same room or enclosed space.

Face coverings are strongly recommended in all other settings, including outdoors when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

ENFORCEMENT. This order is enforceable by civil forfeiture of not more than $200. Wis. Stat. § 323.28.

Read – Emergency Order #1 – Face Coverings

Read – Public Health Emergency – Executive order #90


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 35 Road Construction 

Hwy 35 is open to local traffic with in town detours in genoa and stoddard

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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

Until project completion in November 2020, WI Hwy 35 will be open to local traffic with in town detours in Genoa and Stoddard.

Through traffic will continue to 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

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More Info on Area Towns and Villages –

La Crosse, WI

Lansing, IA

Praire du Chien, WI

Viroqua, WI


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