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The Ontario Community Club meets the first Monday of every month at the Ontario Fire Station. We plan the community events such as the Easter egg hunt, the Ontario 4th of July celebration, the Halloween party, the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration, and more.

Any one who wants to make Ontario a great place to live is welcome to join us.


 Economic Development Committee

The Ontario Economic Development Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:00pm at the Village Office.  Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

The purpose of the  committee is to work with the community to develop a vision and action plan for the future of Ontario.  We have been working with representatives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Vernon Economic Development Assoc., and the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission.

We have done surveys and talked with people in our “community conversations” that were held at the   Ontario Public Library and the Village Office.  These conversations will be ongoing and we always welcome your input.

From this information, we have developed goals and priorities that we can work on in the next couple years.  Watch for more information in these newsletters and the County Line  as we proceed with some of these improvements.  We will need your help and look forward to forming some groups of people  interested in watching our community grow and improve.

You can contact the committee through the Chairperson, Sue Blanchard. Phone 262-490-1642 and email You can also attend a meeting or talk with our Librarian, Laurie Erickson, at the Ontario Public Library.



Community News



Ontario Public Library News  – Feb 5th, 2018

Mark your calendars now for a travel night to remember on Sat. Mar. 24 at 6:00pm. This event will explore the Best of the British Isles with tales of England by Wayne Barrett, Scotland by Gina Rae and Ireland by Julie Hoel.  Lauren West will be the chef for the evening with dishes inspired by the Isles.  The cost is $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the Ontario Library.  Please RSVP by Fri. Mar. 16 at 608-337-4651.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights is our reading promotion for adults this winter. This week’s winner is Judy Eness who won some candy and a travel mug. Read or listen to a book, complete a review form and return it to the library to enter your name in a drawing for a weekly prize.  The more you read, the better your chance of winning. Drawings will be held each Monday through Feb. 28.

The Media Conversion Lab will be at the library through February. The Kits convert VHS tapes into DVDs and audiocassettes or vinyl into CDs.

The next Play Group will be Wed. February 21 at 10:00am. The NOW Preschool Options program provides the program. Play Groups are for children ages 3-5 years old and promote school readiness.

Knit a Cowlette Class on Friday, March 16 at 12:30pm.  Karen Austad will lead us in starting a small cowl, which is a shawl that is closed in front. The class will learn a Garter Tab Cast-on, how to read a chart and how to knit lace.  There is no charge but bring 1 skein (300 yds.) of DK yarn and size 5 circular needle 24” long.

The Book Group will discuss As Good as Gone by Larry Watson on Wed. Feb. 14 at 2:00pm.  Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join the discussion.

Raffle tickets are on sale now. The Ontario Knit Wits are having a raffle to support the library.  There are 8 themed prizes including a signed Green Bay Packers football and a handmade quilt.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the library or from a Knit Wits member.  The drawing will be Fri. July 6 at 11:00am at the library.  The raffle license is R0033220A-93906.