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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  – May 7th, 2018

The Origins of Cheyenne Valley Settlement by Kevin and Patsy Alderson will be offered on Wed. May 23 at 6:30pm at the library.  If you were unable to attend the program he offered at the Lawton Memorial Library, this is your chance to discovery the origins of the tri-racial settlement that was developed in the Town of Forest. Kevin has done extensive research and his discoveries are fascinating.  Refreshments will be available.

A Spring Treats Sale just in time for Mother’s Day will be offered on Friday, May 11 at 10:00am until gone. Cookies, candy and other treats will be available. Buy the mother in your family a sweet treat and support the library.

A Community Garden Work Day on Monday, May 14 at 8:30 am will get the garden going for the season.  Weather permitting, we will clean up the garden and plant some early seeds and plants.  Join us at the garden!

The Ontario Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, community-minded leader as the next Library Director at the Ontario Public Library in Ontario, Wisconsin. For a complete job description check our website:  Applications received by Tuesday, May 22, 2018 will receive first consideration. Yes, it’s time for me to retire.

Sock ‘em (a knitting group) will meet on Wed. May 16 at 9:00am. Join us if you enjoy knitting more interesting sock patterns.

Libraries Rock! is the theme for our Summer Reading Program for children in grades K-6.  Programs begin on Wednesday, June 6 from 1:00-2:30pm and continue each Monday AND Wednesday through July 2.  Every program is unique and we have many different activities planned in the library and at the community garden.

The library will be closed Sat. May 26 and Mon. May 28 for the Memorial Day weekend.  Have a safe holiday weekend.

The Media Conversion Lab is back.  Dig out those old family VHS tapes and convert them to DVD’s.  We also have the machine to convert audiocassettes and vinyl to CD’s.  There is no charge, but you do need to bring your own blank CDs and DVDs. The Lab will be here until June 28.