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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.

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 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 sueblanchard@att.net. You can also attend a meeting or talk with our Librarian, Laurie Erickson, at the Ontario Public Library.

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Ontario Public Library News  – aPRIL 23rd, 2018

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 audio cassettes 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.

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

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.

The website update has been postponed until the end of May.  The current site at www.wrlsweb.org/ontario has all the information you need but watch for the new look in May.

The Book Group will discuss The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille on Wed. May 9 at 2:00pm. Stop by the library for a copy, if you would like to join the discussion.

Gale Courses are now available online for free. Go to http://education.gale.com/l-windingr to check out the many courses that are available and to register. These courses are provided by a grant through the Winding Rivers Library System.

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.