Nes­tled in a scenic val­ley in the cor­ners of Dane, Green, Iowa and Lafayette coun­ties, the Vil­lage of Blan­chardville offers small town liv­ing within com­mut­ing dis­tance from Madi­son. Along Blanchardville’s Main Street you’ll find stores offer­ing cheese, gifts, fine art, cot­tage indus­try crafts, antiques, and hard­ware. Enjoy home­style cook­ing at the Viking Cafe or a bev­er­age and food at one of the three pub and grills. Situated along the banks of the Peca­ton­ica River is beaut­ful McKel­lar Park, fea­tur­ing 9 full-service camp­sites, pic­nic area and shel­ter, play­ground swim­ming pool, and ball dia­monds. In coop­er­a­tion with the DNR and FEMA, a wet­lands area is being devel­oped. If you are canoe­ing the Peca­ton­ica, Blan­chardville is an ideal launch or take out site. If ATV fun is more your style, the Lafayette Tri County ATV Trail from Fayette ends at Hwy 78 in the village.

Right next to the bridge over the Peca­ton­ica is the Blan­chardville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, a museum of arti­facts detail­ing the his­tory of Blan­chardville and offer­e­ing a self-guided tour of the his­tor­i­cal build­ings. The vil­lage was estab­lished in 1844 by a small group of Mor­mons lead by Samuel Horner, who named it Zara­hemla. Horner built a water-powered grist­mill which was bought by Alvin Blan­chard in 1855. After the Mor­mon colony dis­ap­peared around 1857, the com­mu­nity became Blanchardville.

Events in Blan­chardville include the Father’s Day Chicken Bar­beque, Cruis’n Wis­con­sin Car, Truck and Cycle Show on the sec­ond Sun­day in July, a sum­mer gar­den tour and art exhibit in July, Pec Jamm 2-day music fes­ti­val and Peca­ton­ica River Art Con­flu­ence in August, and in late Sep­tem­ber or early Octo­ber a uniquely “Blan­chardville” tra­di­tion of a whole com­mu­nity true Home­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion involv­ing the school, alumni from across the coun­try, and com­mu­nity. The festivities begin Fri­day night with a parade down mainstreet which ends near the football field followed by fireworks and a bon­fire. Next is a fun, slightly wacky, Sat­ur­day home­com­ing parade followed by the foot­ball game. Packed tav­erns on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day nights often pro­vid­e live music.

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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING AND

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given of a QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION for the Public Safety Committee of the Village of Blanchardville at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

ATV Trail – Existing Trail & Possible Expansion of Trail

  • Adjourn

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes,  Village Clerk

 

April 15, 2016

 

VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Public Safety Committee of the Village of Blanchardville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

Requests to speak with committee

  • Meet with Officer in Charge/Department activities
  • Public nuisances including junk/inoperable-unlicensed vehicles/loud vehicles/dog & cat issues/sidewalk/weed and sidewalk snow shoveling problems
  • Emergency Siren – did not go off during Tornado Simulation – update
  • ATV Trail –
  • Adjourn

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

 

April 15, 2016

VILLAGE PARK COMMITTEE MEETING

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board of the Village of Blanchardville will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 6:00 PM at Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

 Agenda

  • Requests to speak with board
  • Campground –
  • Pool
    • Staffing
    • Maintenance
    • Diving Board Replacement
  • Park
    • Staffing
    • Maintenance
  • A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

April 15, 2016

Village of Blanchardville Public Works Meeting

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a meeting of the Public Works Committee of the Village of Blanchardville will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall at 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516.

 

 Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
  • Meet with employees
  • Sidewalk repair proposals and schedule
  • WWTP/Water repairs & proposals
  • Routine Operations/Street/Waste/Recycling/Water/Sewer
  • Adjourn

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

April 15, 2016

 

Unofficial April 5, 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Results

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UNOFFICAL RESULTS FROM APRIL 5TH, 2016 SPRING ELECTION AND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE

There were 276 ballots cast at the Village of Blanchardville on April 5, 2016

There is ONE outstanding absentee ballot from Lafayette County – the ballot must be received by Friday at 4pm and postmarked by April 5, 2016

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

Pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will re-convene as the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

 

CONTEST                                          LAFAYETTE CO.      IOWA CO.                TOTAL          

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE

Donald J. Trump                             33                               8                                  41

John R. Kasich                                 13                               3                                  16

Ted Cruz                                           27                               10                               37

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE

Hillary Clinton                                 49                               21                               70

Bernie Sanders                                84                               23                               107

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

JoAnne F. Kloppenburg                132                             39                               171

Rebecca G. Bradley                        70                               23                               93

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE DISTRICT 4

Brian W. Blanchard                       168                             56                               224

           

CONTEST                                          LAFAYETTE CO.      IOWA CO.                TOTAL          

IOWA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

Margaret M. Koehler                    0                                  34                               34

Timothy B. McKinley                     0                                  23                               23

LAFAYETTE COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 8

Kriss Marion                                    188                             0                                  188

IOWA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 13

Greg Parman                                   0                                  57                               57

VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE TRUSTEE (3 POSITIONS)

Paul Thompson                               151                             49                               200

Denis L. Olson                                 141                             49                               190

Ronald Syse                                     169                             48                               217

Scattering                                         1                                  0                                  1

PECATONICA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER (2 POSITIONS)

David McSherry                             172                             52                               224

Richard G. Rolfsmeyer                  151                             43                               194

Scattering                                         1                                  0                                  1