Leah Linscheid’s 2017 hometown stories

Because southwest Wisconsin is my home, I do all I can to share their stories with our area. Small towns want to be heard, too. I give them a voice on my social media platforms – and it turns out that voice is pretty loud. Many of these hometown stories go viral in the greater Madison area, some garnering tens of thousands of views per video. Here are some examples:

Betty Hayes celebrates 70 years

This story brought me to tears. How many of you folks can say you know Betty Hayes Baxter? Lots of us in southwest Wisconsin are better for learning under her. Congrats on 70 years, Betty – and here’s to many more <3

Posted by Leah Linscheid on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Connie&039;s Conviction: Honoring Glen Gard

Very proud of the stuff these southwest Wisconsin folks are doing back home. Check out Connie Gard&039;s new initiative – there&039;s a fundraiser for the new Iowa County Cancer Coalition coming up this Saturday!

Posted by Leah Linscheid on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Remembering Lee Anne Pirus

Lee Anne Pirus grew up about 10 minutes away from me, in Muscoda. She had lots of friends who have lots of good memories with her.

Police say Steve Pirus claim Lee Anne wanted him to kill her – then he blew up their home to hide the evidence. Her friends refuse to believe that.

Posted by Leah Linscheid on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hilltop Tavern closes after 7 decades

Sending off the Hilltop Tavern in style this weekend. Cheers to Lloyd, Paula and the rest of the Tarrell family for 67 years of service to southwest Wisconsin!

Posted by Leah Linscheid on Saturday, April 22, 2017