COVID-19, farm crisis among issues in Adams County as November election nears


In sparsely populated central Wisconsin’s Adams County, divisions about the scale of the pandemic appear even in the most benign social settings.
Gregory Kobs, 69, said members of his local wine club were split over how seriously to take the virus.
“I show up in a mask and they look at me and go, ‘What’s wrong with you?’” Kobs said. “One of the men who I respect dearly said, ‘I think these cases are fake; they’re a hoax.’”
Kobs, of Dellwood, is the chair of the Adams County Democrats and a retired heavy equipment operator. Pete Church, his Republican counterpart at the Adams County GOP, charac...

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