Saturday, October 3, 2015
Featuring Outdoor Market, Parade, and Saxton Open House. See Events Calendar for details.
Nestled into the rolling hills of northeastern Lafayette County, the community of Argyle and the surrounding area are appealing both to residents and to visitors.
The Community Although just over 800 in population, Argyle offers a variety of products and services to residents and visitors. The village has two restaurants, a supper club, a supermarket, a laundromat, two banks, a 24 hour gas station with convenience store, and the basic medical services of a physician and a dentist. There are also several retail businesses including a lumber yard, a jewelry / gift store, an arts and collectibles shop, two local pubs, and two beauty shops. See our business listings and community profile.
The Surrounding Area Argyle offers a wide range of attractions and is within an easy drive of Monroe, a city of 10,000 people located 15 miles east of Argyle. The largest city in the region is Madison, 40 miles to the northeast. State capital of Wisconsin and home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this community of nearly 200,000 has a multitude of educational, medical, recreational, and cultural resources.
Just eight miles to the northwest is Yellowstone Lake State Park. The 450-acre Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in southwestern Wisconsin.
Argyle is proud to claim the boyhood home of "Fighting Bob" La Follette. Born in 1855, La Follette worked as a farm laborer before entering the University of Wisconsin in 1875. After graduating in 1879, La Follette launched his political career as district attorney the following year. Affiliated with the Republican Party for almost his entire career, La Follette embarked on a political path that would take him to Congress, the governorship of Wisconsin, and as a candidate for President of the U.S. His support for progressive reforms, rousing oratory, and frequent clashes with party leaders earned him the nickname "Fighting Bob." America, La Follette argued throughout his political life, cannot live up to its ideals so long as militarism and corporate power warp our democracy.
Adult Book Club Meets 7pm on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Building. Contact Argyle Public Library for details.
Zumba! Meets each Wednesday at 6:00pm either at the EMS Building or the Community Building. Lots of fun! Contact Olga Winsberg (608)214-6442.
Knitters Meet each Wednesday at 6:30pm at Argyle Fiber Mill and each Thursday 9:30am-noon at Argyle's Creative Corner.
Crafters Meet each Thursday from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Argyle's Creative Corner. Bring your projects. For more information, call (608)482-1876.
Yoga Meets each Monday at 6pm at the Community Building. For more information, contact Carolyn Carter (608)543-3505.
Euchre Meets each Wednesday at 12:15pm at the EMS Building. All players welcome!