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First grade teacher Amy Williams and Instructional Coach Sharon Ganster at Eagle Point Elementary School, recently partnered to bring The Global Read Aloud to Williams’s first-grade students. The Global Read Aloud was established in 2010 by Pernille Ripp, who had one goal in mind: one book t…

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By a 5-0 vote on Thursday, Village of Windsor trustees approved a four-lot certified survey map and a conditional use permit for the new DeForest Area School District intermediate school, to be located at the northwest corner of Windsor Road and North Towne Road.

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The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved the 2020 county budget at their meeting Monday night, Nov. 11. With an operating budget of $593.7 million, and a capital budget at $69.6 million, the county’s total budget for 2020 is $663 million. The local economy is strong and the tax rate has…

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DeForest Area High School history teacher and former Marine Tom August was the keynote speaker for the school’s annual Veterans Day Assembly, held Monday in the South Gym. Student Trevor Lerum spoke on behalf of the Student Council.

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Javier Teniente plays the bagpipes to a packed house at the Rodeside Grill on Saturday during the fifth annual Help A Vet Fundraiser. All proceeds are being donated to local veterans organizations.

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Saturday’s fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Place and Resource Center in DeForest included a Zumbathon and a silent auction at the Comfort Inn and Suites. The event raised a grand total of $1,684.98.

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Former Dane County Parks Commission Chair Bill Lunney received statewide recognition for their longstanding conservation efforts and environmental stewardship at last night’s annual Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association (WPRA) Awards Program. During t…

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Paradise Paws Camp & Resort held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for its brand new 6,000-square-foot facility on Thursday at 6583 Pederson Crossing Blvd. in Windsor. The business will serve the residents of Windsor and surrounding communities in caring for their pets by offering daycare, ove…

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As conversations about flood prevention measures continue, the DeForest Village Board is honing in a plan.

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The Best of DeForest awards were given out at a ceremony at Lake Windsor Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Above: Representatives from Genesis Hair & Day Spa were on hand as it was selected as best “Salon/Spa” and for having the “Best Stylist.” Below left: Dr. David Bakke accepts the awa…

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Three DeForest Area Middle School students have been selected for the UW-Milwaukee Honor Band: Gavin Denning, seventh grade, trombone; Ian Fries, eighth grade, trumpet; and Kathryn Horner, eighth grade, bassoon. They will perform at UW-Milwaukee on Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Volunteers help remove snow Thursday night from the football playing surface at Stalder Field in advance of Friday’s Level 2 playoff game against Reedsburg.

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The annual Winter Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Windsor Elementary School Cafeteria (WES) Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to all those in need of winter clothing and is free of any charge.

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DeForest’s Sydney Hensen was among five high school students from Wisconsin recently returned from the Global Youth Institute (GYI) in Des Moines, Iowa, where they participated as the state’s youth delegates.

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The DeForest Area School District held its “Trick or Treat Community Night” at the high school on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Hosted by the National Honor Society, the event featured a number of stations kids in costumes could visit to get all kinds of goodies. Above: Superintendent Eric Runez hands o…

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The DeForest Area Public Library hosted its annual Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26. More than 120 ghosts, goblins, witches, and scarecrows decorated cookies and participated in festive games and contests.

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In unanimously approving an operating budget of $44,846,305 for the 2019-20 school year, the DeForest Area School Board Monday also certified a $32,908,862 tax levy.

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When Madison barber and business owner Brian Britt, 42, stepped up to a folding table in the entryway of the Urban League of Greater Madison, he had a single goal in his mind: Wipe from his record the decades-old criminal convictions he says are holding him back.

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Chad Adler returned home from the Iraq War in 2005 a broken man, suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…

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On Sunday, Oct. 13 Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church celebrated with Dahlton Kelley, Natalie Hensen, Valarie Berkley, Wyatt Anderson, Emma Purcell, Sam Bachman, and Dylan Johnson as they affirmed their baptism as the 2019 confirmation class.

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Lots of goodies were given to costumed children at the Village of Windsor’s Trunk or Treat event Wednesday, Oct. 23. It was the second year of Trunk or Treat, as various vehicle trunks, typically decorated in Halloween décor, were lined up in the parking lot of Windsor Fireman’s Park, as kid…

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The Legacy of DeForest held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the new independent, assisted and closer care community, located at 6639 Pedersen Crossing in DeForest. More than 100 people attended. Pictured here, from right to left, are: David Norby; Heike Compe; Julie Lonergan, …

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Road spikes were successfully used Tuesday night, Oct. 22, around 7:10 p.m. to halt a vehicle the Wisconsin State Patrol had attempted to stop.

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With their 35-13 Badger North Conference win over Waunakee on Friday, the DeForest football team finished off a perfect regular season. The Norskies went 9-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Go to pg. B1 for more on the game and to find out why the win was historic.

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First graders at Eagle Point Elementary School visited with DeForest firefighters and ambulance workers on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event was part Fire Safety Week for the students.

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Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere, as these painted pumpkins outside of Jump Around Gymnastics in DeForest show. Trick or treating will be held in both the villages of DeForest and Windsor from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Windsor’s Trunk or Treat event will be held Wednes…

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An update on planned improvements to County Hwy. DM and Clinton Road was presented Thursday, Oct. 17, to the Windsor Village Board.