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A number of people took advantage of the warm temperatures Friday to get outside. Eli and Ivy Strangfeld, of DeForest, got in some fishing at the Sunfish Pond off Windsor Road, as did others. Some ran or walked the Upper Yahara River Trail.

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Everything seemed to hit at once a little more than a year ago, as the local area experienced unprecedented flooding on March 14, 2019.

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Author and publisher, David Benjamin, whose book talks and workshops include mystery writing, says, “Writing a good story is like solving a series of problems, in which language, science, geography, law, imagination and the unexpected are all jumbled together.”

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The DeForest Area Public Library continues to offer programs and activities for children and adults through Facebook. Emily Henneman-Hinz, Children’s Librarian, presents story times at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Qigong classes, led by instructor Nancy Osley, are offered on Tuesday mornings at 9:30, as the DeForest Area Public Library continues to offer programs and activities for children and adults through Facebook.

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The DeForest Area Public Library is closed to the public until at least April 24 in accordance with Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order. During this time, you can still access some of our resources and programs online. Library staff members are available to provide assistance by email (deforestl…

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Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #73 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot…

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To clarify a story in the April 2 edition about the Village of DeForest Planning and Zoning Commission’s most recent meeting, the DeForest Area High School expansion and work in the Fox Hill Estates are two separate projects.

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Upper Iowa University has announced that Kristin Rogers, of Arlington, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in December 2019.

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All around the communities of DeForest and Windsor, kids have been coloring sidewalks with inspiring messages of hope and love in response to the COVID-19 spread and subsequent quarantines. This one shows support for Norski Nation.

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Thanks to those who have given blood over the past couple of weeks, and who have scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross says it is meeting immediate patient needs.

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Neesvig’s, of Windsor, recently sent three pallets of food and milk donations to The River Food Pantry in Madison to help those in need in the community.

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The DeForest terminal of Kobussen Buses has been out delivering meals to students in the DeForest Area School District as a way to show support for the community. Schools are closed in the state indefinitely.

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Three seats on the DeForest Village Board are up for election on April 7, which is also when Wisconsin residents will vote in the presidential primary election, along with voting for a Supreme Court justice.

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Gov. Tony Evers today announced a new public-private partnership among Wisconsin industry leaders to increase Wisconsin's laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19. Prior to today's announcement, the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Public Health Lab were leading the Wisconsin…

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The front window display at Fisher Family Dental in DeForest is full of hearts and spreading the love, in response to a project that began in Rock County. A Milton elementary teacher started the “Happy Heart Hunt,” where families place hearts in their windows and doors and then go hunting ar…

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily order the suspension of evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. The order can be found here.

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to temporarily order the suspension of evictions and foreclosures amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. The order can be found here.

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Officials with the Village of DeForest want the community to know that the doors at village hall are locked for everything except election related items. Please go to the village website to learn how you can get the services you need without coming to Village Hall.

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Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), like the IRS, automatically extended income tax payment and return due dates to July 15, 2020. Today the department announces additional measures including immediate steps to help small businesses with sales tax payments due on March 31. …

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Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), like the IRS, automatically extended income tax payment and return due dates to July 15, 2020. It has also announced additional measures including immediate steps to help small businesses with sales tax payments due on March 31. Small busi…

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The Village of DeForest continues to move closer in its creation of a Community Development Authority, as it further talked about the potential entity at a Village Board meeting March 17.

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The DeForest Area Public Library is closed to the public until at least April 24 in accordance with Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order. During this time, you can still access some of our resources and programs online. Library staff members are available to provide assistance by email (defor…

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Jacey Kessenich and her husband’s family are dairy farmers in DeForest. Her children and nieces took some time away from their virtual learning to do ditch pick up with their grandma. They picked up 22 bags of trash along Kroncke Road and County Highway DM, getting some fresh air and helping…

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Jene Ziegler, 9, of Windsor, and her friend Courtney wrote down positive affirmations using chalk on the driveway of her grandparents’ house on Golf Drive in Windsor on March 20. Jeanne Trotter and her husband, George, live there and are cooped up due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jeanne said he…

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At a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 25, the DeForest Village Board unanimously voted to ratify a declaration of emergency made March 19 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Gov. Evers' Safer at Home order (item 11.c) recognizes outdoor activity as an essential activity. As such, all State Parks, Trails and Forests remain open and all fees are now waived. All current regulations apply for hunting, trapping, and fishing seasons.

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The DeForest Times-Tribune and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is available here.

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The DeForest Area School District hosted a Developmental Expo on March 5-6 for families with children who will be enrolling in the four-year-old kindergarten program in Fall 2020. The event was held at the DeForest Area Public Library. Parents and guardians were able to receive online enroll…