It’s been about nine months since DeForest Police Chief Jim Olson took over the reins of the organization. According to Olson, who addressed the DeForest Village Board last week, he’s spent the last several months working to make changes within the department.
Striking a balance between user familiarity and access to more powerful tools is always a challenge when dealing with software upgrades, and a new version of the software that drives LINKcat accomplishes both, said officials with the South Central Library System.
The Village of Windsor hosted an open house discussion on options regarding leaf burning and a possible ban on open burning. About a dozen citizens attended and provided feedback. The village board will continue further discussions at upcoming board meetings. Above: Village President Bob Wip…
A total of 66,000 workers were hired directly by farms in the Lake Region (Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) during the reference week of July 7-13, 2019, according to the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farm Labor Report.
Dr. Jeffrey Hollander is performing at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center again on Dec. 7, as part of the Winterfest activities. Dr. Hollander and his wife, Elaine Erickson Hollander, have strong connections to this community going all the way back to the late 1800s.
A staging of the magical holiday musical “Old Befana” will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the DeForest Area Public Library. Based on an ancient yuletide story, the musical is a stirring spectacle for all ages that illuminates familiar miracles, including the three…
A Lodi woman has pleaded no contest to charges in connection to the October 2018 beating death of her boyfriend at the couple’s Town of Dane home.
Pleased overall with students’ performance in the area of literacy, officials with the DeForest Area School District have concerns about how some minority and special education groups are doing.
Without much fanfare, the DeForest Village Board recently approved a total 2020 tax levy totaling $7,714,676 for all taxing funds by unanimous vote.
A DeForest Area High School student successfully competed in The American Legion’s High School Constitution Oratorical Scholarship contest sponsored by Olson-Grinde Post 348 located in DeForest.
Above: The DeForest Norskies celebrate winning the WIAA Division 3 state football championship in a post-game rally Friday, after defeating Menasha 8-7 in a thriller to end the season at Camp Randall. Below: The DeForest student section shows its support for the Norskies during the state fin…
In support of their reading unit “Mystery Book Clubs,” third graders at Yahara Elementary School were visited by special guests DeForest Police Chief Jim Olson and Officer Seth Wahl, who shared with the students how police officers solve mysteries and the importance of working as a team. Stu…
Although most highway construction has wrapped up for the year, Thanksgiving holiday travelers will still need to monitor the weather, watch for deer and deer hunters, and be prepared for the potential of heavy traffic along key travel corridors.
A “Run for Office” event hosted by the DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 7-7:45 p.m. at the DeForest Area Public Library Community Room (downstairs).
Hopes of expanding the DeForest Housing Authority’s facility off N. Main Street behind the Community and Senior Center and across the street from EVCO Plastics hit a snag at Thursday’s Windsor Village Board meeting.
Trails and bridges were topics of conversation at Thursday’s Windsor Village Board meeting, with a bid of $205,700 awarded to Custom Manufacturing, Inc., of Clinton for two pedestrian bridges projects.
An unusually short fall season has made harvesting crops particularly challenging for local farmers. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is asking motorists who travel rural roads to be aware of equipment around farm fields that may hinder traffic.
Above: DeForest offensive coordinator Matt Kimmes jumps for joy after the Norskies clinched their first trip to the state title game since 2007 with a 14-9 victory over New Berlin Eisenhower in a Level 4 playoff game in Slinger last Friday. The 13-0 Norskies will take on 12-1 Menasha in the …
Running free in the 4,000-square-foot play area at Paradise Paws Camp & Resort, dogs were chasing tennis balls and exploring every nook and cranny.
A number of DeForest dancers will take part in “The Nutcracker,” presented by Midwest Performing Arts and its cast of 105 dancers ages 5 to adult from the Waunakee, Madison, Middleton, DeForest, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Dane, Lodi, Verona, and Lake Mills communities.
An open house will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Windsor Municipal Building to discuss alternative options to replace open burning in the Village of Windsor.
Despite a slight dip, the DeForest Area School District is still exceeding expectations as a whole, according to the Department of Public Instruction’s 2019 report card.
Thanks to the continuing project agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the public will have daily access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center Range near Waunakee from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 22. There is a $10 fee.
The total money raised from the recent WE Run at Windsor Elementary School has been tallied. The total gross was $52,016.86 and net was $48,086.44. That’s around an $8,000 increase from last year. The prize assembly was last Friday, Nov. 8, and the students who raised $200 or more got to ‘co…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer.
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…