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Windsor’s challenge of Wisconsin Department of Administration population estimates for the village appears to have been a success.

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A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, indicted three men Wednesday on child pornography charges, including a 43-year-old DeForest male.

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After learning more Tuesday night about urban rabbit keeping and the educational aspects of it for kids, the DeForest Village Board put off voting on a proposed ordinance on restricting the keeping of small mammals in residential areas.

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DeForest resident Dominique Schneider checks out the cockpit of a Blackhawk helicopter that visited the Public Safety Family Fun Night at Fireman’s Park on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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In late May, Wisconsin Watch sent a survey to all 72 county jails asking for information about their incarceration fees. Thirty-three county jails from across the state responded initially. By calling and emailing counties that did not respond to the survey, Wisconsin Watch got some fee info…

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The 2019-20 DeForest Area School District Homecoming Court has been announced. Pictured here: Back row: (Left to rigth) Trevor Konopake, football; Eliot Pickhardt, soccer; Nathan Neeley, cross country; Kennedy Wallace, soccer; Conian Gotzion, soccer; Evan Ridd, soccer; Marcus Schnell, German…

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The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for their annual Citizens Academy. Once a year, the Sheriff’s Office invites citizens to participate in an 11-week program, giving them an inside look at everything the Sheriff’s Office does. Anyone who lives or works in Dane County over the age…

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In 2011, Sean Pugh was arrested for allegedly violating terms of his release from prison. A year and a half into his roughly two-year stay in the Brown County Jail, he realized he owed the county around $17,000 — the result of a $20 daily “pay-to-stay” fee plus fees from previous jail stints.

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Adam Horton, Eliot Pickhardt, Taryn Shucha, and Noah Kohler are DeForest Area High School seniors who have been named as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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The DeForest Area School Board approved its 2019-20 collective bargaining agreement with the DeForest Education Association (DAEA) on Monday, Sept. 9.

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Above: DeForest Police Chief James Olson shows 11-year-old Lewis Bonds Jr. and Sebastian Bonds, age 7, both from DeForest, some of the protective gear law enforcement uses in riots. While Olson shows Lewis Bonds Jr. how to hold a shield, Sebastian Bonds tries on a helmet and a heavy vest dur…

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Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with DeForest Police and EMS, responded to a double overdose Monday, Sept. 9 at 1:15 pm in the town of Vienna.

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Yahara Elementary School held its first all-school assembly of the school year Friday, with principal Roz Craney explaining rules and expectations for students.

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The DeForest Area Rotary and Rotary District #6250 have pledged a $10,000 grant to the Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center. The Friends group supports the environmental education efforts of the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources facili…

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The DeForest Area Rotary and Rotary District #6250 have pledged a $10,000 grant to the Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center. The Friends group supports the environmental education efforts of the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources facili…

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The Windsor Community Park in the Bear Tree Subdivision is now open, as locals can take advantage of several unique features.

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The 10th annual Yahara Riverfest was held Saturday at Conservancy Commons Park in DeForest, as kids enjoyed blowing bubbles around the grounds. Nature-themed activities, live music, a petting zoo and amphibian exhibits were all part of the outdoor activities, along with a fishing clinic put …

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A 17-year-old DeForest teen made his initial appearance Wednesday in Dane County Court to face multiple charges related to an incident over the weekend in the 400 block of Valeria Drive.

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This past Friday, Aug. 30, local 12-year-old resident CJ Drolshagen donated money to the Dane County Shop with a Cop program. A few weeks back, Salinas had his birthday and requested nothing but money as a gift from friends and family. Salinas received over $200 and decided to donate all of …

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The entire student population of Morrisonville Elementary School from 1923 is pictured here.

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A photo of the original brick Morrisonville Elementary School building, constructed in 1918. The school recently turned 100 years old.

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The drive to find solutions to everyday and extreme problems is high for 1991 DeForest graduate Rob Brinks. It fuels him in every aspect of his life, including his 26-year career in the Air National Guard.

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Kids arrive at Windsor Elementary School Tuesday morning, as they get ready for the first day of school for the DeForest Area School District.

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On Friday, Aug. 30, the Village of DeForest Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for Andrew Freeman (right), a new officer with the department. Police Chief James Olson (left) reads some information about Freeman at the event. Below: Freeman’s wife, Ashley, pins his badge to his uni…

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The DeForest Area Community and Senior Center celebrated its 35th anniversary the week of Aug. 26-30. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the facility held an open house, as staff shared what’s involved in their work and detailed how it improves the community. Visitors were able to tour the facility and …

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On Sept. 1, the Wisconsin State Patrol officially marked its 80-year anniversary as a statewide law enforcement agency. Established in 1939, the State Patrol began with 46 inspectors with duties to “enforce the state motor vehicle code and regulate motor carriers.”

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The City of Madison and Dane County have agreed on a five-year program to clean up beaches throughout the city, in order to make them safe for swimming.

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Three delegates represented DeForest High School at Badger Girls State and Badger Boys State earlier this summer. They were sponsored by the DeForest American Legion/Auxiliary. Evan White and Adam Armstrong attended Badger Boys State June 8–15 at Ripon College, while Madelynn Ebel attended B…

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The natural beauty and abundant amenities of the Yahara River will be celebrated for the 10th year in a row at Yahara Riverfest on Saturday, Sept. 7.