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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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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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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 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 Community and Senior Center closed as of March 16, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. See page A5 for more information.

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The COVID-19 situation is ever evolving. As a proactive measure, and recognizing we serve some of the highest at risk populations, the DeForest Area Community and Senior center will cease all non-essential services beginning Monday, March 16th in an effort to stall the spread of this and oth…

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As of 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, the lobby at the DeForest Police Department will be closed until further notice, Chief James Olson said in a news release.

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Children are sure to have questions about the recent coronavirus outbreak and all the measures being taken to prevent its spread.

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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Evers has directed Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson to ensure continuation of essential services of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and protect the health and safety of citizens and employees.

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Here’s a list of some of the cancellations due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak: