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On Wednesday, Aug. 21, there was an orientation for new staff in the DeForest Area School District. In all, the district has 43 new staff members for the 2019-20 school year. Pictured here are: Front Row: Left to Right: Lindsay Fecht, Amy Lor, Lynn Sisco, Shannon Fischer, Dannelle Martineau,…

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Students and parents had a chance to meet new Windsor Elementary School Principal Valerie Crowl on Monday. Jamie Anderson and his children Piper, age 8, and Kash, age 5, chatted with Crowl and Windsor Associate Principal Bill Huebsch at the meet-and-greet event.

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Family Dollar in DeForest held a grand re-opening celebration Saturday to show members of the public all the store improvements. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was part of the festivities, as Regional Manager Adam Spivey is joined by store employees.

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Plans for buying two new vehicles – a rescue pumper and an ambulance – for the DeForest Windsor Fire & EMS District took a step forward Thursday, as the Windsor Village Board has given its approval.

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A driver involved in a car theft in the City of Madison was pursued by a Dane County deputy in the Village of Windsor on Friday morning and is still missing.

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A 22-year-old DeForest man was sentencing to six years in prison for the fatal beating of a 24-year-old Dane man last October—holding down the man so he couldn’t defend himself and then leaving him to die.

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If you know someone who has been bullied or you’re curious about how to identity this abusive behavior, including cyber bullying, and what types of strategies may help, join the conversation at the DeForest Public Library, August 20, 6.p.m. for a special presentation.

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Since 1986, Windsor United Church of Christ in Windsor, has awarded scholarships to church members who are graduating from high school in the current year. The scholarships are funded as a memorial to three church families and are known as the Kinsey, Fix, Bass Scholarships. To qualify, stud…

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At Fireman’s Park in the Village of Windsor on Saturday, local kids and their parents received safety information and had some fun at the End of Summer Celebration with Your Windsor Deputies. Here, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Day takes a photo with twin girls Avery and Taylor Vant of …

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Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Day explains how law enforcement uses spikes to stop a high-speed chase at Saturday’s End of Summer Celebration with Your Windsor Deputies. Held at Fireman’s Park in the Village of Windsor. Blake and Zander Christianson, from Windsor, and their neighbors, E…

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Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Hayley Collins talks with Avery and Connor Jacobs of Windsor about safety and all the activities available at Saturday’s End of Summer Celebration with Your Windsor Deputies at Fireman’s Park in Windsor.

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It’s back to school time again. School buses will be making their rounds and kids will be walking on the roads.

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The DeForest Area Public Library held its annual Harry Potter Birthday celebration on Wednesday, July 31. Activities such as quidditch, chess, gnome tossing, slug eating, a costume contest and niffler tossing were part of the festivities, along with stations for potions, portraits and more.

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Chances are you’ve been to least one picnic this summer or hosted one yourself. Why not get in a few more picnics while the weather is perfect for dining al fresco and enjoying the tastes of summer?

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An exact date has yet to be announced, but it appears that a new Mexican restaurant could be opening in DeForest by the end of August.

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Beverly Davis was always the quiet type. She never spoke up in class and “tried to fade into the woodwork,” she said.

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The DeForest Area High School Alumni Association is celebrating its 120th Anniversary. The DAHS Alumni Association was founded in 1899 and is one of the oldest high school alumni associations in Wisconsin. To commemorate and honor all DAHS Alumni, a tribute bench was donated to the DMB Stadi…

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The Dane County Sheriff’s Office will participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, offering two locations for citizens in Dane County.

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This year’s STEAM camp was held from July 8-12 at the DeForest Area High School. During the first four days, students participated in team-building sessions in the morning and then spent 3.5 hours in one of their four choice sessions. Each day, students had a different session and probably l…

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The fourth annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) camp took place recently at DeForest Area High School. Although it started as a way to get more girls involved in STEAM classes and professions, it has continued to evolve. After the first year, it was opened it up to …

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Wisconsin Author Joy Ann Ribar will appear at a meet, greet and chat session about her new mystery novel, Deep Dark Secrets. The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at DeForest Public Library Community Room beginning at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Copies of the book…

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Food Carts in the Park continued on Monday, July 22, as Sabor Queretano, Cafe Costa Rica and Kona Ice were on hand to feed the public at Cradle Hill Park in Windsor. A variety of food carts come to the weekly event from June 24-Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson pushed for passage of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement Friday during a roundtable discussion in DeForest on agriculture.

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Jason Hanson, the DeForest/Windsor Municipal Judge, was awarded the Thomas J. Vogt Memorial Service Award at the July 25 annual meeting of the Wisconsin Municipal Judge Association.

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Pictured here are three young men who were recently recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout through BSA Windsor Troop 155. The ceremony was held at the Lake Windsor Country Club on May 11. From left to right, they are Carl Wagner, Eli Foy and Liam Sullivan.

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Norske Nook Restaurant and Bakery held a pie tasting competition at the DeForest Farmers’ Market on July 16. Market goers got a chance to taste and vote on three different flavors of pie. The winning pie was raspberry cream cheese.

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In addition to the gathering at the DeForest Alumni Association Banquet, the class also gathered at Rude’s Lanes in DeForest for an informal gathering on June 15, 2019. Those attending were: Sitting: Pat Henschel Pulokas; Row 1: Joe Towne, Carol Anderson Byrd, Sonja Fremo Heiser, Sue Norsman…

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The 55th class reunion for the members of the DeForest High School Class of 1964 was held at Rex’s Innkeeper in Waunakee in conjunction with the annual DeForest High School Alumni Banquet on June 14, 2009. Those attending from the Class of 64 were: Row 1: Dean Strander, Pat Steimke Rowe, Lar…

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Sherrif’s Deputy Josh Seely stands at the ready during Windsor’s “Kickball with Your Windsor Deputies” event on July 10. Members of the DeForest Police Department also attended to partake in the fun.

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DeForest Police Officer Michael Gilson read a number of books with Mason Laughnan on July 10 at the DeForest Area Public Library as part of the DeForest Police Department’s “Read to an Officer” program.

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At the splash pad in Conservancy Commons Park, 2-year-old Evan Jaeger attempts to cool off Friday as temperatures soared into the mid-90s. Jaeger is from the Village of Windsor.