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On an Election Day that was tough for all poll workers, one voter decided to spread a little joy at their polling place location in DeForest on Tuesday, April 7, by showing up in a dinosaur costume. Local clerks, administrative assistants and election workers put in many hard hours in the la…

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) students at DeForest Area High School worked with the DeForest Police Department a few weeks ago to provide the police department with some handmade tie blankets for children who have experienced trauma and have been taken out of poten…

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DeForest residents will now need a sticker for entry into the village’s yard waste collection site, located at 610 N. Stevenson Street. The village board approved the decision at its March 17 meeting.

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Rob Allen of DeForest sits alone in the stands in McFarland during the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal on March 12. The number of tickets for the game between DeForest and Stoughton was limited by restrictions set by the WIAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Norskies claimed a 66-57 vic…

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Door Creek Church partnered with Numana, Inc. to host a meal-packing event at Windsor Elementary school on March 4. Windsor staff and all students had the opportunity to pack meals throughout the day. Multiple events took place the first week of March in area elementary schools in Madison, S…

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 

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A single-vehicle fatal crash took place at 10:07 a.m. Friday, March 13, on County Highway V near Wernick Road in the Village of Windsor and has left at least one person dead.

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DeForest Area High School science teacher Kristyn Joyes, has been awarded a fellowship from Field Day Lab at UW-Madison. This award recognizes Ms. Joyes’s excellence in teaching and commitment to innovation in the classroom.

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Senior Whitney Weisensel, member of the FFA Chapter of DeForest Area High School, was presented the Louis M. Sasman Award by John Esser, president of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. They were joined by FFA Chapter Advisor Gwen Boettcher. The Sasman Award is given annually to an outstan…

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DeForest Area High School teacher Colleen Kollasch has been offered a place in The National WWII Museum’s 2020 Summer Teacher Seminar: “The War in the Pacific.” Over 300 teachers in the United States applied to participate in this new initiative.

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In the next week or two, every home in the United States will receive a letter with an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.