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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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As conversations about flood prevention measures continue, the DeForest Village Board is honing in a plan.

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The Best of DeForest awards were given out at a ceremony at Lake Windsor Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Above: Representatives from Genesis Hair & Day Spa were on hand as it was selected as best “Salon/Spa” and for having the “Best Stylist.” Below left: Dr. David Bakke accepts the awa…

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Three DeForest Area Middle School students have been selected for the UW-Milwaukee Honor Band: Gavin Denning, seventh grade, trombone; Ian Fries, eighth grade, trumpet; and Kathryn Horner, eighth grade, bassoon. They will perform at UW-Milwaukee on Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Volunteers help remove snow Thursday night from the football playing surface at Stalder Field in advance of Friday’s Level 2 playoff game against Reedsburg.

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The annual Winter Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Windsor Elementary School Cafeteria (WES) Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to all those in need of winter clothing and is free of any charge.

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DeForest’s Sydney Hensen was among five high school students from Wisconsin recently returned from the Global Youth Institute (GYI) in Des Moines, Iowa, where they participated as the state’s youth delegates.

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The DeForest Area School District held its “Trick or Treat Community Night” at the high school on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Hosted by the National Honor Society, the event featured a number of stations kids in costumes could visit to get all kinds of goodies. Above: Superintendent Eric Runez hands o…

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The DeForest Area Public Library hosted its annual Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26. More than 120 ghosts, goblins, witches, and scarecrows decorated cookies and participated in festive games and contests.

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In unanimously approving an operating budget of $44,846,305 for the 2019-20 school year, the DeForest Area School Board Monday also certified a $32,908,862 tax levy.

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When Madison barber and business owner Brian Britt, 42, stepped up to a folding table in the entryway of the Urban League of Greater Madison, he had a single goal in his mind: Wipe from his record the decades-old criminal convictions he says are holding him back.

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Chad Adler returned home from the Iraq War in 2005 a broken man, suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…

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Olson-Grinde Post 348, the American Legion of DeForest, recognized three local businesses by awarding each with a “Certificate of Appreciation.” The awards were presented to Art’s Electric, Pick ‘N Save and Ziegler Plumbing. The efforts and support given by these businesses and their willing…