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The Lodi United Methodist Church held a sold-out re-enactment of The Last Supper on Thursday, April 18 at the church. Members of the church performed in the event while audience members received a dinner symbolizing the one had at The Last Supper. The cast includes Bartholomew, Steve Van Lan…

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After the Easter baskets have been put away and the chocolate bunnies are a sticky, melted memory, the colored hard-cooked eggs linger on. Remember, that although your colored eggs were attractive as the centerpiece for Easter, they are a perishable food and should have been treated that way.

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The Easter holiday has a special meaning for me. As a child, Easter meant everything was fresh and new.

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I love a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast ... and lunch, and dinner, and snacks. OK, I love grilled cheese sandwiches anytime of the day! I’m not the only one who adores a little cheesy goodness from time to time. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the top comfort foods in the United States.

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I’m no spring chicken, so like many people of a certain age, watching Julia Child’s hilarious explanation of the proper names and weights for various types of chickens was my first introduction to the variety of birds available. The availability and diversity of poultry products that we enjo…

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Lodi High School senior Emily Oetzman and junior Elizabeth TenBarge testified on Thursday, April 4 in front of a council comprised of senators and other legislative representatives about statistics and personal experience relating to Senate Bill 118, which deals with tobacco product placemen…

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The students representing nine curriculum areas and three non-curriculum areas for March are, left to right: Jonah Jette — Music, Hannah Striley — Spanish, Zach Potter — Math, Allison Lochnor — STEAM, Jack Hansen — Food Service, Lauren Ness — Science, Garrett Edge — CTE, and Jaden Kolinski —…

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Irish eyes were smiling at the Fitz’s on the Lake Alzheimer’s fundraiser on Sunday, March 17, 2019. A raffle, individual donations, and a percentage of proceeds from 199 corned beef and cabbage dinners served helped raise funds for the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW).

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Lodi High School students had the chance to participate in a goat yoga session on Wednesday, April 3. Lodi’s FFA organization hosted the goat yoga class in during their intervention period. This was their first time holding the class and they had a couple dozen students participate. Carla Wi…

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American Legion Post 216 Post Commander Paul Fisk presents a donation to Reach Out Lodi’s James Schmiedlin.

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The Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library recently announced the hiring of their new library director, Alex LeClair. He comes to Lodi with 20 years of library experience and is working to get himself acquainted with the the library and the community.

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The Lodi School Board is waiting to make further action on their district rezoning request regarding three parcels surrounding the Lodi Primary School after the Lodi City Council rejected the petition.

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If you’ve run out of ways to prepare starches like corn, potatoes or rice to serve as side dishes, you might want to try turnips. We have Charles “Turnip” Townshend to thank for elevating turnips to the dinner table. England was formally introduced to turnips when Townshend, a British politi…

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The Lodi Woman’s Club donated $2,500 to the Lodi Woman’s Club Library recently. Woman’s Club President Mary Ann Morack presents the check to interim library director Mary Friesen.

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Lodi Elementary School held their annual Fine Arts Night March 19. Students in grades third through fifth showcased various art work throughout the hallways family and friends could admire. The fourth grade, shown here, are showing off what they have learned by playing the recorder. They sta…

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At their March 18, 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors for the Lodi Women’s Club Public Library recognized the contributions of outgoing Interim Director Mary Friesen, who has been with the library since early January. The board also welcomed the new director, Alex LeClair, and graduate int…

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I love discovering healthy ingredients and adding them to my favorite recipes. Lately, I've been experimenting with quinoa, which looks like small, grayish pearls and has a nutty flavor and a light, creamy texture. Quinoa often is referred to as a "grain," but it's actually a relative of lea…

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On Tuesday March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lodi Area Fire Department, 115 N. Main St. Lodi, the Lodi Area Emergency Services ad-hoc building committee will be seeking public input for the approved feasibility study being conducted by Public Administration Associates.

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AmSpirit Business Connections is opening a chapter in the Lodi area. AmSpirit Business Connections organizes professionals, business owners and sales professionals for the primary purpose of helping each other succeed by networking through an exchange of qualified business referrals.

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The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Scholarship, Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership program has announced recipients of the 304 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers and principals.

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Lodi High School has announced their students of the month for February. The students representing nine curriculum areas and three non-curriculum areas for February are, left to right: DellaRay Buchanan — Spanish, Jordan Mefford — Office/Custodial/LMC, Claire Kerr — Art, Kade Parsons — PE, K…

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If you’ve been timid about preparing fish, try the steaming method. Cooking “en papillote” — meaning “in paper” in French — is a method in which you seal the food in a pouch and bake it. The food essentially steams in the oven in its own juices.

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Lodi Middle School filled a van collecting food, clothing and personal essentials for Reach Out Lodi. These sixth-grade boys and teacher Lucinda Ranney delivered the donations and stocked the shelves. Reach Out Lodi extends a thank you to the entire middle school for responding to their requ…

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With major snow accumulations covering the region, along with frigid temperatures, one tool is expected to make its return at homes and businesses – the shovel.

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Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an enduring lunchtime favorite. Although Dr. George Washington Carver invented more than 300 uses for the peanut, the invention of peanut butter isn't on the list of his accomplishments. The first U.S. patents for peanut butter were issued to Marcellus …

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The Library Woman’s Club Public Library held its community forum Thursday, Feb. 21 to talk with residents about how the library can improve for the future.

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Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber.

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The Lodi School Board made modifications to their school calendar on Feb. 11 after the several snow days force them to add on extra school days.

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Bill Wipperfurth of the Lodi School Board was elected to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB). Wipperfurth will represent WASB Region 10, which includes 34 school districts in central Wisconsin.

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Lodi High School senior Mackenzie Heyroth signed her national letter of intent on Feb. 4 to run track at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Joining Mackenzie at the signing were her parents Tracy and Tom Heyroth, her siblings Lucas and Olivia, and her grandfather Don Heyroth along with tea…

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The students representing nine curriculum areas and three non-curriculum areas for January are, left to right: Sage Nelson — art, Rachel Karls — CTE, Katelyn Stoltenberg — social studies, Zachary Kite — science, Ashley Gray — PE, Gavin Burke — office/custodial/LMC, Yannica Eusebio — English,…

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Because of increasing budget challenges, the Lodi Public Library Board — The Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library — recently made the decision to implement a major restructuring of the library. It has meant many changes for the Library and the Library Board. It is also an opportunity to assess t…

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On Monday, Feb, 4, Lodi High School Forensics competed at the Capitol Conference Forensics Tournament at Columbus High School. Lodi Forensics earned the title of Capitol Conference Champions in the small teams division. Seated left to right, Hannah Heider, Katie Mortensen, Amelia Heider. Sec…

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The Lake Wisconsin Lions Club will hold its annual Eskimo Open Saturday, Feb. 16 at Remi’s Thirsty Moose where people can come and enjoy 18 holes of frozen lake golf.

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, have you wondered how the connection between chocolates and love was created, or how the tradition of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day began? As with many popular holidays, connecting chocolates to Valentine’s Day was a business decision.