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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s a startling statistic. As scientists look at ways to treat this type of cancer, many organizations raise funds to assist people to pay for screening and diagnostic procedures.

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Expect to find more space to enjoy burgers and frozen custard as the McFarland Culver’s is increasing its square footage.

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The village of McFarland is moving forward with redeveloping vacant parcels by purchasing 4719 Farwell St., also known as the Gannon property.

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The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) is issuing a warning to consumers and businesses nationwide about an online retail site based in McFarland. Harris Supply Industries also doing business as Wholehog Janitorial, sells floor machine products and related equipment parts and supplies.

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The McFarland Chamber of Commerce moved its office from Larson Beach Road to the village’s municipal building, 5915 Milwaukee St., effective March 1.

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Most people know Marty Agamaite as Mowerman Marty, the McFarland resident who does small engine repair and sells pre-owned lawnmowers and snowblowers. And those who don’t know him likely have at least seen his for-sale collection of mowers and blowers sitting in his yard on Siggelkow Road.

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The McFarland School District’s decision to purchase the Washa building, 5915 Farwell St., leaves three local businesses looking for new locations.

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Dan Chin Homes made the move from Monona to downtown McFarland early last month. Company founder and President Dan Chin said the real estate business was completely moved in to 5920 Exchange St., #1, on Nov. 1.

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McFarland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Donna Manring recently announced her resignation. She has served in the capacity for the past six years.

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Move over flowers, fruit and balloons, there’s a new type of bouquet in McFarland sure to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Cookies by Design opened last week at 4860 Larson Beach Road and is ready to provide customers assorted bouquets of baked goods.

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When Harland Hoveland began working for Ken Olson, the auto mechanic’s business had four service bays and no front office. The business has expanded since first opening in 1977, and since 1994, Hoveland has owned Ken’s Automotive on Farwell Street. While ownership has changed hands, Hoveland…

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The vacant building at 4722 Farwell St. has been filled with a new business. Brian Doolan opened Back in Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Tuesday at the location, which is double the size of the business’ former Highway 51 location.

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Casey Stern knows the public perception of advertising is not always a favorable one. But, with the latest campaign he’s worked on, the McFarland native knows ads can also create a positive impact on people’s lives.

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Ryan Thompson is the type of person who likes to keep his feet firmly on the ground. When he was hired by McFarland-based Capital City Tree Experts 18 months ago, Thompson said he’d be fine with not having to get on one of the lifts. On Friday, Thompson had to face his fear of heights when t…

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The McFarland Plan Commission voted Monday to recommend the Village Board approve the planned development – general plan for the former Beach House property and adjacent apartment building.

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To help the McFarland Chamber of Commerce support the community, a scramble format golf outing will be held Tuesday, May 16, at Stoughton Country Club, 3165 Shadyside Drive, Stoughton. Registration will begin at 10 a.m with a burger-and-brat lunch buffet at 11 a.m. The event will end with a …

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Automobile drivers are seeking more options when it comes to what type of fuel they want to put in their gas tanks. Kwik Trip has decided to meet the desire for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol by creating a biofuel blending facility on the northwest side of McFarland.

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For the past 17 years, Eric Johnson has operated Authentic Builders out of his home. Recently, he opened up a showroom at 1524 Farwell St., McFarland, so people could look at models of his custom Amish kitchens. The name on the showroom – Custom Amish Kitchens and More – describes exactly wh…

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Local performers are invited to not only show off their talents but offer support for McFarland High School students. Rock’N Rollz Sandwich Co. is hosting an open mic night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

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After a dozen years as the president and chief operating officer of McFarland State Bank, Steve Swanson will retire at the end of the year. He has been with McFarland State Bank for 32 years, working his way up from loan officer to vice president then executive vice president before taking o…

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The possibility of McFarland having an outdoor sand volleyball court is moving forward after the Nov. 21 Plan Commission meeting. For a bit more than a year, Spartan Bowl has been seeking approval for an outdoor athletic facility. The business hoped to have it in place for 2016, but the proj…

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Tyler Kroneman is passionate about the outdoors; the best way to get his attention is to bring up the subject of deer hunting.

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A group of boys plays with Lego figurines, a pair of girls color and draw, while a couple more relax and read. It’s afternoon at a local day care, and the children are having playtime after a day of school. There is one marked difference from what people may be used to seeing at a day care —…

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On Saturday, Jim Hartman of State Farm Insurance in McFarland celebrated 35 years with the company and the community. Family from Wisconsin and Illinois surprised him by joining him to celebrate.

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There are 38 new abodes in McFarland as the Farwell Place Apartments is now open for tenants.

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For most people, having a morning cup of coffee is essential for making it through the day. There are certainly options to buy a jolt of joe in McFarland – gas stations, McDonald’s and the McFarland House Cafe. With the exception of the fast food restaurant, there were no places to get coffe…

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Aaron and Ross Gandolph are diligently working at their iMacs; the 20-year-old twins are scanning hundreds of pictures for the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society as the end of their five-hour shift nears. The men make up half of the employees at Shining Starz Productions, which is tucked in…

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McFarland’s one-stop vacation planning shop might be closing up its doors, but owner Patti Bradley has no intention to shut Far Horizons Travel completely.

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McFarland is home to a new martial arts studio that teaches karate and jiujitsu. Local residents Brian Quamme and Eric Boucher, along with Madison resident Thales Blaso, have opened Rise Up Martial Arts Academy.

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Tom Schoenmann’s business has come a long way since its 1986 beginnings when Tom’s Auto Center was just two bays in a rented building and was completely run by the owner. Now, 30 years later, the auto shop has seven full-time employees and 12 service bays.

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When Tom Grabot was a child, his mother bribed him into helping her bake a cake with the promise of licking frosting off the beaters. Grabot, a fit 60-year-old, has come a long way from then, but food is still a big part of his life as the operator of Tri-Chef To Go.