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Going to a professional garden can be breathtaking; seeing the many plants in full bloom may encourage people to clear out portions of their yard for planting. However, while these gardens may provide visitors with the names of the plant, there’s not much other information on site.

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It has been about 10 months since a 1.5-mile trail connecting McFarland to Madison was opened, and on Saturday, a one-day event will highlight the Lower Yahara River Trail and the areas it connects.

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Even before Bucky Badger was unwrapped Monday, the students were already putting their hands on the base of the statute, trying to determine if any of the colorful handprints belonged to them.

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The need to increase safety at the Beltline and Interstate 39/90 as well as make it easier to navigate are two of the reasons prompting the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to look at construction options.

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The anticipation is finally over. After years of planning and 12 months of construction, the Lower Yahara River Trail opened Sunday with more than 100 people biking or walking along the 2.5-mile pathway. The trail features a 1-mile wooden boardwalk, the longest bike and pedestrian boardwalk …

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The 2017 solar eclipse is just days away, and a local optometrist has some good advice on how to see the astronomical event without damaging your eyes.

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If you’ve been to Ho-Chunk Gaming in Madison, you may not have noticed the small changes the facility has undergone, but they are making a big impact.

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Dedicated. Passionate. Vocal. Kind. Professional. These are words Julia Piersdorff used to describe McFarland resident Dale Sankey. It is these traits that helped Sankey get selected as Wisconsin’s Louise Abrahams Yaffe Volunteer Ombudsman Program Award winner.

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Several McFarland residents have taken on key roles for the annual Stoughton/McFarland/Oregon Relay for Life. Bill Kaether was one of the 2015 relay’s honorary survivors who battled prostate cancer twice. Known as the voice of the Spartans football and basketball games, the McFarland residen…

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If all goes according to plan, bicyclists and walkers could be able to enjoy a scenic walk along Lake Waubesa before the leaves change colors.

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Dennis Schulze isn’t one to let an amputated leg and a wheelchair stop him from visiting his favorite sports stadiums – or from helping others.

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Several members of the McFarland United Church of Christ were in Washington, D.C., on Saturday as part of the estimated half a million participants in the Women’s March in the nation’s capital. Marches were held across the country, including Madison, and world the day after President Donald …

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Wisconsin began it’s presidential recount Dec. 1 after Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein raised money to fund recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. She withdrew the Pennsylvania request in state court and planned to file the request with a federal court this week. Wis…

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is looking to continue his clean lakes initiative by putting $12 million in the 2017 budget to clean up 33 miles of streams that send phosphorous into the county’s lakes. Parisi, along with members of the land and water resources department, was in McFarland …

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More than half of McFarland’s eligible voters went out to cast their ballots early. Village Clerk Cassandra Suettinger said during the six weeks of early and absentee voting, there were 3,014 ballots filled out either in the office or mailed. This represents 52.8 percent of McFarland’s regis…

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A celebration of military service is heading to the outskirts of Madison next week. Starting Aug. 11, Operation Badger Base will set up displays and provide entertainment for four days in the parking lots of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison and Madison Harley-Davidson.

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The Bard meets the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in a musical filled with mistaken identity and hip-swiveling music. McFarland teenagers Zach Wolff and Katelyn Curtin star in the Aligning Stars Theatre Company’s “All Shook Up.” The show opens for its three-night run tomorrow at the Stoughton High School.

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When people think about those with lung cancer, they may picture an older person who was a smoker, but Katie Kurtz learned the disease can be found in young people and non-smokers.

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Residents in the 47th Assembly District have the choice of three candidates on the Aug. 9 primary election ballot. Jimmy Anderson, Julia Arata-Fratta and Tony Hartmann, all Fitchburg residents, are seeking to be the Democrat candidate and replace Rep. Robb Kahl (D-Monona) who will not seek r…

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Diane Wells will tell you she is blessed to have supportive family and friends. These people rallied around her when she was diagnosed and treated for follicular lymphoma about five years ago.

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Yoga has become more necessary as people are overrun and overextended, said Katie Schwartz. It brings balance back into their lives.

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Wisconsin funny man Michael Feldman has been enlisted to persuade travelers to fly out of Dane County Regional Airport instead of O’Hare or Milwaukee.

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Dane County supervisors say they want to fix the problems of the Dane County jail, and with no new facilities on the horizon, they are trying to make do with what they have.

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Teens are finding it easier to get their hands on tobacco, according to a report released recently by Tobacco Free Columbia-Dane County Coalition.

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Dane County officials want drivers and pedestrians to be aware that community snowplows are not able to maneuver easily on the roads every winter. 

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With the wind howling and snowflakes flying recently. Dane County officials kicked off a campaign to promote winter safety and thank the snowplow drivers who clear roads in oftentimes dangerous conditions.