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The Village of Poynette approved its 2019 budget after a public hearing meeting Monday night. The budget amounts to $4.427 million, which includes village-operated utilities like water and sewer.

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Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District candidates Ann Groves Lloyd (D-Lodi) and Jon Plumer (R-Lodi) have committed to participate in a Lodi Optimist Club candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon until 1 p.m. at Lodi High School in the Large Group Instruction Room, 1100 Sauk St., Lodi. The…

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A Presentation, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Administration building, new Health and Human Services building, and newly remodeled Courthouse will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

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The Lodi Fire and EMS Commissions met with the Lodi Council along with the town boards of West Point and the town of Lodi on July 25. During the joint meeting, members potentially set in motion a number of measures that will be addressed when the body meets again in September.

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The Columbia County Board heard a report from the ad hoc building committee at their July 18 meeting. The report detailed the $45-million-dollar project’s completion. The board heard a lengthy presentation from a member of the committee, who outlined the process which included 82 meetings he…

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Correction: The 1A story of the July 19 Poynette Press previously suggested the Poynette Police Department was moving to two full-time officers on duty at all times, with the full backing of the Poynette Village Board. That is incorrect on both counts — the department is planning on no such …

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A lengthy search for a new officer for the Poynette Police Department reached a successful conclusion with the hiring of Beaver Dam, Wis., native Scott Anderson on Tuesday morning. Anderson said he liked what he has seen of Poynette, and appreciates Poynette Police Chief Eric Fisher’s approa…

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Rep. Jon Plumer was sworn in to his position as the 42nd District Assembly seat after winning a special election on June 12. At the ceremony, Plumer restated his priorities for quality affordable healthcare, good public schools, and sustainable funding for roads, according to a release issue…

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The July Fourth holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year and officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are asking motorists to plan ahead, buckle up, be patient and alert. For the safety of motorists and workers, and to accommodate expected …

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The village of Poynette is in the black, with approximately $1.5 million dollars in its general fund balance, and $200,000 of that money currently allocated.

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A trustee spot on the Poynette Village Board was left vacant after elections in April when former trustee Dave Hutchinson did not seek reelection. At its May 14 meeting, the board appointed Chris Polzer out of four applicants who turned in letters of interest for the job.

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After the Feb.20 primary, the four candidates running for the Columbia County Circuit Court Branch 3 judicial seat narrowed down to two – Brenda Yaskal and Troy Cross. Judge Alan White vacated the Branch 3 seat when he retired in September 2017.

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The Poynette Police Department's drug citations and traffic stops rose sharply last year due to more drugs and a greater crackdown, according to Police Chief Eric Fisher.

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Trustees of the Poynette Committee of the Whole/Village Board will examine giving residents a chance to see the arm of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Wisconsin State Representative for the 42nd Assembly District Keith Ripp accepted an Assistant Deputy Secretary Position for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer protection Dec. 29, thus resigning as the 42nd Assembly District Representative.

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Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last Thursday that allows Wisconsin farmers to soon begin growing industrial hemp. Industry advocates say hemp is used in many applications including health food products, textiles and building materials.

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Wisconsin taxpayers have missed out on millions of dollars in settlements after state officials quietly eliminated one of the most effective tools for rooting out fraud in the $9 billion-a-year state Medicaid program, interviews and public records show. It is a glaring exception to Republica…

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Both Poynette Police Chief Eric Fisher and Officer Ron Spurbeck never waste time when it comes to saving lives, as evidenced at the latest Poynette Village Committee of the Whole meeting.

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After months of contention and a failed August vote, Dekorra voters took the next step in approving a town hall project Oct. 14, though with narrow constraints that put the building’s fate up in the air. 

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Facing a tight Poynette-Dekorra-Lowville Fire Department budget for 2018, Chief Jim Tomlinson told local officials about his worries for the department’s sustainability. 

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Conversations about a future new town hall for Dekorra continued on Aug. 29, with many locals resistant to approving the proposed $800,000 maximum project. 

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Poynette will move forward with its exploration of installing security cameras in targeted locations, according to Village President Diana Kaschinske at a meeting Aug. 28.