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Sisters Justyne, left, and Ariana Wagner, of Waterloo, sat on the steps of the baseball diamond at Waterloo Firemen’s Park following the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, April 20. The girls were busy checking what was inside the plastic eggs they found in the park.

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St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo held its annual guarding of the tomb portrayal from Good Friday to Easter sunrise. It is the fifth year parish members have stood guard over the tomb. Angels arrived around 6 a.m. Sunday and declared Christ had risen. Standing guard over the tomb Saturday…

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A Marshall man was sentenced to life in prison, with parole possible after 20 years, for shooting a 21-year-old man and hiding his body in January 2018. But the defense attorney is seeking a new trial claiming a witness for the prosecution lied at the trial and later received reward money fr…

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The death of a 47-year-old Cottage Grove man, whose body was found in a cornfield in Marshall in January, has been ruled an accident, according to Marshall Police Chief John Nault.

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A Marshall man was sentenced to life in prison, with parole possible after 20 years, for shooting a 21-year-old man and hiding his body in January 2018. But the defense attorney is seeking a new trial claiming a witness for the prosecution lied at the trial and later received reward money fr…

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The Portland Town Board has decided to meet with Dodge County zoning officials to consider the future direction the town should take regarding zoning and land division issues.

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Snow was in the air as children at the Marshall Lions Club Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt waited for the signal to go and find 2,500 plastic eggs filled with candy at Marshall Firemen’s Park Sunday afternoon, April 14. More photos from the hunt and bunny visit appear on The Courier’s websi…

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The Marshall Lions Club hosted its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at Marshall Firemen’s Park Sunday, April 14. The Easter Bunny was in attendance. Emmilee Godfroy had a chance to meet the bunny after the hunt.

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A new Waterloo High School football and track scoreboard was installed Sunday, April 7. The Waterloo Booster Club donated $10,000 towards the scoreboard and sought out and procured the remainder of funds from Farmers & Merchants State Bank and the Waterloo Youth Sports Organization (WYSO…

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During a special Waterloo Common Council meeting Monday night, April 15, the council authorized terminating the city’s Tax Incremental District No. 1.

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Three Waterloo High School students qualified for national competition at the 2019 Wisconsin State Leadership Conference held in Green Bay April 8-9. The students include Makenna Holzhueter, Brenen Skalitzky and Kegan Skalitzky.

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Everly and Jamison Edel got their picture taken with the Easter Bunny at the Marshall Lions Club Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held Sunday, April 14 at Marshall Firemen’s Park.

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Amiyah Nedd got a fast start at the Marshall Lions Club Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 14.

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The Marshall Lions Club hosted its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at Marshall Firemen’s Park Sunday, April 14. More than 2,500 plastic eggs were filled with candy for children. Ella Borszich of Marshall reached for one of the many eggs that were laying on the ground.

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To date, two candidates have stepped forward for an at-large position on the Waterloo Common Council, and one candidate has filed an application for the Ward 2 position on the council.

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Andi Russell stood at the starting line for the Marshall Lions Club Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Marshall Firemen’s Park Sunday, April 14. More than 2,500 plastic eggs were filled with candyh for the children.

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The Easter Bunny attended Marshall’s Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Ella Kleinheinz of Marshall got a hug from the bunny.

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The Marshall High School forensics team had a competitive and successful year. Students began competing in February and finished April 12 with a trip to state at the University of Wisconsin-Madison The team won second place for small teams at the Capitol Conference meet on Feb. 4 with Ty Dub…

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Waterloo Middle School seventh grade student Jens Novak played a flute solo at the Waterloo School District music program performance that was held during a recent Waterloo School Board meeting. Under the direction of Waterloo Intermediate-Middle School band teacher, Jennifer Diallo (in back…

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After taking reservations for Marshall’s Whistle Stop Campground since December, the staff is ready to build on its first-year success. Opening weekend is slated for Friday, April 19, with reduced rates for overnight camping through May 16. The last camping weekend is Oct. 5-7.

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This snowman, standing at the intersection of West Madison Street and Minnetonka Way in Waterloo Wednesday night, April 10, had a short life. The area received more than an inch of snow in the afternoon, but it all melted the following day.

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The Karl Junginger Memorial Library held a Peep Palooza event on Thursday, April 4 for children interested in crafts. Children were encouraged to create things using the traditional Peeps Easter treats. The library provided directions for creating a Peeps catapult using spoons and popsicle s…

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The Medina Town Board reviewed a facility needs assessment report for an hour April 10, before adjourning to a closed session with members of the Marshall Village Board to discuss future facilities.

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Several area Marshall residents gathered March 24 to help clean the Maunesha River near County Highway TT. The group worked in that area all day removing blockages and the shoreline for canoeing and kayaking. From left to right were cleanup crew members Joe Greene, Ryan Frey, Matt Pitzer, Pa…

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These hyacinths along East Madison Street in Waterloo were covered by snow April 10. The area received more than an inch of snow from the spring storm.

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Waterloo School District Administrator Brian Henning, along with Business Manager Sharon Peterson, discussed new road signs for North Monroe Street (State Highway 89) with members of the city’s Public Safety and Health Committee when it met April 4.

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This daffodil braved the cold and snow April 10 as a spring storm rolled through the area.

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Olivya Lang was busy using Styrofoam cups, construction paper and ribbons to make an Easter decoration during the Karl Junginger Memorial Library’s Peep Palooza event Thursday, April 4. The library hosted the craft time using the favorite Easter peeps. Both the Karl Junginger Memorial Llibra…

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The Marshall Fire Department held a training exercise Sunday, April 7, in a field near the Whistle Stop Campground. The firefighters did a control burn and used a drone, upper right corner, to take pictures of the fire.

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The Waterloo Fire Department held a training exercise Saturday, April 6, near the fire station on Industrial Lane. Firefighter Justin Woldt assisted in burning of the grass near the Maunesha River.

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Several members of Holy Family Parish fried fish for its annual fish fry Friday night, April 5. The frying operations for the fish and French fries is set up in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Church in Marshall. Assisting with the duties were, from left, Glenn Vedvik, Karl Crave, Lynn Sch…

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Holy Family Parish held its annual fish fry at St. Mary’s Church in Marshall on Friday, April 5. Serving the deep fried and baked cod were Jo Lynn Kegler, left, and Kay Radloff, right.

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A trio of pelicans made their way across Chub Lake Friday afternoon, April 5. In past years, more pelicans had made their way in spring to the back-up of the Crawfish River in the Town of Portland. There have also been numerous sightings of cranes and geese throughout the area.

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Following the wishes of the victim’s father, a Dane County judge Monday sentenced a Marshall woman to 10 months in jail for helping to hide a body, and also ordered two week-long jail stays to coincide with the victim’s date of birthday and death.

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Wisconsin’s statewide tornado drill will be delayed until Friday, due to the potential threat of severe thunderstorms, hail, or tornadoes in southern Wisconsin on Thursday. 

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6614, held a bean bag tournament March 30 at its hall on South Monroe Street in Waterloo. Several teams participated. There were raffles and auctions with many donated items. Proceeds went to the Veterans Memorial. VFW Post 6614 and American Legion Post 223 …

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With Alder Jeni Quimby elected mayor and Ward Two Alder Bill Springer resigning, the Waterloo City Council has two vacancies.

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Dan Jaeckel holds one of the fish he caught netting along the snowmobile bridge across the Crawfish River in Hubbleton March 28. With him was Gary Yerges of Waterloo.

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Gary Raatz of Waterloo, puts one of his many fish he netted into a burlap bag and back into the Crawfish River until he is finished netting. RIGHT: Dan Jaeckel holds one of the fish he caught netting along the snowmobile bridge across the Crawfish River in Hubbleton March 28. With him was Ga…