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Braxton Flesch dumps water on Chase Moh as Maya Moh and Addie Line look on during the June 21 Waunakee Village Center F3 – Fantastic Friday Fun – program at Tierney Park. The theme was "Sloptastic" with games involving water, chocolate sauce, syrup and more.

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As the crowd listens to the steel drum sounds of Panchormatic Steel during the June 18 Live from the Park performance at the Village Park Gazebo, Callan McFarland, Jackson McFarland and Leo Bloom find their own games to play.

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Guests at the Baymont Hotel in Waunakee were evacuated for a short period the morning of June 26 after a fire occurred in one of the commercial dryers. According to Waunakee Fire Inspector Brian Adler, hotel staff quickly extinguished the fire, but the fire department was called in to help c…

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A former general manager of Market Street Diner accused of stealing more than $180,000 stood mute to the charges against her in a June 25 Dane County Circuit Court preliminary hearing.

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Abby Koltes, with her granddaughters, stops by Jim Koltes' backyard on Grant Street after a massive tree falls onto his garage and car.

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A student at Madison Country Day School recorded a perfect score on his ACT test this year. Not only that, junior Ethan DeLair scored perfectly on every section of the exam.

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Above: Panchromatic Steel performs steel drum island music at the Village Park Gazebo for the June 18 Live from the Park night. A number of families gathered in the park for an evening of music. It was the second performance of the Tuesday evening music series. On July 9, Universal Sound will play.

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Jim Koltes looks at the tree that fell on his garage and car at the rear of his Grant Street property Monday. The tree had been on the neighboring property. Utility crews were out helping to restore a downed power line, as well.

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The year 2019 marks the Waunakee Area EMS Department’s 40th anniversary of proudly serving the Villages of Waunakee and Dane and the Townships of Westport, Dane, Vienna and Springfield.

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Mayor Paul Esser joined Dane Buy Local Executive Director Colin Murray and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, along with other local business leaders, to kick off Independents Week on June 21 at Beans ’n Cream Bakehouse, located at 1120 W. Main St. in Sun Prairie.

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Waunakee residents will soon receive a notice with their utility bills notifying them of an increase in costs for the treatment of additional stormwater entering the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, some of which is believed to be caused by a few residents’ sump pumps discharging to t…

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A Waunakee man has been charged with child enticement and exposing genitals to a child, both felony accounts, after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.

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Robert Reeve, at the unveiling of the plaque dedicating Reeve Park, in honor of his father, Hubert Reeve, at the Waunakee Depot. Hubert Reeve served as depot agent from 1890 to 1938. The project was undertaken by Larry Endres and Bud Zander. August 1978.

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Local dancers were invited to perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday June 23. The dancers are members of the Kehl School of Dance and will perform selected works from their recent season. Pictured are: (front) from left: Amaya Gutbrod, Claire Foree, Kaylee Halink, Alaina…

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Visitors to Schumacher Farm Park’s Music Festival had a chance to say hi to the chickens who reside there during the summer. The June 15 festival features Back 40 and Wheelhouse in a fundraiser for county park.

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The Village of Waunakee received more than $1.4 million in donations to its New Library Fund collected by the Waunakee Community Foundation to build a new library. The WCF served as a conduit for donors to make contributions. And additional $200,000 of gifts have been pledged and will be col…

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The Waunakee Village Board is taking applications for those interested in replacing Trustee Susan Springman, who resigned from the village board last week.

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Luke Chambers of Waunakee Boy Scout Troop 46 serves up beverages during the Parade of Homes June 15. The Boy Scouts, along with Waunakee American Legion Post 360 Auxiliary, staffed the stand as a fundraiser for the two organizations.

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Waunakee Utilities earned the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW) Safety Achievement Award for safe operating practices at the MEUW 90th Annual Conference Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 17, in Delavan. The locally owned, not-for-profit utility earned the award for their proactiv…

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Above: Mary Kolar (left), secretary designee of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, says a few words during Veterans Appreciation Day at the Madison Area Builders Association’s Parade of Homes June 15 at Kilkenny Farms in Waunakee. With Kolar are Waunakee Legion Post 360 Auxiliary …

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Schumacher Farm Park’s Music Festival got people dancing on chilly Saturday afternoon as Back 40 performed, followed by Wheelhouse. The June 15 event raised funds for the Friends of Schumacher Farm’s projects at the park.

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Thirty years ago, Wisconsin’s Stewardship Program was created to aid in conservation land acquisition, allowing for the protection of land, water and timber resources, while providing millions of acres for public recreation.

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Cindy Patzner and Ken Penfield have both lived in Waunakee for many years. Patzner is a realtor, and Penfield, a teacher at Heritage Elementary School. Both have lived through cancer, and at the June 21 Relay for Life, they’ll share their stories as the honorary chairs.

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Heritage Elementary School students enjoyed their time outside June 6 during Field Day. It marked the second to last day of the school year.

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Waunakee’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 360 installed its 2019-20 officers at a meeting on June 13. Pictured from left are: Joyce Endres, Installing Officer; Teri Frederick Ripp, Executive Committee; Diane Phaneuf, President; Bonnie Phaneuf, 1{sup}st{/sup} Vice President; Nancy Thomas, 2{s…

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Jenna Petrick and Lea Wu blindly attempt to squirt one another during another activity at Heritage Elementary School’s Field Day June 6. Students throughout the Waunakee district got outside for events during their final week of week.

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Schumacher Farm Park’s Center for Rural History is complete, thanks to a number of volunteers who applied the finishing touches. Shown are Tim McConely, Ray Ropers, Bill Erickson, Jim Ableidinger and Dennis Petzke, who with the help of Dale Otradovec, Steve Robinson and Bruce Hoesley, recent…

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A long time Waunakee Village Trustee and plan commissioner announced her resignation Tuesday, saying she planned to move out of the village. The resignation was effective that day.

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DNA evidence on a soda bottle left inside a stolen Jeep from Waunakee, along with video surveillance of a gas drive-off theft, has led to charges filed against a suspect in the case.

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Residents near the existing Waunakee Public Library on South Street will soon be notified of a survey seeking their preference for that building’s new user once the new North Madison Street library opens in August.

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Students throughout Waunakee marked their last week of school with a myriad of outdoor activities last week. Above: Here during Heritage Elementary School’s Field Day, Johnathan Solari, Carson Wiedenfeld and Nathan Moorhead play cats hunting mice under the giant parachute. Below: During anot…

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Tim Wright and Shirley Kubiak from American Legion Post 360 present the Legion Award for boys to Jordan Bavery during the Waunakee Middle School eighth grade recognition ceremony.

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Ryan Hoopes is all smiles as she receives the Legion Award for girls June 7.

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Pheobe Uppena recites prior to the Waunakee Middle School choir’s performance of “Born to Be Somebody” during the school’s eighth grade recognition ceremony June 7. School district administrators advised the students to make good choices and rely on trusted peers as they make the transition …