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Members of the 2019 Waunakee High School Homecoming Court are (front, from left) Trent Jarvi, Aditi Debnath, Martha Moran, Jena Opsahl, Camden McConnell, (back) Brogan Mulcahey, Luke Humphrey, Caitlyn Lynch, Coco Eberhard, Kaylee Buckwalter and Cameron Donarski.

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Attendees chose their bowls from the unique selection created by Waunakee High School students for the Friends of the Waunakee Public Library's Souper Bowl event Sunday. The fundraiser for the library featured a number of different soups donated by area restaurants.

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Above: Tristan Grimm and Aubriana Szot talk over lunch at the Friends of the Waunakee Public Library’s Souper Bowl event. Attendees picked out bowls created by Waunakee High School students and selected their soup from a number of choices donated by area businesses. All proceeds went to the …

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Sue Manske and Della Rancourt stir soup donated by area restaurants for the Friends of the Waunakee Public Library's Souper Bowl Fundraiser held Sunday.

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Above: Waunakee Firefighter Dave Dresen pours the battle onto the griddle during Sunday’s pancake breakfast at the fire station. The breakfast is the culmination of National Fire Prevention Week. Right: Eli Endres and Kamryn Meier were among many enjoying the annual Waunakee Fire Department …

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The Waunakee FFA brought animals to their float during Waunakee's Homecoming Parade Oct. 10.

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Madison Country Day School has named Dr. Tekakwitha Pernambuco-Wise as its next Head of School beginning July 2020. Dr. Pernambuco-Wise is currently Head of School at Sea Crest School in Half Moon Bay, California, where she has served the past seven years.

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Waunakee Police led the Waunakee High School Homecoming Parade down Second and South streets on Oct. 10. Despite a rain shower, students took to the streets to celebrate.

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Last Thursday afternoon’s rain shower failed to put a damper on the Waunakee High School Homecoming Parade down Second Street to South Street. Above: The class officers ride the float and pass out candy to the few spectators along the route. Below: The Waunakee FFA brought animals to their f…

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Two individuals from Lodi are facing misdemeanor theft charges related to a number of incidents in Waunakee in June. The events have ties to DeForest.

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Two individuals from Lodi are facing misdemeanor theft charges related to a number of incidents in Waunakee in June.

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Though the Waunakee Area EMS has two ambulances to respond to emergency calls in its district, without fully staffing both, the responders miss an average of 120 calls each year.

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The Waunakee Village Board is beginning to consider whether and how to proceed with 12 recommendations from the Waunakee Housing Task Force, mainly aimed at providing a greater mix of workforce and affordable housing in the village.

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The Waunakee Board of Education could change its election cycles next year, due to a recommendation made by one of the board’s longest-standing members.

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The purple team poses for a photo during last week's Prairie Stomp fundraiser.  The annual event raises money for Waunakee's Prairie Elementary School.  

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Students on the orange team make sure their laps are tallied correctly at last week's Prairie Stomp.  Each lap raises money for Prairie Elementary School.  

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The Village of Waunakee will request proposals from consulting firms who can assist with planning for the development of an aquatic facility in the community.

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Waunakee Village President Chris Zellner reads a proclamation honoring Susan Springman and commending her for her many years of service to the Waunakee Village Board and Plan Commission. Springman resigned last spring after moving out of Waunakee. She remembered that former Village President…

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Waunakee Village President Chris Zellner, at right, reads a proclamation honoring the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce for its 40th year at Monday’s village board meeting. Zellner noted the partnerships the Chamber has with the village’s administration and others. Accepting the proclamation are …

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Not even a broken bone can stop students from raising money for their school.  Shown is a student taking part in last week's Prairie Stomp, an annual fundraiser for Prairie Elementary School.

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A student helps one of the volunteers at last week's Prairie Stomp fundraiser.  The annual event raises money on a per-lap basis for Prairie Elementary School.

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Oregon Community Bank and McFarland State Bank jointly announced Monday they have signed a definitive agreement to merge their institutions. Subject to regulatory approval, the merger is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020.

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A Lodi woman was set to plea in the 2018 beating death of her boyfriend, but a Dane County Circuit Court judge refused to accept the plea.

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Ryan Saltzberry, center, with Jason Bowman, far left, Mason Chancellor behind and Cayden Corrigan and James Wentzel at right dance to the DJ during the Heritage Hustle Fun Run.

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A volunteer tallies up the total number of laps run by the orange team at this year's Prairie Stomp.  The annual fundraiser benefits Prairie Elementary School.  

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The annual Prairie Stomp brings out the competitive nature of some youngsters, including first-grader Cale LaPlante. The more laps students run during Prairie Elementary School’s fundraising event, the more money is raised for their school.

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A member of the Parent Teacher Organization gives a high-five to an elementary schooler during yesterday's Prairie Stomp.  The annual event raises money for Prairie Elementary School.  

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One of the students shows his game face during today's Prairie Stomp event.  The annual run serves as a fundraiser for Prairie Elementary School.  

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Second-graders at Heritage Elementary run laps during the school's Heritage Hustle Fun Run Oct. 4. Ray Zalapa (from left), Spencer Cox and Jordyn Laufenberg were among the many students participating.

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A student at Prairie Elementary School gives one of the adult spectators a high-five during this morning's Prairie Stomp.  The run is an annual fundraiser organized by the school's PTO group.

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A campaign is getting underway to fund an artificial turf at the Waunakee High School Soccer Stadium along with a Team Center with locker rooms and a place for the trainer to administer to injured athletes.

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Students take off from the start line at Prairie Stomp, an annual fundraiser organized by the Parent Teacher Organization at Prairie Elementary School.  

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Heritage Elementary students ran laps to raise funds during the school’s PTO Heritage Hustle Fun Run. Shown are Taylor Schmidt with her little brother giving a high five to Stanley Ye during the Oct. 4 event.

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Slow no wake orders are now in effect for Lakes Mendota and Kegonsa, as southern Wisconsin continues to experience significant rains, the Dane County Executive's office announced Thursday. Previous slow no wake orders were issued last week for Lakes Monona and Waubesa and remain in effect.

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi unveiled his 2020 county budget proposal on Oct. 1. From road improvements and the preservation of outdoor spaces to new investments in mental health services, the communities of Waunakee and DeForest will benefit from a variety of county funding in 2020.

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Six Mile Creek overflowed after torrential rainfalls Oct. 1, closing off a portion of Division Street on Oct. 2. Shown is the view of the Castle Creek Conservancy under water.