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The Waunakee Police Commission has chosen a successor for Chief Kevin Plendl, who is due to retire this spring.

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Lee Hellenbrand shows Waunakee Arboretum Elementary School students how Nord Gear's parts work during the fourth grade's visit to the Waunakee facility Feb. 21. On the tour were Nathan Killian, Liam Janssen, Neve Soetenga and Kyra Thompson.

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Hailey Sutherland watches as gear parts move along a conveyor belt at Nord Gear, at a station where they are packaged and prepared for shipping. Sutherland, with Arboretum Elementary School’s fourth-grade, toured the Waunakee facility Feb. 21. The conveyor uses parts made a Nord Gear.

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Above: Steve Johnson and Brad Hellickson show Arboretum Elementary School fourth-graders how parts for gears are made at Nord Gear in Waunakee. The entire fourth grade had a chance to tour the facility on Feb. 21, including Emily Smith, Dylan Swenson, Chloe Vosskamp and Maya Adamson.

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Town of Vienna residents learned how a proposed solar farm could generate revenues for the town, along with Dane County.

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Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a recreational trail improvement project along the south side of Hwy. M in the Town of Westport. The project includes installing a bridge across Sixmile Creek, a Timber Boardwalk through the adjacent wetlands, and asphalt path sections on each end, …

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A meeting with a renewable energy company seeking to lease approximately 2,500 acres in the Town of Vienna for a large solar farm packed the town’s garage Feb. 19 with many concerned about the project’s effect on farmland and several dairy operations.

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A meeting with a renewable energy company seeking to lease approximately 2,500 acres in the Town of Vienna for a large solar farm packed the town’s garage Feb. 19 with many concerned about the project’s effect on farmland and several dairy operations.

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As the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection celebrated its 13th year as a nonprofit Feb. 14, it also launched a new website, tagline and logo. Its executive director, Lisa Humenik, gave an update on the charitable organization at the Feb. 17 Waunakee Village Board meeting.

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Following general alarm after some learned a registered sex offender was living near Prairie Elementary School, the Waunakee Village Board Monday agreed to have legal counsel explore an ordinance restricting where sex offenders could be placed.

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More than 30 staff members took part in a workshop at Heritage Elementary last week to share their thoughts about renovation options that have been presented for the school.

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The Waunakee Police Commission is interviewing two finalist candidates hoping to fill the role of police chief after Chief Kevin Plendl retires this spring.

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Representatives from Waunakee Community Bank (at left) Chris Zellner and Steven Erickson, with (right) Derrek Kinzel and Kelcey Kinzel from Boston’s Pizza, presented a check to Waunakee School Superintendent Randy Guttenberg (center) for $1,850 as part of a promotion the two businesses did t…

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Children's author Kevin Henkes autographs books during his visit to the Waunakee Public Library on Feb. 15. The author of 55 children's books, Henkes described the process of writing and illustrating, then read from his latest, "Penny and Her Sled," before demonstrating how he draws his characters.

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Children’s author Kevin Henkes demonstrates to a large crowd at the Waunakee Public Library how he draws his characters. The author and illustrator of 55 books, Henkes read his most recent work, “Penny and Her Sled,” after describing the process of writing and creating the illustrations. He …

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On Feb. 14, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection turned 13 and celebrated by introducing an updated logo and launching a new website. It was Valentine’s Day of 2007 when the organization’s founder, Genna Eaton, received approval from the IRS for its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, which seems fittin…

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A criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court has accused a woman of writing fraudulent checks from accounts at area banks, including the State Bank of Cross Plains Waunakee branch.

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Fortifi Bank announced today that Dave Mills has been appointed market president for the Waunakee area.

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Sam Lane, an eighth-grader at Waunakee Middle School, was named a winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. He was presented with a medal, certificate and a check for $50 by the Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter of the American Revolution and his teacher,…

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Hundreds showed up at Carl F. Statz & Sons for the FFA benefit luncheon Feb. 5. Waunakee High School FFA members David Carman, a senior, and Emily Gavinski, a junior, helped serve lunch with FFA Alumni.

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Amanda Mathwig graduated Cum Laude from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, with a doctor of chiropractic degree in December of 2019. She is a 2012 graduate of Waunakee Community High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Eileen Mathwig formerly of Waunakee.

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The Dane County Sheriff's Office has reported that a Waunakee man has been arrested for second OWI offense after an accident Friday night on Hwy. M. 

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Several road projects are coming up in the Town of Westport, and at the Feb. 5 Waunakee Chamber of Commerce annual breakfast, Westport’s attorney, administrator and clerk-treasurer summarized the work involved.

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Waunakee students will compete in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial regional tournament at the Dodge County Courthouse in Juneau on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Waunakee High School junior Carrie Komar stunned the judges with her dance solo at the state dance competition Feb. 1. Komar, who choreographed her own contemporary routine, was selected to the WACPC All-State Dance Team. Komar was one of three Waunakee soloists who performed, along with the…

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Dane County and Westport officials have announced an expansion to the North Mendota Trail, which will span from Governor Nelson State Park to Woodland Drive.

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After poor weather conditions put a damper on a reorganization meeting scheduled in January, the South Central Wisconsin chapter of the National Korean War Veteran’s Association has scheduled another meeting time.

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After poor weather conditions put a damper on a reorganization meeting scheduled in January, the South Central Wisconsin chapter of the National Korean War Veteran’s Association has scheduled another meeting time.

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After poor weather conditions put a damper on a reorganization meeting scheduled in January, the South Central Wisconsin chapter of the National Korean War Veteran’s Association has scheduled another meeting time.

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The Waunakee Village Board Monday rejected a claim from Madison Environmental Resources Inc. (MERI) that sought a refund of its 2019 property taxes on the basis that its property is exempt from taxes.

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Waunakee’s public-works committee has authorized village staff to seek a DNR grant for its proposed bare-root-nursery program. If approved, the program would begin in 2021.

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The author and illustrator of about 60 books written for children and young adults will visit the Waunakee Public Library Feb. 15 to share his passion for storytelling and art.