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Kylee Phalin and her father, John Phalin, were among those working on electronics and robotics during the Waunakee Public Library's drop-in program Saturday, Jan. 18.

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Families visited the Waunakee Public Library Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, for Robotics and Electronics Day. Here Kamalakanta Sahoo and daughter Kanisha Sahoo explore one of the programs.

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As school districts around the state consider signing onto a resolution that would recommend to the Legislature barring the use of Native American mascots and imagery from their sports programs, the conversation has surfaced in Waunakee, where the team moniker is Warrior.

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The Waunakee Chamber of Commerce's Biz & Bev event Jan. 16 drew area professionals to the new Red & White Wine Bar on Main Street. From left are Laurie Gerner and Ellen Schaaf from the Chamber, with Dr. Sara Rabideaux, Mary Jo Gatzke and Chris Zellner, Waunakee Village President.

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The Waunakee Rotary Foundation awards four $1,500 Service to Humanity Scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who provide exemplary volunteer or community service.

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With the preliminary design for the Hwy. M improvement project nearly completed, engineers expect the year-long construction project will likely begin in the fall of 2023.

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The Waunakee Plan Commission approved a site plan for the new Waunakee High School soccer stadium redevelopment project, one that includes a team building, field redevelopment and new scoreboard.

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The Waunakee Public Library’s History Hall contains three exhibits on different topics of the community’s past, but after the first three rotating display cases were completed last July, one will take on a new form, with artifacts to depict a new area of life in the village.

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Shown is a horse drawn carriage traveling south on Bacon Street transporting Marv and Charlene Unger (bride) along with Jim Endres and Mike Rauls. (Circa 1950-60)

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Before the Sunday sermon recently at Crossroads United Methodist, Pastor Scott Walters discussed with the congregation a proposal to allow the United Methodist Church’s congregations to split, and how the process could unfold.

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Bob Blankenhagen addresses a crowd of about two dozen people who gathered Jan. 6 for his retirement celebration at the DeForest Police Department.

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DarkAero founders Ryley Karl (left), River Karl (middle) and Keegan Karl (right) paid a visit to WHS's Aviation Club yesterday to talk about the kit plane they've been designing for the past three years - the DarkAero1.  Students were able to ask the engineers questions about their work foll…

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Michael F Simon Builders has announced the addition of Darren Ratzow as Vice President of Operations and Senior Project Manager to their team. Ratzow brings over 26 years of commercial and residential experience to the MFSB team, including extensive experience in project management, customer…

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The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin recently voted to approve the Point Beach Solar Energy Center. Pending the Commission’s final written order, this allows NextEra Energy Resources’ project affiliate to move forward in building the 100-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy generating fa…

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While some in Dane County are concerned that meetings of county board chairs prior to the general Dane County Board meeting could violate Wisconsin’s open meetings law, the informal get-togethers seem to have raised no flags for Waunakee area supervisors.

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Waunakee High School graduate Sierra Gillespie has been making headlines in Madison recently thanks to her new job. The 26-year-old became a weekend news anchor for NBC15 in April.

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The public comments on Veridian Homes’ Heritage Hills plan at Monday’s Waunakee Village Board meeting expressed praise for its inclusion of more affordable housing, but some at the public hearing also said they were concerned for two of the community’s landmarks.

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Jess Pagel created the Facebook group “WaunaRock” after moving to Waunakee in June 2019. She has been placing hand-painted pebbles throughout the village ever since.

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Two men – one accused of burglary and the other of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent – are facing charges in Dane County Circuit Court related to a rash of burglaries and a car theft in Waunakee last September.

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With the opening of a new public library, exploration of possible public aquatic center and a view toward a 2020 school referendum, Waunakee celebrated accomplishments and began to look ahead toward new ones in the final months of 2019.

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The next exhibit for the Waunakee Public Library’s History Hall will feature the early churches of the Waunakee area – St. Mary of the Lake, First Presbyterian, and St. John the Baptist.

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Donor Cathy Kunes completes her blood donation with the help of Red Cross phlebotomist Otha BatachYah, during last week's blood drive at the Village Center.  Kunes's O-positive blood will be used to help patients in need.  

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Becky Schigiel, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, describes the work census takers do during a job fair at the Waunakee Public Library Jan. 2. Census workers are especially needed in Dane County, Schigiel said, and the starting pay is $22 an hour here. To learn more about t…

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After an extensive search involving more than 140 candidates, State Bank of Cross Plains (SBCP) named Sue Loken its next Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer.

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Above: Darla Marshman prepares for a Power Red donation during Friday’s blood drive at the Village Center. Marshman’s O negative blood type is in high demand around the country, and will improve the success rate of blood transfusions.

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Natalie Dresen (left) of the Waunakee Food Pantry receives a donation of $525 from Gerry Olson of the St. John’s Piecemakers. The proceeds came from the sale of quilted craft items. The Piecemakers are also giving 32 “caring quilts” to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, Women’s Care Center, W…

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Donor Carolyn Behn is tended to by Red Cross phlebotomist Terry Mayes, during Friday’s blood drive at the Waunakee Village Center. Behn’s A-positive donation will be used to help patients receiving blood transfusions.

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Waunakee High School students brought festive songs to perform at the Waunakee Public Library on Dec. 19.

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Waunakee continued to grow in 2019, and several long-planned projects came to fruition. The new public library and Schumacher Farm Park’s Center for Rural History were constructed at last, offering public spaces for future generations.

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Lydia Gilles of the Waunakee FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 360º conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells Nov. 15-16. More than 500 FFA members and advisors from around the state of Wisconsin participated in this national personal development conference h…