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Dane County and its engineering consultant held a third public-involvement meeting last week to present the status of the Hwy. M improvement design. More than 150 people attended.

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Waunakee’s longest established business, Michael F. Simon Builders, has been named a local winner in the 2019 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award competition in several categories. Twenty eight projects were entered totaling over $9.4 Million dollars in value. The awards are part of an annua…

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The Town of Westport approved its 2020 budget last week. And for the second year in a row, the municipality has elected to borrow more than a million dollars for road improvements.

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During this time of seasonal confusion, when snow along with leaves has fallen from the sky during late October and early November, Waunakee’s Public Works Department has had it challenges.

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The Dane Fire Department hosted Cake in the Bay at the Fire Station Saturday to show its new trucks and share some cupcakes. The crew includes, from left, Assistant Chief Todd Endres, Chief Denman Breunig, Captain Chad Bevars, Lieutenant Josh Haag, Firefighter Grant Robertson, Captain Mike R…

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The Dane American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503 hosted its first annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale Saturday at the Dane American Legion Hall. Proceeds went to the VA Hospital in Madison. It featured a number of hand-crafted goods, along with these canned goods.

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As the Department of Public Instruction released its report cards Tuesday, the good news statewide was that 87 percent of public schools’ scores either met or exceeded expectations, as did 96 percent of the state’s 421 public school districts.

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Waunakee Chamber Director Ellen Schaaf, front left, with Village Administrator Todd Schmidt, third from left, with community and Chamber members, celebrate the grand reopening of McDonald's in Waunakee after its recent renovation. From McDonald's are Rich Wolter, second from left, Guy Buccif…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Ed Fallone made a campaign stop in Waunakee this week to present his argument as to why he deserves a spot on the state’s highest tribunal.

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Despite objections from one neighboring household, the Waunakee Plan Commission Monday approved a conditional use permit for a home woodworking business on Bluebird Trail.

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Waunakee has been ranked one of the safest communities in Wisconsin, thanks to its low crime rate in recent years. In fact, one study found it safer than 90 percent of municipalities in the state.

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Above: Waunakee Middle School students deliver letters written to local veterans at the conclusion of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Program.

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Michael Zibell, associate principal, with Command Chief Master Sgt. Greg Cullen and Marcy Peters Felice rise as students perform during the Nov. 11 Waunakee Middle School Veterans Day Program. Cullen, the uncle of Waunakee teacher Sara Koppes, spoke of his service and the reminded the studen…

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The Waunakee Middle School Orchestra performs for the school's Veterans Day program, with members of the local American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and U.S. Air Force Commander Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Cullen (retired) attending.

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Waunakee area children can write letters to Santa Claus to be published in the Waunakee Tribune’s Holiday Greetings section next month.

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Waunakee’s Police Commission will soon begin to recruit for a right candidate to replace Chief Kevin Plendl, who has served the department for 33 years, and nearly 20 as chief. Plendl has indicated he intends to retire in May of 2020 after 20 years at the department’s helm.

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Heritage Elementary students engaged in a number of activities during the Nov. 7 Fall Harvest Dance, including this limbo competition.

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A Waunakee Heritage Elementary student celebrates after winning one round in a hula hoop competition during Heritage Elementary School's Fall Harvest Dance Nov. 7. The eventual winner was a kindergarten student.

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A petition circulated among Waunakee Airport and Pilots Association members and neighbors has prompted Waunakee village officials to reconsider a building permit approval for a garage at a home on the airport.

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Waunakee High School graduate Nicholas Stamm recently returned from a two-year deployment in the Philippines. The Peace Corps volunteer spent 24 months improving public education.

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Woodland Drive was to be closed to for a short time Thursday morning as crews worked to repair the humps near the Mill Road intersection.

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Real-estate developer Terrence Wall has requested that the Town of Westport consider financing some of the infrastructure for Phase 5 of Bishops Bay. It would cost the town approximately $9 million.

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NORD Gear Corporation is presenting a check for $1,000 to the Waunakee Rotary Holiday Lights for its fifth consecutive year. Presenting the check is Scott Hamlin, Operations Director of NORD Gear Corporation. Receiving the check is Jim Kattner, past President of the Waunakee Rotary Club and …

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As Americans reflect on the service of military men and women this Veterans Day, some may not realize that they are fellow residents with those who serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Waunakee vocal music students performed their Kick-Off Concert recently, singing songs in large choir ensembles, and producing their own ensembles for the show by arranging, staging, rehearsing, and collaborating with instrumentalists. Here they perform “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. Shown are S…

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To mark the one-year anniversary of his death, the family of Dalton Ziegler unveiled a memorial in Dane last week. It would commemorate the life of a man loved by all those who knew him.

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Crews from MG&E, Waunakee Utilities, Waunakee Police and Waunakee Fire responded to a gas leak Tuesday morning between the new Lamphouse Apartments and the Sienna Crest assisted living facility at Cross and Water streets. Streets surrounding the site were closed to traffic.

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The Yahara River in Westport and Cherokee Marsh in Madison are both popular places to fish and kayak. Now, an effort is underway to improve these waterways from the standpoint of recreation, fishing and wildlife, water quality and erosion.

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This was the scene created at one Waunakee home after several inches of snow fell on Halloween. The skeletons got to work with the snowblower wearing hats to keep them warm.

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Waunakee Utilities has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, s…

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Catherine Buettmann, Madison Ceder and Elena Paul, members of the Wisconsin School Music Association’s State Honors Choirs, performed on Oct. 24 as part of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association convention. The performance will be televised on WPT on Thanksgiving.

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Most people remember the Battle of Mogadishu as depicted by the movie, “Black Hawk Down,” but Rick Beem of Waunakee remembers what led up to the 1993 raid in Mogadishu.

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Schumacher Farm Park hosted its annual "Halloween at the Farm" on Saturday.  Among the activities at the Oct. 26 event were free hay rides.  

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Halloween morning looked more Christmas morning at the Waunakee Village Park after several inches of snow had fallen in the area. According to AccuWeather, the systems that moved through Tuesday and then Wednesday through Thursday set a new monthly snowfall record for October in Madison. Acc…

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Four-year-old cousins Nolan Manders (left) and Aedan Kennedy (right) touch a snake held by Animart's Shayna Dallman at this year's Halloween at the Farm.

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John Solis performed a concert after lunch Oct. 30 before a packed room at the Waunakee Senior Center. He played some oldies but goodies.

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Macy Holschbach, 9, gets her face painted by a volunteer at Saturday’s Halloween at the Farm. The event was hosted by Schumacher Farm Park.

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A Friend of Schumacher Farm Park, Steve Martin reads the palm of 11-year-old Hannah Kuiper at last weekend's Halloween at the Farm.