Months into a global pandemic, the country was jolted in May by the escalation of a longtime conversation about systemic racism and police brutality.
For teens, the COVID Spring was a devastating interruption that cost them prom, end-of-school-year celebrations and in-person interaction with teachers and friends. It left them at home where they least wanted to be, with parents and screens.
Teachers and students have barely wrapped up the distanced 2019-20 school year, but intense discussion is already underway about how to bring them back.
As COVID Spring gives way to COVID Summer, communities around Wisconsin are latching onto a great idea to help struggling restaurants.
For local youth whose summers revolve around raising small meat animals, dairy and livestock, there’s far more at stake at the fair than showmanship.
As COVID-19 rages on, a local ad-hoc group is quietly pushing ahead with its vision for connecting Cambridge to the Glacial Drumlin State Trail.
If fewer people go hungry from job loss and other pandemic-related causes, and if we continue to have local access to a variety of safe and healthy food choices, we will have succeeded on at least one point in 2020.
Cambridge and Deerfield High School graduation ceremonies may not happen on their original timelines in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic will very likely affect what they look like.
Economic uncertainties tied to the coronavirus pandemic have led to some thoughtful, appreciated recent announcements regarding two anticipated Cambridge-area building projects.
Gov. Tony Evers’ signature earlier this month on a bill that lets municipalities in a joint EMS district exceed levy limits to fund their annual EMS budgets has important implications in the Cambridge and Deerfield areas.
The cost of dredging and upgrading century-old farm drainage infrastructure as a way to manage modern, regional storm water flow should not fall mostly on the shoulders of farmers.
A new study that says seven Jefferson County municipalities should talk further about consolidating their fire departments has broad implications for the Cambridge and Deerfield areas.
When county and state officials respond to the pleas of rural communities – or, even better, act before we resort to begging — that’s heartening.
No matter your political views on firearms, you have to acknowledge the passion Cambridge High School students have shown in talking about gun violence.
Todd Schultz wouldn’t have bought land along U.S. Highway 12-18, near the Cambridge Winery on the village’s northwest side, if he didn’t have a vision for developing something there.
Clarification: The Dec. 5, 2010 print edition of the Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent said that the Village of Cambridge has budgeted $52,000 in 2020 for an annual developer’s incentive payment to Dancing Goat Distillery. In fact, the village budgeted for two developer’s incentive …
Amid perennial talk of filling empty storefronts and growing local industry, consider this bit of history: Ole Evinrude, who manufactured motorboat engines, lived on a lake seasonally populated by wealthy Chicago tourists.
A century ago, as male soldiers returning from World War I founded the American Legion, their wives and other female family members envisioned a sister organization, the American Legion Auxiliary.
Next week, during National Newspaper Week (Oct. 6-12), we hope our readers will recognize the service of newspapers and their employees to their communities.
Enter into a conversation with a 25-year-old who works in Cambridge or Deerfield, or a 65-year-old who has long lived here, and talk will probably turn to housing.
A lack of knowledge in civic affairs makes individuals less likely to be active, engaged citizens — a trend that has been echoed in Wisconsin.
As a new school year approaches, it’s easy to compare our small Cambridge and Deerfield school districts with larger districts that purportedly do better.
It doesn’t matter where you live – in the city, the suburbs or a rural area – when your neighbor is struggling, it’s important to notice and to help how you can.
As our rural emergency service departments continues to hire more full-time personnel, we don’t want to lose sight of the valuable role that volunteer EMTs and firefighters continue to play.
With June fast approaching, many Wisconsinites begin thinking about vacations, warmer weather and being outdoors. All Wisconsinites should be thinking that June is Dairy Month.
A state budget proposal, to again allow municipalities to use eminent domain to seize land for bike and recreational trails, has direct implications for Cambridge and the surrounding area.