Kelli Rose Yelk and Kasey Michael Miller were united in marriage on Oct. 12, 2019 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Their good friend, Samuel Lepak, officiated. Kelli and Kasey were surrounded by their loved ones; mother nature even decided to bless them with the first snowfall! Kelli and Kasey both g…
Confirmation was held at Windsor United Church of Christ on May 5. Pictured are: First Row: Chelsea Alexander, Gwen Kepler; Second Row: Rev. Dr. Julie Overman, Kyle Davis, Zach Bliefernicht, Jackson Hunley, Roger Stoltenberg.
Confirmation was held Sunday, May 19, at Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest. Pictured here are: Back Row: Hallie Zell, Mia Campbell, Emily Worthman, Emma Blau, Isabelle Oie; Front Row: Olivia Schultz, Samantha Mau, Caleb O’Connor, Keaton Coopman, Pastor Sue Beadle.
On Sunday, May 19, seven students were confirmed at Lord of Love Lutheran in DeForest, each having completed a course of study. Pictured are: Back row: Pastor Michael Willitz, Ben Belgen and Pastor Joel Jenswold. Middle row: Evan Ehlenbach, Michael Needham, Brittani Olson and Siri Olson; Fro…
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate in the statewide American Legion Americanism and Government Scholarship Program.
The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Scholarship, Teacher Fellowship, and Principal Leadership program has announced recipients of the Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers and principals.
Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) Awards for 2018 were earned by 11 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Madison members, including two local businesses.
When the local chapter of Blessings in a Backpack began five years ago, volunteers were preparing bags for only about 10 students. Now the group is providing food on the weekends for approximately 175 youth.
Young adults with a passion for the local community and the Dane County Fair are encouraged to apply by March 17 to serve as the 2019 Dane County Fairest of the Fair.
Did you know the little town of Token Creek is home to one of the world’s top composers, and a nationally renowned festival is held there each summer? In fact, in 2019, the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival will celebrate its 30th year.
As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 26th annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden & Landscape Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 8-10. Event hours are: noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
If you're tired of cooking the same old recipes or looking to find a new favorite spot for some good grub, local restaurants will be spicing up their menus and offering deals next week during this year's DeForest Windsor Area Restaurant Week.
Despite the bitter cold temperatures and cruel winds on a recent Wednesday, Jerry Brokish’s spirits couldn’t be dampened as he shuffled in and out of his car throughout the late morning.
January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors, “Bigs," and also recruiting volunteers.
After almost three decades of countless hugs, narrating stories and helping little hands create crafts, the DeForest Area Public Library’s children’s librarian is saying goodbye.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison (FB4K) will collect gently used bikes on Saturday, Jan. 12, as the first phase of its third season. The bikes will be refurbished and donated to 2,500 area youth later this spring.
For those who are making new year resolutions about being more mindful or finding time to relax, an upcoming class series at the DeForest Area Public Library may be a good fit.
Daniel Kvalheim, DeForest Area High School's long-time agriculture teacher who retired after the 2017-18 school year, is one of only six individuals nationwide who was selected for the 2018 National Association of Agricultural Educators Lifetime Achievement Award.
When Jim Fredenberg first started working as a part-time Windsor employee in 1976, the municipality’s population was just over 3,000. As he retires this year as the village’s street superintendent after 42 years of service, the village has 7,795 residents.
The DeForest Police Department commended various officers and welcomed a new addition to its staff last week during a formal awards ceremony. From assisting an injured individual to connecting with a child, the individuals who received awards were applauded for their efforts throughout 2017.
Actor, musician, author and horse aficionado William Shatner will make his second appearance at Wizard World Comic Con on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center, but in an exclusive interview, he talked about his acting, his recording of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and even his annu…
After operating her own business for 25 years, Donna Womack is getting ready to say goodbye. Retiring was a difficult decision for Womack, who said Ultimate Tan Line in Windsor has been like a home to her over the years.
No one has the answers to the full meaning of life, but sometimes, when you’ve overcome numerous hurdles, the answers appear far clearer.
If you’ve gone down East Holum Street in DeForest lately, you may have noticed a sign announcing the addition of a new business inside a 1920s home. The Poppy Seed, which officially opened Nov. 10, is a coffee and home boutique run by a local woman who always dreamt of operating her own shop.
It is the distinct pleasure and high honor of the DeForest Veterans Memorial Foundation Inc. to announce to local veterans, their families and the citizens of the community the installation of veterans’ memorial bricks upon the “Walk of Heroes” in Veterans Memorial Park.
“It is possible to thrive despite being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes!” That’s a bold statement made by Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot, a board-certified primary care physician, popular speaker and trained professional life coach.
DeForest Area High School students will take the stage tonight and this weekend to perform in a musical about an ogre and his quest to rid his swamp of fairy tale creatures. There will be jokes, romance and a talking donkey – surely the production will entertain a variety of audience members.
Although the mainstream depiction of homelessness paints a picture of someone living under a bridge or in an abandoned building, a broader scope of housing insecurity can be seen locally. One area group is aiming to help by providing emergency care kits for homeless individuals.
As Veterans Day approaches it is time again to consider honoring the service and sacrifice of beloved veterans by permanently recognizing them with a memorial brick in Veterans Memorial Park.
Three area residents will be honored at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on Oct. 18. This year’s lunch will be held at Doubledays in Cottage Grove.
When Mike Diaz turned 20, he enlisted in the Army. His uncle had served in the Army as well, and Diaz’s decision to join was based on a feeling that it was the right thing to do. Throughout his 16-year service, Diaz was involved in various peace-keeping missions.
Imagine waking up in the morning and someone tells you one of your wishes is about to come true. For one local Yahara Elementary School student it happened last week.
After her doctor told her to make some goals, a 93-year-old resident at Artisan Senior Living in DeForest plunged out of an airplane from two miles up in the sky last week. A few members of her family followed her lead and jumped, too.
The DeForest Area Public Library staff is thankful for all who contributed to the library's endowment fund during the recent $50,000 2:1 challenge grant from the Madison Community Foundation. The library is very happy to announce a total of $60,000 was raised for the endowment and will be matched with $30,000 from the Madison Community Foundation.
Raised on a farm in Leland near Baraboo, Army veteran Earl Petzke was 20 years old when he was drafted. Petzke’s military service during the Korean War was short-lived, though, after he was severely injured shortly after arriving overseas.