A number of residents of DeForest are opposed to a possible new development coming to Conservancy Place, which calls for dozens of single-family lots plus dozens more apartment units and townhouses for rent.
The Windsor Food Carts in the Park continue this past Monday at Windsor Community Park in the Bear Tree neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed food and drinks from Jolly Frog, Toast and Kona Ice. The next Food Carts in the Park is set for July 20 from 5-7 p.m. and the list of participating carts in…
Survey results indicate that 69 percent of families in the DeForest Area School District intend to send their kids to school if in-person instruction is allowed.
Jerry Schwartz of the Knights of Columbus Council #6460 presents a $500 donation to DeForest Area Community and Senior Center Executive Director Barb Cooper. During COVID and these challenging times this gift will be put to good use at the Center, supporting efforts on behalf of seniors.
The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) will host a Drive Thru Job Fair at Warner Park (2930 North Sherman Avenue, Madison) on July 15, 2020 from 12–4 p.m.
The DeForest Area Public Library is welcoming back a favorite performer, Ken Lonnquist, to Concert on Market Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. This is a drive-in, park, and listen event. Call the library or stop in to get a free ticket for your vehicle. Plans are subject to change. Th…
Sheila Briggs, who has lived in DeForest for 20 years, is running for state superintendent of instruction at a time when educators are faced with unprecedented challenges.
The one and only time the Village of DeForest has run into problems with excessive levels of nitrates in its water system came in 2011.
Three local municipalities are set to receive funding as Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary-designee Craig Thompson announced Tuesday, July 7, more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments as part of the governor’s 2019-21 bienn…
DeForest Area High School is the recipient of a 2019 Wisconsin Advanced Placement Council (WAPAC) Pacesetter Award. The 2019 Pacesetter award is the result of the school’s student participation and performance on the 2019 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.
The DeForest Area Public Library will welcome The Honey Pies to Concert on Market Street at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. Meet the Honey Pies: Four musicians, heartfelt harmonies, virtuoso instrumentals and the best of traditional and original American music.
Village of Windsor officials are considering rescinding the state of emergency declaration that went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A wall is up on the site of the new Harvest Intermediate School, where a lot of building activity is taking place. Construction is expected to be finished in fall 2021.
Devonte A Jackson, 34 years of age, from Janesville, has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post for allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence, fifth offense.
A number of students from DeForest and Windsor were among the 3,100 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students named to the spring 2020 Dean’s List.
Public Health Madison & Dane County announced new orders to take effect at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 2, further limiting gatherings and indoor dining and service at bars.
Normally in May the high school band program announces their senior band awards during the annual Elmer McLaughlin Band Concert. With the concert cancelled this year, Principal Machell Schwarz announced the 2020 awards. Pictured, from left to right, are: Max Bashel, Patrick Gilmore Award; Be…
New graduation requirements are being implemented for students in the DeForest Area School District under the Redefining Ready and Academic Career Plan (ACP).
The coronavirus pandemic is making it even harder for DeForest Area School District officials to budget for the 2020-21 school year.
At approximately 1:58 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with fire departments from Madison and Sun Prairie, responded to a structure fire at 5421 Lien Rd., in the Town of Burke. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the abandoned residence to be fully engulfed.
In the past five days, 279 people in Dane County have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Dane County's 7-day case average to 47 cases per day, Madison Dane County Public Health has announced in a press release.
A drive-through pop-up food pantry was held in DeForest on Wednesday, June 24, and it served 78 families. Workers from a newly formed group called Mission Nutrition get ready to pack a vehicle with food in the Public Service Garage at 201 Commerce Street. The group, which is partnering with …
Abigail Lowery, candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 37th District, has received the endorsement from Nicki Vander Meulen, Madison School Board member and candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly in the 76th District.
The data is somewhat old, but it offers evidence of African-American students in the DeForest Area School District being suspended at a disproportionally higher percentage rate than students of other races.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen recently announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation with the Board of Regents, which offered unifo…
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Monday issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
James “Mike” Byrd, of DeForest, survived the polio scare of the 1950s and an undiagnosed blood disease as a youngster that had doctors baffled.
A local business owner is organizing a Black Lives Matter lemonade stand fundraiser June 30 in Windsor to benefit three African-American owned small businesses in Dane County.