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…
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 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 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 Village of DeForest will officially introduce the community to its new Athletic Complex with a drive-in movie. The parking lot of the new park will host vehicles for a showing of “Field of Dreams” on Friday, June 26.
Seeing the video of George Floyd dying while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers was appalling to DeForest Police Chief James Olson.
Hard questions were asked of local government leaders and Village of DeForest Police Chief James Olson at a Community Town Hall on policing held Thursday, June 11, via Facebook Live.
The Knights of Columbus had a pancake breakfast this past winter and raised money for the DeForest Windsor Fire & EMS Department. Jerry Schwartz (pictured) presented the donation check to the department on Friday, June 12, in the amount of $500. Pictured from left to right is Lindsey Moo…
A partnership among local governments, area farmers and utilities is improving regional water quality and saving millions of dollars to meet EPA requirements.
Dane County’s Renewable Natural Gas Station received its first delivery of biogas from the Town of Vienna manure digester Thursday, the result of a project that will allow 90,000 gallons of manure per day to be converted into vehicle fuel.
In June, 2019, Mackenzie Clyde visited DeForest, with the police department fulfilling her wish of being a police officer through the MAAC Foundation, as June 18 was proclaimed Mackenzie Clyde day in the Village of DeForest. Clyde, who has a form of childhood cancer, made another visit to th…
Road reconstruction for County Highway DM, Clinton Road and Willow Street has just begun. Work efforts by the Village of Windsor will include complete replacement of the roadway surface and base course, new water main, driveway replacements in the right-of-way, and drainage improvements on C…
By a unanimous vote, the Windsor Village Board gave its approval Thursday, June 4, to an agreement to a state-led $950,000 project replace the Yahara River Bridge.
Officials from the Village of Windsor do not expect to receive much money from the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, announced May 27 by Gov. Tony Evers.
After being closed for 75 days, the DeForest Area Public Library reopened this week. Safety measures are in place for the public, the staff, and even some of the library props. Patrons may call the Library to schedule a 45-minute appointment to locate and check out library materials, make co…
Local municipalities are due to receive thousands of dollars through the “Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants” program, announced Wednesday, May 27, by Gov. Tony Evers.
From going live with paramedic service last October to key promotions inside the department and purchases of a new ambulance and rescue-pumper, 2019 was a big year for the DeForest Windsor Fire and EMS service.
A Windsor woman who runs a salon and spa in the Village of Windsor is among 17 plaintiffs listed on a lawsuit asking a federal court to stop local health departments’ orders restricting social gatherings and businesses from opening and to cease enforcement of the orders.
Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.
The Windsor Village Board decided Thursday night to put off a vote on its proposed burn ban ordinance for two more weeks, while also approving extended hours for the recycling center.
The DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the 4th of July Community Celebration for 2020, according to a press release sent out Thursday, May 21.
Library staff lined the sidewalk in front of the DeForest Area Public Library to wave and say hello to patrons cruising by in the Drive-By Library Parade. Decorated cars, bikes, walkers, and even a dog were there to greet everyone. The officers who help with library programs such as Coffee w…
Some residents of Revere Trails were hoping to gain support from the Village of Windsor in an effort to encourage the Village of DeForest to reconsider constructing connecting vehicular roads between the housing development and Fox Hills Estates.
An update on municipal building projects was provided at the Windsor Village Board meeting on Thursday, May 7, as trustees unanimously approved a total of more than $192,000 in related change orders.
Organizers of the Token Creek Independence Day Celebration have collectively decided to cancel this year’s July 4th celebration due to continued COVID-19 concerns.
The Dane County Cities and Villages Association (DCCVA) has announced its 2020-21 Executive Committee, which was elected during the membership annual meeting held virtually on Wednesday evening, May 13. They are:
In his role as Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi has led recovery efforts in the aftermath of floods, tornadoes, power outages and other calamities.
The trend of voters casting absentee ballots has grown in recent years, and as the April 7 election took place amid the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented number of Wisconsinites mailed in their ballots.
The Dane County Board will be meeting this evening at 7 p.m., remotely. This will be the first regular meeting of the 2020-2022 Dane County Board, following the April election of County Board members, and the initial meeting to elect leadership.
Although it remains closed, the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center is still working to keep local seniors fed with nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.