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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…

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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.

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A death in Arlington that occurred Monday, July 6, is being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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DeForest Village Police Sgt. Chris Payne talks with locals at Coffee with a Cop at the library June 3.

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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…

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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.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now investigating a series of crashes involving multiple vehicles that took place June 12 along the stretch of northbound lanes on I-39/90/94 just outside of Lodi.

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Over 450 community members participated in the March for Racial Justice on Thursday, June 18. The marchers completed a mile long route that began and ended at Fireman’s Park. Organizers said their goals were: To acknowledge that racism is endemic in our society at the political, cultural, ec…

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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.

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To clarify Dr. Taysheedra Allen’s participation in Community Town Hall on policing that took place Thursday, June 11, via Facebook Live, which was reported on in a story titled “Community Town Hall on policing draws comments, questions” for the June 18 edition of the DeForest Times-Tribune, …