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A number of individual students from DeForest are among 3,600 prospective candidates for degree attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee May commencement exercises rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10, in Milwaukee.

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Seniors at DeForest Area High School were able to pick up their caps and gowns on May 5 in the circle drive of the high school. They were distributed by Midwest Scholastic. Seniors were also able to give back books on that day. Above: Augusto De Freitas hands a book to an LMC aide. Below: Si…

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Hannah Lewis and Clare O’Connell will be participating in the Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) 2020 High School State Honors Music Project. Hannah plays the clarinet and Clare was selected for Treble Choir.

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Upper Iowa University has announced that Kristin Rogers, of Arlington, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in December 2019.

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All around the communities of DeForest and Windsor, kids have been coloring sidewalks with inspiring messages of hope and love in response to the COVID-19 spread and subsequent quarantines. This one shows support for Norski Nation.

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The DeForest terminal of Kobussen Buses has been out delivering meals to students in the DeForest Area School District as a way to show support for the community. Schools are closed in the state indefinitely.

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The DeForest Area School District hosted a Developmental Expo on March 5-6 for families with children who will be enrolling in the four-year-old kindergarten program in Fall 2020. The event was held at the DeForest Area Public Library. Parents and guardians were able to receive online enroll…

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FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) students at DeForest Area High School worked with the DeForest Police Department a few weeks ago to provide the police department with some handmade tie blankets for children who have experienced trauma and have been taken out of poten…

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Rob Allen of DeForest sits alone in the stands in McFarland during the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal on March 12. The number of tickets for the game between DeForest and Stoughton was limited by restrictions set by the WIAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Norskies claimed a 66-57 vic…

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Door Creek Church partnered with Numana, Inc. to host a meal-packing event at Windsor Elementary school on March 4. Windsor staff and all students had the opportunity to pack meals throughout the day. Multiple events took place the first week of March in area elementary schools in Madison, S…

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 

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DeForest Area High School science teacher Kristyn Joyes, has been awarded a fellowship from Field Day Lab at UW-Madison. This award recognizes Ms. Joyes’s excellence in teaching and commitment to innovation in the classroom.

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Senior Whitney Weisensel, member of the FFA Chapter of DeForest Area High School, was presented the Louis M. Sasman Award by John Esser, president of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison. They were joined by FFA Chapter Advisor Gwen Boettcher. The Sasman Award is given annually to an outstan…

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DeForest Area High School teacher Colleen Kollasch has been offered a place in The National WWII Museum’s 2020 Summer Teacher Seminar: “The War in the Pacific.” Over 300 teachers in the United States applied to participate in this new initiative.

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David Haas, accounting teacher at DeForest Area High School, has been awarded a 2019 Accounting Career Awareness Grant from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation Inc.

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On Dec. 11, Mike Bertram, Arlington Research Station UW — Madison, Manager reported the first snowy owl sighting for the winter on Badger Lane at the station. On Jan. 16, Madison Audubon owl volunteers assembled with high hopes of locating and trapping a snowy owl.

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Finn Sullivan, a 10-year-old from DeForest, met with the Madison Fire Department on Tuesday, March 3, after inspiring the Madison Fire Department to purchase oxygen masks designed for animals by writing to Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis.