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The Friends of the LD Fargo Public Library scholarship for $1,000 was recently awarded to Alexis Flick, a Lake Mills High School senior. Flick will be continuing her education this fall at Columbia State Community College, Columbia, Tennessee in education with a focus on English and literatu…

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Lake Mills High School graduating seniors took and passed national, standardized tests in speaking, reading, writing, and listening in Spanish and English. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a national award intended to highlight the benefits in today’s world of being bilingual and provide evi…

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I don’t remember if I ever really thought about collecting four-leaf clovers but have always found them. As a child I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up which has nothing to do with searching for four-leaf clovers but I was fascinated with the whole idea of discovering the unknown.…

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Gary and Nancy Fischer continue the scholarship tradition begun over 20 years ago by awarding the Steven Fischer Memorial Scholarship to Abbie DiGiovanni, daughter of Michelle DiGiovanni, Jefferson, and Michael DiGiovanni of Surprise, Ariz. The award is presented to a Lakeside Lutheran High …

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Jefferson County GOP will hold its 2020 Election Headquarters grand opening at 204 S. Water Street, Watertown on Thursday, June 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The special guest will be Rebecca Kleefisch, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.

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The Lakeside Lutheran Music Department, led by Choir Director James Buege and Band Director Glen Pufahl, presented music awards and recognized the accomplishments of 25 student musicians for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Logan Larrabee recorded the first hole-in-one of the season at Lake Ripley Country Club on Friday, March 15.

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Logan Larrabee hit his first-career hole-in-one while golfing on Friday, May 15, at Lake Ripley Country Club.

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One of my favorite events of the year in Lake Mills is attending the Memorial Day tribute in Commons Park. I always see it as a Norman Rockwell photo with the townspeople gathered in a picturesque setting honoring those that have fought for our freedom. It is truly a symbol of our respect an…

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Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce $26,750 in scholarship awards for students pursuing academic degrees in career fields that support Fort HealthCare’s mission. Each of the following scholarships is made possible by generous donations in recognition of the important rol…

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Lakeside Lutheran is pleased to share the news from the office of Greg Hoffman, Energy Services Representative from Lake Mills Light & Water, that the 2020 Public Power Scholarship has been awarded to Kyle Doering of Lake Mills. Doering was awarded the $500 based on winning an essay cont…

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Lakeside Lutheran announces that senior Madelyn Plitzuweit, daughter of Tom and Beth Plitzuweit of Oconomowoc, received the annual Ryan J. Zweifel Memorial Scholarship for those entering the WELS teaching ministry.

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Kyle Doering, son of Matthew and Jill of Lake Mills, was awarded a $2,000 Lake Mills Rotary Scholarship. Doering was awarded the scholarship based on his character, leadership, and participation during his high school years as well as his essay on the value of Rotary and service in the commu…

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Elise Meier, a senior at Lakeside Lutheran High School, was awarded a $500 scholarship from Greenwoods State Bank in Lake Mills. On the basis of an essay and application, the scholarship is given to a graduating senior who plans to enroll in a 2-year technical college or 4-year university. W…

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It has been over a month since “Trolls World Tour” took the On Demand world by storm, offering families the chance to catch a shiny new movie while stuck in quarantine.

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Samuel M. Bollig graduated earlier this month from UW-LaCrosse with a degree in physics and a minor in mathematics. He is currently completing a second degree in electrical engineering at UW-Milwaukee.

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Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed May 2020 as Aging and Disability Resource Center month! This proclamation recognizes that Wisconsin’s ADRCs have been a model nationwide and supports ADRC’s and all that they do throughout the State of Wisconsin on behalf of its residents. ADRC’s offer welc…

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 Tyranena Brewery is hosting “Brews and Bingo” on Monday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Come support the furry friends at the HSJC! The event will take place in the Tyranena Beer Garden located at 1025 Owen St. in Lake Mills. Bingo cards are $10 …

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The Lake Mills Optimist Club normally holds their annual Junior Fisheree in conjunction with the DNR’s free fishing weekend the first weekend in June.

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Lake Mills High School held their annual scholarship awards program Sunday, May 17 a little differently this year, the winners were announced during a Facebook Live presentation. The winners were:

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Lake Mills High School Orchestra Awards normally are given out at the May concert but this year were given out to the recipients curbside at their homes. Cheyenne Stewart received the Musicianship Award. In recognition of outstanding musicianship and distinguished musical contributions to th…

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May is designated ‘Older Americans Month’. May is derived from the Latin word maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated during the month. It is also named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. As the older generation, we are encouraged to tell our stories to the people w…

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The Lake Mills High School World Language Department offers high achieving World Language students, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in World Language coursework, the Trilingual Scholar Award.

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The Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) confers annually two student awards based on teacher recommendation that is sent to a selection committee. The WAFLT Honors in Language Study Award is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in and commitment t…

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday created to remember those who died while serving our country. Because of the battle we are currently waging against COVID-19, I think it also would be fitting to recognize all of the front-line medical personnel, health workers and essential workers who are …

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Norah FitzGibbon, 8th grade cello player received the Lake Mills Middle School Orchestra Director’s Award. This reflects her leadership, progress, and dependability in the ensemble. Although normally given out at a May concert, Norah had hers delivered curbside.

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The Dane County Fair Association, Inc. announces the cancellation of the 2020 Dane County Fair due to COVID-19. Recently, a State of Emergency was declared for Dane County until at least July 15, 2020, and the Alliant Energy Center was designated as a community testing site. Numerous other e…

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Humane Society of Jefferson County has received a lot of calls from people who have found wild baby animals. The HSJC shelter cannot provide the specialized care wild animals need. Contact one of the following organizations if you have questions about a wild animal.

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Lake Mills Police Department welcomes Zack Nelson, a new part time police officer. Officer Nelson was sworn in recently and will undergo several weeks of training. He replaces Officer Mike Zenoni who left last July. Nelson is a student at UW-Stevens Point he is one of two part time police officers.

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Thousands of music students who prepared to perform vocal and instrumental solos in cancelled District/State Solo & Ensemble Festivals recently participated in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Virtual Solo Festival — an alternative experience the non-profit organization scra…

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UW-Whitewater’s Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program has a student group GAMED (Game and Media Entertainment Developers) that held their first-ever virtual Game Jam on April 24-26, 2020. During this 48 hour period from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m., three groups of students …

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Lakeside Lutheran senior Lauren Thiele has earned the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar Award, a scholarship granted by the state to high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each school. Recipients of the AES receive $2,250 towards tuition at participating Wisconsi…

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Mother’s Day, 2020 will certainly be one for the books! The pandemic put a damper on many family celebrations of being together. It was cold and grey with a rain mixed briefly with snowflakes. While sitting in my quiet office and seeing the snowflakes, I heard the unmistakable song of Baltim…

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Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, has launched its popular photo contest via social media. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association, 12 fan-submitted photos will be published in Discover Wisconsin’s annual calendar, featuring images of Wiscons…

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Lakeside Lutheran senior Cole Schuster has earned the Technical Excellence Scholar Award, a scholarship granted by the State of Wisconsin to high school seniors who have the highest demonstrated level of proficiency in technical education subjects. Schuster, the son of Thomas and Jessica of …

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What I have always loved about being an American is that through it all, we somehow manage to keep the faith, persevere and stand together.