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Residents around Lodi can once again peruse the bookshelves at the Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library. The library re-opened its doors on June 1, Library Director Alex LeClair announced recently.

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During the evening of Tuesday, June 2, between 7:30-10:30 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office communications center received numerous telephone calls regarding weather related incidents.

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The Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and Reach Out Lodi will be adding an additional food distribution location. The mobile pantry site will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 8 at Lodi Elementary School.

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With the cancellation of this year’s Rally to Fight Hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin FFA is partnering with event sponsor, Kerry, and National FFA to continue to provide this much-needed support throughout the state. The newly created Rally to Fight Hunger Chapter Grant is prov…

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The Wisconsin DNR will host the eighth annual Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend on June 6-7. Park admission fees, fishing license and trail pass requirements will be waived to encourage people to take advantage of and enjoy Wisconsin's outdoors.

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The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is taking the lead to establish the Columbia County Economic Recovery Team, with the purpose of building a collaborative effort with organizations across Columbia County. The Economic Recovery Team will meet the unique needs of the…

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Getting signatures on Nomination Papers is hard enough, but getting them while trying to keep everyone safe is downright challenging. Ken Van Dyke, candidate for State Senate District 14, is shown here with one of his solutions. People are invited to come outside while Ken sets up his truck …

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For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working to analyze all facets of the annual event, in hopes of being able to provide the Wisconsin State Fair experience that fairgoers have come to know and love over the past 169 years.

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Lodi Public Library is hiring a qualified individual as Library Page. The primary responsibilities of the position are to shelve library materials and maintain the order of the collection. Other duties include: filling holds for library patrons, preparing new materials for circulation, assis…

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Diana Karls was recently honored by the Lodi Community Action Team (LCAT) for her Lodi Pride and dedication to the community. Karls was the CREW/Pool Director within the Lodi School District and is currently a member of the Lodi Optimist Club. She is also involved in Activate Lodi and other …

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Eleven area students are set to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. However, the spring commencement has been rescheduled for Oct. 10 to honor the nearly 3,600 graduates.

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On May 21 at approximately 3:19 p.m., Columbia County dispatch received several 911 calls about a vehicle that had crashed on County Highway K near Dalton Road in the Town of Lodi. Shortly after initial reports came in, callers reported the operator of the vehicle fleeing on foot from the cr…

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Memorial Day is a day for me to remember all the men and women who have given their lives while in military service for their country. This day is especially important to me as two neighbor boys I grew up with gave their lives during World War II, as well as others from the small town of Joh…

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On Memorial Day, my thoughts go back to the day in February, 1944, when four Japanese suicide planes crashed into my ship, the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga off Iwo Jima, killing 120 and injuring many more. And, I think how lucky I was as a first loader on a quad 40 anti-aircraft gun, when o…

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As a veteran who served in France and Germany during World War II, Memorial Day to me, is a day to remember those who did not return home. Just after my graduation from high school and prior to being drafted into the Army, a telegram was delivered to my father stating that my cousin, James C…

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Recently, the Lodi community helped out the Prairie Valley Resale Store, located in downtown Lodi, which has been struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic. The community held a 12-hour walk-athon at the Lodi High School track, with at least one person running or walking the track during the …

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a formal letter to the U.S. Army cautioning the military that it must fully comply with state environmental regulations in pending cleanup decisions at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Badger) located in rural Sauk County, west…

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Division of State Patrol are reminding motorists to be extra alert for deer along roadways. Deer activity typically increases during May and June as females search for places to give birth and young deer separate from their mothers.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, high school seniors were already in countdown mode — counting down the numbers of days they had left in their respective schools before they walked across a stage at graduation.

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Food pantries, school meal programs, and other food security efforts throughout south central Wisconsin will be able to provide dairy, beef and pork products to families and individuals in need thanks to $4,500 worth of contributions from Vita Plus.

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At the Lodi School Board meeting on May 11, the school district asked for waivers on three subjects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The waivers were for the number of instructional hours for the 2019-20 school year, the completion of the Educator Effectiveness for educators in the Summary Year…

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Wisconsin’s hospitals and emergency physicians are reminding the state’s citizens that they should not put off seeking important health care, as hospital emergency departments and urgent care clinics are fully staffed, safe and ready as always to help treat members of the community.

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The Lodi Valley Farmers Market is set to kick off its season on Friday, May 22. The annual market will once again take place next to Koltes Do-it Center o the “village green.”

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) protects consumers by ensuring vehicle dealers meet eligibility requirements and follow Wisconsin’s laws. After recent investigations and reviews, the DMV revoked the wholesale dealer licenses of these Columbia Cou…

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The University of Wisconsin System is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone wishing to apply to one of its two-year campuses for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run from June 5-15.

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On Thursday May 14, shortly after 4 a.m., a Gray 2017 Ford Escape with Wisconsin license plate 886-ELZ was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Elm St. in the City of Lodi.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators.

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Discover Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin destinations. The photo contest is accessible on th…