On June 22, the Wisconsin Department of Instruction released its Education Forward plan — guidelines for schools regarding how to handle the 2020-21 academic year.
The University of Wisconsin System will welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, UW System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen announced recently.
The We’re All In Small Business Grant program is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet as they re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer At Home order, while also encouraging adoption of best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe.
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
Nursing homes — in the state and nationally — have been hot spots for outbreaks of COVID-19, and their residents face increased risk of illness and death. This has been heightened by the statistic that 40% of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin were those living in nursing homes.
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.
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.
As a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board, local entrepreneur Caleb Maier has a keen interest in the local healthcare system. For the last month, the Foundation has been engaged in a fundraising campaign to purchase supplies and equipment to help care for COVID-19 patients.…
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.
After careful consideration, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) has cancelled the 62nd annual Art Fair on the Square. The event was scheduled for July 11 and 12.
On May 1, the Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers to local meat processors, consumers and the growing number of people experiencing food in…
The current pandemic hasn’t slowed down area gardeners from growing fresh vegetables to keep their homes filled with healthy foods during the coming months.
More than one million meals have been provided to Wisconsin students since the closure of K-12 school buildings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to claims filed to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
There’s no doubt things look a lot different than they did before COVID-19, but Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council has embraced the “new normal” by providing virtual formats of its iconic programming – including summer camp.
Roy Cummings, a movie house owner in Oshkosh, knew he would lose big bucks — some $400 to 500 a week — if the northeast Wisconsin city shut down his business and other public gathering places. But he believed it was a wise call.
Business had dried up for DeForest’s Degnan Design-Build-Remodel with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order.
Golfers in the Lodi and Poynette areas can once again hit the links at Lodi Golf Club, Shepherds Meadow in Poynette or their other favorites. However, there are restrictions in play as the state is still under the “Safer at Home” order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lodi Park, located near Lodi Golf Club, is seen Thursday, April 23 with yellow caution tape around all structures to prevent anybody from using the equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All playground equipment remains closed, despite Governor Tony Evers’ Badger Bounce Back plan to slowly an…
Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases and includes steps to make sure workers and businesses are prepared to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
The COVID-19 coronavirus has elevated fear among people afraid of catching the disease and facing uncertain circumstances. Constant worrying may have a negative impact on how we sleep as thoughts of coronavirus continually linger inside our heads.
Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. An interesting chain of relationships resulted in Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation procuring three trailers to be used at area clinics as they perform curbside testing for COVID-19.
The Department of Natural Resources has closed over 40 state properties amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, per the direction of Governor Tony Evers.
Lodi Utilities urges electric customers concerned about being able to pay their bill to apply for Energy Assistance as soon as possible. Funding is available to help income-qualified residential customers pay their electric bills, including those whose employment has been impacted by the COV…
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on April 13 unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural lead…
As society digs into its battle against COVID-19, a health researcher at Ball State University in Indiana recommends behaviors that to adapt as soon as possible to avoid illness.
With the postponing of in-person voting denied by the state Supreme Court, spring elections around Wisconsin went off as normal — or as normal as they could be given the current situation — on Tuesday, April 7.
City of Lodi and Village of Poynette officials and board/council members are on the list of people who are exempted from Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order.
During the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers Monday signed an executive order Monday suspending in-person voting for the April 7 election, moving in-person voting to June 9, 2020 The order also directs the Legislature to meet in special session on Tuesday, April 7, to address the e…
The recent passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act could provide some much-needed help to area businesses.
Gov. Tony Evers, in the absence of legislative action, today signed Executive Order #74, suspending in-person voting for the April 7 spring election, moving in-person voting to June 9.