Take a walk through Woodland Park in Monona, and you'll see hundreds of shooting star plants in full bloom. The front of the park faces Monona Drive. The flowers are pollinated by bees, which grab hold of the petals, and gather pollen by vibrating the flowers by buzzing their wings. The vibr…
The Dane County Chiefs of Police Association (DCCOPA) released a statement Thursday, May 28, strongly condemning the use of force by Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man Monday, May 25.
Singer and songwriter John Duggleby hasn’t had a paid gig since March 14, but you can still hear him perform when weekend weather is nice if you find yourself along the Lower Yahara River Trail in McDaniel Park.
After delaying a decision and hoping for the best, the MackFest event committee announced that MackFest 2020, planned for July, has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen of Oshkosh lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The helpers — all UW-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in-person classes.
Playing taps for Taps Across America on Memorial Day are, from left, Clara McGowan, Rick McPeake and Trina Hoefling at ceremonies hosted by the American Legion Post 534 McFarland.
As I contemplated the possible subject for this final story, I reviewed the many varied potential subjects: the wars, the branches of service, the countless battles. I have chosen to go a different direction, namely, the people. Some you may know, some you man not. They are the heroes that l…
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison will be doing a drive-through bike giveaway for frontline workers from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, near East Towne Mall.
At least two local restaurant owners say they will not be adding a surcharge to customers’ bills to make up for money lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland began curbside delivery service for its patrons Thursday, May 21. Circulation assistant Trish Cremeens dons a mask as she unloads a bagful of books in a vehicle on the building's north side. The library was taking appointments every 10 minutes and p…
Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.
McFarland High School seniors will participate in a virtual graduation tribute on Sunday, June 7, with hopes of also being in attendance for an in-person diploma ceremony Saturday, July 25.
War is a terribly personal thing. The impression on the soldiers, their combat experience, their friends and fellow soldiers who did not return. The grief and sorrow from family members of the fallen. The nightmares that haunt the living, and the guilt of those who returned, forever question…
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a multimillion dollar effort to reduce evictions and improve access to housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is MGE Energy Inc. prepared for the future? That’s the question on the minds of many shareholders as the MGE Energy annual shareholder meeting is held virtually, for the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The village of McFarland will be again flush fire hydrants to maintain the quality of the water and to ensure that the fire hydrants servicing the community are in good working condition for fire protection.
Dane County is experiencing a significant increase in the number of medical emergencies related to alcohol overconsumption and substance abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Friday, May 14.
Sunday, May 24, marks the opening of the Monona Farmers Market’s 17th season, after rain delayed the May 17 opening. The market will be open every Sunday through October.
The Korean War is often referred to as “The Forgotten War.” But it is not forgotten by the men who fought there. The most notable battle of the Korean War was the Chosin Reservoir, where the United Nations troops fought the North Koreans, the Chinese and the weather.
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.
Members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) from across the country are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by initiating a grassroots effort to create handmade facemasks to donate to essential workers and others in need.
The Herald-Independent and McFarland Thistle and APG Media are providing a free webinar for crisis business marketing in the COVID-19 era, especially timely as business restrictions slowly begin to lift, presented by Emmy-winning marketing expert Ryan Dohrn.
Michael Moderski, president and CEO of McFarland State Bank, has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt.
Wichita, Kansas, a city known for its vast aviation industry, will soon be the landing spot for a McFarland native and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Matthew G. Schuenke, village administrator for McFarland, recently received the credentialed manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Schuenke is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the IC…
Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin National Guard will support two new community-based testing sites in Milwaukee and in Madison.
Members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) mobilized last month to assist the state’s medical examiners with mortuary operations amidst the COVID-19 response.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Dane County will create a $3.5 million grant program for roughly 500 Dane County child care providers to help offset revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers announced the kickoff of the Step to Accent Challenge, a virtual run-walk-ride designed to send a message of acceptance across the country and the world.
American’s entry into World War II was dramatic and deadly. I believe every citizen has witnessed the film footage of the dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor, resulting in 2,402 American deaths. As the news of Pearl Harbor spread through every state, city and whistle stop in the nation, the pla…
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, County Treasurer Adam Gallagher, members of the Dane County Board and other local elected officials to announce that Dane County will give local units of government the flexibility to delay the due date for property t…
Reconstruction in the area of the Interstate 39 interchange with Highway 12/18 (Beltline) will mean closures on some area roads and the need for alternate local routes.
Tamia Fowlkes of Milwaukee was among thousands of voters in Wisconsin who reluctantly went to the polls April 7.
The (Janesville) Gazette, effective June 1, will end print publication of its Saturday and Sunday editions but will continue to deliver news and advertising seven days a week through its website GazetteXtra.com and email newsletters, Mary Jo Villa, regional president and publisher with Adams…
Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin is offering virtual support for people to stay connected and on track with their health goals during the state’s safer-at-home order brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.