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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Dillon Wyatt is always excited when the Pellitteri Waste Systems garbage truck pulls up in front of his house every Tuesday. For more than a year, he’s been fascinated by the trucks.
Working through the grief of a deceased loved one is never easy. That’s even more disheartening now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the safer-at-home order that prohibits gatherings of fewer than 10 in a confined space.
McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove, as well as the school districts, will welcome new faces when they have organizational meetings later this spring, now that all votes for the Tuesday, April 7, spring election have been tallied.
Tom Sankey of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office patrols the water at Babcock Park in McFarland on Sunday. Sankey, who is the sergeant of the department’s marine and trail enforcement unit, saw a number of people on the water fishing or taking leisurely boat rides on a mild, sunny day. Gov. To…
Sunshine and mild weather encouraged three McFarland youngsters to go outside and ride on their scooters. Parker Wedan, a third-grader at Waubesa Elementary School, leads the pack followed by his sister, Ella, and Neela Deckard, both sixth graders at Indian Mound Middle School. Classes were …
The coronavirus has forced restaurants to suspend sit-down service and resort to takeout orders to stay in business. But, Sunday’s nice sunny weather couldn’t break the spirit of Cody Lundquist, his wife, Lesley, and their son, Soren, as they enjoyed a Mexican food lunch at McDaniel Park in …
While 5-year-old Brooks Wagner has been away from his kindergarten class at Conrad Elvehjem Primary School in McFarland, he's been working on his hockey skills in his parents’ driveway. The spread of the coronavirus forced Gov. Tony Evers to suspend classes at all state schools. Brooks said …
The body of a missing McFarland man was recovered from the Milwaukee River the evening of Monday, March 30, and later identified as that of Sean M. Baek.
Human trafficking, which includes exploitation for labor and sex, is the fastest growing illegal activity worldwide with estimates in 2014 that 19 million people were being trafficked globally accounting for $150 billion of net profit.
Two people were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries as the result of a two-vehicle crash about 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, on Highway 51 at Dale Curtin Drive. McFarland Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Dennis said McFarland and Monona ambulances transported one person from ea…
On Friday, Feb. 20, a judge dismissed a case against the village of McFarland from the city of Madison over the annexation of 148 acres from the Town of Blooming Grove.
Becky Stokes says she feels like George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life” after all the support she’s received from community members following a Feb. 1 house fire that killed her three dogs.
After a long day at work, most people look forward to sitting down for a great meal. Parents and volunteers are making sure Indian Mound Middle School teachers don’t go hungry after those long days.
Indian Mound Middle School student Avarose Vincent brisks by Jodi Fisher’s room during walking club after school Wednesday, Feb. 26. Club members walked 8.5 miles around the school the previous week.
Exactly two months after opening its doors in McFarland, Lincolns Contractor Supply, 4414 Terminal Drive, is hosting a grand opening to thank customers.
After years of waiting, Wisconsin legislation now allows municipalities to ensure massage therapy and bodywork therapy are practiced by a licensed professional, a measure aimed at keeping customers and employees safe.
With 200 gallons of foam containing PFAS stored away, McFarland Fire and Rescue is determining what to do with the foam as concern about PFAS increases.
Time is running out for McFarland residents to provide feedback on the strategic plan that will help shape the village for the next 10 years.
In preparation for the start of the 2020 construction season for Interstate 39/90, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host an open house meeting for each of the three project segments – north, central and south. Each segment focuses on a different section of the interstate.
The U.S. Census Bureau has reached nearly 65 percent of its recruiting applicant goal in Wisconsin but still needs more than 18,500 people to apply for census taker positions throughout the state.
With a 3-foot tall blue and green stuffed dinosaur sitting across from a plush couch topped with throw pillows under warm lighting, the McFarland Police Department’s new interview room differs greatly from the traditional white-walled interrogation rooms with a desk and two chairs.
In bars and cafés across the West Coast, like-minded people circle around for quiet reading time and discussions about any book ever written. The trend is making its way to McFarland.
In a survey of 207 McFarland High School students by school newspaper Spartan Spotlight, 52.4 percent of students across all four grades felt uninformed about controversial events at MHS. Another 31.1 percent remained neutral.