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.
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…
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
An improved Babcock County Park greeted boaters hoping to use the lake access point to launch their boats for the opening of fishing season Saturday, May 2.
All Memorial Days are significant, as we honor those sacrificed for our freedom. This coming Memorial Day weekend holds extra significance as we dedicate the Dane County Veterans Monument on Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m.
Following the release last week of the 2020 Dane County Climate Action Plan (CAP), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced the county has purchased land to build an additional large solar project and achieve 100 percent renewable electricity status for the county’s operations.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined community partners to announce the first climate action plan, which sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 50 percent countywide by 2030 and puts the county on a path to be carbon-neutral by 2050.
Eleven new supervisors were sworn into office in April as members of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Another 26 were sworn in after being re-elected in the April 7 election.
David W. Henry, owner of Dave’s Auto Service on Pflaum Road in Madison, was charged with theft of sales tax, operating as a seller without a permit or after a seller’s permit has been revoked, three counts of failure to file income tax returns and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA) opened its first Flight of Lights (www.flightoflights.com) drive-through light display along International Lane in Madison on Saturday, April 18.
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.
The Yahara Watershed Improvement Network, or Yahara WINS, is accepting grant applications from area organizations for innovative, low-cost projects that will help reduce the amount of phosphorus in local waterways.
With construction underway, the speed limit on most of Interstate 39/90 between Madison’s Beltline interchange and the Wisconsin-Illinois border is reduced to 60 mph.
In an effort to follow Public Health of Madison and Dane County guidelines, the Dane County Board of Supervisors will hold its regularly scheduled meeting electronically Thursday, March 19. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. and will be open to the public.
McFarland High School students were among the more than 1,000 high school students from 24 Wisconsin schools to participate in the UW-Madison and Center for the Humanities Great World Texts program Monday, March 9.
Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) announced details for a district engagement opportunity, for her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District.
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.
Exactly two months after opening its doors in McFarland, Lincolns Contractor Supply, 4414 Terminal Drive, is hosting a grand opening to thank customers.
Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney joined others installed as members of the Major County Sheriffs of America executive board during the opening ceremonies of the organization’s 2020 Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
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.
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.
Each year, Dane County government recognizes employees who have served the county for 25 years. To honor this year’s group of recipients, County Executive Joe Parisi, left, held a reception on Thursday, Feb. 6. Each individual received a plaque to recognize their commitment and service to Da…
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced the county will receive a $25,000 donation to advance its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible fishing pier initiative at Babcock County Park.
If approved by the village board, Highway MN from Holscher Road to Highway AB will be redesigned from a rural cross-section to a full urban cross-section with curb and gutter. The project will be completed by the village of McFarland engineer, Town & Country Engineering.
The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.