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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.

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Monona Grove High School seniors will graduate through a virtual ceremony Sunday, June 7, while McFarland High School seniors are expected to have an in-person ceremony the weekend of July 25.

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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.

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Even with the push to get residents to vote early and by absentee ballot, polls will be open Tuesday, April 7, for the spring election and presidential preference primary.

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Indian Mound Middle School students were honored March 6 as students of the month. Front row, from left, are sixth graders Eli Franke, Aiden Rose, Oliver Hoeme, Carter Moran, Savannah Wise, Macey Faust, Aubree Berg, Bushra Arif, Lily Spanos and Anna Coan. Second row, from left, are seventh g…

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The most recent McFarland Youth Center students of the month are Mary Despain, left, and Nick Altenberger.

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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.

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The McFarland Optimist Club Senior of the Month for March is Elizabeth “Lizzy” Fortune. Lizzy, a senior at McFarland High School. She was nominated by MHS marketing teacher Ginger Verhulst.

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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.

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McFarland schools have come a long way since the days of one-room schoolhouses and excitement over indoor plumbing.

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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.

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Displaying sets created by the club are Indian Mound Middle School Destination Imagination members, from left, Alex Kindschi, Jason Templeton, Maisy Barelmann, Weiya Zhou, Lily Stempfley and Heather Drake. Not pictured is Jack Stiemke. Advised by Jackie Hickey, the DI program at IMMS begins …

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Indian Mound Middle School students recognized as the Optimist Club of McFarland Students of the Month at an assembly Feb. 7 are, front row from left, sixth graders Callan Wagner, Ben Bosold, Diedrich Hemp, Brock Johnson, Reese Tierney-Osterloth, Julia Gordee, Rayna Randolph, Grace Swan, Ell…

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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.

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McFarland High School junior Joey Denzer operates a WMCF camera at the McFarland High School technology and engineering open house on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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After a Change.org petition to save The Playsical Players program garnered nearly 200 signatures, the third session of the after-school theater classes reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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Kate Saenphan scoops up nab vam, a coconut tapioca drink from southeast Asia, at the second annual McFarland High School Multicultural Club lunch Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Five-year veteran crossing guard Denise Traisman, left, stops traffic along Broadhead Street for students walking home from school Monday, Jan. 13. Wisconsin Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week is Jan. 13-17.

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Easton Shorette warms up before playing the violin at the Waubesa Intermediate School fifth-grade orchestra concert at the McFarland High School performing arts center Thursday, Jan. 9.

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The McFarland Youth Center students of the month are Caleb Indovina, left, and Sage Delacy.

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Celebrated at a Dec. 20 assembly are Indian Mound Middle School students of the month, front from left, sixth graders Mia Burchette, Neela Deckard, Kennedy Schoenbrodt, Hannah Kirch, Rylie Keller, Blake Herman and Griffin Martin; middle from left, seventh graders Addison Wurth, Madelyn Behm,…

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Indian Mound Middle School seventh grader Caroline Goodlund is the local winner of the 2019 Lions International Peace Poster contest, a first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the McFarland Lions Club.

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As the decade comes to a close and McFarland looks forward to 2020, it’s time to reflect on the changes the village saw this past year. New programs were implemented, ordinances were redefined and villagers saw ideas become a reality. Each month saw changes, resulting in the top 12 headlines…

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Amanda Jamae left her position as the K-12 advanced learner coordinator for the McFarland School District on Oct. 23 after being offered a position with the Madison Metropolitan School District. She served in the role for three years.

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Waubesa Intermediate School POWER Committee members, from left, Taylor Quamme, Olivia Villerreal, Evan Gradel and Natalie Knutson give veterans letters from students at the Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 11. The school held an assembly to honor local veterans and thank them for their service.

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MG officials have mixed reactions to statThe vast majority of public and private schools in Wisconsin earned average or better grades from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the 2018-19 school year.

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Indian Mound Middle School honored the school’s students of the month at an assembly Nov. 1. Receiving their awards are, front row, from left, Ully Lor, Jordan Clarke, Mason Lenz, David Zhang-Zhou, Wyatt Pagels, Kacey Draper, Luke Rudie, Aubrey Davis, Tanner Kok and Alex Kindschi. Middle row…