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The Monona City Council voted Monday, June 1, not to open the outdoor pool this season, citing concerns with patron safety and fiscal responsibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The school year is almost complete, yet Monona Grove School District reading specialist Erin Verhagen continues to have a grounding effect for students and families.


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Seniors at the Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century (MG21) will graduate in a virtual ceremony Thursday, June 4.

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Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) welcomes 11 summer interns to their staff, officials at the Cottage Grove-based company announced. The student interns started Monday, May 27, and will have assorted roles in several divisions throughout LSC’s trade territory.


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A precise implementation plan for a Comfort Suites hotel in Cottage Grove was approved by the Cottage Grove Village Board on Monday, May 18.

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James Earl Wilkinson, 51, from Winnebago, was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, eighth offense.

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Early in Wisconsin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were things Deer-Grove EMS was able to do to prepare, like source surgical masks.

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At the recent Monona Grove High School orchestra online recognition program, Hannah Wendorf received the National School Orchestra Award (NSOA). The award is the highest honor given to a senior member of the orchestra to recognize contributions to the ensemble, outstanding dedication and sup…

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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.

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Organizers of the Hot2Trot run and walk have changed the format to a virtual race, citing the health pandemic and the cancellation of the 2020 Cottage Grove Firemen’s Festival.

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VFW 7591 Auxiliary member Terry Soerens, left, and President Janey Owens plant flags at the graves of veterans at Monona’s Roselawn Memorial Park prior to Memorial Day. Several volunteers placed more than 3,000 flags in the cemetery.

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Lacey Seibert is the new vice president of the Landmark Services Cooperative grain division, effective June 1. In this role, Seibert will lead the grain team focusing on strategic planning, business profitability, and employee growth and development.

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As teachers continue to plan engaging and interesting assignments for their students, the Monona Grove High School social studies and U.S. History team of Scott Gudgel, Brian Jefferson and Kate Ziegelemaier wanted their students to consider history in the making.

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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.

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Tim La Sage was deployed more than a dozen times in his 23 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. Retiring as a first sergeant, he first enlisted in 1992 and left in 2015.

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Monona Police Chief Walter Ostrenga congratulates Officer Vicki Peterson on her retirement at a celebration Friday, May 22. Peterson served the city of Monona for 23 years. Prior to her service in Monona, she served as a U.S. Army military police officer in Germany from 1988-92. Peterson beg…

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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…

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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.

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Monona Grove School Board member Susan Manning would like to see the school district do more to honor the graduating seniors of the class of 2020.

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Progress continues on the extension of the Glacial Drumlin Trail in Cottage Grove to the Capital City Trail in Madison, but bike riders hoping to make the trek this year will have to wait a little longer.

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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.

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Just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Dane County sheriff’s deputies responded to an unresponsive female in the bathroom of a gas station at 4112 Milwaukee St. in the Town of Blooming Grove.

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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…

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The 2020 McFarland villagewide garage sales scheduled for Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, have been postponed.

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Monona Grove High School graduate Bronz Geissler admits he was fearful the day he decided to become his own entrepreneur in the summer months when he wasn’t attending classes at UW-Madison.

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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.

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Jane Danley has spent the past 38 years in education – from preschool to college – so she wasn’t going to let a virus get the best of her as she planned for retirement.