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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marian Croak waves to family and friends as they drive by her home to wish her a happy birthday. She celebrated her 95th birthday Wednesday, May 13, with family, friends and neighbors who drove by her home, honked their car horns, yelled birthday wishes and presented her with birthday cards,…

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Employees with WPS Health Solutions in Monona planted 1,000 flags Wednesday, May 13, to honor military members who sacrificed their lives for the United States.

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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.

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Like many others, the once small food pantry operation at Nuestro Mundo Community School has ballooned since the safer-at-home order went into effect to help curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In honor of Memorial Day, BB Jacks in Cottage Grove will contribute 10 percent of all carryout food proceeds Wednesday, May 20, to American Legion Post 248.

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Almost two months ago, Gov. Tony Evers announced that all nonessential businesses would close to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With hundreds of thousands of state residents without a job, others found themselves working from home.

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Cottage Grove police officers model a few of the homemade masks donated to the department from area residents Tim and Jane Seals. From left, are Sgt. David Stortz, Officer Matthew O’Brien, K-9 Officer Tony Koratko and Officer Brian Carter.

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A 32-year-old Marshall man was cited for speeding after a Dane County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for driving 117 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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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…

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Monona Police Officers Nate Reynolds, left, and Luke Wunsch wear a pair of masks donated to the department by Axon, a law enforcement manufacturing and supply company. The company produces Tasers, body cameras and digital evidence management tools.

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The Monona Community Festival announced that all activities, including the July 4 fireworks, have been canceled for 2020.

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A 47-year-old man was cited for driving without a valid driver’s license after a one-car rollover on Monona Drive near Buckeye Road at 7:28 a.m. Sunday, May 3. No one was taken to a hospital with injuries. The Monona Police Department and Monona Fire Department responded to the accident.

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A proposal by Movin’ Out to construct an apartment building and commercial component in Cottage Grove last year ran into some roadblocks that led to the end of the idea.

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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.

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The Monona Grove School Board voted Monday, April 20, to approve a developer’s agreement with the village of Cottage Grove that specifies the district’s obligations regarding infrastructure adjacent to the site for the new elementary school.

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Lori Dahlhauser was recently asked by her friend to take pictures of her husband for his birthday. Little did she know how much this small request was going to take off and serve as a major morale booster for Cottage Grove residents struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When Gov. Tony Evers extended the safer-at-home order until May 26, he probably didn’t know about Anita Zahorsky. The Cottage Grove woman will close her City Looks Salon and leave the hair styling business after 34 years effective Friday, May 1, for a variety of reasons, but she won’t be abl…

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Construction of the shelter and splash pad at Bakken Park in Cottage Grove is underway with crews beginning work on the underground infrastructure. Work will continue throughout the spring and summer with tentative plans to have a grand opening in the spring of 2021. The park will be closed …

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison announced its new executive director, Kristie Goforth Schilling of Monona. Schilling will replace the organization’s founding executive director, Andy Quandt.Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) Madison began in 2016 as the fourth affiliate organization in the Free Bikes 4 Kidz…